Excerpt: "Imagine a game that is all games," boldly asserts the official website of Haven: Call Of The King . With this statement, the game sets an impossible task for itself by presuming to be the definitive culmination of every videogame genre that has come before it. Predictably, it is a goal that Call Of The King fails to fulfil, and instead it comes off as a parody that does nothing more than exploit numerous comfortably entrenched videogame stereotypes.
Excerpt: The story in Haven focuses on the title character, whose race has been enslaved for a very long time by an alien race. Haven's people's alien masters have poisoned them, and keep them in line by providing the antidote that they need to stay alive. At the game's opening, Haven has been dreaming about a sacred bell left behind by his people's crusading king.
Excerpt: According to ESRB , this game contains: Mild Violence. Parents have nothing to fear from Haven . The violence is not excessive, and the story and characters are wholesome. Serious gamers who have had in-depth experience with any of the genres Call Of The King incorporates will likely find this game's rendition of them to be shallow and unchallenging. Casual gamers , on the other hand, will likely enjoy Haven for these very same reasons.
Excerpt: When writing a review for a game, I look for innovation. Truthfully, I mark games down for being blatant copycats. The biggest exception to this rule is Haven: Call of the King. Haven just does not do things you have already seen, it does EVERYTHING you have already seen. Once Midway’s action/adventure gem boots in your PS2, be prepared to use everything you have ever learned in video games.
Excerpt: Haven: Call of the King is an often surprising action-packed platformer with a distinctive style and plenty of challenge. It's in many ways comparable in quality to the best platformers currently available, mostly because of its unique gameplay and pacing. At the same time, some of its gameplay can be unnecessarily frustrating, and its ambitious visual design doesn't always work.