Friday, February 4, 2011

PSN Game Review: Castle Crashers

I never really got into PSN Games much until pretty recently. And since most of the games are small, the reviews will be small, but hopefully they will provide enough information for you to be able to decide whether or not you actually want to buy the game. First on the list...


   Castle Crashers is made by The Behemoth, a developer I had never heard of before. This game originally was only out on the Xbox, until August 2010. As soon as it game out for the PS3, I bought it right away, and it was $15 dollars well spent. Castle Crashers is a side-scrolling beat-em-up type game with many unlockable characters.

   The game is set in a medieval world, and you play as a knight saving some princesses stolen by some evil guys (what else is new?). Although the back story is kind of basic, simplistic, and done a million times before, that still doesn't stop the beating up of monsters from being really fun. The game features up to 4-player Co-op, and also can be played online with other people.

   This game does have replayability unlike a lot of PSN games have, because when you beat the game with one of the four starting characters, you unlock a new character depending on which starting character you used. And there's also a third 'tier' of characters to unlock by beating the game with the character you unlocked after being the game the first time. Wait what? If you're confused, just click here for a playable characters flow chart to make both of our lives easier.

   For $15, this hack and slash cartoon-y game is well worth it. The developers definitely had fun with this one, as there are quite a few funny scenes/bosses/levels that you have to go through. Trust me, you'll know what I mean when you play the game. Oh, and I'd also like to mention that it isn't the easiest game in the world. Some of the bosses can be quite difficult, especially if you play alone (Although sometimes playing with others can make boss fights more difficult... cough cough bad connections cough cough). And the game also features an Insane Mode, which is extremely difficult. But hey, you get a trophy/achievement for it, so it's great for the trophy whores such as myself. Definitely go out and buy this game now, you won't regret it.


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