Saturday, February 4, 2017

Kongregate The King's League Odyssey

Let me be straight this isn't some promotional ad for kongregate, I have had issues with them before with c2 projects. I don't normally touch their games due to the fact that often they are just simplistic demos of micro-transaction games, using concepts of grinding in order to have repeat players to what would other wise be simplified sit down single session games with cloned art styles of successful games elsewhere.

The King's League Odyssey at first seems all over the place, First of off the game introduces you to change your game speed during the tutorial. Which is a mistake, the game moves fast as it is at 1x. I wish there was option to make it move slower to be honest because there is the league matches along with a taking over the map game going on, along with quests for resources. The quests are usually stupid easy no matter what that difficulty tells you.  The taking over the map game is rather more difficult where the difficulty is relative to what it claims it is, but once you get to the end of the game it is a down right lie as it is more difficult than the 5 star system allows for. The league matches take importance above all others with set time and you must come in first every time to progress. Which means having all of your team members with the highest states possible which means queing them to train every 3 days in game, which means every minuet or so. You also need crystles to raise their levels to upgrade the units class every 5 levels maxing out at level 10. So each class can only rank up in class 2x. There is multiple options for certain types of unit classes to upgrade to how every.

The quests eat up time from 1 to 5 days. Which if a league match is coming up soon it means you can't do any quests, side missions, random popup missions(which are also timed existance often disapearing within 3 days so about every few minuets and they don't appear again for about an half hour).

Now remember what I said earilier about the game speed. Even on x1 it is still not enough time because of there is no short cut keys and how the navigation works within the menus to go from training 1 character to the next it eats up time, so you can easily miss key important side quests, which can give you unquie characters.

Now keep in mind leveling up your units class will give you states faster than training. So go after them crytstles rather than endless training. Granted yes it is still important to train but take those side missions that give you 120 crystles over worring about your archers HP because more than likely it will be boosted.

Once you get to the end of the game there really is little left to do, other than fight the king, dragon, or endless quests, along with random attacks on your settlements.

Which you will also need to complete the game.

And oh yes there is DLC in this game kongregate advertising tell you it is a free experience. ERRR Wrong it is freemium. Meaning you still have micro-transactions, you just have to grind to get through the game if you don't want to pay.

So basically if you missed something before or want to tank through the game with zero grind get the "Premium pack".

I did how ever enjoy it for the first play through but once I realized what I was doing was wrong, and how I was playing the game wasn't how the developers wanted me to play the game which was put quests above all other things to gather more resources and be the resource hog I am. The grind was the fun, but the training crap wasn't due to how it is setup to eat up more time going from character to character missing side missions with high end rewards that it began to irritate me. The league matches just seemed to get in the way of enjoying the rest of the game.

I enjoyed the endless quests and taking over the map, the dragon battle was nice. I wish there was more to it. I hated the league matches so much because it just became a game of, wait the game decided I can't do anything till this match happens.

I feel conflicted about this game heavily. 

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