The game Kings Road is a refreshing take on the browser-based action RPG genre. Taking inspiration from classic PC titles such as Blizzard's Diablo and Runic Games' Torchlight, the title blends simplicity with depth to create a unique experience that rewards careful strategic planning.
The core of the game is a simple set-up, with each player claiming a king piece that will travel around the board. Each region scores differently, and players must try to gain influence in their regions in order to win points.
There is a lot of decision-making to make, and the complexity of the board can be daunting at first. But mastering the game is not only a matter of strategy, but also of patience.
Using a one-button system, players point their mouse where they want to go and click to move, or hold down the button to perform a more accurate movement. Then, they use their magic power, which is assigned to keys (one to five) in the game's number row, to bust out spells and abilities to attack enemies.
You'll also come across townsfolk who can create items for you, though these take time to reappear in your inventory. It's similar to the "combat shopping" you'll find in other browser-based RPGs like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, and a nice touch that gives players something other than just a horde of enemies to kill.
The only real downside to the game is that it's free-to-play, but you can get started with a limited amount of gems and then spend your hard earned cash on a few extra pieces of gear. That said, if you're looking for a solid browser-based RPG experience that's as good as it gets for a lunchbreak or a long-session game, then you should give it a try.