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  • Summary: Leave the familiar world behind and step into the fantastic unknown with Portal Knights, a cooperative 3D sandbox action-RPG! Level up your character and craft powerful gear to defeat your enemies in real-time tactical combat. Explore dozens of randomly-generated islands and restore peace toLeave the familiar world behind and step into the fantastic unknown with Portal Knights, a cooperative 3D sandbox action-RPG! Level up your character and craft powerful gear to defeat your enemies in real-time tactical combat. Explore dozens of randomly-generated islands and restore peace to a world torn apart by The Fracture.

    Begin your journey as a Warrior, Mage, or Ranger. Defeat formidable monsters and epic bosses while gathering resources to craft powerful weapons, armor and spells to help you on your adventure.

    Travel between worlds by collecting portal shards and rebuilding the ancient gateways. Meet 100+ memorable NPCs, recruit a pet, and experience dynamic events that happen in real-time! Build your perfect home and choose from dozens of materials and furnishings to make it your own!

    Craft your adventure. Forge your hero. Defeat the Portal Guardians. Become the ultimate Portal Knight!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Feb 8, 2018
    80
    Portal Knights takes the blueprint and gives it more of what we always wished Minecraft had: deeper combat and a series of quests that give us a greater sense of purpose. [September 2017, p77]
  2. May 18, 2017
    80
    We would have loved a more complex story, more different quest and more NPC but at it's core Portal Knights it's a pretty cool game, with quite good content and a lot of stuff to do and to create. Combat system is really simple but quite challenging for the young players out there, a good compromise to satisfy a wide audience.
  3. May 18, 2017
    77
    Very suitable for a young audience.
  4. May 18, 2017
    70
    It takes a long time to do anything in Portal Knights. And when doing things begin to land on the side of tedium rather than fun, it becomes quite difficult to see the silver lining. That being said, Portal Knights surely isn’t bad. It’s just the type of game that appeals to its niche audience; in this case a younger crowd itching for some minecrafty sandbox fun. There’s definitely some to be had, you just might have to do a bit of digging.
  5. May 26, 2017
    70
    In summary, this is a beautiful game that is worth the price of purchase. It is a small download meaning most gamers will be able to jump in and play shortly after purchase, which is something fantastic in this age of instant gratification. I enjoyed my play through of the title even though I am not really the key demographic for it. It raises the bar for building games, and despite the few bugs I found whilst playing, you can see why you will get your money’s worth and then some out of it. For those looking to make characters and level up, Portal Knights provides a reliable “light” version of this genre. It has a charm that will keep you playing and a soundtrack that is so delightful it will be the only sound playing in the room when you have it on.
  6. May 22, 2017
    70
    More than anything, I'd say Portal Knights felt mostly pleasant to me. A relaxing push forward, the visual asthetic along with the relatively unthreatening enemies (barring a few surprises) it seems like despite the push forward, the game is more encouraging of players willing to stop and smell the roses; and then build a huge castle on top of them.
  7. May 26, 2017
    50
    Portal Knights is a visually appealing game, but lacks the sense of wonder and awe we are used to from the likes of Minecraft. The crafting and building systems might be present, but the game lacks a world worth exploring, which makes it all fall apart fairly quickly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 23, 2017
    10
    Finally Portal Knights is among us! So far the game is amazing with beautifully charming graphics. The control seems spot on with a lock-onFinally Portal Knights is among us! So far the game is amazing with beautifully charming graphics. The control seems spot on with a lock-on and dodge system. I created a Ranger to start things off. This is the game I always wanted after playing Minecraft for a long time on the PS4. Minecraft with better graphics, combat system and RPG elements. The COOP works flawlessly as I have been playing COOP with my son. I highly recommend this game! Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2019
    9
    Portal Knights is an amazing take on the block builder genre, offering loads of content, not to mention a lot of free content with updates.Portal Knights is an amazing take on the block builder genre, offering loads of content, not to mention a lot of free content with updates. The DLC is all very fairly priced, especially considering you can get as many of what you bought as you'd like. The game looks great, runs smooth, and has lots to come back for. The holiday events are also a lot of fun. The only reason I can't give it a perfect score is due to difficulty curve on the optional Hard Mode Bosses and High Rifts, though as I stated these are optional but enough to make even some of the most hardened completionists give up. All in all, though, 100% worth the buy. Expand
  3. Jun 12, 2017
    9
    If you are looking for a game very similar to Minecraft, this is your game.
    In this game, the player explores different types of worlds from
    If you are looking for a game very similar to Minecraft, this is your game.
    In this game, the player explores different types of worlds from the forest to the desert, in all of them you will have to collect many materials and enter dungeons in each world that were randomly generated except in the first worlds (because they are tutorials).
    The soundtrack is relaxing and appropriate to every moment of the game: battles, exploration, final bosses...
    The graphics are not as good as the games of this modern generation, but they fit the games of this class.
    One of the problems of the game is that it can make people who are not accustomed to these games feel tired.
    Another defect is that this game is a casual game that does not correspond to the types of games that should be on these consoles, if you have a more casual console, specifically Nintendo Switch, I would recommend that you at least try this game.
    In conclusion, this game is for players who like to play relaxing games in which you have to build, explore, and do not mind the time you are playing because the hours in this game become seconds.
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  4. Sep 8, 2019
    8
    é bem divertido, a proposta dele é boa,lembra bastante minecraft,porem o sistema de portais coloca um diferencial no game. Algumas boss fightsé bem divertido, a proposta dele é boa,lembra bastante minecraft,porem o sistema de portais coloca um diferencial no game. Algumas boss fights interessantes. Expand
