First off, I fricking love Monday Night Combat
. I didn't think I would when I first saw it, but after downloading it the day it hit Xbox Live Arcade and playing until 4 a.m. when I had to be into work at 8 a.m., it's safe to say I'm hooked.
If you haven't picked it up yet, head on over to the reviews section of Dtoid and read Mr. Sterling's review. It is pretty spot on in terms of what the game offers.
However, a lot of reviewers have pointed out the annoying announcer as being a drag. And you know what, he really is.
After visiting the official site for the game I've been thinking about something. The game obviously wants to throw in some humor and premise. Unfortunately, it comes off as cheesy and bare. The announcer is annoying and the mentioning of players being clones in the future is only briefly visited. And don't even get me started on Pitgirl and her blatant "use for sex appeal" marketing bullshit.
But all of that would have been
excusable had I not read the great, creative back story and bios on the Uber Entertainment site
Here's just a sampling to whet your appetite: MNC�s Head of Biomedicine, Dr. Karl Pickering, puts it this way: �We at Monday Night Combat believe strongly in the three C�s: character, commitment and cloning. We also believe in the three B�s: breeding, bionics and bioengineering. Possibly the B�s should come first. Whatever, I�m not a goddamn dictionary.�
Anywho, I would have loved more of the humor from the site stuck into the game. Sure, it may have bogged down a game that is meant for someone to jump on quickly, blow some shit up and then go to bed, but I think it would have been a great addition.