In this era, there are very, very few games considered "New", or "original", without taking key gameplay elements/codes/graphics/other from a different, more popular game.
Thankfully, King Arthurs Gold (KAG) is one of those few.
In no other game I have played can you
- Throw sharks at people
- Blow things up
- Shoot your enemies bodies back to their base... with a catapult
- Build things
- Blow said built things with said bombs
- Shoot a bow like a shotgun (Screw physics!)
And last but not least-
- Tunneling right underneath an enemies castle, and watching in awe as such a magnificient structure comes tumbling down from some stategically placed kegs
As you can see, this game truly is unique- It carries graphic styles and building mechanics from previous games such as Terraria, without actually "Stealing" what those games already have done.
This game has many strong points, but unfortunately many weak points, however small. Like every other multiplayer based game in this era, it is expected that the community is terrible (which is very, very sad), and KAG is no exception- With incompetent allies, moronic chat-spammers, and annoying griefers, this game has its fair share of community troubles.
But that is not something the developers can control.
Some other main complaints about this game are things that the developers CAN control, such as useless kegs (update months ago caused them to be virtually unusable outside of getting shot out of a catapult, but even that can go haywire after a simple arrow can shoot the keg off your back), and weakend ballista bolts- Seriously, 2 shots for 1 bolt? Now that I think of it, though, these really are my only complaints- everything else is generally balanced.
As for the good things, A lot of them I didnt list- For example, you can do things such as launching your best friend straight into enemy territory via catapult, crashing down enemy towers (Just for the awesome physics of this game you should buy it), and taming sharks- thats right. TAMING. SHARKS.
1 last thing before I sign this review off- There is seriously a lack of players in this game right now- What happened to the 5-or-6 full servers ay any given time? now hardly anyone plays Take the Halls, and when someone does it rarely exceeds 10 people.
Fun-Value/Value for Your Money: 10/10
This game is seriously worth the money- You will get every penny you put into this game out in entertainment. There is no reason not to get this game, for it is just a small $10, which is just 2-3 skipped Starbucks coffee. You will seriously enjoy it.
(Do not let my steam hours fool you, I have well over 200 hrs put into this game, plus whatever steam says I played)