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  • Summary: The Spiral Knights have awoken on an alien world. With their equipment stores raided and their starship failing to recover, they must now work together to survive on a journey that will take them to the very core of the world.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 18, 2011
    If you're an action RPG fan, don't make the mistake of ignoring Spiral Knights just because it's an MMO, as it is a sublime example of where you can take the genre.
  2. Feb 18, 2012
    Ultimately, I'd encourage you to give Spiral Knights a go as you'll know before you've expended your first 100 points of mist energy whether you want to keep playing. The question of whether you'll have the strength I lacked to grind your way out of the constrictions of the energy system is another question entirely. If you treat the game as a dip in/dip out sort of affair, then I think it's possible to really enjoy it.
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    When I look at this game it reminds me of the humorous Diablo 3 logo. The one with the sun, rainbow, clouds and unicorns. It's this game! Having in mind that it wasn't designed for hardcore gamers, I can let some of the boredom resulting from the combat system's simplicity slide. But only some. [August 2011, p.70]
  4. Jul 26, 2011
    Spiral Knights is fast, accessible and fun until the spiteful pricing system pops up to punch you in the face.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 87
  2. Negative: 19 out of 87
  1. Apr 8, 2011
    Actually, I hate MMOs because I've played most of them and they are all the same. I'm SO tired of the same old thing that I've been playing since the 90s. I don't want to play another hack/MUD/UO/Everquest/WoW regurgitation and so when my roommate told me about this game my jaw hit the floor because finally there was something out there that is made for ME.

    I went into it just waiting to be disappointed, just wanting to be let down again after so many games have let me down so I could just toss it aside like the rest. But I found something wonderful in this game that took me back to my childhood when I used to play games for the honest fun of it. I don't know why, but there's just something there. I can't explain it or why I'm seriously playing an MMO again but it really does something right for me. I dunno, maybe it's the music or the art or the old super nintendoey of it all but it really does something well that I've been missing for awhile.
  2. Aug 26, 2013
    Well, the nasty thing is that the score remained the same even after 2 years.I've been playing it since it launched, and it greatly improved. It became one of my favourite games. There isn't such a think like "pay to win" in this game, like many say. Everything is free! Great graphics, great gameplay, great MMORPG. Even if it seems like a "game for kids" it is really challenging. I am having a lot of fun with my friends. Those who under-rated this game, should give 1 more try. It will definitely change their mind! Expand
  3. May 11, 2011
    Spiral Knights is an addictive hack-n-slash puzzler that will keep you occupied for a while. I love the feel and polish of the game, western developed mmo's always seem to have a finer attention to detail, especially when it comes to things like net-code stability and smoothness of animations and effects. If there's one thing I hate about Asian mmo's it's having my character teleporting and rubber-banding all over the place when I'm trying to attack an enemy, but you won't see any of that in Spiral Knights. There are a few things I think they could improve on though, at least at the time of me writing this. Currently the puzzles are simply not challenging. I haven't yet been to the deepest levels in the game, but in the first 2/3 of the game, the "puzzles" are basically just to hit any switches or buttons you see until you reach the end of the level. Some greater challenges aside from harder enemies would be nice. Another issue I've noticed is that shields will only block damage if you put them up a second or two before the enemy attacks, even though it looks like the shield deploys immediately. Also, I would like to see them add some new weapon types in the future, currently there are only swords, guns, and bombs. As for the energy system, I am fine with it, as by the time I ran out of energy for the first time, I had earned enough in-game currency to buy more in the market place. I eventually ended up spending $0.75 to get a 200 energy pack in the shop in order to save up some money for items, but this isn't really necessary if you're willing to put in the time. Not that 75 cents is going to break your bank anyways. Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2013
    I say that this game is very fun with friends. It's also fun if you feel like going solo.

    Of course, like many games, it's not for
    everyone. The only way to know if this game is good or not is to play it for yourself- Which should be easy, since it's free. Go ahead! Don't let the reviews here stop you. Expand
  5. Dec 3, 2013
    i like this game because its a game you can play when you need to see something cute and something you can take it easy and play with your friends, all the ones saying that you need pay to get somewhere have not been playing for long at all. if you play it for some time you will see that its just about killing a little. Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2013
    I played and liked it alot, but got borred, because there were no fresh content in game and they let kiddos that buy ingame things for real money to change price of energy in game currency to insane levels where f2p player had to grind few weeks to upgrade his item. Also introducing missions changed game, because everyone just play one mission to make more money instead of playing normal gates, what made it repetitive and borring as hell. Expand
  7. Jun 8, 2014
    This is a pay-to-win type of free-to-play.
    I hate those types. They are just horrible. I was unable to complete most missions towards the end
    of 10 of my characters because I need to buy crowns to finish! Expand

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