Last Knight is over-the-top jousting action in a beautiful brutal fantasy world! It comes with bucketloads of content and is inspired by outstanding third-person platformers like Crash Bandicoot.
User reviews: Very Positive (132 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 3, 2014

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March 31

Update #10 - Easter Event!

It is that time of the year where lunatics with bunny masks roam the kingdom and joust each other to death for the fun of it. So grab a bunny mask and join the action!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CoKCSQGDKY
In this Easter event you will find lots of bunny masks and eggs in lots of variations. That also includes game manipulating hidden eggs that you can find in the menus, just click on them to activate them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wxHJTknzMU
This update also marks the 2.0 version number! I guess that means it is complete x 2.
New are animations for the other rider, they will now cheer when they dodged a obstacle successfully and react to you sometimes. It makes it all the more fun to watch when they die just while they happily throw their arms in the air or when they look back and then run right into a obstacle.


Changed are the extra cameras which are now all located on the number keys, when you press a number multiple times you get to additional cameras as A-D. Camera 1A is the default camera. When you press 0 you get cinematic randomly changing cameras.

For first person the FOV can now be changed with the number keys, 1-9 with 0 resetting it to the default FOV.

In the past couple of months I got into 3d printing and I had to print Last Knight models as well. For the skeleton I went the extra length and made it so that his bones snap together and his body can then move:

More: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:644370

I also printed several versions of the knight helmet with the version that is printed in parts being the newest. It can then easily be assembled:

Unfortunately I had no blue nor silver filament but it looks also pretty cool in black in white. It might be the noble white and black knight who fights for tolerance and equal rights.
More: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:750091

If that got you interested in 3d printing you will find lots more of my designs here, which includes a Professor Farnsworth, a fruit tree, the whole world, a Invader Zim action figure and of course a bunny: http://www.thingiverse.com/Davision3d/designs

I'm not starting any merchandise for Last Knight here but I have also uploaded the skeleton skull as a keychain for purchase on Shapeways which can even be printed in 14k gold if that should be your thing: https://www.shapeways.com/product/J26S9SQYC/skull-keychain?key=64afba31665af379a03782bb3a206b3b

The update also includes some tweaks and fixes. Here is the change notes list:

#Discussions_QuoteBlock_Author
- Added Easter Event
- Added other rider animations
- Changed extra cameras to be all on number keys
- Changed first person fov to be on number keys
- Changed 0 key to be randomly switching between extra cameras
- Changed x-mas modes to require unlock again
- Tweaked some menu things
- Fixed gamepad x button
- Fixed suprise surprise mode mutators staying active after run
- Fixed exit game animation still having menu controls
- Fixed medals for different campaigns not updating instantly
- Fixed lance aimring ray setting not saving
- Fixed a issue with the music system

Happy Easter!
David Hagemann
Toco Games
@TocoGamescom - http://www.lastknightthegame.com

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December 23, 2014

Big X-mas Mow Down!

A new game mode for Christmas!



I could not resist making yet another mode for X-mas. I just took the original Big X-Mas Chow Down mode and replaced "Ch" of the Chow with a "M" as a result the Big X-Mas Mow Down mode was born.

Well, it wasn't quite that easy. That new mode doesn't feature any of the extreme turkey munching nor the candy canes crunching. Instead there are lots of other rider on the winter wonderland roads. They are trying to deliver presents all over the kingdom. But as you might guessed in this kingdom nothing really ever gets delivered for rather obvious reasons. So don't feel bad about ramming them and snatching their presents! Most include giant snowballs that you can then throw at the next rider. Why are there snowballs in the presents? Because some people must have realized that their presents won't get anywhere anyway so they filled them with cheap snow instead.
But you can also find power ups, hats and some magic mutation for yourself and horse in those presents. You also still have to mow down those randomly generated snowmen of course as well as the horned bucket heads but those giant snow balls make it all a good bit easier.

