Not only is the concept of this one absolutely bonkers, the game itself is a minefield of utter madness.
We’ll start with the concept, because that’s the easy part. King’s Knight is the name of an old Square game released in 1986, and this new mobile game is its sequel. But then the insanity comes in. King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon is not just the long-awaited sequel. No, it is also the game that Noctis and Pals play in the game and anime that make up the Final Fantasy XV storyline. So by playing Wrath of the Dark Dragon, you’re basically roleplaying as Noct.
If that was not enough madness for you, dear reader, have no fear. The insanity contines.
Wrath of the Dark Dragon is a mobile two-stick shooter in which you control a group of four adventurers who take down goblins, dragons, and monsters while also solving puzzles.
The game basically plays exactly like an arcade-style classic, which is pretty darn cool, in all actuality. There are single hand controls for those on smaller smartphones but they’re a bit trickier to figure out. So, if you can, stick with the two-handed control set-up.
But a two-stick mobile arcade game is sort of all it is. An interesting, if absurd, concept and a decent execution. There’s little to say about the game other than to call it a beautifully crafted time-waster.
So if you need something to do in order to break from your Candy Crush addiction, here you are. If not, well. It depends on how much you want to BE the Chocobros.
The game features all the usual mobile RPG standards. In-app purchases, collectibles, a gacha system, in-game currency, and some player connectivity, but not a whole lot of social functions.
It is, adequate, when you ignore everything about how this game came to be. When you think about the history, well, suddenly the original King’s Knight is actually a Final Fantasy game that pre-dates the original Final Fantasy in a 30 year-old franchise that now has near 100 games in it and I just. I must be suffering an internal system error. I have bluescreened. I- I give up.
What even is the meaning of my life anymore?