The Last Kids On Earth And The Staff Of Doom Review (Xbox Series S)

Our The Last Kids On Earth And The Staff Of Doom Review has us join Jack and his friends in an epic, post-apocalyptic quest to save our world from the Queen of the Slime Monsters.

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The Last Kids On Earth And The Staff Of Doom Review Pros:

  • Cartoon graphics.
  • 5.1GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Action-adventure gameplay.
  • Four save slots.
  • Tutorial pop-ups.
  • Scrap-drops from enemies and Breakable objects.
  • Treehouse- here you can craft new weapons and armor or upgrade them.
  • Blueprints can be found/earned to unlock new items to craft.
  • Minimap shows your route, points of interest, and question marks which change as you discover what they are.
  • Hidden Collectible comic book covers.
  • A semi-open world with optional side quests.
  • Survival- during the story you will need to build defenses and play a wave-based horde mode variant.
  • Four characters- each has unique weapons and abilities.
  • Booth allows you to change characters.
  • Unlock shortcuts.
  • Fast travel is available to any unlocked areas.
  • Truck-you can spawn a truck and drive around the map and destroy things/enemies.
  • Big Mamas challenge-every area has one where you collect all the red bolts in a time limit.
  • Handy lock-on button for attacking.
  • You get melee and ranged characters.
  • Four-player local co-op support.
  • Field manual menu is a place for hints and tips.
  • Plays like a kid-friendly Diablo game.
  • Many enemy types.
  • Attacks- main, secondary, limited throwing projectile, lock-on and dodge roll.
  • Pizza replenishes health.
  • Uses a stamina system for rolling and secondary attacks but regents quite fast.
  • Slight puzzle elements within the game.
  • Loot chests to find.
  • Play how you want.
  • Good story.
  • Autosaves regularly.
  • Fast respawn time upon death.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Upgrade the treehouse to unlock the ability to level up the gear and equipment.

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The Last Kids On Earth And The Staff Of Doom Review Cons:

  • No voicework in character interactions.
  • Very basic combat.
  • No online co-op.
  • Boss battle arenas are really small.
  • Can get infuriating in solo play as boss health resets upon death.
  • Slow starter.

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The Last Kids On Earth And The Staff Of Doom:

Official website.

Developer: Stage Clear Studios

Publisher: Bandai Namco

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Xbox

Xbox One Amazon Physical Edition

PlayStation

PlayStation 4 Amazon Physical Edition

Steam

Nintendo

Nintendo Switch Amazon Physical edition

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

It may be based on a series of kids’ books and comics, it may look childish but you know what? It’s a fantastic little game. It has Diablo vibes both in gameplay and camera style, going for an action RPG affair. It started off slow as it introduced the story and characters but the gameplay soon overtook the story. You have four characters who are all wildly different in abilities, stats, and weapons but the best part is you can swap between them at designated booths that are everywhere! The game is quite linear but does have a small allowance for exploration, map has hidden loot, enemies, and shortcuts to open so there is always something to find or do. Boss battles are a bit of pain as in solo especially it can be tricky to learn patterns in such a small space and death resets the bosses health. Multiplayer is alright but I enjoyed it more in solo, going around finding everything and leveling up was good fun. Every now and then the story would unfold a wave-based horde mode where you have to set up defenses and keep the enemy at bay, it’s not groundbreaking but it is a good mix-up factor. Find plans and materials to craft upgrades and armor means you can just play how you want and build good characters. What The Last Kids On Earth And The Staff Of Doom did for me was show that just because it’s based on a kids book doesn’t mean the game is childish, it’s a good casual action RPG.

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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