Reviews and Problems with Knights in the Nightmare
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16 July 2013
Summary: While it has repetitive gameplay that should have ended 5-10 stages earlier, it is still a very unique experience in that it combines both strategy and "bullet hell" elements from their respective genres. Simply put, this game is a curious anomaly with an odd concept at worst, or a completely original must-play at best.
A complex game with pretty art doesn't mean to buy it is smart!
Jeremy J Uliss, Amazon
2 May 2013
Summary: I definitely recommend watching gameplay videos of this game before buying; this will most probably appeal to more hardcore fans of RPGs, but will dissuade younger, more casual players, and rightfully so. It can be enjoyable once you learn how to play it, but it'll take some time to learn how to play, and nowadays, there are better, more intuitive games with which to occupy your time. Total judgement call.
Summary: This game has a big learning curve but once you figure everything out, learn how to use all the menus and such. You'll be having tons of fun. A must have for any turn based/strategy loving gamer.
A steep learning curve that ends in disappointment
Rich Russell "-RR", Amazon
29 July 2012
Summary: First off I am completely in favor of novel ideas and innovation in games. But in this game the novelty comes off as novelty for the sake of novelty rather than because it leads to a fun experience. The game shuns almost all common archetypes and game themes in favor of their own unique twist on everything. As a result you'll need to spend an hour or two just reading tutorials before you play.
Summary: Knights in the Nightmare is a rare game. In this day and age, gaming is a huge industry and, as such, people will make games primarily for money. (Not that I have a problem with that- it is a business.) As such, developers are often afriad to try something different. However, there are times when a game like Knights in the Nightmare comes along and, if you are open minded enough to try it, will captivate you. The game looks good enough.
Summary: This game was not at all what I expected. While it may look like an RPG, you spend most of your time using the stylus to drag your "wisp" around the screen, dodging bullets. It is very similar to side scrolling shooters (like Gradius, for example,) and there are LOTS of bullets on the screen at once. While you are dodging bullets, you must also control other things.
Summary: The positive: Fun to play once you get the hang of it, good graphics for what it is, cutscenes actually make sense. The negative: Stylus-Centric, no way to control any of the action via the d-pad or buttons, complicated character progression system Overall: If you're looking for an old-school RPG, keep moving. I was tricked by the box art and other reviews.