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  • Summary: For The King is a strategic RPG that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging adventure that spans the realms. Set off on a single player experience or play cooperatively both online and locally. None before you have returned from their journey. Will you put an end to the Chaos?
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 23, 2019
    80
    Played cooperatively, For the King is an entertaining and engaging stand-in for a tabletop RPG game and its pleasant art and gentle humor balance nicely its difficulty and mechanical complexity. It’s less fun as a single-player experience, simply because coordinating character movement and exploration with quests and combat challenges and random encounters is a lot to track. Including the DLC, the console version of For the King is a substantial amount of reasonably priced content.
  2. 75
    Though RNG issues can render it punishing and solo play is not hugely captivating, For The King nonetheless states a decent case for itself as a tactical, fantasy multiplayer board game that everybody can enjoy. Get the snacks in, get the friends in and away you go.
  3. Apr 21, 2021
    75
    If you have two board game friends who are hungry for their dice roll fix, For the King may be for you. Cleverly blending its roots with the Rogue-Like genre, it offers substantial content for those who are adept at tactical combat and cooperative board games. Don't go there thinking of playing it alone, because the whole thing loses interest dramatically. Board game buffs will see For the King as a good palliative to their usual activities.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 27, 2019
    70
    Each campaign offers enough of a twist on the core loop to keep things interesting, either with environmental effects such as a health-sapping chill in the air or otherwise by switching up the rules of engagement. Acquainting yourself with each class’s specialities, especially as you equip better weapons and unlock new abilities, is a treat as well. However, there’s little to recommend to those who are not already fans of the genre and eager to roll some dice. [Issue#164, p.90]
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 12, 2019
    10
    For the King is an exciting turn based rpg. Great fun with a few(2) good friends for a memorable 3 player experience, the art style, music andFor the King is an exciting turn based rpg. Great fun with a few(2) good friends for a memorable 3 player experience, the art style, music and randomly generated maps are great .

    I highly recommend this gem
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  2. May 11, 2020
    9
    A captivating experience, I started the game up and didn't stop until i'd finished the first campaign, a great take on the table top genre.A captivating experience, I started the game up and didn't stop until i'd finished the first campaign, a great take on the table top genre.
    The game's RNG can be extremely punishing at times but proper preparation will be always be rewarded and failure serves only to better your next attempt.
    For the king really shines as a multiplayer game, couch co-op with 2 friends is clearly how it's meant to be played, if you host game nights or are just entertaining guests for a weekend for the king will certainly entertain.
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  3. Jan 3, 2021
    9
    Absolutely love this game. I moved to another country so I don't live near my brother anymore and we love playing this together! I don't thinkAbsolutely love this game. I moved to another country so I don't live near my brother anymore and we love playing this together! I don't think it'd be as fun with strangers. But with friends / family it's a blast to plan / stratagize everything out and and the hours just got by. I wish there were more games like this! Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2019
    1
    Ok this game would be really awesome if anyone actually played... through all the multiplayer servers I found a max of 3 games, and they wereOk this game would be really awesome if anyone actually played... through all the multiplayer servers I found a max of 3 games, and they were already in progress so you cant join them... total waste of money if you ask me, I purchased the game thinking I could play with other people! Its strictly a single player game! Expand