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Gryphon Knight Epic

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

19%

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Based on 16 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 29, 2016
PCAug 20, 2015

Developer: Cyber Rhino Studios

Genres: Arcade, Action

Gryphon Knight Epic is a 2D Medieval Shoot’em up that mixes elements from classical shoot’em ups, exploration and duel-like boss battles, it tells the story of Sir Oliver and Aquila, an accomplished knight and his loyal gryphon that are forced back to adventure once again. Sir Oliver have already defeated a dragon, married a princess and saved the kingdom. But during his quest he will face adversaries he never imagined he would, because… in reality all of them were once friends. What happened? These heroes would never go rogue… and all at once? Something is rotten in the kingdom and its up to Oliver discover what.

Gryphon Knight Epic Reviews

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With hitbox resizing, the ability to move in one direction while shooting in another, and some difficulty adjustments, Gryphon Knight Epic could be an okay game. As it stands, it's a messy medieval hodgepodge that you'd be better off avoiding at all costs. Save yourself some money by instead buying some feathers and a fake beak and putting them on your dog.

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Gryphon Knight Epic is one part fantastic, with a touch of frustration. With a few tweaks and some better design it would be something I could easily recommend for everyone. As it stands though, grinding to upgrade my abilities simply holds the title back from being great. Still definitely worth checking out though when time and money permits, or if you happen to catch it on a decent sale.

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Perhaps with a little more time on some polishing (or even a patch) this game would be very easy for me to love. In turn, I think the game is likely better than I'm giving it credit for and that my lack of skill is what really made the game challenging. Go out there and prove me wrong, if you dare.

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A beautiful retro game with a great concept. However, there are a variety of hurdles along the way that keep it from being as good as it should have been.

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