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  • Summary: A gorgeous action adventure on an epic scale. Play as Rusty, a clumsy adventurer who accidentally sets about the end of the world. Solve mind-bending puzzles, fight challenging enemies, defeat huge bosses and platform your way through a fantastic open world.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Oct 18, 2019
    80
    Although it seems clearly inspired by The Legend of Zelda series, A Knight’s Quest forms its own footprint. Despite a few minor setbacks, A Knight’s Quest does a great job delivering a fun, light-hearted adventure. Its funny storytelling sets it apart and makes a welcome addition to the Switch library. Genre fans should certainly check this one out.
  2. 75
    There is an incredible amount of charm and character to A Knight’s Quest. I’d strongly encourage anyone who thinks they can get past the technical and combat issues to give A Knight’s Quest a try. While those issues are substantial and may turn some off, there is an amazing game resting just below the surface.
  3. Oct 10, 2019
    66
    A Knight's Quest is very far from the games it takes inspiration from, lacks of personality and presents some combat system issues and bugs. Give it a try only if you are an hardcore fan of The Legend of Zelda series.
  4. Oct 10, 2019
    60
    A Knight’s Quest brings a much needed light-hearted take on the action-adventure fantasy genre, with a genuinely funny sense of humour running throughout and plenty of world to explore. It’s marred by a poor navigation system, inconsistent visual quality and an overall lack of polish. There’s plenty of fun to be had on this quest, but there’s very little to write home about when the Switch is full to the brim with similar titles that provide superior experiences.
  5. Oct 16, 2019
    60
    It can be difficult for small studios to get a good start in the video game business. At Knight's Quest proves it once again. It's not a bitter failure, as there are things to keep, but it's not enough to simply copy the great names of this industry to make a good title. The lack of originality and the chaotic technique got the better of the game for our part. On the other hand, if you are not afraid to play a RPG you have already seen 25 times, the story length and the price might seduce you.
  6. Nov 4, 2019
    50
    A Knight’s Quest seeks to give players access to the serene joy of a 90s action-adventure game. Unfortunately, the result is an unremarkable attempt to go beyond imitation without anything interesting enough to prop it up.
  7. Oct 21, 2019
    20
    That A Knight's Quest is being sold on the eShop at all is ludicrous. Combat, enemy design, the camera, the save system, and the script were all in desperate need of more time. Sky9 releasing the title as is, is simply downright embarrassing. Beyond the lack of polish and the frequent bugs, this is a title that ignores 20 years of conventional game design philosophy, and massacres itself in the process. Few have managed to mangle the basics of 3D combat so badly. Play anything else. A Knight's Quest is one of the worst games of 2019.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Apr 14, 2020
    10
    It's a beautiful game, fantastic art style and great platform gameplay. Combat wise it's not the most polished game, but it has potential andIt's a beautiful game, fantastic art style and great platform gameplay. Combat wise it's not the most polished game, but it has potential and there's lots of fun to have here.
    Soundtrack it's just fantastic, this is an amazing start for a small company.
    It sure doesnt deserves all the hate it's getting.
    I'll give a perfect score to balance this downright injustice
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  2. Oct 11, 2019
    9
    This game has charm, this game has ambition and this game has love in it, i dont know why everyone wants to **** on everything that is not aThis game has charm, this game has ambition and this game has love in it, i dont know why everyone wants to **** on everything that is not a "AAA" game, its not in its perfect state, but far from deserve a 3, i will give it a 9 so it counters the "just hate" Expand
  3. Jan 3, 2022
    5
    I was enjoying this game, but as I approached the end game, it started crashing more and more. It just crashed during a boss fight I was mostI was enjoying this game, but as I approached the end game, it started crashing more and more. It just crashed during a boss fight I was most of the way through, and somehow took all my health/buff items when it crashed (I seriously don't think I used all of those). I don't think I'm good enough to get through this battle without some help, so at 92%, this might be the end of the game for me. (Other crashes meant I had a bunch of stuff to do over again, a drag, but not fatal.)

    More generally, I don't like that with this game, once you walk into a boss fight, you have no way out. If/when you die, you respawn into a locked area. So even without crashing, you can't decide you're not ready for this particular battle, either because you forgot to stock up or because it's a harder boss than you're ready for.

