Awesomenauts is filled with whimsical writing, great voice acting, and beautiful graphics. While the story may be secondary to the gameplay, as soon as you start playing, you'll soon forget about the lackluster story.
Awesomenauts is addicting. You will sink hours into this game without realizing it. You and two other players will be put on a team to fight against 3 others. You can join your friends or join strangers as you try to defend your base while trying to destroy your enemies.
There are tons of different types of Awesomenauts to choose from, each having their own unique abilities. It may take a while to settle on one that fits your play style. During the game, you can collect coins, which allow you to buy power-ups and unlock new skills. This all takes place in real time so you have to make your choices quickly.
Awesomenauts' fast paced arena-style battles can go on for over an hour depending on how evenly matched your opponents are. You can taunt players you've killed within the game to provoke them or to tease your friends. Unfortunately there is no team voice chat, which would help coordinate attacks. One ding against Awesomenauts is that newbies may be placed in uneven teams with more advanced players.
Developer, Ronimo Games, has promised to add more Awesomenauts characters and levels in the future, which makes pony up cash for this game less painful. It's interesting to see that Awesomenauts is a paid game while many games are going to the free-to-play model.
If you've never played a MOBA, Awesomenauts is a great taste of what the genre is like. With a ton of characters, weapons, and fun battle mechanics, Awesomenauts keep you coming back.