is not that complex in terms of gameplay. You simply sit down with your friends and select from one of several game modes to play. There is no Story Mode, only Player versus Player, so you donít have to worry about grinding through a story to unlock new weapons or anything like that. In Paperbound
, players simply decide what game mode they want to play, pick a character, pick a game type and stage, then get to work. Easy as that. The game features five books full of stages, and the count for each book varies between three and five. Of course, you are able to change the options and settings for each game mode, such as setting the amount of lives in Survival or the amount of kills needed to win in the Classic Versus Mode.
The controls in Paperbound are pretty simple for anyone to just pick up and play. Players move their character with the Left Stick and Jump with the (X) button. Players may invert the gravity of their character by pressing the (Triangle) button. Melee attacks will be your main method of dispatching your foes and can be performed by pressing the (Square) or (R2) buttons. Ink Bombs are used via the (L2) button and you can throw projectiles with the Right Stick. Doesnít get much simpler than that.
Paperbound features two different game modes, both with several different game types. The two modes are Free For All and Teams, and both are as they sound. In Free For All, four players fight in an all-out battle to fulfill the objective. In Teams, players are split into two teams of two and battle for the objective together. The Free For All Mode has three different game types players can select from and these are Classic Versus, Survival, and Long Live The King. Classic Versus challenges players to be the first to reach the point threshold which is decided on before the match. The first to reach the point threshold has a page tear open for them and they must go through the tear in order to win the match. If the player is killed, the tear will close and they must get another kill before they are allowed another tear. Survival challenges players to be the last player standing. Basically, you need to kill all your opponents while staying alive yourself. Once a player runs out of lives, theyíre out of the game. Again, the amount of total lives each character has is decided before the game. The Long Live The King Mode tasks players with getting the first kill to become king and then killing subsequent kings to obtain kingship. You win by scoring points by staying alive as the king, and the amount of points needed for victory can be set before the match begins. The Teams game mode features all three of these game modes in the exact same form, except you and another player compete with the enemy duo. Unlike the Free For All Mode, Teams Mode features a new game type called Capture The Quill. In this mode, you and your partner must work together to secure the enemy team Quill and bring it to your teamís ink pot. Itís basically a Capture the Flag game type and is pretty fun to play.