Mush (browser) review
- Each character has a different role to play, and the game has a great deal for each to do
- A social game to its core, players do need to form a complete, co-operating crew to survive
- Not knowing who other players are means you can focus on fulfilling your role - glory-hogging is possible but unlikely
Not so much?
- From when you begin playing, you need to be able to check-in with the game every few hours - and it doesn't stop for several days
- Too many AFK players can cripple the crew
- The graphics may appeal in a retro fashion, but that doesn't make them pretty
- Without paying for gold membership at least once, you're limited to one available skill - which can restrict your utility on board
Mush is a curious and interesting thing. As a social game, it fulfils its role by requiring communication and co-operation, even when other players are actively working against you. Trying to keep the ship working and everyone alive means there is always something to do, but this also becomes a headache when the game runs 24/7 and you will likely find yourselves having to cover for players who start and never return.