Review: Castle Crashers

Castle Crashers is a side scrolling beat em up with rpg elements. Brought to us by Behemoth the game centres around 4 knights as they attempt to rid the world of evil, And save damsels in distress on the way. Available on PSN, XBLA and just announced to be coming to PC, All the major players can experience this game.
Pros:
  • Has 4 player online/offline or a mixture of both capabilities
  • You level up by killing enemies and can upgrade your stats
  • You find animals that fly around with you that have buffs to aid you, Such as regen health,Find secret areas etc
  • Bright cartoony tongue in cheek humour game
  • Simple controls and game play
  • Has a Insane mode which is like new game plus, With stronger enemies and more loot, The true challenge starts here
  • Arena mode lets you fight it out against AI or against other players both online and offline in an arena gladiator style setting
  • Volleyball mode is a nice addition where you erm play volleyball and attacking the ball launches it over the net. Great fun with a few friends
  • Campaign is laid out in a world map formation allowing you to revisit areas or move onto the next
  • Meaty campaign content with over 6+ hours worth depending on skill
  • They sponsored Breast Cancer Awareness and released a pink knight as DLC with most of the money going to the charity
Cons:
  • Boss battles can get very cheap and annoying fast, Especially low level and going solo
  • Solo is no different from co op, Still the same amount of enemies making solo harder
  • Lining up your attacks can be frustrating especially when you can hit them but they can hit you
  • Once you max your player stats you still rank up but only to make life easier on insane mode
  • Once you have cleared campaign once, Nothing is different in the layout of levels making it in some cases boring especially solo
In summary it is a great game that is best enjoyed in co op. Its not to say solo is a no go, Its just going to be a longer ride and more frustrating experience. I still highly rate this game just for its simple yet addictive approach.

 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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