Welcome to the world of pixelated chivalry, where your courage, your reflexes and fame will encorage you to reach the dream of every self-respecting knight. Our protagonist travels to Pixelville to fulfill his greatest dream and to marry the beautiful young princess Arianna Annabelle di Grandigund Hyacinthe. To do this he must prove himself a horsemen winning the championship of "The Big 5", recognized as the unbeatable knights of the realm. According to the king, "who manages to defeat in combat will be a good suitor for his daughter!" An epic adventure set in medieval ambient and the world of chivalry, where our protagonist must acquire new and increasingly better equipment to achieve his mission.
Is this an 8? Indeed it is.
I'd give it a 10. But devs need incentives to go and finish the game.
Nah seriously. It deserves an 8 *as of the writing of this review*. The game is very fun and engaging already, there are tourneys, hidden characters (even from other indie or not so indie games), mini-games, a beginning, a midgame and an end.
I'd give the game a better score, and will do as long as I don't forget to, once it's finished. The only reason it scores an 8 at the moment is because it's a bit on the short side right now (around two hours to completely finish the game - and that means main story AND guard "sidequests"), the items aren't very useful at the moment unless you don't really understand the joust system (I finished the last tourney with 2 perfects under my belt. 1 was the last boss. I didn't buy an item during the course of the WHOLE game), and you'll be left craving for more. Which could be a good reason to give it a 9, in fact. One more proof scored reviews don't make sense.
Anyway. It's a neat little RPG/Sim/whatever game, it's full of nice pixels and it keeps evolving. If you don't think it's enough to buy it right now, keep an eye on it. You'll very likely be surprised in the long run.
When i first played the demo of Pixelry, i really loved it. Even though it was an alpha, i bought the game and had much fun with it. The gameplay is getting repetetive soon, since there is not much to do.
And suddenly the developers announced Pixelry Champions. They tried to get money on kickstarter, to make the game better. All the aspects we wanted and discussed on the forums were mentioned, but also that it wouldn't be an upgrade. So the alpha i bought would stay an alpha and i would have to pay again for the content, i was hoping for the game that i backed.
Of course i didn't gave anything for the kickstarter and i also think it's the reason why the kickstarter flopped.
Even though i had much fun, the time i had with Pixelry, i can't recommend this game. I don't think it's worth giving the devs 5€ for a game, they promised much, but which went fast into it's own grave.