Outernauts sets players in the shoes of an Outernaut, which is kind of like an astronaut, but one out to do more than just explore the galaxy. It's the Outernauts' job to capture various alien beasts and study them in hopes of bringing them closer to an ancient alien artifact. Of course, another organization known as Sludge Co. is after the very same relic, but for nefarious reasons, no doubt.
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When players encounter Sludge Co. goons, they'll get to do battle in up to three versus three bouts. Since each alien beast has four attacks to choose from, many of which pack extra status effects, its pays to learn what each attack does. Players can set up an enemy monster for destruction using their various alien beasts' abilities in conjunction. It's this type of strategy that games like Pokemon do so well, and other Facebook games in the monster-catching sub genre have failed to.
Based on our first impressions, Outernauts deserves such a following at the very least. We've been holding out for a full-featured Pokemon-like game on Facebook for some time, and with a lengthy story campaign as well as player versus player features , Outernauts could very well be just that. Plus, it helps to be absolutely adorable.
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