If you never played the Big X-mas Chow Down mode before you can check it out here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qW9708f8U0

Here is the change notes list:

#Discussions_QuoteBlock_Author
- Added X-mas mow down mode
- Tweaked extra cameras
- Tweaked other rider
- Changed extra cameras switch to page up/page down +/- (numpad)
- Fixed a rare bug with other rider destroying collisions
- Fixed x-mas music lacking stingers

Merry X-mas,
David Hagemann
Toco Games
@TocoGamescom - http://www.lastknightthegame.com

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Reviews

“Its just damn fun. That is why we play games, right?”
Alex Coccia, Greenlit Gaming

“By the end of a run-through you will be left breathless and your brain buzzing as it slows back down to reality.”
Tom Christiansen, Indie Game Mag

“The production values are top-notch, especially for a game that comes with such a low price tag.”
Matt Suckley, God is a Geek

Key Features

  • OVER-THE-TOP JOUSTING! - Countless enemies had been shot, hacked and slashed in the history of games. Now it is time to ram a wooden lance in some gut, send your foes flying, and watch them bite the dust! Body parts ripping off, ragdoll horse physics, and destructive environments included.
  • A BEAUTIFUL BRUTAL WORLD – Dive into a magical fantasy world full of treasures and adventures! Don't be fooled by the cartoony looks: here, simply bumping into a silly wooden fence spells a sudden end to your hero's life. If you fancy dying in a more heroic way, how about getting swallowed by a giant toad, falling into a lava pit, exploding from eating too much turkey, getting impaled by a Hitler Snowman, or just getting lit on fire by a dragon!
  • BUCKETLOADS OF CONTENT – Divided into three major parts - the Story Mode, the Endless Journey Mode and the Rogue Rider Mode - this game has a lot to offer and there is always something new to accomplish, find, or unlock. Power-ups, characters, view modes, mutators, quests, game mode variations, randomly generated hats, you name it! Did you ever wish to be a skeleton king with a fancy wig riding over rainbows on a flower-pooping pink unicorn? It's all up to you in this game!
  • INSPIRED BY CRASH BANDICOOT – Good third-person platformers were always hard to find on PC, when consoles sport countless shining examples: the first Crash Bandicoot titles, Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, and Super Mario were all a big inspiration for Last Knight. This game kicks it up a notch with non-stop jousting action, no-health instant death, procedurally-generated worlds, as well as custom-crafted levels with Knightmare levels in-between. To top it off, the new Rogue Rider Mode pushes it all into a rogue-like direction, and if you don't like third-person view, try playing in first-person mode!

What they say

  • Quote by: Alex Coccia, Greenlit Gaming:
    "Its just damn fun. That is why we play games, right?"
  • Quote by: Jim Rossignol, Rock Paper Shotgun:
    "Splendid-looking cartoon jousting and knightliness game."
  • Quote by: Tom Christiansen, Indie Game Mag:
    "By the end of a run-through you will be left breathless and your brain buzzing as it slows back down to reality."
  • Quote by: Matt Suckley, God is a Geek:
    "The production values are top-notch, especially for a game that comes with such a low price tag."
  • Quote by: Joe Jasko, Gamezebo:
    "Amazing visuals. Fun environments and power-ups. Rewarding difficulty and jousting combat system."

Just Updated

New X-mas special mode: The Big Xmas Mow Down
Rider are roaming the kingdom trying to deliver X-mas presents. Joust them in the back or ram them in the side to snatch their presents. Presents can include giant throw able snowballs, treasures, silly mutations and rare randomly generated hats! Also make sure to joust those Horned Bucket Heads and send them flying. A merrily cheery Christmasy good time!

No DLC and No In-App Purchases

No payed DLC and no In-App purchases but lots of free randomly generated hats!

About This Game

Last Knight is a unique genre mix that combines platforming, action-packed riding
and ragdoll physics driven jousting! It is fast-paced action in a never ending randomly generated Unreal Engine powered fantasy world!

The story mode put it's player in control of a squire on its way of becoming a knight. But before he can prove himself, events of epic proportions make him the last hope for the kingdom! On his heroic adventure he will have to fight the horned bucket heads and oversized hungry creatures. He will have to get through a wide range of dangerous environments as well as his own Knightmares. But beside the story there is much more. Various game modes let you adventure through always different never ending generated worlds filled with riches and dangers. On your journeys you will also find quests that will take each of the characters on different missions in the hunt for fame and glory as well as gold and chivalry. Gold can be spent on fancy power ups, while chivalry can unlock world bending mutators and different view modes like the intense first person view. Cutting-edge features like a fully dynamic randomized weather system and a collision system that can alter basically everything of the world geometry make this game even more over the top.

