The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition - PlayStation 4 Review

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition

QUICK GLANCE:

  • Platform - PlayStation 4
  • Players – 1
  • Achievements – Yes, trophies
  • Retail Price - $39.99

The Tower of Illusion is a welcomed addition in this remaster.

High Level Premise – Modern Dungeon Crawler with RPG elements.

Graphics/Style – Updated last generation animated visuals.

Music/Soundtrack – Japanese whimsical from Nippon Ichi Software.

Story – The Hundred Knight works for the Swamp Witch Metallia to help spread the swamp throughout the world!

Replay-ability – Moderately low, there is little left to explore upon completing the main game and spending time within the Tower of Illusion.

Time Commitment – 60 hours, save & quit via save points.

Value - Moderately High, $39.99 gets you a remastered PS3 gem with a few minor upgrades & additions.

Favorite Element - The Tower of Illusion, a combat driven addition is a blast to kill hours of time grinding and gaining loot.

The dialogue isn’t for the faint of heart – vulgarity plays a role in bringing the characters to life in this dungeon crawler.

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition is a current gen remaster of the 2014 dungeon crawler from Nippon Ichi Software.  Exclusively for PS4, this version includes the expected improved visuals and framerate.  Furthermore, the Revival Edition contains “The Tower of Illusion”, an additional area for mastering your skills and earning loot.  For those playing for the first time, this area is likely the most important update, as it allows the player to get side-tracked from the main quest, all the while staying constructive by improving their game.

    The overall objective is to serve the Swamp Witch Metallia by spreading the swamp throughout the world – increasing her power with every pillar released.  These pillars are found throughout the levels, and expand the swamp each time they’re released.  As a dungeon crawler, the player will encounter various enemies and bosses along the way, challenging them to master their combat strategy and weapon load-out.  At first glance, the number of variables involved with the combat can be a bit overwhelming, however it becomes truly rewarding upon discovering a few solid techniques.  

    While the dialogue has a tendency to be text-heavy and drag on from time to time, The Witch and the Hundred Knight gets credit for offering a superb cast of voice actors within this localization.  A hefty amount of foul language is used for character development, however it becomes much more forgivable as their personalities become predictable with progression.

    The package as a whole is a fan service for those fond of the original release on the PS3.  A series of minor additions & updates gives the top fans a reason to return to this world for a second visit.  On the other hand, the true winners are those who missed out on this gem two years ago, and are experiencing the complete package for the first time.  All in all, this is a great game not to be missed for those looking to get lost in a lengthy story with deep combat mechanics and role playing elements.

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