What you need to know
- A Knight's Quest is an open-world experience from Sky 9 Games.
- It's supposed to be a modern take on the Zelda-like titles of old.
- It's currently available on Xbox One and other platforms.
- You can purchase A Knight's Quest for $25 on the Microsoft Store.
Updated October 17, 2019: We've added some more impressions of the game to help you make a purchasing decision.
A few weeks ago, we highlighted a game A Knight's Quest which is essentially Zelda meets Sunset Overdrive. You can run along walls and have to solve a variety of puzzles to prevent the apocalypse. Of course, there's a lot of sword and shield combat thrown in there. Luckily, the game is now available on Xbox One for $25.
According to publisher Curve Digital, you step into the shoes of Rusty, a clumsy adventurer who accidentally triggers the end of the world. However, it's up to you to stop it. Unfortunately, this isn't an easy task at all. Just like the Zelda series, there are huge bosses to take on and a lot of obstacles to get past.
Rusty begins his adventure with just a trusty sword and basic shield, but he'll soon unlock Spirit Powers – spectacular abilities which have the power to transform not only himself, but also the world around him. For example, you can use the powers of fire, ice, and time in battles or to solve puzzles. This is where the game really picks up.
We've been playing A Knight's Quest for a few weeks and absolutely love it. While it may not be as refined as other games from a sound perspective, the visuals are amazing, and the controls are responsive. It's unclear if the title is Xbox One X Enhanced, but it looks stunning on a 4K display. It definitely looks much better than your standard 1080p game.
If you're in the market for a somewhat casual experience between those heavy-hitters like Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, be sure to give this one a go. Since A Knight's Quest is from a smaller studio, the open-world environment isn't that vast. However, it does have a lot of variety. You'll traverse a variety of landscapes like caves to frozen mountaintops. While the combat is somewhat simple, until you activate special abilities, the platforming is the highlight of the game.
Luckily, the responsive controls make that easy. You have to time your jumps and be careful of what's below. My only complaint about the game is about its limited set of animations. It would've been nice to see some variety. However, for $25, you're still getting a gorgeous open-world game that's a lot of fun.
Save the realm
Explore the open world
A Knight's Quest is a gorgeous action-adventure on an epic scale. Play as Rusty – a kind-hearted, but clumsy adventurer who accidentally starts a chain of events that will destroy his world.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Benchmarking the new Surface Book 3 15 with GTX 1660 Ti and 10th Gen i7
Although it's too early for a review, here are some initial benchmarks from the new Surface Book 3 15-inch with a Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce 1660 Ti (Max-Q) and how it compares to Surface Book 2 and other premium laptops. Spoiler: While the CPU is just OK, that 1660 Ti definitely bumps up the Book 3's potential.
HP devices are facing BSOD and boot loops, but HP appears to have a fix
HP users saw some serious issues with PCs over the weekend, including the Blue Screen of Death and boot loops. Now, an update from HP might fix the issue.
Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Guide: Everything you need to know
Minecraft Dungeons is here, and it's time to run through everything you need to know about the game.
Our top 10 picks for survival games on Xbox One
There are a wealth of survival games on Xbox One, with gameplay that revolves around hunger, thirst, and oftentimes, finding shelter (or even building your own). These uniquely challenging games are plentiful on Xbox, and here are our favorites.