- Jun 24, 2019
If you liked King's Field I'd recommend Shadow Tower ps1 and Shadow Tower Abyss ps2 if you haven't already tried them. Abyss never got a release outside of Japan but its pretty easy to find a fan translation. Both maintain a good atmosphere though sadly lack a good soundtrack and the better handling of resource management has made Shadow Tower a more interesting series than King's Field for me.So i played King's field 3, i enjoyed it to a point, but i think i'm done with it.
I'll definitely try Shadow tower soon.
As for my king's field 1-2-3 thoughts, i liked the first one the most by far, KF1 feels like diablo in first person, where you kill shit, get stronger and proceed to the next level to kill stronger shit, all while exploring dungeons, finding weapons, buying items, etc.
Kf2 and KF3 feels more like zelda or metroidvania, where there's a lot of backtracking, key hunting and puzzle solving. Personally, i fucking hated it, these games are just too slow for this style of gameplay, plus KF1 is more generous with ingame maps.
Soundtrack and atmosphere are all top notch in these games, however, if there's one thing i hate in all three KF games it is having to press "use" key on every fucking wall to find secrets(Wolfenstein-style).