Chompy Chomp Chomp
The last great multiplayer game on XBLIG was Hidden in Plain Sight. Well, the bar has just changed, because Chompy Chomp Chomp is the new “last great multiplayer game.” Like a crazy Pac-Man spin-off battle mode, Chompy sees players trying to eat each other in small, maze-like levels. Who you’re supposed to eat depends on what color is under you, which is constantly changing, and there’s always someone chasing after you when you’re busy chasing another player. It’s a neat idea that makes for some very fast-paced and hectic rounds. Because the online mode is a ghost town, though, Chompy is essentially a local multiplayer game. AI bots will fill in for any missing human players, but the AI simply isn’t fun to play with. It’s too good at following you and will often eat you before you’ve even realized where you respawned. Sadly, the game just wouldn’t work without four players, AI or otherwise. Three, maybe, but it was clearly designed for four. If you can meet that requirement, then you’re going to have a lot of fun with this one. It’s a very polished and unique experience.