Innovative classic gameplay and a unique art style is what Q-Games have been known for with their PixelJunk series. But with their last two expansions, one has to wonder if the company is running low on creative juices.
Lets hope not, in fact, I wish these guys would hit the big time and go PS3 on shelves
They can make a World War 2 themed Pixel Junk for 4 games then move on to modern era for the fifth and sixth one then they can release 15 dollar add ons for it.
just because they (finally) made two sequels doesnt mean they are running out of ideas. They are in fact working on bigger (prob PSN) game or at least that was rumour year or so ago.
they could not even come up with a name for shooter themselves, and now two sequels.. still hoping for an awesome pj1-5
There are literally 100s of game types they can tap into and put that Pixel Junk magic dust on but all I want to know is WHERE THE HECK IS OUT PIXEL JUNK MONSTERS2?!
Pixeljunk side scroller damit! (like mario/sonic/klonoa)
I could see that. Two sequels and people start accusing them of being out of ideas? Oh come on! Give them a chance to have more successful sequels so that they can expand and make even better original games.
no they haven't they plan on going 3d in series 2 of their games. just imagine the weirdness n awesomeness
People are going to hate me for this. But I've never really seen what everyone else see in Pixeljunk.
Did you try Shooter? Mechanics are simple but so incredibly fun there should be a PSN demo lying about on the store. Local co-op is in there too.
Same. I don't get it either. Like Pixeljunk Monsters, WTF is that shit. No offense but wow, what a boring tower defence game. Pixeljunk shooter on the other hand is fantastic.
I didn't get in to Racers or Monsters, but I thought both Eden and Shooter were awesome. Also, I don't really know what ground this article has to stand on. The 4 games they have put out that I know of are all pretty drastically different and appeal to different kinds of gamers. EDIT - Thank about this: all 4 of their games that I know of are in different genres. Racing, tower defense, platformer and dual-stick shooter. I'd say the creative juices are higher at Q-games than most others, or so it would seem.
Well, all I know is that females love that game. My ex loved the game, a lot of my female friends got really addicted to Monsters. I found it challenging and fun. It's actually more fun than other tower defense games I've played.
If you love tower defense games you're gonna love this one. I had the same mentality as you until I tried this game. :)
I thought the game "looked" pretty boring. But since it was the one of the only PS3 games my girlfriend would play with me I persisted and kept playing. Wow, what a great game. Loved the art style/music. Local co-op is AWESOME!
I don't hate the game series, I just don't quite get it. What ties it all together? Is there suppose to be some running theme or story?
I've only played one, but from reading impressions and hearing about the others there is no story. They're just supposed to be a new take on classic game concepts (tower defense, top down racer). I think the only things their games have in common is 2D, the art style and the "brand" being PixelJunk. This is because they're part of the first series or something like that. The next series will supposedly be in 3D.
The article is obviously written by someone who doesn't follow up on Q-Games at all. They have already stated that Racers 2 is a way of making the game equal to the other titles in the series (namely trophy support and adding more features). As for Shooter 2, it ties directly into the ending of Shooter 1.
I tried a few of the PixelJunk games, don't know if its just me but I didn't find them very fun, quite boring actually :/
PixelJunk Dungeons. Any other questions?
Whatever happen to that game? I haven't heard anything since they announced it.
I love Pixel Junk games Small, Cheap, and Fun I doubt there out of Ideas they are really creative dev's
I just can't quite place it. *LOL*
they already said the 2-X PJ series games will be in 3D.
Just make a new monsters PLEASE im begging make it happen.
I'll echo that. PJM2! It has to happen. If racers is getting a sequel and Shooter is getting DLC/sequel then Monsters is next! Eden was way to repetative to have a sequel. I got burned out from just the game, didn't even buy the DLC. Monsters seems to be the most wanted sequel from everyone I hear. It was a total surprise they're doing Racers next.
yeah man, i didn't enjoy eden either it got boring. Shooters is ok, but monsters is one of the best on psn!!!
I'm sure they have tons of ideas. But not everything that sounds cool as an idea works from a business standpoint.
If they've consistently put out good material, why would anyone doubt that they can't produce another? And with the way flash games are gaining in popularity, I wouldn't be surprised if they kept their reign going.
I'm surprised people are calling foul play on the whole PixelJunk series, and not on something like, say, Call of Duty. Or Guitar Hero. Q is in the clear here...
All Call of Duty or Guitar Heroes does is add small things in... like guns and songs.
I guarantee that there's no way they are running out of ideas. Randomness is the answer, my friends. Perhaps they should start getting ideas from their fans? Judging from the comments above they could probably do something really cool. :D
Q-games has made a sequel to all of their games, they just called them "encore". pixeljunk monsters encore, eden encore, and now theres going to be a racers encore. Its the exact same way with Shooter excepth they are calling it "2" instead of "encore". after this, they are sure to make a new game....and then make a sequel....then a new game, then a sequel. Etc, etc, etc.
I think we can trust them to have more for a while yet.
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