The game is not perfect in any way, its your same old hack and slash, but thats not a bad thing. It does exactly what a hack and slash needs to do to be entertaining.
The flaws come into play with the horrible camera, and the horrendous button sequences. The camera is tolerable in most cases, but the epic moment you should have gotten out of the cut scene/button sequence parts of the boss battles really ruin the entire boss fight.
There are some glitches causing you to get stuck, or horrible fights with ledges that you can fall off (which happens too easy on one boss fight...) but nothing horrendous enough that i'd stop playing, just had to cuss a couple times and get back to it. And the auto-save feature helps make these glitches tolerable because you don't lose hardly any time the 2-3 times you might get stuck.
Overall I gave this game an 8 (in all reality i would have given it a 7.5, but round up i suppose) because it is a good hack and slash with a cool twist. The ability to use and upgrade the witches magic was a nice addition. The story is compelling, and who doesn't love half naked witch babes? I really wish they would have worked on it a little bit longer to fix the bugs, but its still pretty good, and at least worth a rent in my own opinion.
ill begin by saying this game... is 80% frustration 20% oh thats kinda cool i have never played a game where 99% of my deaths were of no fault of my own the camera is horrific possibly the worst ive seen least in the current consoles the point of the game is to escort this witch around and kill all the bad witches... 1st off the person you play as is invincible there is no game over if he dies unless you fall off a cliff or something the main reason you will die is the AI controlled witch you escort around she is the absolute dumbest computer companion to date half the time she wont even follow you she will go her own route and get lost which if you get to far away from each other....like 6 feet you wont be able to use your magic which is the only reason to even play this game and without it you suck plain and simple and then she will start to die if you dont find her in time also most the time she wants to die she will go out of her way to get you a game over she will stand in FIRE/Lava/Acid/Poison pretty much anything until she dies she has no sense your up fighting in melee combat and shes right there with you she mostly gets hit from cleave damage luckily enemies do often reserve you as the biggest threat i can deal with most of that but the number one most annoying thing for me was after every main boss you have to do a push button to finish them normally not a big deal... well THIS game dosnt recognize half the time when you push a button ive had to repeat boss fights so many times do to this flaw this game almost got sent back many times its a test of will power to finish this thing the only things i did enjoy about this game is the combat is pretty solid magic abilities are neat and quite powerful most one shot enemies least up to chp.11 bosses look cool but all have bugs not one boss went as im sure the developers intended quite buggy... oya last thing your movement speed haha...well its slow
After playing and finishing Knights Contract, I feel like it was a good experience, but if you have played any action game in the last 5 or 6 years you have seen it all before. This game tries to be unique in it's approach by teaming you with a powerful, but fragile teammate. This mechanic works well until the latter parts of the game where it become much more of a chore and hassle.
The visuals aren't bad, but some of the dull textures and recycled enemies hold it back a bit. The framerate was steady for the most part and the boss battles while uninspired are the high point of what basically amounts to you standard hack and slash gameplay. The game also tries to introduce a points system that rewards the player for playing effectively, but ultimately it's poorly explained and implemented.
Knights Contract is a game that is good for what it is and it was an interesting story that was told, but ultimately you have played this game before and tacking on an escort mission makes the game very sterile.