Summary: What a poorly designed, ultimately fascist piece of sh** this was.
had some potential to be a decent game: the story sounded like it might be interesting, and the animation was nice. Unfortunately, that’s about all you can say for it. Simple tasks have become complicated. There’s a genuine struggle in accessing (and closing) menus, which should not be something you have to even consider.
Pros: Well, the animation is nice.
Cons: One of the worse AIs in an escort game, Why can’t Gretchen walk on her own? For that matter, is she suicidal, or just that incredibly stupid?, Why can’t Heinrich walk like a normal person? For that matter, why does he explode into gory chunks of meat every so often?, No jump button., The map sucks., Why do I need to press a different button each time to close a menu?, It’s fascist to the core.
Conclusion: Gretchen, who is bent on bringing down the mad Dr. Faust. The protection mechanic works well to add some urgency to the game and it certainly helps that it's protection rather than babysitting. Gretchen is the source of Heinrich's magic attacks and if Heinrich carries Gretchen around, his health bar replenishes faster than when left to refill on its own.
Excerpt: By Brad Russell Have you ever watched a movie or television show, knowing it was not a great overall work but found yourself enjoying the story for what it did well? That is the case with Knights Contract, a by-the-numbers hack-and-slasher that does nothing new or innovative, but somehow manages to pull off the rare feat in gaming of creating an emotional bond between characters and player.
Excerpt: Knights Contract (no apostrophe) is branded as an action-adventure game and is developed by Game Republic and published by Namco Bandai Games. Knights Contract serves up a good helping of action as you traverse a vast expanse of magically altered environments, but I think a more apt description for this “action-adventure” is rather “hack-and-slash murderous demon slaying romp.
Conclusion: And doesn't matter how many times you press A, it takes a little bit to come back. All in all, it has it's fun moments, but is very frustrating, no help finding your objectives will annoy at times. Overall this is rental, and if you like it, buy it, otherwise, the overall frustration will drive many average gamers away.
Excerpt: There’s a level of primal satisfaction inherent in any game in which the central task is hacking down hordes of enemies with large, medieval weaponry. In some ways, Knights Contract nails this aspect of play, complete with a burly protagonist, magical combos, and fairly extravagant finishing animations.
Excerpt: Very few games have ever done the escort mission well. The stereotypical example is one where you must defend a mouthy, complaining escortee who, for all the actual help he's being, might as well be a grapefruit with a face drawn on it. Dead Rising 's idiot survivors, that bit with Emma in Metal Gear Solid 2 , a couple of stages in Dead to Rights , certain missions in the Grand Theft Auto games, Goldeneye , the President in Perfect Dark , and half the licensed action...