The Knight Witch Reviews

The Knight Witch is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 10
Dec 2, 2022

The Knight Witch could have been fantastic. It was so dang close to being something very special thanks to its fantastic visuals, great gameplay and compelling story, but it's instead plagued by frame rate issues and awful difficulty spikes rearing their slappable faces to ruined the fun. Fingers crossed Super Mega Team takes the time to thoroughly patch The Knight Witch and make it the game that it deserves to be.

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VG247
Top Critic
Nov 28, 2022

All in all, I came away pleasantly surprised by The Knight Witch. At a time where so many games are vying for your time and attention, a neatly packed present of an indie, clearly made by a team that knows what it's doing and a quirk not found elsewhere makes for a great refresher. While I don’t believe it quite makes the cut as a classic, nor will it make many game of the year lists, it is still well worth your time. Personally, I think Super Mega Team is a studio I'll be keeping track of from here one out.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2022

The Knight Witch not only looks stunning, but the gameplay is tight and inventive, providing an enjoyable bullet hell extravaganza.

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90 / 100
Nov 28, 2022

The Knight Witch is an endearing tale that perfectly blends fast paced shooting and satisfying spell casting. From the sensational artwork and score to clever game design, the entire experience was remarkable.

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Nov 28, 2022
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75 / 100
Nov 28, 2022

The Knight Witch is an intriguing amalgamation of genres. Flying through stages and battling foes feels great. The unique approach to special attacks and the Metroidvania style progression work extremely well. While the narrative intrigues and includes some innovation, its presentation is simple. Regardless of this, the game is a blast and freshens up the shmup genre.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2022

The Knight Witch makes a strong case for itself with its simplistic gameplay and charming writing. The overall balance between development and gameplay feels a bit too weird to ignore. Still, this twin-stick shooter-meets-Metroidvania has a quirky intrigue about it that makes it a worthy purchase for any fan of the genre.

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The Games Machine
Emanuele Feronato
Top Critic
8.2 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2022

The Knight Witch is a solid shoot'em up with a metroidvania progression where exploration of beau-tifully designed levels is mixed with frantic shooter action, which sometimes turns into a bullet hell. The card system for managing special abilities invites us to experiment trying to sort out the most appropriate build for each type of situation, and the character build, although quite simple, requires tactical choices that influence the gameplay. The narration is maybe too trivial, often tempting you to skip some dialogues, but the shootervania formula works and the game is challenging and a lot of fun.

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87 / 100
Nov 28, 2022

The Knight Witch is a true and rewarding challenge, with a mixture of two great genres, Metroidvania and Bullet Hell, with a lot of action, shooting and adventure. With a beautiful visual section that is combined with a great story, Super Mega Team has achieved a pleasant surprise.

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Nov 28, 2022

The game’s eeriest moment is attuned to the politics of denial and unresolved emotions. The final boss, a manifestation of the existential crisis that faces the planet, is extremely hard. It’s far easier to accept The Knight Witch’s offer for Rayne to just walk away from this battle and enjoy the next few years, hoping that maybe one of her allies can stop the world from ending. But that leads to an unsatisfying ending, with Rayne haunted by the question: “Was there more that I could have done?” This narrative beat is a bleak and brutal reminder that if we all keep blithely enjoying our lives instead of fighting the toughest of battles, we may come to regret it.

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7 / 10
Nov 28, 2022

The Knight Witch seems to occupy a unique niche on the Switch eShop - there's really nothing else quite like it. It's not the best shmup nor is it the best Metroidvania we've experienced, but its fusion of many core ideas in those genres is interesting and worthwhile. The adventure feels perfectly paced, the action is snappy, and though there are missteps here and there, they shouldn't disqualify The Knight Witch from your attention. If you're looking for a Metroidvania that mixes things up a bit - and you haven't been utterly burned out on the genre - we'd suggest giving this a look.

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6.3 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2022

The world only has life when parts of it are dying, when Rayne sets them afire with her spells. The Knight Witch wants you to be invested in its world, in the possibility of its death, in the ability of a community to live freely without exploitation. However, its only poetry is in virtual violence, in the simple thrill of outwitting a computer and watching its shrapnel fade from view.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2023

The Knight Witch is an engaging shoot 'em up/Metroidvania that features a fun and unique world.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jan 3, 2023

The Knight Witch is excellent in a lot of ways despite its forbidding difficulty, the kind of game you'll be glad to have beaten even if the journey to completion is sometimes a bit much.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2022

The Knight Witch is an easy to recommend entry in a genre loaded with fans who may want to try something different, but also a good starter title for those looking to get acquainted with 2D action games.

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2.5 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2022

A game seemingly fighting its own presentation and message, The Knight Witch instead alienates the player with smug self-awareness, milquetoast cynicism, and some truly awful genre meshing.

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85 / 100
Dec 21, 2022

The Knight Witch is a pleasant surprise. Its interesting combat engages with its challenge and the simple story makes you want to see Rayne's journey to its conclusion. The game has its problems (such as difficulty spikes), but it's certainly a recommendation for those who like bullet hell with a touch of exploration.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2022

The Knight Witch is a nice-looking game with hand-drawn visuals, charming characters, and an interesting story. The game combines twin-stick shooting, deck building, and Metroidvanias in a unique way I have never played before!

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8 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2022

The Knight Witch doesn’t execute all of its ideas perfectly but it manages to be a beautiful and fun Metroidvania in the end. The story and characters are interesting, the twin-stick shooting action feels good, and the world is really fun to explore as you unlock new abilities. The card system could use some changes but outside of that I really enjoyed my time with this one.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2022

The Knight Witch is a game that has a lot to offer both fans of twin-stick shooters and Metroidvanias. Its moment-to-moment action is enjoyable and exciting as you avoid enemy bullets and try to counter them with your own attacks, and there’s a great sense of exploration. It’s a shame that some systems perhaps don’t quite hit the mark as they should, but anyone who can appreciate a game that takes some risks will very much enjoy this quirky adventure.

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