Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur

Gambier Studio, PQube
Oct 5, 2023 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

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Critic Reviews for Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur

Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur is bright and fun, but drips-feeds new skills and weapons far too slowly.

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Knight vs Giant has good combat at its core that seems to have been unfortunately neglected for far too many upgrade systems that take too long to matter.

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Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur is fun, engaging, has an impressive variety of abilities, and is accessible to players new to roguelikes. With an interesting story, it will provide action-packed moments, without making the experience too challenging and frustrating.

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While there are many slashing roguelikes out there, and the ones at the top of the pack are well ahead, there’s no shame in the middle

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Knight Vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur is hard to recommend. It has solid ideas and concepts, but the execution has seriously missed the mark. The game has padded out its story and gameplay with tedious grinding, and instead of actually creating a fleshed-out experience, the game just decides to wash and repeat itself until you either get everything or uninstall it out of exasperation. If you want to give it a go, by all means, do so, it is fun, but you probably need a lot more patience than you think.

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Knight Vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur has quite a few flaws and needs some serious polish to be classified as a good Roguelike. The biggest flaw at hand is the seemingly endless grind for almost no reward in the early stages and the game’s desperate need for some quality-of-life fixes, all this aside, you’ll be treated to a strange and intriguing story that will have you coming back for more. Sadly, the game needs more polish to make it worthwhile to keep coming back to the story just for the sake of seeing what happens to Camelot in the end.

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Knight vs. Giant: The Broken Excalibur is a good action roguelike worth its name. Combat is fun and satisfying, offering addictive pick-up-and-play gameplay that kept me returning run after run. I was personally very fond of the fantasy setting as a fan of the lore. However, it doesn’t bring much to the round table compared to other games in the genre and also suffers similar issues. The game can be grindy and requires a lot of investment before you get to the good stuff, making some runs feel like obligations than time well spent. If you love the genre, it’s a quest worth taking up. But if this has never been your chalice, then you need not venture. Somehow, I’m not tired of this genre yet, and Kings Vs. Giants certainly made a video game Knight out of me.

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Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur is a commendable attempt at bringing the Arthurian legend to life in a roguelite action RPG format. With an engaging storyline, diverse gameplay mechanics, and an impressive array of abilities, it offers an enjoyable gaming experience. While there are some minor balancing and environmental concerns, these issues don’t overshadow the overall fun and challenge the game provides.

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