Image source: GameMill Entertainment.
In the autumn forest of premieres, you may have missed a “gem” like Skull Island: The Rise of Kong. It’s an action-adventure game from Chilean studio IguanaBee, released today on PC, PS4, PS5, XOne, XSX/S, and Switch.
We play as a young version of the titular giant gorilla. He is on the trail of the predator Alpha Jaw who killed his parents. While fighting various primal monsters, we not only learn about Skull Island, but also watch Kong become its king.
Sounds very attractive? (Unfortunately), this is one of those cases where practice and theory don’t match. One look at the gameplay is enough Skull Island: The Rise of KongTo cross this item off your potential shopping list without any regrets. Anyway, see for yourself:
Not only are the gorillas moving abnormally, but they are regularly flying above the surfaceInstead of putting your hands on it. The combat looks very simple and is limited to just a few moves.
The scenes are painfully comedic, a The animation and individual creature models evoke associations with poor-quality production from the PlayStation 2 era. Likewise, the barren environment – which is funny because it’s on the game card on the steam We can read a wonderful description of the mysterious Skull Island, rich in “swamps, waterfalls, forests and caves full of skulls, from which plants and animals derive their strength.”
You can also watch the trailer to compare Skull Island: The Rise of Kong It was published today by the publisher of this title, GameMill Entertainment. This too is not very impressive, although it must be admitted that the parts composing it have been quite intelligently chosen.
Skull Island: The Rise of Kong It was made available on Steam today at 6:00 PM. As of this writing, there have been five full reviews. Needless to say, they are all negative. Some authors object to the price of the game – in Poland it is PLN 184.99, although it was reduced to PLN 147.99 by October 24 – while others are surprised how this production was allowed to be sold at all. actually Metacritic.com Not a single newspaper review appeared.
Therefore, it seems that Lord of the Rings: Gollum will not be the worst game of 2023. By Skull Island: The Rise of Kong This Daedalic Entertainment production seems at least likely.
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