One Epic Knight review: One Epic Knight

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.0
  • Installation and Setup: 9.0
  • Features and Support: 9.0
  • Interface: 6.0
  • Performance: 8.0
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The Good One Epic Knight does a great job of adding new tweaks to the 3D running and escape genre. Secret paths and items keep the game interesting.

The Bad Swipe controls are not as responsive as they should be. The game gets repetitive the more you play.

The Bottom Line Though there are several perpetual runners in the App Store, the 3D over the shoulder perspective, multiple paths, and ability to pick up and upgrade items make this title worth checking out.

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One Epic Knight is another in a long list of perpetual running escape games in the App Store, but the 3D third-person viewing angle and upgradable items keep you coming back for one more run.

You play as an armored knight who enters a dungeon in search of treasure. As you run through the stone halls, your control system is somewhat like in Temple Run, but with a twist. You'll still use horizontal swipes to turn corners, up swipes to jump, and down swipes to slide under obstacles. But the game also uses a lane system where you'll swipe to switch to the middle or sides of your path to avoid obstacles and monsters, and also to pick up weapons, armor, and treasure.

The armor and weapon pickups are great additions that help you get further than you would without them. When you encounter monsters or obstacles that block your path, you would usually need to swipe to dodge out of the way. But weapons let you blast through a monster without consequences while a shield will take the brunt of hitting an obstacle and let you continue on. These really come in handy the further you go -- as the game speeds up and more obstacles are thrown in your way, the extra items act as second chances to push you a bit further.

As you run through the dungeon, you'll pick up coins and also earn them through the game's many achievements, and you can spend your coins on weapon and shield upgrades to make them last longer. You also can use your coins to purchase temporary boosts when you're shooting for a record distance. Where other games make you go through countless runs to earn money, One Epic Knight feels like it has a good balance -- after only a few runs, you'll be able to afford some of the early upgrades. The exception to this rule are the costumes; all the alternate costumes cost 30,000 coins each and it will take you some time to earn that kind of money. Still, for the upgrades, the pricing seems about right.

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  • Category Games
  • Compatibility iOS