Kingdom: The Far Reaches Reviews (3DO)
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GamePro (US) (Oct, 1995)
Far Reaches is no salve for traditional RPG warriors, but it makes a great forage into another strange fantasy world. If you think you're going to get the fast action of Dragon's Lair or the solid elements of Chrono Trigger, however, you'd better Reach for something else.
Entertainment Weekly (Jul 21, 1995)
A given clip may be interesting the first time, but repeats can grow tiresome (fortunately, they can be cut short). Step-by-step decisions limit control over Lathan between or during clips, so while Saturday-morning-TV fans may thrill to the thought of manipulating a cartoon, older players aren't likely to be much impressed.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment (Nov, 1995)
Still, there are a few dozen of hours of puzzles to solve and very entertaining voice acting --- shame about the so-so animation. The verdict: Kingdom is one of the most playable FMV games for the 3DO, which isn't saying much, but hey.
Mega Fun (Oct, 1995)
Man weiß natürlich nie, was einen in der nächsten Sequenz erwartet. Tod oder Leben hängt letzlich vom sturen Auswendiglernen ab, bzw. wie oft Ihr abspeichert.
Electric Playground (Aug 30, 1995)
Some games just feel like work. Kingdom the new animated full motion video RPG from Interplay is like that.
3DO Magazine (UK) (Oct, 1995)
An ancient Laserdisc title is unceremoniously resurrected for 3DO with little success. While the cartoony graphics and intriguing adventuring gameplay will please youngsters, the tendency for sudden, unfair deaths will soon turn them off.
Video Games (Sep, 1995)
Ich weiß nicht, was sich die Entwickler von solchen Machwerken denken, die Leute haben offensichtlich keine Ahnung, was Spielspaß bedeutet. Kingdom: The Far Reaches ist ein reines Glücksspiel. Man weiß nie, wo man als nächstes hingehen soll, wenn man einen falschen Schritt macht, stirbt man sofort. Dann fängt das Ganze wieder von vorne an und man versucht halt was anderes, bis man die richtige Reiseroute gefunden hat. Irgendwann folgt dann unweigerlich der nächste Fehltritt, und so weiter und so fort.. Mit einem Adventure hat das nichts zu tun, deshalb: Hände weg von diesem Irrsinn!
Game Zero (Feb, 1996)
This game is so bad, that every time I try to play it, I just want to slit my wrists to make it stop. The animation/graphics in this game are horrendous, as is the audio/soundtrack. This game is like someone took the film segments of some failed 70's animated TV movie, cut it up, spliced it together again in no particular order and tried to make it an interactive game. The sad part is, I think there may be a decent story underneath all of the surface crap, but I just can't get myself to tolerate the interface for long enough to find it (and trust me, I've put some time into this game... shudder).