It first dropped onto Xbox One a whole year again, but now, finally, Gryphon Knight Epic has made an appearance in Europe.
Available for £7.99, Gryphon Knight Epic puts you in charge of Sir Oliver, as he rides his trusty gryphon stead, Aquila, on a 2D medieval adventure. Mixing classic shoot em up ideas, plenty of exploration and the chance to head on into duel-like boss battles, Gryphon Knight Epic plays on the whole pixel art visuals, delivering a lovely retro feel.
Not all epic stories end happily ever after, but that of Sir Oliver will most definitely have you laughing your way through the hand crafted levels included. But a strong concept and a bit of a laugh never made a great game and you’ll have to be ready for a story that is quickly forgotten amid an execution that doesn’t quite match the idea.
Gryphon Knight Epic is a 2D Medieval Shoot’em up that mixes elements from classical shoot’em ups, exploration and duel-like boss battles, it tells the story of Sir Oliver and Aquila, an accomplished knight and his loyal gryphon that are forced back to adventure once again. Sir Oliver have already defeated a dragon, married a princess and saved the kingdom. But during his quest he will face adversaries he never imagined he would, because… in reality all of them were once friends. What happened? These heroes would never go rogue… and all at once? Something is rotten in the kingdom and its up to Oliver discover what. -Fight your way through 8 hand-crafted levels -Duel with challenging bosses and get their weapons -Explore the stages to find equipment for your character and bits of ancient lore of the world -Enjoy challenging gameplay and pixel art graphics, just like old times