Knight's Apprentice, Memorick's Adventures Xbox

Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
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  1. A great game in that it’s not pushing a particular graphics or gameplay agenda at all. It’s just a really cool game from a smart developer that’s putting out a fun to play product that will appeal to a variety of Xbox owners, particularly those looking for a decent fantasy adventure.
  2. Cheat Code Central
    50
    There are some bugs which tend to drag it down to the border of un-playability. In some odd way I like the simplistic, old-school design with its pick-up-and-play controls, but I can't help thinking that it could have been so much more.
  3. The game's shallow simplicity, short length (well under 10 hours), and control issues detract from any appeal.
  4. 57
    Fails to offer anything more advanced than what you'd find in the early-goings of the N64. Still, I had some fun with it, despite the short length (even bad gamers will be able to finish this in under 10 hours).
  5. The straightforward gameplay makes it an easy game to pick up and play, and the fact that you can respawn with full health right where you die makes it easy to overlook the camera flaws, even if they do cause you to die repeatedly.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    49
    If you've ever played a platformer, you've seen it all before, and Memorick doesn't push any envelopes. [Sept 2004, p.84]
  7. A mediocre title that is fun to play, but won’t last more than a handful of hours for the average gamer. I’d recommend this game for anyone out there who grew up playing games that flourished on the N64, such as the excellent games from Rare, who might also have young kids who can share in the fun of a game both parent and child can enjoy.
  8. 30
    All of my best laid hopes were crushed, sliced, bludgeoned, and lit on fire to slowly simmer in the painful gamer's hell that I underwent during my 18-20 hour quest through the majority of Knight's Apprentice.
  9. I can officially say I've played 2004's worst game.
  10. Its shady camera and controls (both of which are downright angering at times) make this a strictly a rental at first.
  11. Xbox Nation Magazine
    30
    There's no solidity to the knight's movement, and the camera is usually twitching around like a plague rat on crank. [Aug 2004, p.87]

Awards & Rankings

#74 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. MichaelM.
    Jun 24, 2004
    3
    Graphically, barely better than N64. Typical platform game with nothing new. Camera from hell. Not since I rented Stake on a whim have I been Graphically, barely better than N64. Typical platform game with nothing new. Camera from hell. Not since I rented Stake on a whim have I been so befuddled by a game. Full Review »
  2. Gamegriller
    Jun 16, 2004
    4
    I don't know where the good reviews have come from but I doubt they even sat down and played the game. It looks blurry, there's I don't know where the good reviews have come from but I doubt they even sat down and played the game. It looks blurry, there's generic platform action. reminds me of a later n64 title. It grows tedious after half hour, but at least the controls are responsive. Other than that, not much worth more than a passing look.. Full Review »
  3. KristyP.
    Jun 8, 2004
    9
    I'm enjoying it...not finished yet, though.