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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

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I finished this today and here are my final results.

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It's an absolutely fantastic game and easily one of my favourites of the year. 

The OST for the game is probably the best I have heard this year. There were so many catchy tunes and most of them will be sticking with me for a long time.

Make no mistake about it, this is a true sequel to the previous games and not just kind of spinoff. There are so many nods and references to the previous games that pop up and each of them brought a smile to my face. 

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The guys who created this should be very proud of their end product. It's a brilliant sequel and one I encourage everyone to give a go.

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I put a few more hours into the game to try and get 100%. 

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I'm missing 2 things but they are currently glitched. I've collected them but the map still shows them as hidden away. The producer of the game has done a great job communicating and helping players over in the Era thread and he said it's a known glitch. The PS4 patch arrived last night and fixed it. Hopefully the Switch patch will be released early next week. 

That's me now done with the game until the patch arrives. Again, fantastic game. I'm pretty tempted to double dip and grab the PS4 version as well.

 

 

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I'm finding it a bit difficult to see if something has been taken by me or not on the map. The icons are both very small and don't really tell if I've taken the item. 

Had a glitch under water where I couldn't get out of a jet stream. Had to restart but didn't lose anything as the game saves often. 

Got through the Volcano area and the area after that. Now I'm searching for the entrance to the next area but don't have time to play for the time being. I think I'm at about 10 hours. Is there somewhere to see the completion percentage? 

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You can see map completion and a bunch of other stats on the map screen but I don't think you get a total percentage until you finish the game.

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@Hero-of-Time I've got three relics now and on to the next area. Is that the last part of the game? Should I go back to clear stuff or is there time for that later? 

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7 hours ago, MindFreak said:

@Hero-of-Time I've got three relics now and on to the next area. Is that the last part of the game? Should I go back to clear stuff or is there time for that later? 

There still a little bit to go before the end. As for mopping stuff up, you can do that before or after the last boss. The game doesn't lock you out of getting 100%. 

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The patch came out for the game and I was now able to finish it off properly.

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Theres a nice little tease at the end of the game for getting 100%.

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How have you collected so much gold?? I completed the game yesterday with a completion of 91.5 %, 19 something hours and 71 Elixirs used, short of 300 deaths. I collected all gold armor pieces and upgraded most of my stuff. Still need to find 10 gems. 

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2 hours ago, S.C.G said:

Quick question...

There's no good reason for me NOT to buy Monster Boy and The Cursed Kingdom is there?

I should get it now for a decent price while it's still available. (physically)

Yes... I'm trying to talk myself into buying another Switch game. :blush:

Edit - it's OK... I convinced myself to get it, got it for £37.50 boxed with the extras in "as good as new" condition, too good to pass up. :D

Well, due to getting a good deal on a physical copy of the game, I'll hopefully soon be joining the conversation on this fantastic game once I've played it. :peace:

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I picked this up as it's 50% off, but have to say, I'm not enjoying it so far.  As far as the monster world genre goes, it hasn't grabbed me anything like as much as Dragon's Trap or Aggelos.

 

The first transformation is not a lot of fun - I guess the developers wanted you to feel vulnerable, but it's not doing it for me.  Before I've even encountered the 2nd boss, I've picked up three "magic" powers, which soon run out and you have to grind for more.  Every screen seems like an environmental puzzle and it's just a bit of a drag.  Hopefully it'll improve, but so far it's definitely not worth £17.48.

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3 hours ago, Grazza said:

The first transformation is not a lot of fun - I guess the developers wanted you to feel vulnerable, but it's not doing it for me.  Before I've even encountered the 2nd boss, I've picked up three "magic" powers, which soon run out and you have to grind for more.  Every screen seems like an environmental puzzle and it's just a bit of a drag.  Hopefully it'll improve, but so far it's definitely not worth £17.48.

Stick with it, the later transformations really open up the game with what you can do, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how fun the last 2 transformations are. I kinda had the same problem with the first two transformations, but then I got the Frog one and that's where I started to really enjoy the movement.

I still prefer the Dragon's Trap remake overall, but Cursed Kingdom is still a solid game. More Metroid than Wonder Boy, admittedly, but that's no bad thing.

And I just want to point out how much I love the artstyle, there's a particular boss in the second half of the game that looks stunning. Again, I prefer Dragon's Trap's artstyle over Cursed Kingdom, but that game is beautiful anyway, so it was always gonna be stiff competition in the looks department.

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