By Brett Wolfe
Reviewed on Xbox One
Released on August 17th, 2016 on Xbox One & PC
Developer: Unnamed Fiasco Team Publisher: Unnamed Fiasco Team
Unnamed Fiasco is a local multiplayer action battle arena game developed by Unnamed Fiasco Team. This title shares the same stylization of gameplay as another Xbox indie title, Dad Beats Dads. However, while not entirely the same, it shares some aspects with infamous series of games, Super Smash Bros. The game has a nice variety of modes for something of this caliber and I feel that it lends itself to a full package. The multiplayer aspect is accompanied with a single-player challenge mode. While there have been other games in this genre, some for better and some for worse, this game does hold its own really well compared to the other games. Now even though there is no story in this game, I feel that does not affect the game in anyway. It gave more time to work on the multiplayer aspect which is the major part of the game for long term play.
The multiplayer gameplay is a whole different ball game. It is the meat of this game and it shines for what it tries to achieve. It is a very interesting two to four local multiplayer battle arena that includes various game modes. The game includes six different options on the six maps that were mentioned previously. The game modes that are included are Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Treasure Hunt, Police Chase, Dog Tag, and Dog Tag (No Recover). While Deathmatch, CTF, and Treasure Hunt are self-explanatory, Police Chase and Dog Tag are two that I have not seen before in the genre. Police Chase starts off with all player not having a weapon then one of the players becomes the police. The police officer is tasked with killing all of the other players and the ‘criminals’ just have to avoid the police for a set amount of time. Dog Tag has the same characteristic as the Kill Confirmed mode from the Call of Duty series where once a player dies the other players have to pick up the tag that is left behind to score a point. No Return is the same game except you cannot pick your tags back up to keep from points being scored. There is also an option called Minute Madness that once activated for one minute something random can happen on the map. These vary from Noir, which makes that map have a black and white filter, to Moon Gravity, allowing you to jump super high.
Finally, this game is priced at $10 USD and I feel it is worth that price. While there is not much to do if not in a party environment, the single player still holds its own for a fun mini-game of sorts. The multiplayer hones all the great aspects of this kind of game and would be great to play with three friends. This makes this title have pretty good replayability. While not everybody has a bunch of parties, this game is great to pull out when you do. The matches are quick and fun, which makes you want to play just one more. So, don your favorite sombrero and get those maracas ready because it is time to start the fiasco.
*Note: A copy of the game was provided for the purposes of the review
Final Score: 8.5/10
+Extremely Fun Party Game
+Excellent Visuals and Sound Track
-Limited Single Player Gameplay