Features:
  • A full-fledged adventure in the story mode
  • Randomly generated world in the different endless modes
  • Your own adventure in a generated kingdom in the Rogue Rider Adventure mode
  • Wide range of different fantasy environments
  • Quests and rewards system
  • Beautiful graphics archived with the Unreal Engine
  • Unique Power ups and other special unlock-ables
  • Customization with different characters
  • Dynamic weather system
  • Ragdoll physics feedback
  • Impacts alter and deform the world
  • 3rd Person, First Person and Bird's Eye view modes
  • World Mutators, Body Mutators and randomly generated hats

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Dual Core or 2.6GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Shader Model 3.0 Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 3870 or 1GB Nvidia GeForce
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: 2.6GHz Dual Core or 2.8GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Shader Model 3.0 Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 3870 or 1GB Nvidia GeForce
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 2.5GHz Dual Core or 2.6GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OSX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: - Long startup loading on OSX, Fast CPU recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 2,6 GHz Dual-Core i5 (3,1 GHz Turbo Boost) or 2,2 GHz Quad-Core i5 (3,4 GHz Turbo Boost)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Graphics Card
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OSX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: - Long startup loading on OSX, Fast CPU recommended
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
This. Game. Is. Awesome!
Seriously. There isnt much to the game overall. You are a knight in armor on a horse with a lance, and you basically ride, jump, and joust your way through various levels while avoiding obstacles in your way (or smashing into/through them). There are a lot of game modes including an actual campaign, endless riding, and so on, plenty of upgrades and unlocks, quests, lots of little tweaks and skins, etc...

On the surface, this game seems overly simple, but it is really just pure, simple fun. The physics in the game provide lots of hilarious screenshots, especially the slow motion death scenes, which are abundant and cool looking (both yours and the deaths of your enemies).

This is definitely a game you can play over and over, for brief blasts (30 minutes) or for extended play periods.

This review probably doesnt do justice to how much fun this game really is, but I definitely recommend this one highly. You will apppreciate it whimsy and its gameplay.

8 out 10 for good, pure, fast paced fun.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Best runner currently on Steam, bar none, with a ridiculously active and enthusiastic dev team. There's no reason a casual runner should receive so much polish and so many meaningful updates, but it's clearly a labour of love for its creators.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
The fun for this game never ends. Campaign is a little repetitive but it's a nice kickstarter to anyone new to the game. Customization and challenges keep you coming back for more. Fun and simple. Anyone can enjoy.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
68.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Basically Last Knight Rough Rider is a running game with it´s own charming grafic but don´t underestimate it. It´s not that kind of game that you play 3 hours at a time but it won´t get boring so fast. It´s a kind of game which provides some horse action in a funny way not in the girly way that riding games usually are.

It has a story mode which you can play in different perspectives. An endless mode where you can rank up points unlock other characters and stuff and the third mode were you start from the castle and can make your way trough the area where ever you want to go. There are lots of different hats you can find for your characters and for the achievement hunters over 70 achievements to get.

At this point I like to mention the great and fast support of the dev solving the few bugs that we/ I encountered =)

I recommend this game if you are looking for some variety in your library - looking for a cheap game or just like smashing other knights off their horsies ^.^
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
A really nice game and plays very well on PC. I'm not a fan of the infinite runner genre but this is a fun game and well made.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
A funny, pretty game, which is the best endless runner on steam. It's cheap and worth its money. I RECOMMEND.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
10/10 would horse ♥♥♥ cam again
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
A good runner action game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Creative runner game with a lovely short campaign. Made with Unreal Engine makes the game totally different from mobile ports of the same games in general. Let your knight speed up with his horse and hit your enemies away with the battle stick. Endless mode and the new world mode will make you more busy with the game since there its not dependent to the story.

A have a compliant for the game and thats probably a bug or my pc has some issues i dont know but, there is an instant lag for the campaign when you are fighting the boss and it happens when you come very close to the dragon. At some places shorty before you will collide into the enemy the same lag happens again and its strange that it happens mostly at that moment.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
After working all day, what can be better than getting on your horse and testing your platforming abilities?

10/10, would ride again!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Simple and fantastic! This would be even better with multiplayer!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
This game is pure fun! Every time you crash you can slow motion it and take nice screenshots!
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85 of 99 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
Early Access Review
This game is actually suprisingly fun to play on the PC. While I understand it is a mobile port, the added content, improved graphics, and friendly Dev all make it worth while.

It is a nice casual game to pick up and play for 15-30 min during breaks.

One thing to watch out for though is how often the screen shakes. It shakes a lot to simulate riding a horse. Something I found to counter this shaking is to actually ride a real horse while playing the game. Works great.
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
65.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
Early Access Review
Fantastic little game that develops a simple idea with a surprisingly good result: it's funny, addictive, challenging, with sense of humour, good sounds and graphics, different game modes, rogue-like endless runs, customizable heroes, crazy quests, etc.

