I am of course talking about PixelJunk Monsters and the expansion PJM Encore. It has to be the most addictive game I’ve ever played.
I had never played a tower defence game before so when I downloaded the demo from the Japanese PS Store ages ago, I wasn’t expecting much but it had me hooked straight away. I’ve even been playing this more than MGS4!
It’s one of the best games available on the PS3 (including all disc based games, not just games available on the PSN) along with Super Stardust: HD.
I’m currently on a mission to get all Rainbows on every stage! I haven’t felt the need to master any game for a long time but I need to get all the Rainbows on all stages.
I just have 2 left to get on PJM and 3 on PJM Encore.
It’s such a simple game yet it’s superb fun. It can be played in bursts or in a mammoth session which is always great. The problem with MGS4 is that I can’t save at any moment so I’ve been limited to when I can play it and PJM has been great for those times when I have had 30mins free here and there.
If you haven’t bought it or if you have but you’re wondering if PJM Encore is worth getting, then I would highly recommend both.
You get 15 new stages in Encore and it’s a lot harder than PJM. There are some hellish stages.
There’s also a nice surprise when you complete all stages on Encore but I won’t spoil it.
The only gripe I have at the moment is that your friends’ total scores for the Island on PJM aren’t available, so you can’t compare total scores like you can on Encore. I hope this is updated in the future.
Written by: Gary
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