Once Upon a Knight PC

Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
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  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. 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.
  3. The variety of gameplay styles and different options offers something for everyone's taste, and that is probably the game's biggest quality.
  4. 69
    The game itself isn't confusing, though, but it looks like they would have been better served just sticking with the RTS campaign, as it's missing some elements we've grown used to in RTS Land.
  5. The gameplay is okay, but isn't engrossing. The RTS mode is the more fun and involved of the two, but there are better strategy games out there. Ditto on the RPG mode.
  6. PC Gamer
    62
    On the whole, this game feels like a retreat of older ones - only with +10 wackiness. It's decent, but hardly heroic. [Apr 2004, p.70]
  7. There are better games in both the RPG and RTS genres.
  8. 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.
  9. Cheat Code Central
    60
    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.
  10. 60
    It's neither funny nor exciting, and the two genres it tries to meld are both shortchanged by the attempt.
  11. Apart from odd attempts at humor that are hard to ignore, the story execution falls flat, the scenarios are tediously scripted, and the skirmish mode is terribly limited.
  12. Computer Gaming World
    50
    A decent-enough RTS bogged down by a lame RPG and the mistaken belief that milk is funny. [Feb 2004, p.77]
  13. 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.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. WD
    Feb 12, 2004
    10
    Good game.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jan 24, 2004
    1
    Extremely "unnecessary."