Overall - 80%
The Witch And The Hundred Knight Revival Edition is a good action RPG with solid mechanics and an interesting story. If you like these types of games then you shouldn't hesitate to pick it up!
The Witch And The Hundred Knight: Revival Edition is a remaster of the 2013 action RPG on the PlayStation 3. Has the game aged well enough to warrant a remaster? Check out this The Witch And The Hundred Knight Revival Edition honest game review to help you make your choice!
The Witch And The Hundred Knight Revival Edition Review
You start the game surrounded by darkness as a formless shadow. A voice in the darkness calls to you and gives you a name, Hundred Knight. Without any warning you are tossed into a world and told to escape. This is the games tutorial and it will teach you the basics of combat, exploring and talking. When the tutorial is all said and done you are introduced to Metallia, the voice in the darkness that lead you through the swamp. She makes a pact with you that allows you to keep your form in the real world. In exchange you have to help her spread her swamp mud around the world and help her defeat Malia, another witch in the forest. You have 100 days to fulfill your contract and gain your freedom.
To do this you will have to travel the forest and break down pillars to release more swamp mud. Combat in the game is pretty basic to understand and use. Attacking is a single button and using your skills is a single button also. Where the complexity comes in is with the weapon switching. Hundred Knight can hold up to five weapons at once and hole a few different sets of weapons. The idea is to mix and match weapons to unlock higher combo rates. On top of creating more combo rates, you will want various weapon sets to have access to the types of weapons you need for certain enemies and bosses. The system is basic but it has a lot of depth to it.
Fighting isn’t the only thing you will be doing while your travel the forest to spread swamp mud. In some of the areas in the forest you will run into villages that you can raid. Here you will find some of the better gear in the game but you will have to be strong enough to take it. You don’t actually fight a battle or anything, it is based on your stats whether you win or lose during a raid. You can only raid a house once and if you raid a shop you might want to be prepared for increased prices next time you stop by.
The Revival Edition also includes the Tower Of Illusion which wasn’t in the base game. As you might have guessed from the name, you fight your way to the top to receive the prize. Each level gets more and more challenging and more and more rewarding. There are chests and weapons to be gained as you go up the tower. Some of them will be bad but the tougher the enemy the better the loot. This is a good way to gain new gear and get some extra cash if you need it.
The game is in English with the option of changing it to Japanese with English subtitles. The whole game isn’t voice acted though, just the main story bits and a few side bits. The dialogue is a little goofy and you get some cheesy jokes but it isn’t terrible. As a side note, Metallia is a savage witch that is constantly swearing or threatening a painful death on someone. It is a PlayStation 3 game so the graphics aren’t that great, but that isn’t the focus of the game. Overall I had no frame rate issues or anything like that during my play through.
The Witch And The Hundred Knight Revival Edition is a good action RPG with solid mechanics and an interesting story. If you like these types of games then you shouldn’t hesitate to pick it up!