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Portal Knights Review – The Co-op 3D sandbox dream

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Portal Knights

Genre: Adventure, Open World, Sandbox, Multiplayer, RPG
Developer: Keen Games
Publisher: 505 Games
Release Date: 18 May, 2017

Portal Knights is the perfect game if you like Adventurous RPG’s where you keep working on getting your character stronger. This game can be played Co-op or solo, however I would recommend co-op for this game as it would guaranteed be a better gaming experienced when you get in there and slay the enemies with your friends. This game is all about collecting shards, making portal stones of them when you collected a certain amount.

Before you start the game you can choose between small maps, medium maps or large maps. Small maps would give you a slightly easier game in terms of finding the right portals. Medium maps would give you a game like it is intended to play and large maps are for the real adventurers that like to get challenged to search around a huge map for your portals.

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Key Features

  • Play as a Warrior, Mage or Ranger and customize your appearance, abilities and upgrade your gear. You will also gain so called “talents” when you level up to make your character stronger.
  • Base building in open world, build anywhere anytime. You will also unlock private islands where you can build. There is a lot of diversity in this, so choose whatever atmosphere suits you best and show it off to your friends!
  • Great tactical PvE battles, even some of the normal non boss mobs can require some tactics
  • Use portals to travel between dozens of randomly generated 3D sandbox worlds.
  • Play with up to 4 friends in cooperative multiplayer or on 2-player split screen.
  • Creative mode to build whatever you like without farming the resources to do so!
  • Fight bosses (called Greatbeasts in Portal Knights), they require easy executable tactics but are still a lot of fun to fight.
  • Aid NPCs in doing quests and even bring your favorite vendors to your own castle!
  • Prepare yourself for an amazing adventure, be it alone or with a friend on co-op. You will guaranteed have a great time playing this game.

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How did Portal Knights catch your eye?

To be honest, I am always looking for good adventurous RPG games that allow me to upgrade and gear my character over time. I also dislike the so called “Pay To Win” (P2W) games that require you to put in money in the game for micro-transactions in order to have a better gaming experience. Portal Knights is a game where you just pay the game and you will be able to do a play through without any trouble.

At a certain point it does require you to farm resources in the game though, Minecrafters, you will have a great advantage here. I myself am a true resource farmer when I play games and i can even get addicted to it after a while. Of course there is a point of farming resources, you will need them to upgrade your gear so you can challenge bosses during the game.

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The only bad side for me was that it didn’t really have a story and it was just blindly farm to create portal stones to get to new levels and farm again. I would’ve really liked some kind of story, but at the same time I don’t think a game like this requires a story. Not a single moment was I bored while playing this game.

The game is priced at €19,99 and has been worth more than the money. Portal Knights is available for PC (Steam), Xbox One, Playstation 4, Switch and smartphones. If you haven’t seen a trailer about the game yet and are curious, here it is:


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