The Game Guy
To an outside observer who knows nothing about video games, four friends playing an arena brawler probably looks ridiculous. Four friends cram together on a couch built for three - or perhaps one opts to sit on the floor - each with a controller in hand. Then the match begins, as does the symphony of shrieks, gasps, and expletives. Four close friends are instantly turned into bitter rivals. The brawlers, like “Super Smash Bros.” and now “TowerFall,” provide that unique and chaotic fun.
“TowerFall,” an indie title created by Matt Thorson, perfectly captures that glorious chaos. This retro-style game was originally available for the problematic Ouya, but is now available on the PS4 under the new name of “TowerFall Ascension.” “Ascension” adds some new goodies to the original recipe like new levels and a new Quest mode for solo or co-op players.