So overall Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is a retro inspired platformer and shows the genre at its finest. Not to mention it feels right at home on the Switch despite being a multiplatform release. If you’ve never played a Monster Boy game but have been looking for anything to scratch that Metroid or Castlevania itch then this is for you. And if you’re a Monster Boy fan wondering if this installment is any good then you should probably already own it. But if you don’t then take it from me you won’t regret your time with Cursed Kingdom.
Absolutely amazing! Must play for any Metroidvania fans! The story is very charming. The level design is creative and fun! And the challenge is a perfect balance! The music is amazing and the graphics is outstanding!
It’s a beautiful throwback adventure that is, overall, quite enjoyable once it picks up steam, but its problems are hard to ignore. Simply put, the janky hit detection from decades-old games is a flaw that breaks up the flow of otherwise smooth controls, forcing the player to spend their first few hours with the least enjoyable transformations, leaving a poor first impression.
A game I really enjoyed playing. The difficulty can be a bit high sometimes but never hitting a frustrating point. The places/dungeons you go through are different and each will bring new tricks and items. I loved the creativity coming from the combined story, soundtracks and art work.
I didn't play Wonderboy however I am a big fan of platform and adventure games and this one truly delivered.
Another "detail" I would mention is the collectibles that are well included in the game. There is a variety of armors with improvements that can help in dungeons, the music sheets,... and the drops that can help complete the game at 100%.
All in all, the hours I spent on this game were fun and I would highly recommend it
If you love platforming and '90s nostalgia then this game should be on your radar.
If you are anyone else be cautioned this game is hard.
"This is my revised review as I have since finished it"
The game starts off pretty tough once you turn into your first monster, but if you can whether the storm for about half the game there is something addicting, at least addicting enough to want to finish.
I truly hated this game for the first half of the game, but after collecting items and upgrading equipment it started to become kind of fun. There are still moments where it really ticked me off and I wanted to smash the controller, but I stuck through and glad I did.
My advice if you're interested in this game, that would be don't take the video reviewers at there word, when they say this game is great, it's not great, well at least not great if you only have a passing interest in platforming, otherwise they're probably right.
While I enjoyed it at the end I still don't agree with all the praise, It really becomes frustrating unless you're really a die hard platformer gamer. This should have been pointed out, I don't know how or why it wasn't.
At the end The game made me much better at platformers so That's pretty cool. Because of that and The surprising amount of fun I was having after I unlocked most of my forms and upgrading my equipment, I'm bumping up my original score from a "4" to a "6 out of 10". Slightly above middle of the road depending on what kind of gamer you are. If you want a challenge this game will challenge you, if you want to relax this game will not be you're go too for such.
At the end of the day I'm glad I purchased it, I beat my first platformer and now im much better at them.
It pretends to be a sequel of the Wonderboy's Saga but it fails the legacy.
A basic metroidvania full of trial-and-error platform sessions, never very
inspired, just copied from other titles.
The Art Direction is childish and the animations are very bad.
The only thing that saves the game is the nostalgia effect, in fact the game is full of easter eggs and old theme songs.
I found this game very underwhelming, though it should be said that I'm not a follower of the whole game series (although I did play Wonderboy on the Amiga 500 back in the day). I found it slow paced, really imprecise and boring combat, dull and "blocky" platforming, the whole package is just very ... it's for kids and/or fans, basically.
Nice gameplay and visuals... That is all. Ohhh and race at the end (I'll know when you see) is just idiotic with switch controllers (frog part).
Music - rubbish
Controlling - bad
Storyline - none existing
Kids friendly - NO way! This game is as kids friendly as ET game on Amiga - I mean, it looks like it must be (because of cool title etc) but it absolutely is not.
I do not like it and even though I played all game I regret buying it.
SummaryA legendary game series returns with an all-new adventure and in stunning HD!
Monster Boy is a colorful side-scrolling action adventure created in cooperation with Ryuichi Nishizawa, the creator of the famous Wonder Boy in Monster World series.
Monster Boy is being created to bring back the enjoyment of the classic games that shine by ...