    Overall, it's a fun game with good music and a reasonable story. The battle and item mechanics are a little wonky, but you get used to it. There are some weird ways to get sort of trapped in walls and end up dying (so, a little bit of missing polish), but I was really enjoying the game till the repetitive crashing started.

    (I guess one way to deal with the 'getting stuck' would be to have an alternate save file, but I had only one save file I was using.)
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  4. Aug 21, 2021
    4
    This game was alright until you realised how the game saved. I was in the 2nd lava/fire dungeon and got a ways into it before dying. The gameThis game was alright until you realised how the game saved. I was in the 2nd lava/fire dungeon and got a ways into it before dying. The game only saves when you leave and area but this dunegon zero loading screens and it saves what you have done in the dungeon when you die. The problem is that this specific dungeon had a hub area where you had to change the levels of lava to get to places so i ended being stuck at the start of the dungeon with no way to continue Expand
  5. Dec 18, 2021
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I invested a bit of time into this game and looking back, I wish I knew then what i do now.

    First of all, upon starting the game, it comes across as a nice looking Zelda clone. It is, upon starting. The prologue isn't too bad. The story is generic, but work for a game like this (Evil rises and threatens to take over the land). The dialogue isn't the best as it tries to come across as funny, but this happens 95% of the time, but it's not bothersome that it makes the game unplayable, but some of it can be cringe at points.

    The world looks good, art style is great and the music is great as well. There are various collectables, though you can't use any until further in the game.

    The bad parts come up quickly. The combat isn't perfect, but it isn't bad. It's what revolves around the combat is what brings it down. You can lock on to enemies and parry arrows and you have an unnecessarily slow jump attack, which is next to useless. Stun locking isn;t usually a good thing either side as it takes away from the gameplay, but you can't stun lock enemies, but they can stun lock you, make you go flying like a ragdoll and make you dizzy for a few seconds, which opens you up to more damage. Additionally, you can get "Perma-damage", which lowers your max health over time and can restore it using a bandage. No idea why they did this, it didn't need to be done, should have just had it do you get damaged normally. The enemies can also have elemental barriers, which you need to remove with a certain elemental magic before you can damage them. This part is what made me quit the game;

    The second dungeon/The Desert Proving Ground has you take on a gauntlet of enemies. Some have red barriers, which you need fire magic to remove. Simple enough, but the enemies spin attack, which brings the barrier up again and they spam this move and gather in a huge cluster to make it very, very difficult to both, remove the barrier and just kill the small horde as the window of opportunity to even do this with no damage is minuscule. I tried this section four times, but the constant barrier replenishment the enemies do was just too overwhelming and hugely infuriating.

    Up until this point though, my experience just kept going downhill;

    Your inventory is mostly locked at the start of the game. I read you can buy more inventory space just after the second dungeon, but why they even locked spaces was a stupid move. Zelda and other Zelda-like clone games never did this and the constant item management got frustrating as there is no storage system to store your upgrade materials.

    There are warp crystals, but remain inactive until the end of the third dungeon, which means you have to walk through the entirety of the map if you want to go back to a previous area after gaining a certain item. The grinding is janky. You get to grind rails, but it's quite frustrating as you have to contend with hazards on the rail, balancing, jumping to another rail at times and the camera to keep it in a position that makes it easier to see what's coming ahead and sometimes when you jump, he jumps off the rail rather than over a hazard or to a neighbouring rail.

    Also, saving is a huge issue depending on what you're doing. It autosaves whenever you go onto a new screen, but if you've done a lot without saving and the game crashes, you have to do what you did all over again. I don't know why the devs just didn't put in a manual save as well. Stupid really.

    It's a shame it turned out like this, cause when i saw it in the eShop, I really wanted to play it, so I got it at £3.99 when it was on sale, and boy was I glad I didn;t pay the usual £15.99 for it.

    I know I only played until the mid-way through the second dungeon, but because of that, I have/had no hope of it getting better, but if you have more perseverance than me and getter combat/timing skills, perhaps you'll really like it, though buy it when it's on sale, but if not, it would be best to avoid it.
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  6. Oct 11, 2019
    3
    Gameplay: 5
    Story: 1
    Graphics: 5 Audio: 2 The game is unfinished and suffers technical issues. The release is a disappointment, and I cannot
    Gameplay: 5
    Story: 1
    Graphics: 5
    Audio: 2

    The game is unfinished and suffers technical issues. The release is a disappointment, and I cannot recommend it.
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