Friday, January 4, 2013

Black Knight Sword XBLA game review

Publisher: Reverb Publishing (XBLA), Digital Reality (PSN)
Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture, Digital Reality
Platform: XBLA, PSN
Release Date: December 12, 2012
Price: $9.99/800 MSPoints

From the twisted and brilliant mind of Suda 51 comes Black Knight Sword, a platforming adventure with an unprecedented visual style. In this fresh, modern and interactive take on the classic fairy tale, The Black Knight treks through a dark and mysterious world filled with whimsical and memorable creatures to kill the dark princess and ending her reign of terror.
A throwback to classic platformers of the 16-bit era, Black Knight Sword evokes simple yet addictive and challenging gameplay with an overall aesthetic unlike anything released to date.

Black Knight Sword is the perfect blend of old and new, classic and fresh.
Familiar, tried-and-true side-scrolling action gameplay is coupled with quirky, whimsical content to create a one of a kind experience.
Set in a highly stylized hand-drawn puppet theater world, an intriguing “Interactive Kamishibia” (paper drama) unfolds as the player progresses through each theatrical stage, akin to a virtual pop-up book.
Black Knight Sword is the brilliant Suda 51’s interpretation of a fairy tale…but in his typical twisted style, the Black Knight must free the world from the rule of a tyrannical princess and defeat her, not save her as in many tales.
Solve puzzles and carve a bloody path through the Princess’ minions by unleashing the fury of your sword, the Black Hellebore, and using the sword fairy’s powerful spirits to assist you
Become transported to the world of the theater – the overall aesthetic and comprehensive soundscape are designed to capture and convey the moment and to mimic a live play and orchestra


Black Knight Sword may be the perfect game for anyone who prefer side scrolling games but I just thought this game was just ok . The sound quality is good . Gameplay good  but it took me quite a bit of time to get used to the controls. I mean I was having a hard time jumping on things and I did die a bunch of time and that was on the easiest mode just because I couldn't get the hang of how to jump. It is what I would expect from a game that is only $9.99. 

I give this 3 out of 5

*The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation*

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