A Knight's Quest
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I loved my time with Rusty in A Knight's Quest. While it clearly doesn't have the extreme level of polish of a Zelda title, it manages to capture the sense of exploration and progression of Link's earlier adventures and mix it up with a real sense of its own identity. The added emphasis on platforming creates an interesting fusion of genres but isn't without a few technical issues. That said, fans of classic 3D adventure games would do well to check it out.
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.
I absolutely loved my time with A Knight's Quest.
I was surprised by A Knight's Quest: I didn't expect the game to be so big. The world is a bit static at the beginning but later on it convinced me with big areas, enough to do and a good design. The protagonist learns step by step and you unlock more to do as you go. There are some technical flaws, bugs and not every quest delivers a clear indication about what to do. The storytelling is also very simple - however, I enjoyed Rusty's journey.
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On top of that, the writing constantly had me chuckling to myself. 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.
Overall, A Knight’s Quest is a great throwback to the first days of 3D adventuring upon the PC and both Nintendo and Sony’s platforms for the time. Even if there’s an issue with the speed in which you can travel around the lands, there’s a great balance of gameplay and combat elements alongside the nostalgia that it imbues as Rusty tries to save the lands from the issues that he set into motion.
A Knight's Quest is a lovely quirky experience, that is huge in size and packs a punch.
This is a very enjoyable game, and I'm disappointed that a bug deleted my save. But it's got most of what I look for in action-adventure titles and there's a whole lot to like here, despite how bland and familiar it can be.
In the end if you want something a bit deeper on the combat side look elsewhere but if you’re fine with a big world to explore and simple combat mechanics consider taking on this quest.
If you are ready to take on the role of an aspiring knight with questionable decision-making abilities, then A Knight's Quest may be the game for you. Overall it is a good game with a lot of charm set in a generic world. Unfortunately, mediocre combat, at times mildly frustrating level design, and the odd in-game bug mar what would otherwise be a great experience.