• Publisher: 7Levels
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2018
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 44 Ratings

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  • Summary: A classic action platformer at the genre's best… and most challenging, with plentiful of new twists on formula to experience. The players take control over a cursed knight, turned to stone by the evil sorcerer's spell, but ready to prove that love and courage can conquer even the darkest magic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 26
  2. Negative: 10 out of 26
  1. Mar 22, 2018
    85
    Castle of Heart is a fun platformer with an interestingly challenging twist. The levels are well designed, but depending on skill, they may not take too long. The story is your run of the mill " slay the bad guy and save the girl" plot, but that meshes perfectly with a world of knights and monsters.
  2. 70
    Input latency and levels that are too long without the ability to save keep Castle of Heart from being as fun as it ought to be. That being said, it’s certainly not a bad experience. It is quite nice to look at no matter how you play. If you can overcome the controller lag, Castle of Heart can quench the thirst for classic action platforming among diehard genre fans. For more casual players, mileage may vary.
  3. Mar 24, 2018
    70
    Castle of Heart accomplishes everything it wants to do, but it doesn't really excells at anything. It's enjoyable and satisfying, and a good option for Switch owners.
  4. Mar 22, 2018
    60
    Castle of Heart looks great and offers a stern challenge to those who don't mind repeatedly playing the same level over and over before finally beating it and moving on. There's definitely some fun to be had finding the best route through each stage and delicately picking off enemies, but the constantly-depleting health bar and frustrating combat will have many players giving up and moving onto games which are less harmful to their general well being.
  5. Apr 10, 2018
    40
    Frustrating combat, unreliable platforming and a swag of other minor issues made this game a struggle to play. Castle of Heart is a tough game to review; in all the hours I played I never ended a session happy or feeling like I accomplished something. Every time single time it was closing the game in frustration and anger and dreading to have to go back to it, and I wouldn’t wish that upon anyone.
  6. Mar 30, 2018
    40
    A could-be ideal indie which is, unfortunately, a big disappointment. A generally rushed game, with few of its mechanics working as they are intended to, gives the impression that it could do much more than what it actually delivers. With a battle system that often gets out of control, a gameplay that is hindered by its level design and by its own nature and with a recommended price tag that does not justify its problems, Castle of Heart is a game for the few brave in heart that can follow the stone knight to his sad journey.
  7. Mar 22, 2018
    20
    I cannot overstate how pointless and infuriating Castle of Heart feels to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Apr 2, 2018
    10
    nice game but not to easy, makes a lot of fun. really good graphics . 7levels good job
  2. May 3, 2018
    10
    Niveles muy bien trabajados con un apartado gráfico decente, música a la altura y una dificultad que implica ensayo y error pese a lo cortoNiveles muy bien trabajados con un apartado gráfico decente, música a la altura y una dificultad que implica ensayo y error pese a lo corto que puede llegar a resultar. Sin embargo la rejugabilidad, conseguirlo todo y revelar pasajes secretos es una motivación para continuar disfrutando este juego. Un gran ejemplo de cómo se debe hacer un Metroidvania. Expand
  3. Aug 7, 2020
    9
    Really underrated game, likely because most of the press reviews were before the post-launch update. It feels very much like a modernizedReally underrated game, likely because most of the press reviews were before the post-launch update. It feels very much like a modernized version of Ghouls 'n Ghosts, with challenging and varied levels. Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2019
    8
    Mucho más de lo que me esperaba,un juego de corte clásico muy entretenido.
  5. May 21, 2019
    8
    When you see a game average at 53 you certainly aren't likely to give it a try. You might give it a second thought, though, when it's onWhen you see a game average at 53 you certainly aren't likely to give it a try. You might give it a second thought, though, when it's on offer at eshop for less than a tenth of the initial price... Then you try it and what happens is that you cannot let go of it, simply can't put it down. I found out for myself that the tackily title game is just great. It's got that hack n slash feel of the first God of War on PS(P). Fantastic gameplay, suggestive graphics, Expand
  6. Jul 31, 2020
    8
    Dasselbe Beispiel wie bei "Slain: Back from Hell" (Switchversion), wo der Metascore eklatant vom Spielspass abweicht.
  7. May 9, 2019
    1
    Total waste of money. Every time I try to play it I feel more and more frustrated. HOW can you publish a game with such an outdatedTotal waste of money. Every time I try to play it I feel more and more frustrated. HOW can you publish a game with such an outdated mechanics?! The graphics is something else... If you try to find those blue orbs you probably won't see them because they are the same color as the walls or something else! Terrible experience, I'll try my best to return my money for this junk. Expand

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