High seas RPG Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion brings some of the joy of the TV show to a kind-of open world RPG. It's a good game for beginners, and we get a small taste of how great exploring the show's world and quirky characters could be. but the lack of challenge and options will probably bore veterans. The sad thing is that Adventure Time is a special show because its humor appeals to fans both young and old, but this game seems made exclusively for the former.
Combat is a highlight and I laughed at some solid jokes, but exploring Ooo is a disappointment. The game is also plagued by technical problems
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion might be appealing to a younger audience that wants an RPG without too many advance systems to over-complicate things, but if you're looking for a deep role-playing game set within the land of Ooo, you'll be sorely disappointed. On top of that, all of the performance issues with the Switch version make it incredibly difficult to recommend.
All in all, Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is merely okay.
The Adventure of Pirates of the Enchiridion is not the best when compared to the rest of the games, but it is a simple and beautiful game with bright colors and nice comedy. You can resort to it when you feel bored, and of course I do not recommend buying it before you get a discount because it does not deserve 40$.
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A good platform-rpg, difficulty need some balancement. Perfect for the fans of the series.
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Whilst not the most challenging of games, it still offers fans of the show a chance to enjoy it in a different light. Gameplay can become laborious, though, and the world is more vacant than it should be.
Adventure Time fans deserve better.
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is a great introduction to turn-based combat for those who need such a thing.
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is one of those games where ignorance of the original source will deprive you of an understanding of a lot of special jokes and joy from a funny plot. Part of the gameplay with a grind of gold and resources, along with some technical problems, is a little annoying, as well as a crumpled narrative with primitive side tasks. At the same time, stylized graphics, turn-based combat mode and a set of abilities leave a generally pleasant impression.
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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is one of the best games based on the Cartoon Network show, thanks to the faithful representation of the series' charming world and characters. While quite derivative, with features lifted from The Legend of Zelda series in particular, the game developed by Climax Studios can be a fun experience, granted the player manages to overcome some frustration due to balancing and design issues.
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion is an enjoyable sail along the high seas that is ultimately hampered by being rough around the edges. The battle system and story are an enjoyable experience, but absurdly long load times, frame rate stuttering, a clunky menu system, and a poorly developed upgrade system hamper the experience. It's still an entertaining experience, and fans of the show will likely love it, but those looking for an incredible RPG experience here might be left a little disappointed in its squandered potential.
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion feels like a return to the old days of licensed video games. The developers took a classic genre in the turn-based RPG, boiled it down to its core mechanics, and plastered the Adventure Time setting and characters onto it with far too few original ideas. Even though it feels like a faithful recreation of the show's personality and charm thanks to the original cast and solid writing, the uninspired gameplay drags down any goodwill it builds between encounters.
Good adaptation of TV show Adventure Time!. It's a great experience for the fans of the animation, although technical shortcomings can be quite problematic.
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If you are a big Adventure Time fan and don’t require every game you play to be an original, stellar experience, there’s definitely fun to be had here thanks to the game’s charm and authenticity alone. For fans looking to say goodbye to the land of Ooo, you could definitely do a lot worse.
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion falls short of being a great game and lands squarely in the land of being okay. Despite its flaws it is an enjoyable RPG that would be a great entry point to the genre for younger children who might be a little put off by the more complex systems in other games.
If you're a fan of Adventure Time, you'll probably enjoy this game. The writing is great, and the world is beautiful. With the series ending this year, it's a great bit of content to pad out the waiting time. If you're not a fan of Adventure Time, though, I wouldn't recommend it to you. Most of my enjoyment came from the references and writing, rather than the gameplay. The gameplay isn't bad, but the atmosphere of the game couldn't be better.
I recommend this release for the gameplay, but I really hope the next release from the team will be less buggy than this because even with the latest patch – months after the game's release – this is still the buggiest game I have played on my PlayStation 4.
It's also my understanding that the Adventure Time true fans are sticklers and won't accept any mistakes. To them, I can only say that Pirates of the Enchiridion could have been much worse and that they should be grateful that at least they have something to play that's not half-bad before the tenths season arrives.
Despite it's solid core mechanics and efforts to be faithful to its source material, Pirates of the Enchiridion is bogged down by poor pacing and various technical difficulties.