Saturday, September 14, 2019

First Review of RPG Maker Game "Chicken Games"

Game: Chicken Games
Developer: Lanthanum Entertainment
Year of Release: 2019
Game Engine: RPG Maker VXAce
Download: OneDrive


Score: 92/100




Concept

As the screenshot says, you can play a variety of games involving chickens. Sometimes, you’re trying to help them escape. Other times, you’re roasting them with fireballs or avoiding them as they run toward you.



The Score

Story: 10/10

There’s no story to the game, and very little dialog. It’s simply very fun mini-games in a classic arcade style.

Just roasting some chickens with my fireballs!



Characters: 10/10

There are some quirky characters, such as the snowman who hops around the game hub, but again, the game doesn’t focus on character development.


Writing: 9/10

The writing provides clear instructions on how to play the game. There are a few grammatical errors, but they don’t detract from the enjoyability of the game.


Mapping: 7/10

The Chicken Games maps get the job done, but they’re not particularly elegant or visually appealing.


Art: 9/10

All of the artwork (well, except the title image) looks very nice in-game.


Creative Game Design: 10/10

This and the next section are where Chicken Games really get the kudus. The activities are similar to classic arcade-style games, but Lanthanum Entertainment has managed to pull off the feel in an RPG Maker environment. They’ve also included power-up items that significantly change the gameplay.

Time it right and send the chickens running so that they don't get intercepted.



Gameplay: 10/10

If you enjoy arcade games, you can spend hours mastering Chicken Games. And there are plenty of achievements you can earn. Have I mentioned how fun and well-programmed this game is?
 
I will become the Chicken Games Master!


Technical: 10/10

Lanthanum Entertainment has kept a simple interface and gameplay, but with just the right number of plugins and game alterations have developed a very fun experience based on a wacky theme.


Yep, that'll help roast a few more chickens!


Music: 10/10

There’s not much variety in music, but what’s there is catchy. It’s all base RPG Maker assets.


Sound: 7/10

Chicken Games could incorporate some more sound effects, such as when you send a chicken running or when you sidestep a chicken, to make the game even more lively.


Recommendation

If you’re not looking for a serious RPG but rather a fun arcade experience, try Chicken Games. Chances are you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.


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