In this age of sequels and spinoffs and remakes, it's always interesting when a new franchise rears its unique and original head. In this case, I'm talking about Knights Contract, the latest offering from Game Republic and Namco Bandai.
Knights Contract (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
In Knights Contract, you play primarily as Heinrich, an immortal executioner who runs around with a giant glowing axe-scythe. You are accompanied by Gretchen, who is a resurrected witch. Coincidentally, Heinrich was the one who executed Gretchen, and that’s why he’s cursed with immortality. The whole execution was Dr. Faust’s idea in the first place, and Gretchen wants revenge on him, and since Heinrich’s trying to get Gretchen’s curse lifted, he’s playing bodyguard. Boom. Medieval buddy-system revenge action.
It’s a little like the Rocko’s Modern Life game for SNES, except if Rocko was a musclebound executioner carrying a massive glowing halberd and Spunky was a total babe who could do magic.
In addition to Gretchen, there are six other witches. I’m not sure if they’re bosses or not, but that would make sense. While watching other people playing, I saw a couple of cutscenes, which may or may not have involved a witch-like lady consuming a small child in an alleyway, which (witch?) was awesome. When I played the game myself, I fought a boss, and it was a big gross monster. That's how bosses should be, so I'm happy.
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