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Review | Portal Knights (PS4)

by on June 6, 2017
 

Keen Games has decided to unleash Portal Knights on several platforms recently, including both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. How will this title hold up?

Story

The story is rather simple. Within the universe of Portal Knights, an event known as the Fracture has split the world into a grand total of 47 different regions. Since the Fracture, these regions can only be accessed via discovering and restoring the various portals throughout the world, and it is up to you and the other knights to restore peace to this shattered world.

Gameplay

As you begin, you will need to create your character. There are quite a few customization options to choose from, as well as three different classes; Knight, Mage, and Archer. As you progress through the game, you will gain access to more skills, which will come in handy through the game’s real-time battle system.

As you explore, you encounter a variety of enemies. These battles do tend to fall on the easy side, unfortunately, with your character automatically locking onto the nearest enemy and their attack patterns not taking too much time to figure out when to dodge and strike back.

The bosses, on the other hand, are typically colossal beasts that can add a bit of needed challenge. It is possible, and quite satisfying, to take down these beasts alone, but most players will likely team up in order to take them down.

As you battle, you will gain experience and level up, increasing a variety of stats. These stats don’t just help you out in battle, however, as they also help you out in a variety of other ways. Strength, for example, lets you mine even faster.

If you’re more of a crafter, you can stick around in the starting area, although without the levels to back you up, it can tae quite a while to get the crafting you wish to perform done successfully.

Graphics and Audio

Portal Knights features rich detail in each of the areas, right down to the insects. This both works for the game, as it is honestly beautiful to behold, and against, as it can be quite a pain to locate certain materials. The soundtrack is also honestly quite fitting.

Final thoughts

Overall, if you’re looking for a fun little game to kill time with, Portal Knights is definitely one to consider. With the open-world and role-playing game aspects combined, it’s sure to keep quite a few people suitably entertained. If, however, you’re looking for a challenging game and that is your main reason for playing, then you may want to look elsewhere, as Portal Knights is honestly rather easy.

Final Sccore: 3.5/5

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