If you are looking for an eight-player, role-playing, adventure dungeon runner, it seems that Industry Games’ Kings And Heroes is just that. If you like customizing your characters and being able to pick from six different races, along with randomly generated dungeons with rare loot, then this game might be something worth checking out. Kings And Heroes is out now for PC, and is available on Steam Early Access for $29.99.
The game is designed for those who enjoy running randomly generated missions with friends, but it does have a few problems that might have folks second guessing if they should buy it in its current state. Like most Early Access games, this too comes with its optimizing problems and AI issues. Not to say that the game is completely broken, but it does need some polishing according to the “Negative” reviews, which most say if the devs polish it up some more Kings And Heroes will be better.
Before jumping into each individual parts that players can expect from the adventure RPG, you can read the official description for the game as seen below.
“There’s a new world to explore! Customize a character from one of six races to begin as an adventurer in the town of Everdale. Assemble a party and gear up in your epic quest to become a powerful and renowned hero.”
Folks will be able to create up to six different characters per account, and will be able to pick from six races that include Orcs, Humans, Elfs, Halfling, Dwarfs and Goblins. Once done with that you will be able to select their class, which consists of a Cleric, Wizard, Rogue, Ranger and Champion. Afterwards, you will be able to either run missions solo or with a team of up to seven other members.
Players will start in the town of Everdale and it works as a hub for other players to coordinate teams and other actions, which also allows them to travel to other locations and dungeons. This happens to also open up the option for players to travel by foot or by horseback to other towns, caves, ruins mountains, lakes, valleys and even ghost towns. Accompanied with a day and night system, depending on where you are and the time of day will affect your chances of encountering other enemies when traveling.
Players will also be able to buy different things in stores, and will also find that they can salvage and mine materials to craft special items. Crafters will find that there are armorsmith, weaponsmith, tailoring, alchemy, leatherworking and enchanting ingrained in the game that can help shape one’s gear and equipment
With that said, you can check out the official trailer showing off the game’s multiplayer mode, dungeon exploring and much more. The video comes in courtesy of Industry Games‘ YouTube channel.
I don’t know if this game is actually worth $29.99, which is its current price target. However, from the sounds of it, players like the game, they just want the devs to better polish the mechanics and optimize it so that it runs and plays smooth. With that said, you can head on over to Steam Early Access to see if this game is worth supporting, or you can learn more by hitting up kingsandheroes.com.