• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Apr 4, 2011
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  • Summary: The Spiral Knights have awoken on an alien world. With their equipment stores raided and their starship failing to recover, they must now work together to survive on a journey that will take them to the very core of the world.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 18, 2011
    80
    If you're an action RPG fan, don't make the mistake of ignoring Spiral Knights just because it's an MMO, as it is a sublime example of where you can take the genre.
  2. Feb 18, 2012
    64
    Ultimately, I'd encourage you to give Spiral Knights a go as you'll know before you've expended your first 100 points of mist energy whether you want to keep playing. The question of whether you'll have the strength I lacked to grind your way out of the constrictions of the energy system is another question entirely. If you treat the game as a dip in/dip out sort of affair, then I think it's possible to really enjoy it.
  3. CD-Action
    Aug 2, 2011
    60
    When I look at this game it reminds me of the humorous Diablo 3 logo. The one with the sun, rainbow, clouds and unicorns. It's this game! Having in mind that it wasn't designed for hardcore gamers, I can let some of the boredom resulting from the combat system's simplicity slide. But only some. [August 2011, p.70]
  4. Jul 26, 2011
    51
    Spiral Knights is fast, accessible and fun until the spiteful pricing system pops up to punch you in the face.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 101
  2. Negative: 19 out of 101
  1. Apr 8, 2011
    10
    Actually, I hate MMOs because I've played most of them and they are all the same. I'm SO tired of the same old thing that I've been playingActually, I hate MMOs because I've played most of them and they are all the same. I'm SO tired of the same old thing that I've been playing since the 90s. I don't want to play another hack/MUD/UO/Everquest/WoW regurgitation and so when my roommate told me about this game my jaw hit the floor because finally there was something out there that is made for ME.

    I went into it just waiting to be disappointed, just wanting to be let down again after so many games have let me down so I could just toss it aside like the rest. But I found something wonderful in this game that took me back to my childhood when I used to play games for the honest fun of it. I don't know why, but there's just something there. I can't explain it or why I'm seriously playing an MMO again but it really does something right for me. I dunno, maybe it's the music or the art or the old super nintendoey of it all but it really does something well that I've been missing for awhile.
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  2. Aug 24, 2013
    10
    The game are great! especially the new update! the elevator payment are gone, and i can play many misson forever, people often to underratedThe game are great! especially the new update! the elevator payment are gone, and i can play many misson forever, people often to underrated the game! i said "why?" and then i continue "This is a free game! the developer just want you to play and enjoys it. and if you dont like this game! dont play it from the first time!"

    continue to the review, the game are great especially for 13 years old! it's fun to play, easy to get friend, and many 5 stars gear user that can help you! i've been playing this for 1 year and still enjoying it. getting crowns sometime frustating! but not! if you're not lazy.
    so hope this review help! and enjoy the game!
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  3. Jul 20, 2011
    9
    There are loads of free-to-play MMOs around, but Spiral Knights offers something new. Simple but engaing combat makes the the gameplay of thisThere are loads of free-to-play MMOs around, but Spiral Knights offers something new. Simple but engaing combat makes the the gameplay of this game very easy to understand, and what's not explained you'll pick up quickly.

    The gameplay reminds me much of a LoZ DS game, if you've played one of those you'll know what I mean. Levels in the clockworks are randomised but they all can have different themes to do it, so it's different every time you go down. Your character doesn't level up, instead your eqipment does, which is a unique way to d it.

    But there's also the energy system. Energy is a resource that's needed for the majority of actions, this can be pretty costly if you want to play a lot, but if you don't buy crystal enegy with real money, you'll run out very fast if you're not careful, and you only get 100 a day, unless you buy it. But if you make it to Tier 2, you can probably make enough money a run to buy more energy in the energy market, and if you manage your energy well though, you might be able to make a profit (unless the price of energy keeps going up) This doesn't, however stop this game from being worth a try.

    Unless you're the kind a gamer that likes to play for hours and hours on end, you'll probably like it, since after an hour or so you'll hit your daily limit of energy. You could always buy more energy with real money, but you'll shortly regret doing so as soon as you realize they've managed to make spending real money part of the game.
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  4. Aug 18, 2014
    8
    So when i first started this game everything was easy. Then once i got further into the game everything got hard just as i wanted it to. YesSo when i first started this game everything was easy. Then once i got further into the game everything got hard just as i wanted it to. Yes everything is free if you enjoy playing dungeons and running person vs environment. But if you're just wanting to skip all that and start doing person vs person you'll most likely have to pay some money out of pocket. Overall it's a good game keeps you busy and you always have something on your buying list. Great thing is you can specialize your gear with unique variants and accessory's. Expand
  5. Jun 22, 2016
    7
    I didn't think much of Spiral Knights at first, just stopping in for the hat and moving on. But I chanced to play it with some friends and II didn't think much of Spiral Knights at first, just stopping in for the hat and moving on. But I chanced to play it with some friends and I disovered it's very entertaining in groups. It's a light-hearted, zelda-esque dungeon crawler with fairly fast-paced and entertaining combat, and obnoxious real-money purchases not withstanding, there's little to complain about. I can fairly say it's boring when played alone, so play it with friends. Expand
  6. Dec 30, 2012
    6
    This game has a lot of charm and a pretty nice atmosphere. The game style they chose was a very good design choice yet it falls flat becauseThis game has a lot of charm and a pretty nice atmosphere. The game style they chose was a very good design choice yet it falls flat because it was made a Free to Play game instead of a normal game.If energy was scraped and it was just a single payment of £10-£20 it would be much better.Still have a go at it I got just under 300 hours of game play from this.^_^ Expand
  7. May 23, 2011
    0
    This game was on course to become bigger than World of Warcraft...Then the developers decided to get greedy and tripled the real world cost ofThis game was on course to become bigger than World of Warcraft...Then the developers decided to get greedy and tripled the real world cost of in game items. That mistake will cost them. Severely. Expand

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