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

$135 of $400 per month

What's up?
  • Loakum

    Loakum *takes a sip of grape juice* The Great Awakening is happening…. (2 Weeks ago)

  • gigantor21

    gigantor21 We getting any Tekken 8 demo footage? (10 Weeks ago)

  • dc_coder_84

    dc_coder_84 Playing Half-Life 1 with ray tracing mod on Linux, yay ;) (> 3 Months ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus MS-Bethesda-ABK does have some ring to it. My oh my, (> 3 Months ago)

  • Loakum

    Loakum Sony’s PlayStation Showcase was weaksauce….except for 5 great upcoming games. (> 3 Months ago)

  • Loakum

    Loakum *takes a sip of grape juice* Ah…such a good vintage. (> 3 Months ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus @dc_coder_84: [url] (> 3 Months ago)

  • Driftwood

    Driftwood Download is now functional again on Gamersyde. Sorry for the past 53 days or so when it wasn't. (> 3 Months 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)

Also on Gamersyde

Our PC video of Pacific Drive

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024
  • Driftwood

We reviewed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024
  • Driftwood

Our PS5 video of Bang-on Balls: Chronicles

  • Sunday, February 25, 2024
  • Driftwood