YMMV / King's Field

  • Americans Hate Tingle: The three games released stateside got very scathing reviews from almost every source. Even so, they have a cult following.
  • Game-Breaker: The Triple Fang in the first game can be found early on the third floor (out of five). In addition to being one of the better swords in the game, it provides gradual MP regeneration. At first this might seem too slow to be practical, until you realize how incredibly cheap the yet effective the basic healing spell is. It reaches a point you can heal faster than enemies can damage you, with its 3MP cost being restored almost between casts. Nerfed in the sequels, where the healing spells have a long cooldown between casts.
  • Vindicated by History: While still not fondly remembered, the runaway success of Demon's Souls and especially Dark Souls helped clarify to it's detractors what FromSoftware was going for, and the series as a result is more respected and understood, if not liked.