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The Knight Watch


Format: PS4 / PS5
Publisher: Team 17 Digital
Developer: Team 17 Digital
RRP: £15.99
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Age Restrictions: 7+
Release Date: 29 November 2022

With their flight capabilities, superior fighting strength and reality-bending magic, The Knight Witches control the battlefield. As you journey across Dungeonidas, your heroic deeds and efforts will be seen and discussed by the citizenry. Knight Witches become stronger with gratitude and trust and they can earn it in many different ways, however, not all methods are sincere. Will you do anything to gain popularity, or will you try and stay honest? The choice is in your hands...

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Play as a new member of mysterious The Knight Watch

The Knight Watch is a retro 2D scrolling platfomer that sees you play as a new member of mysterious The Knight Watch. It's a chaotic, fun game where you have to have your wits about you as wave after wave of enemy descend on you and where the environments constantly throw up ever challenging obstacles.

Your weapon of choice can either be fired on auto aim, or you can control the trajectory of the projectiles. While auto aim guarantees a direct hit, it also delivers less damage, so even a weak beastie will require two hits to destroy it.

You also have a deck of cards at your disposal (you can change out your load out at various points (these areas are also where you'll respawn when you die). Each card has a certain ability. The stronger cards require more energy to use them, with energy been collected from defeated enemies.

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The game is punishingly difficult

The game is punishingly difficult and my main complaint was the constant need to traverse already completed areas when you respawn.

While it's far from being a bad game, I couldn't help feeling I'd seen it all before. It's basically a new spin, with a few extra bells and whistles, on an old classic.


Nick Smithson

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