  5. May 23, 2017
    7
    Portal Knights
    Quest Based Minecraft
    Portal Knights is a recourse gathering game like Minecraft where you play are your own created
    Portal Knights
    Quest Based Minecraft
    Portal Knights is a recourse gathering game like Minecraft where you play are your own created character and favorite class, working on getting through the final portal in this world…
    There are 40 levels total here and the idea is the same..
    Every portal takes you to a new level and every levels has different recourses…
    And you can travel to any of these levels you’ve already been to at any time to go back for a recourse they have when you need it later on and thankfully there is a list of recourses on a map when you select it..
    it would be even better if there was a list of items when you scroll over it, but the recourse list is still nice
    Defeat enemies, collect shards, and craft better items so you can handle yourself in harder locations
    Each portal requires you to craft 6 blocks of a matching color and during the first 10 levels this is no problem at all..
    Blue blocks take 2 shards each… every 12 enemies you kill you’ll be able to get through a portal and into the next world…
    you can mark one of these worlds as your homeland and you can change your homeland at any time... you can fast travel here
    your homeland is most likely where you’ll keep all of your crafting items and grow crops to craft better armor and consumables are pretty useless in this game…
    The enemies are no joke..
    Will definitely put up and a decent challenge…
    Combat is fairly simple though...
    You can lock into enemies if you’d like so you’re able to doge during combat, otherwise it’s as simple as hit and don’t get hit…
    There’s a decent bit of enemy variety here… flying enemies that will definitely have you turning the auto lock off, and then the ground base enemies have different elemental attacks, speeds, size, power…
    Every enemy for the most part is guaranteed to give you a little trouble the first time you run into them
    Across these lands are also quest givers that will give you xp and items in return for other items
    Though there are some quests that can only be completed by certain classes which is annoying…
    it sucks that you’re forced to choose your class type from the start and not just mold your character any way you’d like…
    These leaves a lot of items to be practically useless much like consumable…
    As once you’re able to regenerate health with better gear…
    The amount of health regained by food or potions is a joke and not worth the few precious inventory slots your character has…
    I don’t mind the backpack space too much, as you’re able to craft chests to store items for later…
    But your quick select inventory slots are way too few for how many important items you’d need at any moment in the game…
    its extremely annoying to have to constantly go into my backpack and pull out some dirt or torches when I fall down a hole or enter a dark dungeon…
    But yes there are dungeons here to find and explore with treasures blueprints and xp inside…
    And every 10 levels there are boss battles here which are mostly just dodge attacks, exploit enemy spawns for health drops, and do your thing slashing..
    Thankfully items don’t break here which is one thing this game does better than Minecraft
    your weapons will get dull, but you can craft sharpeners that sharpen all of your tools at once… so no forced grinding there, which I’m grateful for cause again the whole small inventory thing…
    And your armor doesn’t get damaged either..
    But this game isn’t completely void of unnecessary forced grinding;
    The first 25% of the game is enjoyable and addicting... it’s the other 75% that gets boring and starts to drag things down...
    blue portals aren’t the only portals, every boss introduces a new portal color and as you progress you need more and more shards of a color type to create its block which on paper I’m cool with…
    Levels 11 through 20 I need 18 shards… then I need 24 shards, and for the final stretch 30.. No big deal...
    except it is because the game stops guaranteeing an enemy is going to drop a shard...
    so not only do you have to hunt down these at minimum 18-30 enemies,, now you have to rely on luck to give you a shard…
    and again these enemies are no walk in the park.. You’re going to die a lot…
    which in itself is incentive to grind... the player will want to actively seek out more materials for better items and upgrade their crafting stations… which is why it’s unnecessary and annoying to add this other layer of grind which is luck based shard drops…
    but thankfully my annoyance with this game ends there…
    It’s a decently fun game despite how grindy it can feel at times…
    There’s also the option to play online with friends if you’d like.. No option to play with randoms though for griefing reasons…
    Portal Knights is a fun recourse gathering game worth checking out if you’re into these sorts of games
    I give Portal Knights
    a 7.5/10
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  6. May 24, 2017
    7
    Portal knights is the type of game you can pick up and play no matter how much time you have. It's a quest based Minecraft with a focus onPortal knights is the type of game you can pick up and play no matter how much time you have. It's a quest based Minecraft with a focus on combat with a more basic building/crafting system. Being only $19.99, there is a lot of hidden dungeons, unique places to explore, and overall content to play with that will surely make you feel like you received your money's worth. The graphics are good, the music is cheerful, the crafting/building elements are deep. All in all, Keen/505 Games released a fine little gem here. However, this game might fall behind being released in 2017 in the midst of some other outstanding releases this year as well as having a limited crafting system when compared to the building depth that Minecraft has installed in the voxel genre. The only bug I ran into is my controller locking up after exiting the work bench, but a quick pause/un-pause fixes the issue. Expand
  7. Aug 20, 2017
    5
    Looks pretty, sounds ok to start with, and then it gets boring fast. instead of becoming more interesting it doesn't really, the mechanics areLooks pretty, sounds ok to start with, and then it gets boring fast. instead of becoming more interesting it doesn't really, the mechanics are repetitive and it becomes a boring grind after a few hours. That's the problem with these games - ok to rent but spend your hard earned on something that develops and rewards more, with less tedium. Kids wised up fast after a promising period of interest Expand

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