Knytt Underground is a platformer where the player explores wide varieties of environments. It is a title for PS3, Vita, Steam and Wii U. For the Wii U version, the Gamepad and Wii U Pro Controller are supported with off-screen play as an option as well via Gamepad Support and cross-save cloud support with the dual ownership cross-buy deal for PS3 / Vita owners.
Gameplay: Knytt is at its core, a 2D platformer, but adds a large world to explore and gives the player abilities to solve puzzles and advance throughout the world, allowing the character to dash, fly and teleport, among other powers. Each chapter of the game involves different aspects of gameplay, with the first being an introduction to the main character, the second focused on a ball form, and the third combining both together. While frustrating at times during the beginning as you figure out how each power works and controls, once you’ve got the hang of it, Knytt Underground is absolutely hard to put down and each place you explore is a fun experience.
Graphics/Music: I found myself fighting myself over playing off screen and having the great audio of the game play through headphones off the gamepad and on screen to embrace the impressive art and graphic details. The graphics portray beauty in the wide expanse of the world where plant life looks grand and very colorful and detail is paid to each and every part of the game. The music just sums up the experience and I couldn’t help but hook up my stereo TV headset so I could enjoy the music at the loudest I could put it because of how well it adds to Knytt’s ambience. While simplistic at times, the music is beautiful and helps drive the game.
Online Capabilities: Knytt Underground features no online portions to it.
Replay Value: The game itself features a lot of collecting to its gameplay and exploration is a key to the game, and due to that, I feel like I could replay this game based on my ability to do things differently each time and challenge myself to beat each episode in a faster amount of time.
While in its earlier stages, Knytt Underground is slower and frustrating, the further you go and more you explore and listen to it, Knytt embeds itself in your mind and draws you back even if it’s for 15 minutes. A very beautiful game with its drawbacks and quirks. I would suggest it to your friends and family who enjoy early adventure games or to someone who enjoys a game with speed-run possibilities. A qualified RGN Silver Game.
Overall Score: 8.2 / 10
RGN Rating : Silver Game
Developer: Niffla’s Games
Available On: Wii U | PS3 | Vita | PC | Linux | Mac OS X
Played On: Nintendo Wii U
Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.
(Bonus: Score Breakdown)
- Gameplay- 25/30
- Graphics/Sound- 5/5
- Online Capabilities – not applicable
- Replay Value- 7/10
- Overall- 37/45, an 82%.