Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment

  • Price: $1.99 $14.99 (86% Off!)
  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2021
  • Number of Players: 1
  • On Sale Through: Feb 29, 2024 [$1.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $1.99
  • ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
  • With a visual style somewhere between Tim Burton and the characters in Don’t Starve, there’s a timeliness to the creepy general vibes Jars gives off. While getting the hang of how best to make use of your limited resources for the most strategic benefit can take a few tries in some cases, this works out to be an odd and faster-paced variation on tower defense in many regards. In each scenario you’ll have items you’ll need to protect, and then vials you’ll need to break, which can contain your creatures and items you’ll use or various types of critters who’ll be trying to wreck the things you’re trying to protect. From stage to stage the degree of difficulty and intensity can vary a bit wildly, so you’ll need to be ready for anything, but with quick thinking and action you’ll always ultimately have the means to succeed at your disposal, you’ll just need to work quickly and effectively, and sometimes have a very sound plan ready to go. I will say that the interface for managing your critters and their perks, which is absolutely necessary for your success, can be a bit clunky with console controls, but aside from that and what your tastes are in challenges, this at least stands out as a very different flavor of strategy on multiple levels in the eShop and that alone may make it worth a glance for genre fans.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.8]

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