Yeah, that's a very personal thing. For me, Black Knight has nothing interesting, because as raocow succinctly put it, if you don't enjoy the combat, the gameplay is extremely shallow, so the only thing it has going for it is presentation, and that is good. There were people in the Discord (and here as well, I think) quite vocal about how Sonic is so very Sonic in this game, and that's why they love it, and more power to them.ano0maly wrote: ↑5 days ago I do agree that a game that has significant flaws but is interesting would be more fun than a safe but dull one, but it depends on how you qualify "boring". A game does not have to put up a fight with challenging difficulty to be enjoyable - at least, the said game doesn't have to be a challenge all the time. A more easygoing experience, like today's A Hat in Time video, can be appreciated if there are elements that make the experience enjoyable, such as story and aesthetics. This is where genres such as visual novels come in.
I can only, as always, argue about personal taste here: I do not care about Sonic as a character, I do not care about any characters, I play games for the gameplay. You would never get me to play a visual novel because it has nothing at all interesting to me. So that's why I'm so down on Black Knight.
I'm pretty sure that I'd quickly discover that it is actually a chore to play no matter how "good" you get at it, but I'm very tempted to try it and if I find it for a tenner in a bargain bin you better believe I'll hoover that shit up