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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: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 29, 2017
    95
    Portals Knights manages to capture the best qualities of the building of Minecraft while also maintaining a combat style that can be as difficult as Dark Souls if you're not prepared. Be ready to spend many, many hours in this charming game.
  2. May 26, 2017
    90
    Portal Knights is a great game that is definitely worth the price tag. If it came delivered as a full price title, I would still have highly recommended it.
  3. Jun 13, 2017
    80
    Portal Knights certainly takes inspiration from Minecraft, but does enough different to stand on its own. It’s procedurally generated environments and visuals impress the most, which make for a nice laid-back adventure.
  4. May 24, 2017
    78
    So, is Portal Knights worth $19.99 + tax? Without a doubt, yes. There have been games that cost more than 3 times this but provide less engaging content. If you have a group of people joining in, then the fun just gets magnified by a factor of 10. 505 Games has delivered a content packed, quality action RPG with Portal Knights. It is a game that you can spend hundreds of hours playing and still have just as much fun as when you first set off. Sure, the game has issues, but the issues it has don't come close to outweighing the amount of joy found in the overall package.
  5. May 21, 2017
    75
    A good sandbox game, with colorful visuals and well done looting and crafting mechanics. It lacks in combat and storytelling, but it's one worth trying.
  6. Jun 14, 2017
    70
    Portal Knights is an interesting proposal that combines crafting, exploring and good RPG combats in a large sandbox. When RPG meets Minecraft you could find Portal Knights, to give a funny experience alone or in cooperative multiplayer.
  7. Jun 8, 2017
    50
    Portal Knights deserves credit for attempting to blend two distinct genres… it just does so little to distinguish itself, resulting in an unrewarding title that doesn’t draw you in.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 2, 2017
    10
    Fantastic! Visuals most similar to Minecraft, but gameplay much more comparable to Terraria/WoW/Diablo. Fun leveling and bossing with friends,Fantastic! Visuals most similar to Minecraft, but gameplay much more comparable to Terraria/WoW/Diablo. Fun leveling and bossing with friends, exclusive loot drops, 3 classes, and unique worlds give the game a lot of exciting moments. Expand
  2. May 25, 2017
    9
    Game similar to Starbound, where each planet has different features, challenges and civilizations. The crafting system is similar, where weGame similar to Starbound, where each planet has different features, challenges and civilizations. The crafting system is similar, where we can evolve the tables and tools. Very beautiful, pleasing to the eyes and ears. Anyway, excellent as Starbound, incidentally, better, for bringing very beautiful 3d. Expand
  3. Aug 18, 2020
    8
    Surprisingly fun game. Feels like a mix between terraria (items/bosses), and Minecraft (landscape/worlds). Some quests are a little boring,Surprisingly fun game. Feels like a mix between terraria (items/bosses), and Minecraft (landscape/worlds). Some quests are a little boring, but overall it was pretty addictive and fun. Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2020
    8
    It's a sandbox game like Minecraft with RPG elements for your characters. Let me break it down:

    Pros: Yes there is mining and building.
    It's a sandbox game like Minecraft with RPG elements for your characters. Let me break it down:

    Pros:
    Yes there is mining and building. There is a creative mode in the base game. This isn't a giant open world but rather a large collections of different floating island biomes. The game isn't over hard and rather enjoyable. The characters are cartoony and fun. There are plenty of items to craft and things to collect. There is an expansion to the game and it's reasonably priced. There are skills and talent trees to help customize your character and it's class to how you'd like to play. There are quests, bosses, and mini dungeons to explore. I was pleasantly surprised by what the game offered. There are tons of things to collect and movement between zones through the use of portals and your map is actually nice considering the alternative forms of transportation they could have implemented.

    Cons:
    Camera angles get weird sometimes especially when locking on to an enemy. Building is not as refined as in Minecraft and you often will awkwardly place a block or item. There are some glitches in the game such as getting stuck while flying in creative mode. This is easily fixed by teleporting back to the portal pad but shouldn't be in the game. Local multiplayer won't save player 2's character progress which make playing local multiplayer a bit of a let down. There are plenty of quests but most are easy to complete as any item can be collected or enemy found extremely close to the quest giver.

    Overall, it's a fun enjoyable game. Controls are intuitive, the visuals are colorful, and the music is very fitting. With the exception of some minor bugs there are hours of fun to actually be had whether you're doing the story mode or creative.
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  5. Sep 22, 2020
    7
    Portal Knights is truely a charming game. It combines the building mechanics from Minecraft with a Souls-like combat system and RPG elements.Portal Knights is truely a charming game. It combines the building mechanics from Minecraft with a Souls-like combat system and RPG elements. While the single-player isn´t really worth a look, the multiplayer is great fun and will occupy plenty of hours. Really a good game. Expand
  6. 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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  7. Dec 29, 2018
    0
    Une sorte de clone plus lisse de Merdecraft, c'est-à-dire un peu moins laid et carrément moins hideux quand on y regarde bien... mais toutUne sorte de clone plus lisse de Merdecraft, c'est-à-dire un peu moins laid et carrément moins hideux quand on y regarde bien... mais tout aussi mauvais. Avec son petit personnage à grosse tête, on tente ici de meubler l'ennui en farmant des ressources et des conneries pour construire des trucs à la con dont on se fout complètement.

    A dire vrai, on pourrait déjà trouver fortement à redire sur cette daubasse si elle était free to p(l)ay mais là, on ose demander 20 balles quand même ! inutile de préciser en tout cas qu'entre la niaiserie du truc et la répétition du machin, on s'emmerde à la fois rapidement et énormément. A rajouter donc et entasser dans la benne des indés qui puent, direction le broyeur et l'incinérateur.
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