Candle Knight Review (Steam)

For this Candle Knight Review, we get to wield a powerful flame, overcome menacing creatures and explore the shadows of a ruined castle in this compelling 2.5D action adventure platformer which features a unique dynamic difficulty system.

Candle Knight Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics settings – screen mode, resolution, brightness, v-sync, graphics preset, anti-aliasing, shadow quality, post-processing, texture quality, and effects quality.
  • Action RPG gameplay.
  • Beautiful watercolor art cutscenes.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play then a tutorial help menu for reference.
  • The absolutely beautiful game world, it’s like a 2D game in a full 3D game world and the camera angle changes to further enhance it.
  • Chalices once set on fire are used as checkpoints and respawn points.
  • Ignis system – attacking and blocking adds or reduces ignition which can build and then has three levels that affect your attack and speed at the cost of your defense.
  • Blocking damage takes segments out of your ignition bar.
  • Hack and slash combat.
  • Strong platforming elements.
  • Enemies can drop coins.
  • When you die you leave a corpse, regain it to get some of your ignition back.
  • Collect armor pieces to increase your health.
  • The world is very dark but you light it up with your flaming head as you go.
  • Merchants can sell you items.
  • Big boss encounters and smaller mid-level bosses.
  • Full inventory management system.
  • Frequent checkpoints.
  • Has a Souls sense of danger especially with combat.
  • You can relight checkpoints to replenish your health.
  • Has Metroidvania elements.
  • Find loot from chests and abilities to open up previously inaccessible areas.

Candle Knight Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • The mouse cursor stays on the screen even when using the controller.
  • No way to Invert the axis or sensitivity sliders.
  • The menus can sometimes not be like the controller movement.
  • Long initial load time.
  • Really hard-cut transitions.
  • No camera control makes it hard to see things below or above you.
  • Early on you die a lot and very easily more because the enemies hit so hard.
  • Some of the camera angle choices are straight-up bizarre as they make playing the game so hard for no reason.
  • You cannot view the controls within the menu making going back to it harder.
  • The game doesn’t really use a map so you can land up walking around aimlessly.

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Candle Knight:

Official website.

Developer: Dracma Studios

Publisher: Dracma Studios

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!