Do you like Real Time Strategy? or are Role Playing Games your preference… Why not try both genres in one? … or even both separately? … In one game: KnightShift! In a mystical world beyond fantasy and imagination, where corruption and disaster go hand in hand, not all is as it seems.
User reviews: Mixed (168 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 31, 2003
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“The storyline is fun, and the game will make you chuckle, if not sometimes outright make you spit your soda onto the screen.”
86 – Next Level Gaming

“"Knight Shift" simply convinced us all along the line.”
94 – PC Spielemagazin

“KnightShift (Polanie II) is simply outstanding and sets a high international level of gameplay.”
90 – Interia PL

About This Game

Do you like Real Time Strategy? or are Role Playing Games your preference…
Why not try both genres in one? … or even both separately? …
In one game: KnightShift!

In a mystical world beyond fantasy and imagination, where corruption and disaster go hand in hand, not all is as it seems. A dark adventure begins in the RPG part: divided into eight chapters of dungeons, rare treasures, very strange companions and gruesome opponents. Eight individually equipped characters are available to you in this action packed role-play. It is now down to you, the player to form your hero and help him to fame and victory.

As soon as Gallus has been freed he can get on with job of bringing Prince John back to his father's kingdom. Strategy begins here: with the support of your loyal subjects the fight against the powers of evil begins.

GAME FEATURES:

  • Two games in one, a gripping storyline with amazing characters in a living world of fantasy [RTS-Part in 24 exciting missions and RPG Part with 8 chapters and countless nerve tickling quests]
  • Skirmish RPG und RTS Mode with over 20 additional maps
  • Over 2,000 various weapons, equipment and magical items
  • Extensive multiplayer fun with companion and competitive matches over LAN and EarthNET™
  • Revolutionary graphics taking full advantage of Per Pixel Shader technology with automatic adaptation of the engine to fitted hardware
  • A brandnew Musical Score with over 75 pieces of original music
  • Completely 3D with a freely rotating camera

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Single Core CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D with TnL support and 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and Keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Single Core CPU with 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Per-Pixel-Shader 2.0 support and 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and Keyboard
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
"The task then was to drive out the evil lords from power and to allow peace and order to return.. "

Well.. so far, i was leading three cows to the south-east of the village ( Martha, Hilda and Getrude ), but they refuse to follow me. ( 11/10 )

Anyway, it's a realy nice oldschool RPG game. Gameplay is simple.

It has two game mods. ( multiplayer is also available )

( My personal opinion at the end )

RTS Mode.

"In this mode the player is faced with three campains. Each of them plays in a different geographical area and always offers the player new challenges ( Rescuing the Princess or fighting the Dragon. Classic, but i love it ). During the campains the player develops his character and gains access to new weapoms, special armor and magic items. He also has the possibility of creating new charackers or building new structures. Priests, priestesses, sorcerers and knights appear...
All characters gain experience and level-up, increasing their combat potential and magical abilities.

RPG Mode.

"At the beginning of the RPG mode the player selects his character from a list of totally 8 characters including Barbarian, Amazone Sorceress, Wizard, Knight, Priestess, Spearman, Archer and Skeleton. Each character can be modified the player has the possiblity to personalize his character by selecting the hair color, the clothes color ( Well, it doesnt have the best character customization, but come on, this game is old ) and by distributing points to basic or special abilities, individually at each character.
Every character has basic skills - the magic characters: stamina, mana and magic power, the non magic characters: stamina and strength. During the game progress the character is able to learn new spells and new abilities and the player has the posibility to invest the points received for each level up into the desired skills of his character.
With this option it is nearly impossible to generate two equal characters. "

My personal opinion ?

This game is realy old. Made back in 2003, if i am not mistaken.
Graphics aren't good. Audio too.
But if you're looking for a low spec, or an oldschool RPG game, this is for you. I am not feeling like i waste my time playing this game. i enjoyed playing it.

I recomment you to take a look on a walkthrough before buying it.

It is also have some issues with fullscreen. Just don't run it fullscreen.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Does not run if you have more than one monitor attached.....
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8 of 25 people (32%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
I paid something like .75 cents for this game. I overpaid for this game by exactly .75 cents.
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2 of 13 people (15%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Meh. It's an okay game I suppose. I didn't play it very long before I lost interest. Its a good older style game. Not really what I prefer though.
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
NOT Bad
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Reviews for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Overall Game
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KnightShift is a unique blend of RPG and top-down adventure. It can be played as a strategy game, an RPG, or a hybrid mix.

Seemingly very low-budget, KS still brings an interesting, if not intricate, gameplay to the gamer. For those who can tolerate the lower-end graphics and quirkiness of the game (I find it cute how the prince takes a nap, for example, as odd as it is), KnightShift will bring a good round of exploratory gameplay in an indie package that I'd recommend for a fun few hours of Princedom.

