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The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia - PlayStation 4 Review

Missing a few sins

Game Info: (Box Display)

  • System: PS4
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
  • Developer: NATSUME ATARI Inc.
  • Release Date: Feb 9, 2018

Who it Caters to

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Based on the manga and anime series, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia brings the franchise into a whole new light. One-part action/fighting game, one-part adventure and one-part beat ‘em up, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia aims to deliver various gameplay styles to the player. Do you consider yourself a diehard fan of The Seven Deadly Sins? Want to see how it feels to control the character like Meliodas, Ban, King, Hawk and others from the series? Then you may want to try out The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia.

What to Expect

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia blends several gameplay genres together in one title. Players will fight with characters spawning The Seven Deadly Sins manga/anime series and will journey across set locations found in the lore of The Seven Deadly Sins. Take quests to help citizens and in turn gain gold and items to upgrade your fighters to endure various challenges. Go through a lengthy adventure mode or fight with or against friends either online or on the same console. The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia aims to deliver a fan-orientated experience and will appease those familiar with the source material. With 25+ characters to play as, hundreds of quests and online multiplayer, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia gives players a decent amount of variety in this rather interesting title.


Story

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia follows the anime/manga series loosely retelling the events from both mediums. Follow Meliodas and his comrades as they fight to reclaim the Kingdom of Liones. Journey across the kingdom battling various foes and helping the citizens. Can Meliodas, Hawk and Elizabeth find his allies and once more regain his legendary team of warriors? Time to find out in The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia for the PS4!

Gameplay

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Anime themed video games can be a quite scary thing in the world of gaming. Many anime games can be either really amazing or pretty mediocre. That’s why when we heard one of our favorite anime series—The Seven Deadly Sins—was getting a video game adaptation we were a bit worried to be honest. After having played The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia, some of our worries appeared but equally we found some elements actually pretty solid. Let’s find out what worked and didn’t work in our review of The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia for the PS4 exclusively.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia first and foremost is an attempt at bringing the source material into a video game format. Loosely telling the story seen from the series, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia has players guiding Meliodas and his sin companions through the world of The Seven Deadly Sins. The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia does this by being several gaming genres in one title. You’ll be adventuring by exploring and taking quests, fighting in a 3D themed brawler and even have The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia become a beat ‘em up. This idea of fusing gaming genres and mechanics is where The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia begins its road to various problems. For our review, we’ll be going through each element of The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia talking about the good of each genre and the bad. We’ll begin with the main theme, adventure mode.

In The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia, you’ll be exploring the world seen in the anime, the Kingdom of Liones. You’ll explore areas seen in the manga and anime world to take on quests and missions. As you complete the quests more open up via a rumor-based system that will unlock more quests and more places to go. The world of Kingdom of Liones looks good here but don’t expect to be exploring places in depth. Instead you’ll just go from place to place from an overhead perspective. We won’t complain much about this but we would have loved to actually see areas up close in The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia.

Now what you’ll actually be doing more than anything else in The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is fighting in both a 3D fighting game set up and a beat ‘em up. As a fighting game, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia plays pretty mediocre. Every character has several attacks that range from ranged attacks, special attacks, basic light/heavy attacks and various evasion/defensive moves. As a beat ‘em up, the same applies but with a focus on fighting dozens of enemies not just a singular threat. Both work well enough to make The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia a functional fighting game but not enough to have a soul to it either. The beat ‘em up element is easily the weakest part to The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia just because attacks ten to fly past enemies and makes The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia a button masher more than anything else, but as we said it still feels hollow, especially when you’re playing as Diane and have only three attacks despite her big size.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia offers players the adventure mode as we mentioned above but it also offers several game modes. Players can fight alone against the AI in dual mode or with a friend and or could even go online to fight against others. Once again, because the fighting is pretty shallow in The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia you won’t get the same thrill like in Dragon Ball FighterZ. However, at least The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia offers up several other ways to play outside the story mode. We here at Honey’s Anime always appreciate a bit of variety in a game.

Finally, let’s discuss our favorite element of The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia hands down and that is in the form of the music and graphics. The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia looks pretty similar to the anime series—of course not as crisp mind you—with environments almost perfectly mirroring places in The Seven Deadly Sins world. Same could be said of the music which doesn’t copy from the main series but has a similar feel. The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia might have issues in other categories. Thankfully visually and sound wise, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia works flawlessly.


Honey's Gameplay Consensus:

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia tries too hard to be too many different games and that’s where we feel like it suffers. At times The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia plays like a fighting game with bare minimum concepts, at other times it feels like a hollow adventure game and then it tries to be a pseudo beat ‘em up with some not so perfect controls. The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia excels in the fact that it adheres to the anime with solid visuals, amazing music and uses the strong Japanese voice acting cast. However, don’t expect The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia to be a solid fighter or adventure game. At its core, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia seems to be a game made for fans and newcomers or those who want a strong and deep fighting game should look elsewhere.

Honey's Pros:

  • Amazing art that mirrors the anime
  • Great music and voice acting
  • Quick version of the story from the series
  • Nice roster of fighters
  • Co-op fighting and online duels

Honey's Cons:

  • Adventure aspects are lame and cliché
  • Very repetitive quest-based systems
  • Weak fighting game mechanics
  • Will only really appeal to fans

Honey's Final Verdict:

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Did we dislike our time with The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia? Honestly, no; we thought it was an okay game with a lot of appeal for fans and us here at Honey’s Anime. The flaws of The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia come from trying to meld too many different genres into one game and none of those genres being truly defined. The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is a game for fans first and foremost and thus we strongly recommend passing it up if you didn’t like the series or are looking for a fighting game with more depth and style. Have you tried The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia yet? Tell us using the comments down below and for all your video game reviews, news and article needs, be sure to get stuck to our hive here at Honey’s Anime.

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