Portal Knights
◉ ◉ ○ ○ ○(2/5: not super good)
Playstation 4
505 Games (2017)
There are better games like this out there.

Honestly, if you want a Minecraft game with RPG flavor, why not just play Minecraft Dungeons? I'm not sure who this game is for. The graphics make me think it is for kids, with comically oversized pixel-style worlds (I mean, the stairs come up to the chest of the characters! ONE STAIR!) and cute characters and enemies. However, the complex building system and sometimes difficult-to-navigate, randomly generated levels make this seem like it is aimed at older folks. The graphics are fine for this type of game, the sounds are what you'd expect, the story is fine, and all the general RPG things that RPGs should have are there. It works, but...

I cannot stand the combat mechanics of this game. I didn't try the barbarian character yet, but the ranged attacks of the ranger and mage drive me bananas. You have to switch to first-person in order to see where you are aiming because of your cartoonish head being in the way of the aiming reticle. Fine, no problem, but when you first hit your target, the game forces you back into third person when the camera locks on your enemy. So, you're stuck hoping you're actually hitting the target you can't see, because you can't switch back to first person when the camera is locked on. Third person is nearly unplayable in this thing. Apart from the bad combat, it seems to want to do too many things, never quite perfecting one, making the whole experience pretty lackluster.

I made a cute little guy with a mohawk, though!

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Last updated: 08/14/2023
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