Title: A Knight’s Quest
Developer: Sky 9 Games
Publisher: Curve Digital
Genre: Action & Adventure, Role-playing
Platform: Xbox One
Age Rating: PEGI 7
Release Date: 10/10/19
Price: £19.99 – Rapid Reviews was very kindly provided with a review code for this title.
It Is What It Is
A Knight’s Quest, by Sky 9 Games is one of many action-packed platformers inspired by The Legend of Zelda and this game doesn’t make that fact less evident as you’ll soon discover. In this game, you’ll take on the role of Rusty, a graceless yet determined hero, who accidentally unleashes demons onto the world, and must use the standard knight package, y’know, sword and shield to brave the deadliest monsters and solve brain-rattling puzzles. However, the quest is known to be filled with not only puzzles and the occasional skeleton, but with a few glitches in the system. Is this quest worth adventuring? Read my Rapid Review to find out.
Sweet and Simple
Throughout your adventure, you’ll be accompanied by a charming soundtrack and engaging battle music. In these battles, the combat sound effects are weighed suitably and the game doesn’t feature any voice acting, apart from a few “Hyah!”s and “UH!”s which isn’t really much to complain about. This game was given colourful and vivid visuals, however, these come with a few hiccups that make the world seem less and less appealing. The cartoony and vibrant appearances of the land and characters are very charming and reminiscent of Wind Waker, giving it a decent appeal.
The Legend of Rusty
As you progress and gain new weapons and abilities, more areas become available to explore. It’s all very free-flowing and you’ll never really get stuck as the game sign-posts your quests simply and effectively. Many of the chests don’t offer rewards too amazing, but you will feel rewarded once you get your hands on the trickier ones. When it comes to controls and platforming, A Knight’s Quest offers this surprisingly well. Jumping, running, rolling, wall running and more are all responsive and the items obtained later in the game make the platforming aspect even more fun. But all is not perfect as the map is practically useless and navigation is very hard. If you thought navigation was bad, you don’t know about the combat yet.
Unfortunately, the combat isn’t as enjoyable as the exploring. Fighting enemies doesn’t really provide to be a challenge. In fact, you’ll most likely end up running past them at some point. It mostly consists of hitting them over and over and doing the occasional block. Bosses are a little tougher, well, until you exploit their patterns that is.
There are a number of glitches floating around, such as an endless loop of death and revival and many visual slip-ups, making it not off to a good start when these can be found in under thirty minutes of starting.
A Little Rusty
In conclusion, if you’ve played this type of game before, don’t expect much different. It’s more or less your typical, sword baring, adventuring game, but the puzzles and platforming are surprisingly fun but doesn’t distinguish it as a game of its own. Offering funny dialogue, a decent story and nicely done platforming, A Knight’s Quest is clever, fun, but in need of a good polish.