User reviews for King's Field
7.7 / 10Combined Score
Frame rate is variable, not a huge amount of equipment, replay value decreases once the secrets are found, steep learning curve
King's Field is a first person "shooter" in the fantasy genre. The game revolves around a shipwrecked soldier (you) in search of the King's holy sword. Thus you begin your quest to explore the island with nothing more than a dagger.
The player will first notice how difficult it is to get situated. Many creatures and traps within the first two minutes of the game can kill the player outright. Once the player learns from these deaths, the character can be built strong enough to survive future traps and enemies quite easily. Fortunately, game balance is on target after the first 15 minutes of play. King's Field's difficulty lies usually in figuring out what to do next or how to use certain items and not in combat.
The game is linear but often does not give the player explicit directions on ...
The instructional booklet does'nt give enough info and once in the game finding out what items do is often impossible.
Well rouded game with enough mystery to keep you coming back for more and difficult to make you want to bang your head once in a while.
(now if I could just finish the darned thing I could finaly get back to work, My boss must be wondering if I'm still alive).