Excerpt: When you visit the theatre, you’re unsure what to expect. Sometimes it’s a Broadway musical, sometimes it’s a Shakespearean play. In this case, it’s a haunted tale about a suicidal character who is taken on a journey. This is how the story of Black Knight Sword begins.
Conclusion: It’s not quite enough to make up for the disconnected craziness, but it is pretty sweet. When the dust settles, you’re left with an acceptable action-platformer. It’s nothing too exciting, and the storyline seems weird for weird’s sake, but it’s a beautiful game, and it’s fun, at least the first time around.
Excerpt: There's no shame in taking the easy way out, especially when playing a gruesome platformer like Black Knight Sword. Its five stages don't appear insurmountable at first, but it doesn’t take long for merciless traps to pick away at your confidence and measly stock of extra lives. The chilling presentation and strict mechanics may lose you at first, but digging deeper into Black Knight Sword heightens your appreciation for its intricate web of creative misdirection.
Excerpt: Black Knight Sword is neither the weirdest game I've played nor even the weirdest game I've reviewed in the nearly five years I've spent writing for this site. But it's weird enough to have "Cat Head Grass" as the second choice in the main menu. Weird enough to put me on the back of a giant flying laser-spitting chicken.
Review: Black Knight Sword is one of the prettiest games of the year but sadly nothing more
25 December 2012
Excerpt: After achieving plenty of success with the stellar Sine Mora , it only makes sense that Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture would team up again. This time around, the result of this pairing is Black Knight Sword , a 2D action-platformer that features some of the best art design of the year. Unfortunately, the same level of enthusiasm can’t be used to describe the game’s mechanics which play it a bit too safe far too often.
Excerpt: Development studio Suda 51 has a history of producing the most bizarre and challenging games around, and if you're a fan of games such as Lollipop Chainsaw and No More Heroes , you'll likely want to pick up the company's newest release, Black Knight Sword . Black Knight Sword is a strange 2D platformer with a great presentation that stars the player as the misunderstood Black Knight during a play on-stage for a live audience.
Excerpt: If LittleBigPlanet ’s Sackboy binged on hallucinogens, his world would look a lot like Black Knight Sword . You never know what bizarre creeps you’ll stab next in this sidescroller inspired by the Japanese art of Kamishibai (“paper drama”) and an old tale about a cruel princess your mysterious warrior must kill. Clumsy knights mingle with horse heads on springs. Fluttering eagles clutch their decapitated heads in human hands and launch fusillades of giant teeth.
Pros: + A beautiful world of strikingly offbeat art design, populated with strange creatures., + Enthusiasts will appreciate the harsh difficulty.
Cons: ? What unseen crew is moving whole worlds across the stage?
Excerpt: Гоичи Суда приучил нас к играм с «безуминкой». Если симулятор бейсбола — то с зомби и оторванными головами. Если шутер про демонов — то только со взрослым юмором. Black Knight Sword, скроенная его студией Grasshopper Manufacture вместе с венгерской Digital Reality, продолжает визионерство.
Pros: Феерический артдизайн;, Отличный саундтрек;, Высокая сложность.
Cons: Банальный игровой процесс;, Слишком высокая сложность.