I would highly recomend this game to anyone who likes rpgs, fps, or hack-n-slash variant games.

User Rating: 9 | King's Field II (PlayStation the Best) PS
I actually got hooked on this series by playing 'King's Field II', which was so awesome I just couldn't get enough. 'King's Field' is not quite as addictive as its sequel, but is still a very cool game. The game starts off kind of slow, but believe it or not, this is a good thing! It is beneficial to the player by allowing them to get used to some of the nuances of movement and combat. If you haven't played any of the series before, don't get discouraged by multiple deaths in the beginning. By playing around a bit for a half-hour to an hour, you will be able to proceed with something akin to confidence. I tell you this so you are prepared. "No pain, no gain." Stick with it and you will be rewarded. The 3D style environments provide a nice backdrop to the story and immerse the player into the game. The game takes place primarily in the bowels of an island, so most of the game environs can be pretty dark and dismal. The game is played in a first person style so you can imagine yourself there, therefore, it should also appeal to FPS fans. The storyline can be a little blurred and forgotten at times, but the true fun of this game is the exploration and the encounters with sword fodder (monsters). Combat consists of a hack and slash style approach. You can use a variety of weapons to inflict damage and you also have a small arsenal of spells at your disposal. During the course of the game you will also encounter a small assortment of puzzles that need to be solved in order to proceed as well as hidden doors that usually lead to treasure.

Now for the aforementioned faults. First of all the is the dark setting that I already mentioned. It would have been nice to have a little more variety in environments to break up the monotony. Also there are far to few NPCs to interact with. While there is a good deal of weapon variety, I think the available arsenal could have been expanded upon. And finally it needed a wider variety of adversaries. While there was a decent number of "bad guys," a little more variety in those encounters would have been nice.

For the most part, this is what platform rpgs should be! It does have a few faults, but what game doesn't have at least a few to the discerning gamer. I would highly recommend this game to anyone who likes rpgs, fps, or hack-n-slash variant games.