Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Not for everyone. There may be players out there who will think this game was made for them, but as a fan of RPGs and select party games, it's hard to tell who those players might be.
  2. But this game is definitely unique among its peers, and although it is not quite the best of both worlds, it is definitely worth checking out if you are a party game or RPG enthusiast.
  3. Dokapon Kingdom is a great party game, especially for RPG fanatics. Closer to competitive card games like Munchkins than what gamers generally think of as a party game, it offers a surprising amount of fun and depth for such a simple-looking package.
  4. It’s almost heartbreaking how much wasted potential there is here, and lonely RPG fans are better off playing Tales of Vesperia co-op until a better competitive option comes around.
  5. If you're looking for a mash-up between Mario Party and a role-playing game then you can do worse than Dokapon Kingdom.
  6. Those that take the time to enjoy the game for what it is -- a mash-up of RPG and board game elements -- will find plenty to dig into, however.
  7. Dokapon's fatal flaw is its wait-to-play ratio; since actual engagement between players happens rarely, watching three players take their turns while you twiddle your thumbs wears thin fast. [Dec 2008, p.82]
  8. 80
    I had some skepticism on how this RPG/board game hybrid would work out, but it turned out to be better than the sum of its parts.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    This game, although it can be headache when facing the computer is a gem of a party game. The RPG elements add to the feel of the game. In aThis game, although it can be headache when facing the computer is a gem of a party game. The RPG elements add to the feel of the game. In a short review this game is fun, especially with friends. I would suggest anyone who has friends to sit down and enjoy themselves. If you don't have friends this isn't the game for you. Full Review »
  2. Jun 17, 2014
    8
    To very briefly argue against the low scores of the other reviews- multiplayer MUST be considered to make it a fair review, because playingTo very briefly argue against the low scores of the other reviews- multiplayer MUST be considered to make it a fair review, because playing against actual human opponents is where the game really shines! Full Review »
  3. Nov 3, 2013
    0
    The computer is a cheating bastard. Computer getting whatever roll it needs 99% of the time? Check. Computer always performing the battleThe computer is a cheating bastard. Computer getting whatever roll it needs 99% of the time? Check. Computer always performing the battle action that is best against yours? Check. Knowing what type of random event is on every space? Landing directly on the Darkling space every time? Getting a Contract the same turn they become eligible to do so every single time? Check. Check. Check. And that's against an EASY AI. I recommend this game only to game developers as an example of how NOT to program computer-controlled characters. Full Review »