It's in early access yet but I can't wait to see the final release. Besides, many interesting extra features might be added, it has enormous potential for that, and I hope the developer will add them sooner or later.

Excellent game. PLAY IT!
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
Last Knight is a runner game frequently compared to Temple Run but honestly feels alot more like a game based around the Warthog level in Crash Bandicoot 1. There is a mode that allows endless running but there is also a story mode and an addictive rougelike mode. Hats, power ups and a food system offer a surprising amount of content for what appears to be just another runner. It is a good looking game running in the Unreal engine and has tons of charm. Accidentally making your rider eat a giant meat stacked burger and then fearing the sight of floating chicken wings is definitely a unique and rather comedic experience.

The sound effects and music are very well done and perfectly fit the theme of the game. Most importantly controls are tight and responsive making moments when a rival rider or monster knock you off your horse feel fair. The rag doll effects when you best your foes is a very enjoyable effect that never gets old. Though this is not the kind of games you would play for hours on end, it's more of a go to game when you have a bit of spare time and want a simple yet challenging gaming session.

This is one of the very few Early Access games that I am glad I supported, friendly dev that is open to suggestions and a released product that feels complete and polished. If you are one of those people that stare at your Steam list wondering what you should play I can think of no better go to game than Last Knight Rouge Rider Edition.
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45 of 66 people (68%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
Early Access Review
Transitioning mobile games to PC is a fickle thing. Going from a platform primarily played in short bursts while waiting in line or for a call, to one that people tend to set aside hours of their time to play something more substantial, often leaves mobile to PC ports feeling watered down; too shallow to keep the players interest when there is so much else to play and better left on the platform they originated on. This isn't to say I'm in any way opposed to mobile games coming to PC, but the way games are approached on the two different platforms is so different that it's often hard to bring one to the other without losing something along the way.

Last Knight fits into all of this for the fact of it being an endless runner, a genre often cited to have began with Canabalt but was certainly popularized with mobile games like Jetpack Joyride and Temple Run. Toco Games aren't looking to make just another runner however. Instead, there's a clear vision at the core of Last Knight that they feel the genre has room to grow past its time waster roots into something more compelling and engrossing. Fantastic visuals are the first to sell this idea, with noticeably higher production values than you see in most games of the genre, with tons of color and visual effects making for an impressive display that really makes you feel they're onto something. Looking past the pretty graphical prowess however, the game begins to show it's not as far off from its shallow contemporaries as it would like you to think.

Though split into three modes, classic endless running, a campaign, and a still in production choose-your-own-adventure experiment, the gameplay of Last Knight is relatively the same throughout all of them. Mounting your horse and grabbing a lance, you ride through levels dodging left and right between obstacles, jumping gaps, grabbing coins, and occasionally hitting an oncoming rider off his horse. It's a traditional but perfectly solid design, whose flaws lie in how actually playing it feels.

Endless runners rely on quick reflexes, which in turns require you be able to see the obstacles in front of you in time to react to them. Last Knight fails both of these by positioning the camera in possibly the worst view it could be, creating a painfully low draw distance that barely allows you to see ahead of you at all, but certainly not enough to dodge obstacles consistently with how slowly your rider moves from side to side. It makes death feel cheap and random, like you simply got unlucky by being on that side of the screen when they through something at you you had no chance to avoid. I also found myself feeling rather seasick from the view angle, which for those often prone to motion sickness in games may make the game unplayable.

Last Knight fails again in regards to making itself a game that players want to return to. Level designs are decent when you are going through the story and only seeing each area once, but in endless mode it quickly becomes obvious how little variation there is between sections, and as a result I became bored of the mode after only a handful of runs (which for an endless runner is essentially a death sentence).

