|05-19-2011, 09:46 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Monster Slayers Review
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There once lived an adorable king who ruled his land and died to a monster. Unable to accept his fate, the king returned as a spirit to summon forth the strongest warriors to purge the land of monsters. Now, marching on with determination the little king begins his journey at the Last Hope Tavern...
Monster Slayers is an adorable game with cute characters and vicious monsters (okay even the “vicious” monsters look cute). The game is a 2D strategy side scroller that allows you to command your warriors by clicking on commands such as Quick March and Attack. A quick look into Nerdook’s history and it’s clear that Nerdook took from his previous creation, a Patapon-like game “Bongo Boom Battlegrounds”, to set the foundation for much of the game. A very polished and well made improvement in my opinion. The visuals and audio were created with the obvious intention of being cute. The characters themselves look like children wielding weapons at times and I would find myself constantly humming along to the repetitive background music, but I haven’t stopped humming yet.
Players progress through the game by completing missions and eventually fighting bosses. The game has four basic professions which are the; Swordsman, Spearman, Archer and Lancer. Each job has a clear role to play in battle e.g. the archer for long distance poking. Players are given the option of further upgrading their careers into stronger versions such as the Grey Knight and Assassin. However the professions do require some fine tuning and balancing as some jobs are clearly inferior to others. I found that after much experimentation, a line up of two Flame Mages, two Grey Knights and a Demon Hunter destroyed everything, it just felt overpowered. The game also offers item pick-ups which can then be utilised by combining them together to form summons. Players are allowed only one summon at a time so good timing and situation analysis is needed. The summons are interesting enough although not as diverse as it could be but it definitely helps in those tough boss battles. Players can also unlock head gear, the only equipable items, to enhance their stats and attributes. As a completionist, this aspect really appealed to me because not only does the fun gameplay give me a reason to finish the game, there are unlockable hats as well (I suppose you could give me unlockable jock straps and I’d still be hooked).
Overall, if there is any fault in the Monster Slayers game is that if players choose to replace any one of their 5 professions with another job, the player may not revert their decision and may be stuck with a level 1 Swordsman instead of their level 20 Grey Knight. There is no safeguard to warn players against this and I must admit that I fell victim to resetting one of my characters to level 1. Also as mentioned before, professions must be balanced so that players don’t just start horde one class and destroy everything. However, despite these flaws the game does feel just right and complete. I have nothing further to add except that I’d recommend this cute game to anyone who loves wide career upgrades and killing monsters for the heck of it.
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