[PlayStation 4] Castle Renovator Review

by Tracey

Castle Renovator from Ultimate Games and Pyramid Games will allow you to work on building your own kingdom. Check our Castle Renovator review!

Castle Renovator from Ultimate Games and Pyramid Games will allow you to work on building your own kingdom. Since the smash hit House Flipper launched a few years ago on Steam, and then eventually on consoles, there has been a slew of clones, none of which have managed to beat House Flipper… at least not in my book! So how is Castle Renovator different from House Flipper? Well, let’s dig in and find out!

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In House Flipper, you don’t get to build from scratch. Castle Renovator allows you to do that since you can build from the ground up using the materials available to you. As the name suggests, this one is not set in modern days, so you will need to cast yourself back to medieval times when playing. Anything property you build will be mostly made from wood, plaster, stone, and other elements from the era.

To get started in building your very own kingdom, you need to earn money, and this is where quests come in. You will take on a variety of different tasks, from cleaning to abode building to earn money which goes towards you building your very own kingdom from scratch. You can become quite wealthy in a matter of hours! Once you have built your first property, you can then rent it out for some extra profit.

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Thus, Castle Renovator is a game split into two segments: the quests to build your wealth and spending your wealth to build your dream kingdom how you want it… and then you rent them out for more wealth. The quest system is great and very diverse. You will do simple stuff that takes 10 minutes, like clearing a farm, or something bigger like finishing a castle build and a great many more.

You will also be chopping trees, catching rats, repairing broken stuff, relighting torches, and more. When you have progressed in the game enough, you can unlock new furnishings and items via the store. Click on what you want, and the picture turns into a sliding puzzle for you to complete, and when you do, that item can be used in your furnishings catalog. When renting out properties, people will want their property built to a certain size and will want the house to have a specific value. They demand specific types of furniture and so on, so you will be spending the bulk of your time getting a house right down to the exact specifications, I think this idea is great, but it needs to be toned down and made a bit simpler. They should take away the house values since I feel that it’s a bit pointless.

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Now let’s talk about the technical stuff. As you can tell from the trailer and screens in this Castle Renovator review, it’s not the best-looking game out there. There are also some bugs you need to keep in mind. For example, if you finish a quest and want to leave using your horse and cart, it won’t work, which is an odd bug. The controls work, but they do take a bit of time for you to get used to the whole thing. Castle Renovator is easy to learn and master in a very short time, so you won’t be spending a lot of time in tutorials which is a bonus since the game teaches you as you go along.

The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy to unlock. The list has 23 Bronze trophies, 8 Silver trophies, and 5 Gold trophies to add to your collection. That means there are plenty of objectives you can work on during your time with this one, such as chopping down trees, collecting a lot of wood, collecting a ton of stones, renting dozens of the houses you build, catching rats, repairing the furniture, putting together all of the puzzles in the game, and completing all quests, to name some examples.

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Castle Renovator is available right now on PlayStation 4, and I definitely recommend the game. There is a lot to do, and Castle Renovator will take a good while to finish since there are several quests to complete, many resources to collect, and plenty of castles for you to build. Castle Renovator is out on PlayStation 4 with a $14.99 asking price.

This Castle Renovator review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ultimate Games.

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