I can't recommend Last Knight for a variety of reasons, but perhaps the biggest one is that for how hard it tries, it winds up even less than the free (some would say throwaway) runners that populate mobile and flash gaming. It's impressive visuals can only do so much to hide the dull and forgettable gameplay underneath, that all the while did nothing but make me wonder why I wasn't playing any number of other games instead. I'd like to say Last Knight still has potential, that while it's still in early access it has time to be reworked and improved into something more enjoyable, but at this point and with how tightly ingrained its issues are I'm really not sure it does.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2014
Early Access Review
Really addictive game! Relies on the endless running genre where mobile games like Temple Run and Subway Surfers succeded in gaining millions of downloads. But this game adds a lot more than just running around and avoiding obstacles. It introduces Jousting which brings some action to the genre where the other games missed. The visuals are charming and even the evil characters/hellish environments have a peculiar charm in them. The soundtrack compliments this charm and the game overall will keep you smiling as you play it (Though it does have those frustrating moments which you experienced in other endless runners). The game does have decent variety as it offers a decent number of customizations and modifiers to play around with. Considering the low price point, this game should certainly come under your instant buy list.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Last Knight: Rogue Rider Edition, is one of the those amazing games that steam fails to promote fairly.
( notes , I got this game on April while it was on early access and i have a few hours on game-play but offline so it was not recorded, and I stopped updating it but since I saw it fully released now I updated and started playing again )

This game is really something , I liked it ever since I played it the first time although there were some glitches and Serious Framedrops at the beginning which stopped me from playing this game at first , but they are all fixed now and i'm enjoying this game a lot which is why I am making this review

To hit the point early, Whats not to like ? This game has beautiful artwork style, outstanding graphics, interactive story, great gameplay, Unlockables , Customizations, Secrets, Achievements , Trading cards, Stats , Controller supports and it also works beautifully on a keyboard and mouse so its got everything.

It is basically a running game, With Medieval touch, You're a knight on a horse the character keeps running, you dodge stuff jump And use your spear to thrust and the game gets better and better the more you play.

It supports huge screens with the resolution options, and while there it also has full graphics settings and the game is not that demanding with requirements I have a very normal laptop with a small Nvidia gpu and running this perfectly.

The game has some modes and stuff that makes it more entertaining, Such as Powerups to improve your strength by purchasing various items, unlocking quests for different characters throughout Endless mode ( which is really fun and hard ), More unlockables as you play through the game.

The game has (Mutators) which are more unlockables you unlock by getting (chivalry) points , they alter how the game is , For an example, one of them can turn this game into a first person view, and many more that changes the world and everything ( wont spoil it any further ) but they are brilliant

There also a "New world" Mode that is a randomly generated world you choose your path as you go on it has powerups and secrets and hats ! ( for customizing character )
And it is considered a Rogue-like , it spends a few seconds generating the new world ( a map for you to travel on ) and if you die its game over in this mode and you have to generate a new one, it is very different from the base game, you have a health Bar and find food to regain Hp, and after ever level you open up an inventory to upgrade your state and abilities.

And 4 other Fun modes to waste hours and hours on : )


Just by looking at those store Screenshots you can tell that this game is fun, Thats exactly the type of graphics I like in a video game, The water reflection, the trees the lights are so addictive and fun and the Animations with it are truly outstanding.

The game's soundtracks are really great, it brings out the medieval sense to this game along with this artwork.

I especially like the challenges in this game, it gets harder by the minute, faster and requires precision and more crazy stuff popping out and dragons ! you can't have a game with knights in it without dragons I always say !

The character designs are brilliant I love how they add this "Comedy" Touch to the game while maintaining its realistic forum and story.


So Overall.

- Pros :
1 - Wonderful Graphics, Animations, Artwork, Character designs, Style, Soundtrack
2 - Great addictive entertaining game-play, and a long story.
3 - The game takes a while to finish and with the challenges and modes it could be at least 20 hours to begin with and i'm looking at more hours : )
4 - Unlockables, Mutators that alters the game, Unlocking new characters , Customizing your own character and horse, Purchasing PowerUps, Endless mode for laughs and giggles ( and more secrets ) brings out more hours
5 - VERY fair store price ! I mean for this game you'd expect it to AT LEAST hit 14,99$ but this ? This is a great deal!

- Cons
1 - I feel the game is still not 100% optimized it COULD be that my laptop is just old , because when I minisize the game and bring it back up it freezes for a few seconds and takes time to start sometimes, Not sure if this should be a con because its the game or not a con because my laptop is getting old

This game is a must have for all you out there that enjoys those Runner games where you keep dodging stuff because this should be one of the tops, Everything about this game I just love so much I dare to say that you NEED to buy this game if you liked how it looks in the store
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Last Knight, developed by Toco Games, is a PC game in which you will take on the role of squire, or knight in training. You will be faced with many different challenges, as well as many different modes to play in. This is a 3D rogue runner game. What I mean by this is that the levels are always going to be randomly generated, and you, on your horse, will constantly be going. You will have to joust enemies as they block your path. You will need to collect coins, and in some modes food.

