Knights of Xentar
|a game by||Elf Co.|
|Editor Rating:||6/10, based on 1 review|
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I first came into contact with Mcgatch when I reviewed their beat 'em up Metal and Ijuce. The "gameplay" in that game involved bearing the hell out of lots of chicks in the hope that they would reward you by taking their kit off. The graphics were at best, adequate. It had an entertainment value rating of zero, and generally the whole affair was really a bit of a catastrophe. After suffering the aforementioned non-game, I surmised that no matter what the peeps at Megatech did in the future, it couldn't possibly get worse. I was wrong! They really have excelled themselves with Knights ofXentar. This alleged role-playing game has all the graphic splendour of Ultima 4 (and that was released years ago they're on number 8 now!), and has the worse digital voice-overs I have ever heard in a computer game. The music sounds like the work of a five-year old who has just discovered their new Casio synth actually makes noises, and the sound effects are totally unrealistic and unconvincing. So much for the presentation then, on to the gameplay.
Obligatory Tolkien-esque section
Knights ofXentar is a role-playing adventure in which you have to find a mystic Falcon sword, fight Deimos the King of Darkness, and ultimately save the world of Xenatar. It's all suitably Tolkien-esque and RPG-like. There are two parts to the game. When you're travelling. you see a top-down view of the landscape. This is where you spend most of the game. Gameplay during this section involves roaming around the land of Xenatar. fighting hundreds of monsters and collecting loads of cash. The graphics for this section are absolutely awful and the fights are a complete yawn. The other part of the game is standard Megatech "any excuse to exploit scantilydad females for a healthy profit" stuff. When you enter buildings you will sometimes encounter "maidens in distress". You don't have to do anything to save them. The computer takes up the storyline and shows a picture of you doing something heroic. The distressed maiden in question then rewards you by whipping off her togs and showing you what she bought from her mail order lingerie catalogue. Brilliant! What a game. Naff graphics, zero gameplay and a few gratuitous and embarrassingly tacky soft-porn scenes. To make matters even worse, all the characters sound as though they have just graduated from the "Neighbours School of Spectacularly Crap Acting".
At the moment, Megatech have no official UK distributor that we know of so the chances are that you will never have to see any of this rubbish in the UK. If you do come across it however, don't even think of buying it. This game has absolutely nothing to offer in any and should be accordingly department ignored accordingly.