King Arthur’s Gold (Transhuman Directive)
System: Windows,MacOSX,Linux (PC) Release Date: In development/ AVAILABLE NOW!
(Suggested) ESRB: E10+
The battle has been fought for ages, a vast 2d plane dominated by hills, hastily built structures and in each corner; the flags of the RED….and the BLUE armies! King Arthur’s Gold puts you in the able bodied shoes of a soldier in either army as you and your buddies work to build up fortresses and siege weapons in an unending war to take the other team’s flag/base/gold. What sets KAG apart from other side scrolling block games (Terraria) is its focus on pure multiplayer strategy and action.
Battles are fast and kinetic as your small 2-d character has a wide range of movement to traverse the environment quickly, with each of the three classes having unique ways of dealing with certain hurdles in your quest for gold and glory. Is that wall to high? As an archer you can climb a nearby tree or even fire arrows into the wall’s surface that you can then use as a ladder, rushing the enemies defenses with friends? As a Knight you can hold your shield up and give a buddy a boost or two, and lastly the Builder can construct any manner of building wither that be a bridge across a perilous pit or a impenetrable tower to stop the advancing armies. The action that results from the expanded movement (you’re not just restricted to 4 directions and stiff movements kupo) really brings together that team death match multiplayer goodness that many games in this blooming genre are missing.
Sound complicated? Well worry not brave soldier. KAG comes with a short but useful tutorial that teaches you the basics, as well as a sandbox mode to test out fortress strategies in a calm environment, and a sword fight mode allows you to play as the Knight class and get in practice with the subtle but deep sword play that is in the game. Might I add this is all in the Free version of the game as well as the basic multiplayer leaving you no reason not to go give this indie gem a try kupo?!
With lots of content yet to be added to the game, I can only await excitedly for more. Some of the new features include: zombies, wooden buildings, fire (to destroy said buildings) more siege equipment, and a handful of new game modes. The amount of content that is available is pretty nice and with the unpredictable multiplayer fortress building you’re guaranteed to never have the same experiences twice. So for those on the fence about taking the dive from F2P or to pick up your copy now, I’d lean toward buy kupo!
NOW to escape from sounding to much like a salesman (can you tell I liked this game kupo?) the other fun feature I have yet to talk about is the community. with a classic [TAGS] system in place and an easy chat function as well as forum, it’s always easy to get connected and roaming in multiplayer with a good group who you like to build and destroy with. In my experience everyone is having fun and luckily the elitist community from some Multiplayer focused games has not formed here in KAG, making even your first steps into the online battlefield relatively harmless.
Over all I suggest anyone who likes solid multiplayer strategy and action should give King Arthur’s Gold a try. I should return later to give this title a proper review once more features have released so look forward to more shenanigans from me, until then see ya on the battlefield KUPO!
((For anyone who is interested in trying King Arthur’s Gold you can download it free on their main website at www.kag2d.com))