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Knytt Underground

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

44%

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General Information

Available on:Wii UDec 19, 2013

Developer: nifflas

Publisher: Ripstone

Genre: Platformer

Knytt Underground is a unique adventure delivering zen-like gameplay, vibrant environments and dynamic characters! The legendary Knytt series continues with Nifflas latest creation; Knytt Underground™ Humans practically destroyed the planet in a war five hundred years ago and have long since abandoned the world. The remaining population called ‘sprites’ are forced to live in tunnels underground. “Mi” (that's you!) is a mute but extraordinary sprite who develops special powers as she embarks upon a quest to ring the six bells of fate; which if not rung every six hundred years will begin a chain reaction that will obliterate the world! With an array of thrilling quests, unique zen-like gameplay and plenty of dynamic characters to meet and guide you on your adventure – Knytt Underground™ delivers a captivating and unparalleled experience that will not disappoint! Can you ring the six bells of fate and save the world before it’s too late? Download today and begin your journey through this vibrant and enchanted underground world!

Knytt Underground Reviews

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There are plenty of irreverent characters to talk to, fetch quests to give a limited sense of purpose/achievement, and a nice split between breezy and tough areas, but all the same, you'll likely want to take more frequent breaks than in chapters one and two. Interest will dry out more quickly, especially if you focus on the story, which is either trying to be "so stupid that it becomes awesome," is designed to make you hate stories in games, or both. Either way, Knytt Underground is brilliantly-designed 2D platformer that offers a ton of content. Just don't think about the story too much. "blah blah blah blah blah" indeed. 

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Twinfinite

Twinfinite Staff
3 / 5.0
Twinfinite

 Knytt Underground, however, fails to give that reason to keep playing. If you're looking for stylish games that simply exude an air of mystery and darkness, then this game might be exactly what many players are looking for. But if you need some substance to back up all that style, then this game might not be as tightly knit as it needs to be.

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Knytt Underground is an odd game, and certainly a polarizing one, as some will greatly enjoy its ambiance and exploration-heavy gameplay, while others won't be able to overlook its terrible story and dialogue sections.

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If I were to describe Knytt Underground in one word, it would be \"contradictory.\" In some ways, it\'s everything I could hope for in a metroidvania-style game: it\'s beautiful, intuitive, clever, and most importantly, fun. For large portions of the game, you are pulled into an almost dreamlike state, exploring the massive world and marveling at the eerie ambiance. It\'s then that the game truly shines. But then, it turns around to have horribly unfitting dialogue and characters that pull you out of the experience that the developers work so hard to involve you in while the game simultaneously grows more and more tedious.

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