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  • Summary: The King's Bird is a momentum-based precision-platformer that seamlessly combines parkour with aerial movement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Aug 23, 2018
    85
    The King’s Bird blends a beautiful design with superb and fluid mechanics to get a platformer that is just wonderful. A mix of parkour and aerial momentums that will show an amazing exhibition of movement and colors.
  2. Sep 4, 2018
    82
    Through its minimalist silhouettes, you get a cliched tale of oppression and freedom. The simple haunting music sets a tone. Platformers are one of the oldest genres of video games, and while this one controls differently, it is still a classical platformer at heart. But you want to hear the protagonist sing. You want to fly. She wants to fly. And in video games, there’s nothing more powerful than the moment that the player and the character’s desires become one.
  3. Sep 4, 2018
    82
    The King’s Bird offers up a unique platforming experience through its gameplay and design, that leads to some pretty spectacular moments. The feeling of flying is captured masterfully here, and simple controls that are hard to master keep you coming back until you finish the story. The sound and art design, while done before give unique spins that make the world all the more rich in detail. While the story is nothing to write home about, only a handful of other small issues really caused me any annoyance or trouble while playing, and I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a good stress reliever or an excuse to unwind at the end of the day.
  4. Aug 23, 2018
    70
    Developer Serenity Forge might not get away with the whole artistic storytelling approach in the backdrop, but up front, The King’s Bird — while not without some unnecessary frustration to begin with — does deliver, where it matters, on its challenge and integration of physics to end up a satisfying precision-platformer overall.
  5. Sep 17, 2018
    67
    There are a few issues holding The King's Bird back from being a true standout hit, but those who like their platformers to be a bit avant-garde, should be able to appreciate this virtual ride, along with speed run enthusiasts.
  6. Sep 16, 2018
    60
    The King's Bird has unfortunately a frustrating level design and a gameplay that lacks of precision. After some really pleasant initial moments, including flying features, the game unfortunately become too tricky for the player.
  7. Oct 1, 2018
    40
    The King’s Bird has a strong conceptual foundation, but the experience falls victim to the “git gud” mentality. It shines when players are allowed to explore the freedom of flight, but that light dwindles over time and is finally snuffed out in the final hours by tragic oversights that have been compounded on for hours.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 24, 2019
    9
    The game has a most satisfying environment to play with using the fluid and innovative movement the Game offers. Once youve managed to get aThe game has a most satisfying environment to play with using the fluid and innovative movement the Game offers. Once youve managed to get a feel for it (which happens pretty fast) you can fly around the stages like a bird and enjoy Quill singing as she dives along with the music. Since the latest Patch Replays have been added to the game and a lot of bugs and glitches got fixed. There is still some minor things to get mad about and the game is not easy to master but overall the composition of the game is top notch. The story is told completely without the use of voices and words and has a great artistic feel to it. You should definitely give this game the chance to have its impact. After now almost a year i still get back to game often and try to beat my old leaderboard times again to improve further. I fully recommend this title as a classic artsy momentum based physics platformer you will hate and enjoy bringing out your emotion and ambition.

    Music: 9/10
    Story: 8/10
    Gameplay 9/10
    Presentation 8/10
    Replayability 10/10
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