GSY Review PC PS4 Xbox One Switch

Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom is finally here after years of development during which the art style has changed quite dramatically. We can now share a couple of videos recorded on Xbox One X, as well as our short verdict.

Verdict


With its colorful graphics, its perfectly designed characters and its great soundtrack, Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom is a true love letter to Ryuichi Nishizawa and his work. Gameplay has not been left behind, with the perfect mix between what made the series so popular and a more modern approach that makes the game even more enjoyable to play. It is still challenging enough though, but never to the point where newcomers will give up because they are completely frustrated. All you have to decide is the system on which you'll play the game really. If you didn't know how to keep yourself busy until Christmas, well here's your best option!
  • On the plus side
  • A successful return
  • Beautiful to look at
  • Very pleasant to play
  • The perfect tribute to the old series
  • The soundtrack and the nostalgia it provokes
  • The choice between radial menu and quick switch
  • Rarely frustrating
  • Good length
  • On the downside
  • The short loading when changing gear in the menu
  • Some music tracks may sound a bit tacky
Sdarts
Sdarts
Commented on 2018-12-04 16:00:06
Thanks for the review and the videos.

Definitely gonna check it out, sounds and looks like a really lovely game.

PS. You don't have it in the platform list, but Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom will also launch on Nintendo Switch. Something important for some people, since they might prefer it on the Switch.
In reply to
Xoar
Xoar
Commented on 2018-12-04 16:49:12
This looks fantastic, But oh my days that music is enough to switch it off.
In reply to
jeenyus
jeenyus
Commented on 2018-12-05 04:01:38
Steam/PC release is too damn far away.
In reply to
AnthonM2
AnthonM2
Commented on 2018-12-05 14:54:00
It's good but I regret buying it, I forgot that indie games are super hard
In reply to
About the game
Platform
PC PS4 XBOXONE
Patreon

$180 of $400 per month

What's up?
  • mustacio

    mustacio Nothing much just hanging out playing nintendo (3 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus whoa, thats a lot of content. (3 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus you people want a pretty good example of a (shit) hype title with extra "eXclusive" on the side? Babylon's Fall, lol. (6 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus current gen in a timely fashion, just let Obsidion step-in with extra hands on development from Bethesda staff colab. (6 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus maybe they will start a fallout_ new vegas 2 (isn't that what people really want? Why not?) now bethesda has its hads full with starfield and elder scrolls to make a comeback to the IP in the (6 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus real reveal. At least people who wanted a sequel get to expect it, what people want to know are the other projects obsidian is doing in tandem or in pre-production. (6 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus outer worlds is a really cleaver & funny way to shadow drop a game that its in development. an antithesis of those hype cg trailers that live on for months/years and that ammount to nothing with the (6 Weeks ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood Another (French) livestream today at 2:30 CEST but you're welcome to drop by and speak English. I will gladly answer in English when I get a chance to catch a breath. :) (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)

Also on Gamersyde

We reviewed The Ascent

  • Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • Driftwood

We reviewed Unbound: Worlds Apart

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
  • Driftwood

Our PS4 Video of NEO: The World Ends with You

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
  • davton