Even though the first impression would turn off almost anyone, this game has a very fun experiment type creature creator and easy, yet fun combat with quirky storyline! The game starts out with you playing the role of a Mad Scientist's Academy's Apprentice and the first of three branches [Mechanical, Biological and Alchemical] the Mechanical one is open and upon somewhat of a "tutorial" it loans you a monster to try out combat, if successful you collect a few "ingredients" or 'parts' for experimenting in the lab to create parts such as a Head, Torso, Left and Right Arms and Legs. Further more, upon successful experiments you have a chance of having an additional buff or de-buff on the created piece - i.e., Radioactive arms! After creating the piece, its recipe is stored for future use if the player should want to replicate it. Taking the monster into play, you walk around freely on what appears to look like a board game layout in different locations like a Swamp or Graveyard, Haunted Neighborhoods and the like. You'll see mini-game scenarios placed around as well as enemy monsters roaming around the map spaces. Choose to avoid them or walk into them to enter Combat Mode. Combat is simple turn based, aim the Nunchuck left, right, up or down to select your monster's body piece and on the right will show two options either an Attack move which highlights the enemy's targeted parts, a Block, select the legs sometimes allows a Flee ability and if left centered, you can Recharge [monster's ammo] or Dodge which replenishes the ammo and chances dodging an attack, with little energy return. The body parts on the upper corners of the screens show the monster's health, Green is in well condition to Yellow, Red and Black meaning the part has been destroyed. Destroy all parts or the Torso to win the combat match! Plenty of enjoyment via the mini games either discovering/collecting new 'ingredients' for new parts to actually creating the parts in the labs. Must have game for that "Mad Scientist" in you! Pros: Fun simplistic game, monster creator, tons of possible mix and matches for a unique monster. Cons: Turn based combat might not be for everyone, some mini-games might be a bit too challenging for some, could have deeper in-depth lab creation.
yes: I recommend this product