Kien - GBA

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Viewed: 2D Side-on, Scrolling Genre:
Adventure: Role Playing
Arcade origin:No
Developer: PM Studios Soft. Co.: GMX
Publishers: Destination Software (US)
Released: 2004 (US)


Kien is an action/platform game with RPG elements. The player's task is to complete an epic, non-linear quest in a fanstasy-inspired world, helping the two young heroes in their challenge to defeat the Powers of Evil.

The world of Kien is composed of 23 long, challenging levels, each boasting richly detailed and colourful 2D graphics, appealing features, well-animated characters as well as eye-pleasing environments and backgrounds.

The atmosphere of the game is epic, despite of the cute, cartoon-style graphics. The storyline is deep and intriguing and the action is always paced, with a large number of enemies to get rid of and a number of missions to be accomplished.

Kien offers a well-balanced mix of arcade and RPG elements: the game require the user to both prove his skills with the control system defeating hordes of lethal enemies and to carefully plan his progress in the game completing missions.

One of the game's main features is its non-linear game structure, which gives the user the possibility to explore all of Kien's vast playing area, moving from one stage to the other and looking for items and hints which may help him completing his quest.