[Nintendo Switch] Knight’s Try Review
Knight’s Try from Diplodocus Games is a very challenging 3D platformer with Nintendo 64 vibes. Learn more in our Knight’s Try review!
Knight’s Try from Diplodocus Games is a very challenging 3D platformer with Nintendo 64 vibes. It features a retro presentation and retro platforming with a ton of trial and error since everything is out to kill you, and there’s a bottomless pit all over the place, so if you make one mistake, you’re done and will need to give it another go. Trial and error is a very, very big part of the equation for you to be able to progress in Knight’s Try, and it’s something that will push a lot of gamers away from this one.
Since this is an old-school style 3D precision platformer, you’ll control your knight in shiny armor with the left analog stick as you move the camera around it with the right one. Pressing the ZL button will center the camera behind him. If you press the – button, you’ll enter first-person view. The B button will allow him to jump. Once you’re up in the air, you won’t have much control over your travel pattern, so be sure to make every jump count! If, for some reason, you find yourself in an inescapable position, you can press the X button to reset to the last checkpoint. And if you ever need to take a break, you can just press the A button to sit down and take a well-deserved break. Oh, and pressing the Y button will make the knight walk at a slower pace.
The game can be played in one of three difficulty settings. There’s Knight, which makes it possible to use checkpoints indefinitely, but if you quit, you must start from the beginning. If you select Arch Knight, checkpoints can be used three times before they’re exhausted. The last difficulty setting is Squire, which is recommended for aspiring knights. When playing in Squire, reaching a checkpoint will unlock its teleporter and save your progress so that you can then step into the teleporters at the start of your quest to continue where you left off.
You’re either going to love or hate Knight’s Try. Its retro presentation is certainly a plus since it gives it that old-school Nintendo 64 vibe we all love. Its gameplay mechanics and very challenging difficulty, as well as its reliance on trial and error so that you can learn from the hundreds of mistakes you’ll make along the way, are what will keep many gamers from seeing the credits roll, getting close to a 2pull out your hair and throw the controller” moment more than once. Knight’s Try is out on Nintendo Switch with a $9.99 asking price.
This Knight’s Try review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Diplodocus Games.