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A Review of the Game Kingsway

In Kingsway you adventure among ancient ruins of an old operating system from the 90’s. I am the chosen one? After many years of hard, frustrating training, I’m ready for my mission. Probably I’ll save the world or something in that style. Honestly I didn’t listened very carefully when it’s was explained to me.

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Go on a adventure in an operating system

For one that doesn’t know, it may seem to be a hard-pervasive environment that is presented before you. Old ruins full of outdated and forgotten technology. And no, I’m not talking about caves. I’m talking about operating systems and interfaces. Kingsway is something as odd as a role playing-game  that takes place in an old Windows 95-like operating system, complete with windows and menus. It looks charming old and shiny.

It may sound terribly hard, but it’s actually very easy to get in. The menu system is a bit messy is part of the challenge itself, namely. The shape of the game is a big part of the content in an extremely smart and intelligent manner.

When you start, you’ll only see a desktop with a few icons and folders you can start opening by placing them where you want on the screen. In the beginning, the game is quite challenging, namely and the introduction is a little bit tedious, so it’s not great fun to start over when you have to.

Once you get acquainted with the shape of the game tho, just click on points on the map and see your little figure travel to the next goal. You fight against the monsters in small windows, where you choose between attacking, blocking or the usage of use abilities or spells. Both you and the monsters have a meter, and it’s up to you to get as many attacks as possible before the opponent counter-attacks.

Kingsway is a solid Adventure title

I’ve played several times over four or five hours total and never gotten anywhere close to endgame due to so many deaths. And yet, as a masochist always does, I come back for more pain and suffering. I can’t stop playing this game, no matter how loud, angry, and vulgar I get with each death.

I definitely recommend it for anyone fond of 1980’s and 1990’s RPGs for the pure difficulty alone, and the 16-bit graphics. This is an old school game set in an old school operating system, but made for a modern, nostalgic audience. I give this game a very solid 4 out of 5.

Looking back: The old Aardvaak IPS

Easy setup. Compatible with PC/Mac. Free webspace, email and much more. Do you remember this? This was the old Aardvaak IPS system from many years ago. It is always fun to look back on old IT systems and hacks since the internet has come such a long way now. So lets take a look in the rearview mirror!

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Looking back at the old Aardvaak internet system

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