I’m going to skip the obvious pun, but I will at least say that Awesomenauts is Prettygoodnauts. Like Monday Night Combat before it, this is an online multiplayer game where you must work closely with your team to protect your drones and take out the opposition’s turrets and home base. Here, however, the 2D perspective makes the game more approachable and cuts down on the number of ways to exploit and ruin it. Of course, 2D gameplay also means there are fewer strategies involved. I fear Awesomenauts will grow stale quicker than Monday Night Combat did because of that. For the time being, though, I’m having a lot of fun. The characters are great, and the skills they offer are quite diverse, making it hard to label any one as the clear winner. In fact, I frequently choose “random” at the character select screen, because I know I can’t go wrong. The game puts a limit on how many players can be the same character and even replaces “rage quitters” with AI bots, so you’re never left at a disadvantage. How awesome is that? Oops. Couldn’t resist. But it’s nice to be treated fairly for once.