Overall Rating: 8/10

Gameplay
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Warning: There are a LOT of keys/key combinations to remember for this game.

If you're undaunted, the next hurdle to overcome is a slightly awkward mouse control that seems to be reminiscent of Windows 98 mouse acceleration insanity. Once familiarized with it, the mouse awkwardness stops detracting from the interface.

I'm not sure if there were audio cues for some things, but I learned haphazardly that the giant withcraft looking areas are healing spas. This was useful fighting my first few bears. The lesson here is just to explore the areas, as context tooltips don't really exist to assist in understanding what is around you in the game.

Although rough around the edges, the quirky gameplay and level-matched quests can catch you and lure you in for more from this game. The random encounter fights contribute a little to exp farming and provide a balanced challenge as you build up your equipment set and character.

Overall Accessibility
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KnightShift has dialogue that is not subtitled, making the plot a little inconvenient to follow. I don't blame the developers, who, as a small indie group, made the game because they wanted to, and did so as best they could.

Because I was unable to properly test multiplayer, the overall rating is based on only the subtitles category.

Rating: 7/10

Subtitles/Text
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KnightShift is an indie game on a unique platform. That said, it's not subtitled or captioned. Deaf/HoH players can still read the text of what was said after by hitting F2 a few times, which cycles through the 'mission log' and flavor text/mission text.

At first I found it annoying, but I find the workaround tolerable and am happy they included it.

Rating: 7/10

Chatting/Communicating
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While KS has multiplayer capability, I did not test. Based on the keyboard options, I saw no key for chat.

Rating: N/A
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I had played this game before I re-found it on steam, and I used to bloody love this game, I found it again on steam for only 97 cents and brought a few freinds along to buy it aswell, it has a great campaign, great RTS/RPG elements in the game, It has a great Multiplayer system ranging from RTS which you can have a full out war or team up with your friends or betray them, and it also has a RPG Mode where you and your friends will do set missions. Very Great game I'd rate it 10/10 and is one of the best RTS game's I have ever played.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
It's a nice RPG. Not a WOW GREAT GAME, but I like it.
The RPG gameplay is preety simple, and I love to destroy everything in the map (houses, trees, rocks, tables, libraries, posts...).
It's obvious that there are many RPGs way better than Knightshift, but for 90 cents, you got an amused weekend :)
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I like silly games. This game is silly. So, it follows, I like this game. My logic is impeccable. Don't pay more than a buck and a half for it, though. It's fun, but it's not great.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
KnightShift: The Claws of ECCH
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
It's OK, not great but OK.
Nice fun for every now and then once you got the hang of it (I never found a tutorial or "how to play").
Graphics a re nice and the background music isn't that bad either.

Wouldn't buy it for full price, but if you can grab a good deal at a sale and need a filler for spare time you might consider this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Even though the game would not properly start at the first half hour and i had to commit the following 15 minutes to figure out why the game i just bought did not start, i still find this game extremly worth buying and do not find anything wrong with it, gameplay wise. Though i had a slight bother with the game actually starting in french and that people would not actually be playing it, which opened up the brilliant world of singleplayer for me. The gameplay is not at all repulsive and is not extremly repetetive, just fun. So do like Confusious and buy this sucker.
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12 of 25 people (48%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
All I ever get stuck on is some settings screen. I don't recommend this game to anyone
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6 of 14 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
No way to skip what looks like to be the intro, but turns out to be the actual game.
Maybe this is meant to show that the hero/protagonist has to work his way up to become something important, but... meh.
I couldn't bear to continue with it, and I've played some pretty dull games in my time.
Wouldn't recommend.
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5 of 12 people (42%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Broken. Set at the lowest settings by defalt, and changing them crashes the game and leaves the settings on low. Unplayable for me.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
A classic quest game. Pretty fun.

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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Game looks like a Warcraft 3/MOBA combination. Can't run correctly fullscreen. almost as bad as Superman 64 but for pc. 0/10 would laugh at again.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Dire.
Horrible and difficul to configure and when it does run (in a small window) the graphics are from 1990.
Terrible voice acting on character creation and that's about as far as I got.
Avoid like the plauge unless you're looking for that 90's vibe and perhaps want to sing the song of your people while using the unfriendly configuration screen (which just seems to loop when it crashes).
This PC can run all modern games on max resolution for me (1920 x 1080) yet apparently doesn't have enough grunt to run this full screen? Give me a break!
Uninstalled. Thank goodness I only payed some 69p for this experience.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Was provided a false serial key.

Best $0.97 ever spent.


420/69

wud pay for a game I can't play again.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Even for only $.97 it wasn't quite worth it other than to teach me a lesson about getting what you pay for. I'm not against older games, and graphics aren't my top issue, but there is also no storyline to mention. Much better choices with more modern look and feel for very little more in price.
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