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 (139 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
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Do not run in Full Screen Mode, otherwise the game will crash. Also do not under any circumstance move the window around. For the particulars, see here:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/254060/discussions/0/846965705310825314/

I ran the game in Full screen mode and the game just outright crashed, what's more I had to restart my computer to end the game as it wouldn't let me ALT+TAB out of the frozen screen.

So yeah, old game is old and has a few compatibility issues.
Posted: October 20
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Shortly: the game is S H I T.
It lacks graphics, audio is horrible, and gameplay... oh god!
Posted: October 19
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
hello everybody play this game if you want to waste your time
hahahahah
Posted: October 20
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4.0 hrs on record
Can't recommend it. The game does not even work unless you tweak it. And cannot be played on high quality.
Got it for 90 cents, so no big waste.
Posted: September 29
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
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
Posted: June 20
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 22
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 28
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
KnightShift: The Claws of ECCH
Posted: June 17
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Broken. Set at the lowest settings by defalt, and changing them crashes the game and leaves the settings on low. Unplayable for me.
Posted: August 18
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
A classic quest game. Pretty fun.

Posted: August 16
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 16
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11 of 23 people (48%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
All I ever get stuck on is some settings screen. I don't recommend this game to anyone
Posted: June 23
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4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 1
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Wasn't able to launch it on my laptop even though it meets the system requirements.
Posted: July 22
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
nothing happens in Windows 8.1

Just vanishs, no luck running
Posted: August 19
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 17
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
This has replaced plain sight as the worst purchase i have made on steam.
impressive, i only paid 70 cents for it with a 90% off coupon.
this game gets my bleugh out of 10
its not even the funny kind of bad
Posted: August 25
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
This game is ♥♥♥♥. The only reason I got it was because it was on sale for 2.99 or something. It's not even worth that. It is an absolute garbage game. From the controls, the animation, to the very depth of the game. It is ♥♥♥♥.
Posted: August 18
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Can't get into it. Too old, too slow, too unintuitive.
Posted: June 17
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 17
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