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  • Summary: Set within a world of treachery, nobility and milk (yes, milk), Once Upon A Knight delivers powerful gameplay and forgoes conventions surrounding ordinary fantasy titles offering a milk-based economy, mother-in-laws, flying witches and secretive knights named Floyd. Players can chose toSet within a world of treachery, nobility and milk (yes, milk), Once Upon A Knight delivers powerful gameplay and forgoes conventions surrounding ordinary fantasy titles offering a milk-based economy, mother-in-laws, flying witches and secretive knights named Floyd. Players can chose to either jump right into battle in RTS mode, or slowly build up a character's attributes over time in RPG mode. Once Upon A Knight is set in a fully animated, highly detailed three-dimensional environment that features over 20 missions, hundreds of quests, creepy monsters, 80 different characters, countless spells and weaponry. Once Upon A Knight also offers LAN and online play where up to eight chivalrous gamers can test their skills and battle each other to discover who is the ultimate medieval master. [Atari] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. The storyline is fun, and the game will make you chuckle, if not sometimes outright make you spit your soda onto the screen.
  2. The variety of gameplay styles and different options offers something for everyone's taste, and that is probably the game's biggest quality.
  3. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a little bit more attention given to the RPG aspect and more depth to the RTS elements of the game.
  4. There are better games in both the RPG and RTS genres.
  5. 60
    The best thing that can be said for OUaK is that there's plenty to do. The RPG and RTS games are distinctly different and each are enjoyable for several days of time you'd otherwise waste watching "Gilligan's Island" reruns or possibly eating.
  6. I would recommend it to beginners and those weaned on shooters that might be looking for something a little different that doesn't have a steep learning curve.
  7. Perhaps if the game actually were funny it could be recommended as a spoof of serious games, but that’s just not the case. You get a basic and bland RPG combined with a basic and bland RTS game, and that’s about it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. WD
    Feb 12, 2004
    10
    Good game.
  2. JimA.
    Oct 10, 2003
    10
    I was amazed by this game as it has two different games and really disagree with the review I read on the first page. The opening of the game I was amazed by this game as it has two different games and really disagree with the review I read on the first page. The opening of the game in RPG mode is typical of all RPG in that you have to build up your characters... It sounds like that guy only has the one level demo and not the whole game which is one of my favorite releases of the year. Expand
  3. L.Hirth
    Oct 21, 2003
    10
    I like this game. The RPG is great and that also children can play this game is no disadvantage. When the upcoming patch brings a greater I like this game. The RPG is great and that also children can play this game is no disadvantage. When the upcoming patch brings a greater storage for items than nobody ca stop me to gather the uniques and sets. I like the RTS because of the explicit experiance and items each single unit can get. It leads to more identification... And I also have the impression that the reviewers had not really played the full game. Expand
  4. Bob
    Jan 13, 2004
    9
    Funneh sh..t! :) Good fun, and a great time waster!
  5. MikeD.
    Feb 20, 2004
    9
    I thought the game was tight! if people actually played the game to actually "play the game" there would be no point in comparing it to I thought the game was tight! if people actually played the game to actually "play the game" there would be no point in comparing it to another. it was meant to be different, and if you dont like different then stick with nintendo! this game isnt stronghold or diablo, and it was never supposed to be. Expand
  6. Jok`RdeMo
    Oct 6, 2003
    3
    I was waiting this game so much, I hoped it will be RTS, but it is not even normal RPG. This game was so promising but now after I've I was waiting this game so much, I hoped it will be RTS, but it is not even normal RPG. This game was so promising but now after I've played 30min I see that it is for children... In the first mission I must run around with only one character do some stupid things like kill wolfs etc. Is that strategy??? I better play Stronghold again. I will try now skirmish mode and if it will be just like 1st mission then... well... arghhhh... Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jan 24, 2004
    1
    Extremely "unnecessary."

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