Excerpt: In its short life span, the PSP has seen a healthy offering of games from every genre except RPGs. While it can certainly be argued that the genre really don't lend itself all that well to portable gaming, there are still die-hards who want a little RPG action on the go. This lack of RPGs makes Kingdom of Paradise a tempting offering for PSP owners craving a portable RPG. Visually, Kingdom of Paradise squeezes everything it can out of the PSP.
Summary: Kingdom of Paradise for the PSP is a
surprisingly deep RPG that allows players to create a great number of attacks.
The swordplay system allows you to create your own style of attacks using
special moves and potions to increase your skills. The game follows most
role-playing conventions otherwise as you traverse a large map of different
areas, facing off against dozens of enemies in real-time battles.
Excerpt: Like Tecmo's Tokobot , a PSP game I recently reviewed, Kingdom of Paradise is one more brand-new project (as in, not a port, offshoot, or sequel of a PS2 game) with a criminal amount of missed potential. I don't know exactly what's going on, but there seems to be an epidemic plaguing Sony's shiny black handheld. Is there a technology-based virus infecting development houses that prevents perfectly good ideas from coming together?
Excerpt: Developer - Climax Entertainment Publisher - Sony Computer Entertainment Features Wireless Multiplayer (ad-hoc) Online Capable (infrastructure) – download items only With very few RPG's available for the PSP, Climax and Sony have released a great action RPG in Kingdom of Paradise. However that's not to say there is no room for improvement, but with the lack of RPG's available for the system Kingdom of Paradise provides an entertaining game.
Excerpt: Kingdom of Paradise review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com There’s something about the mix of swordplay and Eastern environments that speaks of a great backdrop for a game. Maybe it’s the fast paced hacking and slashing by skilled swordsmen or going up against numerous opponents at the same time that’s perfect for action titles. Perhaps it’s the undercurrent of magic and channeling chi, or exploring a lush, sprawling countryside that works well for RPGs.
Excerpt: After a fairly long translation period, Kingdom of Paradise has finally made it to the U.S. Considering that nearly a year has passed since the game was realized, one would think that it would be hard pressed to keep up with the second or third wave of PSP games. While there are some signs of aging, it does well to distinguish itself from the rest of the crowd. Had KoP been a launch title, it would have been received with much greater acclaim.
Conclusion: Kingdom of Paradise is a game that I would just classify as an extremely solid title that deserves a lot of credit for just doing everything it needed to correctly. The gameplay is good, the sound is good, and the presentation is good. The game may not go out of its way to impress you, but for anyone who enjoys these sorts of games, it is definitely worth a try. The game has plenty to offer, and in my opinion was just a lot of fun to play through.