kings-road
Metacritic: N/A
Release: Mar 2013

Kings Road

Site Score
8.0
Good: Great casual option – Browser based – Good loot system
Bad: Too simple to hold your interest for long sessions
User Score
7.5
(25 votes)
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Kings Road is a browser based online RPG and is part of the increasing number of games that aim to combine Diablo style gameplay with MMO features. The game was developed by Rumble Entertainment with a release in March 2013.

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In terms of storyline Kings Road is what you would expect with players playing a role in removing the darkness from the world that has slowly grown over time to consume the game world (known as Alderstone).

Players can tackle this adventure by themselves or easily link up with friends and other players. Partying with friends comes with a number of bonuses and is pretty much required to tackle to heroic difficulties in most missions. Thankfully the game has an easy find party feature that will match you up with other players if you are short on friends.

Kings Road lets you take control of three standard character classes (knight, archer or wizard) as you adventure through a number of different environments and dungeons killing a good selection of enemies.

As you advance you’ll get levels to boost your skills, find loot to equip and build up your gold reserves to access some truly epic items. Loot in the game uses a rarity system similar to that of Torchlight or Diablo with different coloured items being more powerful than their standard counterparts.

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Between each adventure you can head back to town to sell your loot, accept new quests, purchase items or craft. Crafting includes things like weapons but also allows you to combine loot drops to create more powerful versions (mostly with food items), this can take several hours of game time though.

The game has plenty of places for you to commit money to the game but these definitely aren’t required and are mostly restricted to convenience items (such as increased bag and bank sizes). As a casual experience that you can pick up and play in short bursts Kings Road is great.

Summary:

  • Browser based hack and slash action.
  • Simple but enjoyable for short play sessions.
  • Easily connect with other players or with friends.
  • Plenty of loot to collect from defeated foes.
  • 3 different class options to keep gameplay fresh.

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Kings Road, 7.5 out of 10 based on 25 ratings

1 Comment

  1. Ricky
    March 26, 2015

    Well…what are games like this?


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