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  • Summary: A new chapter in the Chinese legend of Journey to the West is about to unfold! Based on the animated film Monkey King: Hero Is Back, this adaptation pits the Great Sage himself, Sun Wukong, newly freed after 500 years of imprisonment, with Liuer, a young boy who looks up to the Monkey KingA new chapter in the Chinese legend of Journey to the West is about to unfold! Based on the animated film Monkey King: Hero Is Back, this adaptation pits the Great Sage himself, Sun Wukong, newly freed after 500 years of imprisonment, with Liuer, a young boy who looks up to the Monkey King in a journey that brings them close together. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Oct 29, 2019
    81
    A little promoted videogame based on an unknown movie that has become a surprise. Good scenarios, charismatic characters and a gameplay with nothing to envy to other titles of the genre.
  2. 80
    Monkey King: Hero is Back is a good action adventure based on the successful CG movie made in conjunction with the movie's producers. High production values are tempered slightly by sloppy execution.
  3. Oct 21, 2019
    67
    Monkey King is one of those games that feels straight out from the 128-bit era, which, in a way, is a good thing. However, there are some shortcomings on gameplay level that make it harder to recommend to more experienced players.
  4. Oct 16, 2019
    60
    Monkey King: Hero is Back doesn't present a challenge nor an interesting story, it's a game for younger players who want to punch monsters in the face, although the high price point compared to its content doesn’t help as well.
  5. Nov 4, 2019
    59
    Monkey King Hero is back is an unfortunate throwback to a bygone era where tie-ins where made to capitalize on the appeal of their licenses, without any effort to make them enjoyable games.
  6. Oct 28, 2019
    52
    This title is a PS4 exclusive and meant to be a big deal, aka a AAA title for the team who made it. It is certainly not unfortunately and in my opinion cannot possibly command a full price point. Fans of the movie should be happy with some of the content but for the rest of us it is very much hit and miss. I do hope this does at least well enough that they can produce another, more well produced game as it did show promise but simply didn’t deliver.
  7. Oct 29, 2019
    40
    Sadly, what little fun there is to be had with Monkey King: Hero Is Back is constantly ruined with poor level design, repetitive encounters and annoying sound design.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Oct 22, 2019
    10
    I do love the game art design, full of ancient oriental culture elements. The little boy is pretty cute. It's happy to see a Chinese IP hasI do love the game art design, full of ancient oriental culture elements. The little boy is pretty cute. It's happy to see a Chinese IP has been gamelized into console and PC game, with the tight fight system. I'll strongly recommend to my friends! Expand
  2. Sep 2, 2020
    10
    It is an absolute delight to see a game with so much charm. Everything is reminiscent of a game of the PS2 era, but it is very refined andIt is an absolute delight to see a game with so much charm. Everything is reminiscent of a game of the PS2 era, but it is very refined and obviously has better graphics. The combat is fun and it's just a blast to play through the lush environments, listen to the relaxing music and try to find all the secrets. This game took me by surprise and I can't praise it enough.

    I wish we could get more games like this.
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  3. Oct 21, 2019
    9
    The IP itself was an impressive success in China, and I watched it a few years ago. After trying the game I found that the game highly engagesThe IP itself was an impressive success in China, and I watched it a few years ago. After trying the game I found that the game highly engages with the amination itself, and also. really friendly to the female players and young players:) A great family-friendly game with oriental culture, super recommend xx Expand
  4. Oct 24, 2019
    7
    I watched the movie back in 2015 and was pretty excited when I heard a game based on the same story background came out. Honestly... it couldI watched the movie back in 2015 and was pretty excited when I heard a game based on the same story background came out. Honestly... it could have been a lot better given the potential of the entire IP. Bosses are a bit repetitive (the dragon boss was cool though, have to give credit where it's due) and Monkey King's movements are stiff. It's a game that I think younger audiences will enjoy. If you're looking for a casual game with a colorful art style, then i would say go for it. If not, then maybe wait for a sale or something. Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2019
    6
    Ich liebe dieses Spiel und kann es nur weiterempfehlen. Habe es 2x hintereinander durchgespielt.

    Mir gefällt die Story, das Design der
    Ich liebe dieses Spiel und kann es nur weiterempfehlen. Habe es 2x hintereinander durchgespielt.

    Mir gefällt die Story, das Design der Landschaften und der Charaktere und der Soundtrack. Vom Schwierigkeitsgrad her ist es zwar etwas zu leicht, aber dafür macht es einfach nur Spaß sich durch die Story zu spielen, welche auf jedem Fall fesselnd ist und es schafft mit einer Mischung aus Humor und Ernsthaftigkeit zu punkten.
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  6. Oct 24, 2019
    6
    Average game design, average art design, average story line. Well, I love the music.
  7. Nov 12, 2019
    0
    It is so boring and does not worth the price, it can not be called a game. Avoid

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