For the King
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A beautiful turn-based RPG whose brutality can sometimes get the better of it.
A sometimes tricky RPG with gorgeous art that's perfect for co-op.
One of the most enjoyable roguelikes of recent years, with the heavy emphasis on RNG saved by some fun co-op options.
For The King is a fun and stylish RPG, but prepare yourself for classic roguelite frustrations of dying and starting the campaign again, just to get a little bit further each time. If you enjoy that kind of challenge and like board games then For The King is well worth checking out.
A great RPG with many hours of content to enjoy and a high difficulty level, bug technically a little simple.
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For The King, despite its inviting art style, is a game that you need to play and lose repeatedly before you have a real chance of winning.
Though RNG issues can render it punishing and solo play is not hugely captivating, For The King nonetheless states a decent case for itself as a tactical, fantasy multiplayer board game that everybody can enjoy. Get the snacks in, get the friends in and away you go.
As a fan of the genre, I can see myself consistently returning to For the King, and think other roguelike fans and people who enjoy tabletop RPGs will find something to enjoy here.
Turn-based RPGs of yesteryear and today owe a lot of their fine-tuned tactics to the legacy of tabletop board games, and For The King pays tribute to this legacy with a digital adventure where anything can happen. The fast-paced nature of its exploration and combat keeps everything feeling fresh and lively, but the considerable reliance on chance does take the shine of its otherwise competent combat. However, with adjustable difficulties (which amend the severity of each death) and a sizeable amount of expansive DLC, this is one roguelike RPG that really shines in co-op.
A joyous celebration of tabletop RPG gaming brought to console, For the King may have all the looks of a cute, fluffy, bunny — but it has an iron hard skeleton and the heart of a warrior.