Excerpt: It's the 17th century and people have fallen ill to the Black Death. Aiding them in their sickness is a group of witches led by Verderinde. For the compassion and caring that the witches' code orders them to show, they are executed at the order of a man named Faust. His intentions are to gain control of their pieces of the Anima del Monde, a crystal with mystical powers. After brief trials the witches are beheaded by his executioner Heinrich.
Excerpt: A witch and a knight join forces to stop the evil Dr. Faust in this cooperative hack-and-slash game without the, well, cooperation. Instead of a friend joining in on the action, it's just you and the computer. With two characters taking the place of one, does Knights Contract double your pleasure, or is it simply twice the hassle? Too many witches do indeed spoil the brew, especially if they're hell-bent on revenge.
Summary: Knights Contract is essentially one, giant escort mission plagued by a myriad of gripes including horrendous AI. and repetitive combat. Despite its interesting concept, there is not enough on offer to salvage the game from the sheer magnitude of problems encountered throughout.
Pros: The very basic story and concept, The creatures and bosses look interesting
Cons: The broken AI that practically kills the game, The glitchy camera, Copious amounts of loading screens
Summary: Companionship can be tricky business, especially when it involves hunting down and killing murderous witches that are intent on exacting bloody vengeance on all humanity. In Knights Contract, you play as an immortal executioner named Heinrich, who tears through his unholy enemies with a fearsome scythe-bladed, hammer-headed weapon. Your companion is Gretchen, a witch who hunts her fallen kin and supports Heinrich with a deadly array of spells.
Pros: Enjoyable combination of physical and magical attacks, Brutal finishers, Nasty boss creatures, Interesting story
Cons: Extremely hard quick-time events, A few infuriating boss fights, Uneven pacing, Some inelegant level design