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Undead Knights

version: pal (uk) - year: 2010 - developer: team tachyon - publisher: tecmo - format: psp, umd - condition: good - rarity: common

An underrated exclusive PSP action game

 

The intro is simply great

 

Use zombies as "human" shields against enemy projectiles

 

You can unleash super powerful special attacks when the red meter is full

 

Here, a beautiful zombie bridge :)

 

Some of the bosses have weird animations in the cut-scenes, like this fat guy who moves like a schizofrenic maniac

 

Enemy fire can become annoying very quickly but what is more annoying is that enemies will often materialize from thin air to fight you

 

The cavalry is devastating, so roll around to avoid their charge or throw zombies at them to stun them before finishing them off

 

The queen is rather attractive

 

Did I already mention she is attractive?

 

...and she manipulates the old king as she wishes.

Review - "Oh Saint Fatima, ye of ample wisdom, and bosom, grant your faithful servant the strength, the courage, the testicular fortitude to save thy enemies in thy mercy. Amen."

Mixing elements from Chaos Legion and Drag-on Dragoon, UndeadKnights differentiates the formula by literally throwing lots of rotting zombies into the mix !

This game allows you to turn enemy soldiers into mindless undead and control them as a little pet army at your command. It’s possible to use the undead in a variety of ways, such as creating bridges with their corpses to cross over chasms or maybe grab them and throw them onto a drawbridge to lower it. This creative element makes the game feel like a happy mix between a brutal hack’n’slash and…Lemmings!

Graphically, levels tend to be bare bone and textures look unrefined but the huge amount of characters on screen is just awesome and makes for some super entertaining gameplay.

The accompanying music is simply out of this world and I will go as far as saying that it is one of the best I heard on PSP!

Because of the nature of the game and because of the repetitive-looking stages and enemies, gameplay would normally tend to become old quickly but the zombie twist ensures that the action always requires some clever alternating between straight-forward slashing and serious zombie-tossing which is really fun and innovative.

Bottom line: In the end, if you are a fan of the genre, you should make sure to check this game out! 7/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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