Posted: May 31
TL;DR: A wonderfully silly and fun game, that is also challenging and rewarding. It's great by yourself and much, much better with friends. Would definitely recommend.
Castle Crashers is a comedic beat 'em up game that incorporates silly content and solid gameplay to create a fun, classic, and heavily group-centred game. You traverse the land, beating the ever-living crap out of every enemy in your way. All the while, you're able to take in the hilarious atmosphere around you and excercise your level of completionism by hoarding money from your friends and grabbing as many pets and swords as possible. There will seriously be moments where you'll be taken back for a second to laugh and say "I can't believe that just happened!" In addition to the button-mashing combat that is fun and challenging, you can enchance gameplay with unique magic powers that every character has.
Playing single-player is great, but the real fun comes from multiplayer. You fight each other indirectly for items and money, while at the same time really being on the same team when it comes to battling enemies. The game even has segments where you actually do fight each other, in arenas and when jockeying for a princess's kiss, which keeps playful competitions between you and your friends. At the end of it all, you truly feel accomplished and satisfied by working as a team.
I would certainly recommend this game to anyone looking to play a game with their friends, the whole experience is wonderfully fun. Any negative points are honestly mitigatable, such as there being sub-par support for keyboard users which can be circumvented by using a controller or simply not caring. All in all, this is truly a wonderful game. Play it, and play it with friends.