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Castle Crashers: Video Game Review

Castle Crashers is a game developed by The Behemoth. It was released for Xbox Live in 2008 and the Playstation Network in 2010. It has since been released for the PC and is available on Steam. The story line is pretty straight forward. You play a Knight and are minding your own business when an Evil Wizard barges into the castle and steals the magic crystal as well as four princess. Oh no! It's your job to get them all back!

To me, this is a side-scrolling, button-masher for a new generation. All the old elements are still there, but Castle Crashers adds their own twist. Animal Orbs are one of those twists. These orbs float behind your character and buff you in some way like regaining health or gaining experience faster. There's also arenas that allow you to beat the tar out of your friends. Or, if you play solo, you can unlock different characters by beating all the levels of the arena. Beating the game with these characters unlocks even more characters for you to play. Between collecting all the weapons, Animal Orbs, and characters, there's days of game play and a high level of replayability.

Castle Crashers is rated T for Teen by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Cartoon Violence and Crude Humor. There is gore filter than can be turn on. When it's on, you'll see when you hit your enemies but you won't end up standing on a blood-stained battlefield. There's a couple poop jokes, one being a deer propelled only by the poop that's shooting out of it's butt. And there's the surprise ending which gives everyone a chuckle. Even with the gore filter on, Castle Crashers might be too tough to handle for young children, despite it's cartoony appearance.

(This content was originally published on Bubblews and moved by the author.)

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SoundNFury wrote on January 6, 2015, 3:33 PM

For a while there, my stepsons were really hooked on this game on PS3. I agree, it is very vibrant, bright and colorful. Myself I never personally got that into it, but I can see the appeal.

GayleStorm wrote on January 6, 2015, 3:53 PM

My fiance and I played it through on the PC and it was pretty entertaining and even challenging for us at some points.

phoenixmaid wrote on January 6, 2015, 4:00 PM

I never really fancied trying this one to be honest, although I'm sure the teen would have found it hilarious a couple of years ago.

GayleStorm wrote on January 6, 2015, 6:43 PM

I don't think I would've picked this up of my own accord. My sister's husband actually brought it for us to play one holiday. After playing with him and the rest of my family, I decided to get it for the PC.

BodieMor wrote on January 8, 2015, 3:12 AM

Now I want to know what the surprise ending could be...