Graphically you are looking at a game that looks very well polished. There's definitely some roughness to the polygons used, but that just fits the game. There's also an impressive amount of different play modes, when it comes to the story portion of the game. You will get to see the game from 3/4 view, 1st person, and top down. Making sure that all of these different views felt polished is quite impressive. There's also the fact that the levels are randomly generated, and the differing areas, path, cave, forest, etc flow seamlessly.

The music of the game is a very uplifting, medieval themed soundtrack that will have to getting into the game as you dodge the obstacles, take out the enemies, and collect the rewards.

The controls of the game are your WASD combo, well most of them. You are going to be using W to bring your lance down, and A and D to move from side to side. You will also use the space bar to jump, but in this game timing is everything, so you are going to have to be mindful of when you jump.

Alright so there's a lot to this game. There's really three complete modes in this game. You have an endless runner mode where you will basically try to last as long as possible in one shot. You will gain quests to complete, and you will of course be trying to collect as much treasure as possible. I will tell you this, though it is not clear, to complete the quests you receive you have to have the correct rider unlocked. That's one of the reasons you are collecting treasure, there's also power ups that can help you, but you will first have to gain enough coins/treasure to unlock those as well. There are several different modes within this mode, and they increase in difficulty and also have pre-requisites before they can become unlocked.

The second overall mode is the story mode. To truly master this mode you will have to play all the levels in the 3/4 view, 1st person, and top down. Each mode has the same overall story, but you will have to beat the levels in each mode. Unfortunately you can't pick the mode that's most comfortable for you, once you've unlocked it and continue the story from where you left off. There's going to be tons of knights, spiders, frogs, dragons, skeletons, and more that will stand in your way of saving the kingdom, but if you can make it through it all, a special prize awaits you.

The third overall mode is probably my favorite, as well as being the most frustrating mode. In this mode you will see the truly rogue-ness of the game. An entire world will be randomly generated for you, and you will have to navigate through said world, but if you die, the entire world goes boom. So there's no redos, there's no chance of continuing on after you have defeated 7 regions, you will have to start from scratch, even in the armor and items department. So as you can see it's amazing to have this randomly generated world where nothing is the same during any playthrough, but if you die the entire thing goes out the door, which to me causes me much stress. I would love to have the ability to be able to come back from a death, perhaps with a penalty, and continue on in the world. It just seems like such a waste of design to throw away something like that so quickly. There is one other thing that is a bit frustrating about this mode, and it doesn't really have to do with the gameplay, its the freaking overworld map, I can't seem to smoothly look over it, its always crooked and I feel that there's some magical stopping point for the camera which makes looking at different sides of the castle damn near impossible, or just selecting the next realm you want to be in.

So here's the deal, this is a game that is really easy to pick up and get lost in for a good chunks of time, most of these modes are quite rewarding, I just wish the last one felt that way. That being said this is still a very well put together game, and for those who like the runner style games, this is definitely something you have to get right away. There's a ton of content, and I think that anyone who gives this game a try will find that its more than worth the price tag. This game gets an 8.9 out of 10.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
I think what makes this title shine the most is the rogue rider mode. I find this game really fun with its replay value through rogue rider mode and how every time you die a new world generates. The rogue rider mode has neat little things like keeping your horse and yourself well fed, equipment for your protection, and mother♥♥♥♥ing hats! The thing about the hats is that its not just cosmetic as it can vary up how the game is played or even make it harder.

I'm no stranger to rogue-lites and the gameplay is interesting and different from other rogue-lite games that mostly focus on combat. This game focuses on your reflexs on obstacles and jousting enemies. Most of the time it is greed that will kill you. Its simple and its fun.

The thing is most appealing (imo) is the great wealth of content. Just look at all those achievements! There is a lot of things to unlock and discover. In Rogue Rider mode there are wonders on the map. I don't have a ♥♥♥♥ing clue what those are and I want to know! I think Rogue Rider mode is where you'll be spending the most time in.

I don't really have that much to complain about this game. Just don't overlook it as an endless runner you would find akin to mobile games. The game is good looking, its funny at times, it has a vault of content, it has quests, different modes to change how you approach the game, and most importantly its really fun.

(Edit) I'll also like to mention the growing number of negative reviews that have none of them even log in an hours worth of gameplay and don't even mention the biggest feature in this game that sets it apart from the ios version which is the rogue rider mode. Which is damn well worth the price btw! I just think the negative feedback is undeserved as this is a very fun game, its not misleading at all if you can look at the screenshots, and its not even full priced.
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