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By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun cartoon brawler struck by technical, multiplayer flaws.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Best game for kids

My kids play this with headphones on. They don't want me in the room when they play it. They close the door and lock it. They keep banging loudly to the beat of the game and really enjoy it. They must of spent 100 hours playing this together! Good game for anyone who likes videogames!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This combat game has a great premise, but technical flaws and multiplayer issues prevent it from being anything but average. First, the good news: many players will enjoy choosing (and customizing) the silly-looking creatures you can play as, rolling around the environment, and body-slamming opponents to the finish. There are a few maps to master (mostly outdoor levels) and various power-ups to collect and use, and there's both split-screen and online support. The pace is fast, frantic, and funny. Along with the two dozen forms or so, and customization options (hair styles, sunglasses, backpacks, and so on), you can also choose one of five classes -- Striker, Ranger, Guardian, Marksman, and Speedster -- each with different abilities.

But since multiplayer is so important to this game, it's a shame that many connectivity issues can mar the experience. Along with lobby issues, where you can't find someone to play with, the matchmaking doesn't work (just hangs at times), servers are down for maintenance, or online play is incredibly slow, which doesn't bode well for a fast-paced arcade game. Games can freeze or crash. Plus, while there are a few maps, the game only has a couple of modes: Deathmatch (every blob for itself), Team Deathmatch (up to four-on-four teams), and Form-ball, which might resemble Rocket League's arena-like soccer gameplay. Finally, when you play local co-op (split-screen), only one of the four players can customize Forms. Overall, Deformers isn't a bad game -- it can be quite fun when it works -- but it needs some technical "patching" by the developers, and some extra modes and tweaks would be nice, too.

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