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Release Date: March 1st, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition

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Originally released on the PS3, acclaimed studio Nippon Ichi Software has brought 'The Witch and the Hundred Knight' to a new generation with 'Revival Edition', boasting gameplay enhancements and entirely new content to this dark, twisted action RPG.

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Release Date:
March 1st, 2016

Video Review

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Attractive art direction and wonderful character designs are a good start, but the 3D models used during much of the game which looked bad on the PS3 have only aged poorly since. Levels often feel too visually similar, and for a game with an isometric camera, it loves to shove trees in the foreground, obstructing players from being able to see far too often.

Audio Review

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The voicework in both English and Japanese is fantastic, with the English work possibly being a tad superior largely thanks to the excellent performance of Sarah Anne Williams as Metallia. The soundtrack works perfectly with the Brothers Grimm-esque tone of the game, though there perhaps isn't as much variety as there could be, and the sound design is largely great.

Final Thoughts

A game filled with ambition that never quite reaches its lofty goals, 'The Witch and the Hundred Knight' isn't a bad game, but it's not a particularly good one. While the 'Revival Edition' is a substantial improvement over its predeccesor, the already confirmed sequel needs to double down on these improvements and change the structural flaws still present here. The story is worth experiencing if you can tolerate a character who's intentionally extremely unlikeable, but as an overall package, it stumbles in a fair few critical ways, and ultimately ends up as one of the weaker efforts from a largely fantastic studio.