Castle In The Darkness

Nicalis, Matt Kap
Feb 5, 2015 - PC

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4 / 5
The Outerhaven Productions
4.5 / 5
Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5
8 / 10
8 / 10
5 / 10
Geeks Under Grace
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Castle In The Darkness

Castle in the Darkness proves itself to be worth way more than the price of admission with hours of good 'ol fashioned platforming action for only $5.99 on Steam! Hours of fun and challenge await.

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A throw back to the Golden Age of gaming, Castle in the Darkness is a fun, yet death filled adventure that should not be missed. If you loved another similar type of game, Shovel Knight, then you're going to be right at home with Castle in the Darkness! Hard as balls, indeed!

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Castle in the Darkness knows what it wants to be and succeeds marvelously. It's a smooth-playing action platformer that meshes a variety of genres together nicely.

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Proof that not all games need to innovate to be worth it

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Still, when taken overall, Castle in the Darkness is a wild and undeniable success that serves not only as a love letter to numerous old NES classics, but establishes itself as a worthwhile experience in its own right. The game is just brutally fun, and "one more time" can become "oh wow, is it really 2AM?" in the blink of an eye. This is a very rare sort of title that actually deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the classics it is imitating, and, in some cases, surpasses them.

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Cheap, but it won't leave you cheerful.

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Geeks Under Grace

David Austin Black
8 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace

Castle In The Darkness is a faithful ode to a generation of games gone-by. It will leave you smiling wide at times and banging your head in frustration at others, but it will always keep you coming back due to its sheer likability.

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