Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom | Apr 4, 2019 | 13:33hrs | rating: 1.5/5
My first impression was disappointing due to the simplistic gameplay, and although the later monster forms are slightly less boring to play, it never gets good.
GAMEPLAY: Cheap and simple controls, and just horrible physics and level design if that’s something you care for. I had to replay many rooms to “get it right”, but it’s because they’re wonky and clumsy, rather than being a fair challenge.
AUDIOVISUALLY: Game looks good and has a few tricks up its sleeves. Music is too Eurovision Song Contest for me, but there are some cool tracks in there.
STORY/PRESENTATION: People are turned into monsters, and you have to fix it. Generic.
One of those games that I’m astonished by how people can consider great. I mean, there are certainly things to like (decent graphics, animated cut-scenes, lots of content and many characters with different abilities), but how does any of that matter when the controls are so incredibly mediocre? I had to put it aside and play short sessions for three months until I finally finished it.