Game Review by Ann Lilien
Game Rating = 5/5 Balls
The PC game, BC Kings, by Mascot Entertainment, is an excellent real time strategy game with single player quests, multi-player capability, and a random map option for more versatility. After playing this game for several hours using the trial version, I was hooked. I am definitely planning on buying this game so that I can finish all the quests in single player mode and try out the multi-player and random map options.
The game begins with a fun cinematic which includes a stunning view of the earth from outer-space as a hurling ball of fire approaches. Then, the player finds out that his cave man ancestors are in need of help as they combat alien mutants and survive in various environments from snow-covered terrains to jungles. Each of the quests are unique and require different gaming skills. For example, one quest may have you attempting to find the best path so that losses are at a minimum as you battle alien mutants and raptors at almost every turn in your path. I found the quests challenging yet not impossible. And, yes, I had to start over several times, but that only made me more determined to save my army of prehistoric humans. Other quests will have you defending and scouting an area while keeping your workers and main hero characters alive.
The graphics and sound were both excellent. The maps were well planed and the movement in the game is smooth with no collision or path finding problems. The music was very nice and pleasant to listen to, making the overall gaming experience that much more fun!
Each level in the single player mode has at least one cinematic that follows the story line. Additionally, the story itself is interesting enough to keep the player’s curiousity level up. I found no annoying gaps in the story line that often bother me in other games.
Another added plus for the game is the ability to find and collect various objects that help the hero survive. I wouldn’t have survived without those health potions I picked up. And, it’s just plan fun to discover something shiny in one’s path- cavemen love shiny things! Oh, and did I forget to mention cavemen can share items in this game and change their weapons as the game progresses.
Overall, BC Kings, is an amusing, engaging, and fresh real time strategy game. It has the feel of a game like Age of Empires, yet isn’t buggy and is just fun to play.
Mascot Entertainment created BC Kings.