About this product
|At first look, Knights in the Nightmare appears as a conventional, console-oriented strategy RPG, with 2D sprite graphics and grid-lined battlegrounds, viewed from an isometric perspective. Seeing it in play, its shooter-action control scheme and real-time tactics set it apart from the turn-based standards of the style. Using the stylus and touch screen, players control a glowing wisp that moves freely about the battlefield displayed in the upper screen.|
The wisp represents the spirit of the fallen king, on a quest to reclaim his forest stronghold from horrible monsters and evil souls that invaded without warning and left none alive. Since the hero of the story is a ghost, he does not need to worry about hit points or life bars. In the role of the wisp, the player cannot be harmed directly by the enemies they encounter in their questing. However, enemies can shoot projectiles that reduce the wisp's most valuable resource: time. The wisp can interact with the kingdom's fallen heroes on the battlefields, causing them to come to life and fight, but only for a limited time.
Driving the wisp's movements with the stylus, the player must avoid the colorful "bullets" that enemies fire, while moving to embody fallen heroes and enact their best attacks, in more traditional strategy RPG style. As they progress in the adventure, players build a party of fallen knights, choosing from seven different character classes with customizable stats. Once the main story has been completed, a re-telling becomes available, following the tale from the perspective of the original adventure's antagonist.
|Game||Knights in the Nightmare|
|ESRB Descriptor||Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes|
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- leonkatlovreJan 9, 2011by
Unique and creative
When I read and learned about this game, I decided to try out and found it to be one of the best games I ever bought.
This game mixes the elements of strategy, RPG, and shooter games. You control a spirit known as the wisp, which has the ability to bring the souls of the dead into battle. The game is controlled nearly 95% with your stylus giving it a very interesting control. While you dodge your enemy attacks, you will also command your knights and control the elements in the battlefield to your favor.
If you are a fan of RPG games, this is a game you should definitely check out. Outside the creativity, it also offers a lot of replay value. The music, graphics and story are incredible as well. Only cons about this game is how long it takes to learn to play it. Tutorials are a must, but they are worth the fun you'll have after your first missions.Read full review
- giaiarearenJul 29, 2009by
The most unique gaming experience ever!!!
This game had my attention from the day I heard about it. Knights in the nightmares is the fourth episode in the Dept. Heaven saga by Sting but you don't need to know the stories of the other game to follow the storyline in fact the story is independent of the previous episodes. No matter how many RPG's you've played before in your life there certainly will be no game that compares to the Knights experience. In case you didn't know you take control of the WISP which can control and resurrect dead souls and use then in combat. The uniqueness of the game stems from the way you have to predominantly use the stylus and not the standard keys. This game is a fan for all lovers of RPG's and Arcade style gaming. However must warn you that the game does start on a difficult note and it is worth giving a lot of time to really develop your skills in this game. The tutorials are a drag but are definitely worth the read.Read full review
- afre4617Nov 11, 2011by
Challenging and fun.
A challenging game, great for any RPG fan or bullet hell shooter fan. May be too hard for some, but it's Atlus so what would you expect.
- sodaraygJul 9, 2011by
The game is incredibly fun, but very complicated.
The game is incredibly fun, but very complicated. I got it since it was so different from any other game I had seen. The only thing I have against it is that the storyline feels slow.
- sepeterson_86Jan 17, 2011by
Great hidden jewel for DS!
This game is a classic rpg like i remember playing for super nintendo!
The storyline is pretty wild, but if you pay attention, you'll really appreciate it.
Spread the word! If you're an rpg player, go play this game!