Death Crown

CO5MONAUT, CO5MONAUT, Stas Pisarev, BadLand Publishing

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
57
Top Critic Average
Based on 4 critic reviews
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Death Crown

Rating Summary

Based on 4 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

57

Top Critic Average

Based on 4 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMay 13, 2021
PCAug 23, 2019
Xbox OneMay 13, 2021
PlayStation 4May 13, 2021
PlayStation 5May 13, 2021
Xbox Series X/SMay 13, 2021

Developers: CO5MONAUT, Stas Pisarev

Publishers: CO5MONAUT, BadLand Publishing

Genres: Simulation, Strategy

Death Crown is a minimalist real time strategy game in a 1bit style, where you will be play Death herself, commanding her legions of death, and punishing humanity's Kingdom for its overconfidence. At the end of the millennial war, when all the cemeteries were overcrowded with the bodies of the dead, came the one who was called The King. Thanks to his unyielding will, The King managed to subdue and unite all the lands. The Kingdom appeared, and the era of the Human began. The King ruled wisely and fairly, but his time on this land ran out: Death came after him. But the will of The King was so strong that he could deny Death. He grew so proud that he humiliated Death itself. The idea of the overwhelming power and immortality didn't leave his mind. The King realized that power over the living was not enough for him. The King decided to get the powerful artefact known as the Death Crown. Thus begins the War of the Death Crown. - Clear strategic gameplay. Clear strategic gameplay. Everything is very simple: you only have barracks producing troops, mines producing gold, and towers protecting your buildings. Every building is integral to your success! - Local multiplayer. Punishing pitiful humans in co-op with a friend is much more fun! And after that you can find out which one of you is cooler in the PVP mode. - A memorable visual style. Seriously, how many strategy games in 1bit do you know? - Unique story. Upgrade your troops, march through your foe's lands, sowing death and destruction, behold the fall of the Humanity's Kingdom in the breathtaking campaign.

Death Crown Critic Reviews

While this strategy game does a great job at creating a unique look, the gameplay doesn't really do enough to hold your attention. It's pretty simplistic and won't take long for you to master which unfortunately means that it ends up feeling fairly repetitive. It's a shame as when the game does introduce new mechanics in the boss fights things can get pretty interesting but there just aren't enough of these types of battles.

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Generación Xbox

ABreaker1477
8.5 / 10.0
Generación Xbox

‎Personally I am a big fan of RTS, sagas like Age of Empires or Total War are fixed in my library and I play them continuously. At first, I was a little skeptical of Death Crown's proposal, but I was very wrong, as it's a ‎‎title that all real-time strategy lovers‎‎should try at least once, because of its addictive and frantic gameplay.‎

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I'd love to encourage more developers to leverage 1-bit aesthetics. The high contrast and level of detail that can be worked into the art, using modern technology, makes for a distinctive and highly appealing art direction. However, it's still got to be playable. A fast-paced strategy game that is almost impossible to follow because everything is so tiny on the screen, coupled with high levels of contrast that end up encouraging eye strain, is just not on. Death Crown would be brilliant on PC, where you can see everything that's going on (I imagine). This lazy and ill-conceived port to the Nintendo Switch is almost worthless, sadly.

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Death Crown does not innovate in the visual department and that is not a negative point. The retro "1-bit" art gives this experience a unique charm that uses the fundamentals of real-time strategy very well while challenging the player in slightly elaborate and fierce matches.

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