Kingsman: The Golden Circle Game Review
- Name: Kingsman: The Golden Circle Game
- Developer: NHN Pixelcube
- Genre: Puzzle, RPG
- Price: Free, with IAPs
- Installed size: 595 mb
- Best played in short-medium sessions
- No bugs experienced
- Playable Offline: No
What is Kingsman: The Golden Circle?
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a game based on the movie/comic book franchise Kingsman, as well as the title of the second film. The game is a match 3 RPG with a fighting game veneer. Players pick an agent (or multiple agents depending on the mode), and go up against the AI in a match 3 game. In the game’s story mode, players have 3 turns to make as many matches as possible before each AI attack. Certain agents might have boosts depending on the color matched, number of matches, as well as skills that can be activated when they’ve matched enough pieces of a certain color. In other words, the typical match 3 RPG stuff.
Players can be powered up by leveling up, powering up gear, or obtaining new outfits and agent cards. The latter two are randomly drawn using the game’s premium currency, though free draws are sometimes given out. PVP is handled in real time, but fought against agents controlled by the AI.
- Playable characters: 6
- Stamina system: Yes
- PVP: Yes
- CO-OP: No
- Social features: Guilds
- Graphics quality: Average
- Audio quality: Average
- Audio recommended: No
- UI quality: Average
- Overall presentation: Average
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Game is an average game that’s heavy on the in app purchases. The match 3 gameplay is fine, but having 3 turns before the agent attacks adds a disconnect between what you do and when you see the results. That makes it hard to appreciate a really good turn and the difference between that and a bad one. The lack of feedback leads to an underwhelming match 3 experience. This are even worse in the game’s arena mode, where players stand still until one side has matched enough pieces to win.
Disappointing gameplay does not always spell doom for a game. Some games have a great story, amazing graphics, nice character development, or some sort of gameplay innovation. Kingsman has none of that. Just about everything that the game does is average at best, and given how many options gamers have on mobile, that’s not good enough. If you want a similar game that is better than Kingsman, take a look at Puzzle and Dragons or the Puzzle Quest franchise.
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