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19th December, 2007 at 18:39:18 -

I just wanted to let everyone know that Knytt Stories was rated by the website GameSetWatch as the top freeware game of 2007. Respectively, this news also made it to the front page of the popular gaming blog Joystiq! Congratulations, Nifflas!

http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2007/12/the_top_5_freeware_games_of_20.php <-- GameSetWatch link
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/12/19/gamesetwatch-picks-top-5-freeware-games/#comments <-- Joystiq link

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Congratulations Nifflas (does he still visit here?) That's not the first time Knytt Stories has made it onto the pages of Joystiq.

I was really surprised to see that Chalk wasn't on the list. That was released in 2007, right?

 
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19th December, 2007 at 20:47:50 -

Right

And yes, congratulations Nifflas!

 
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Knytt Stories was nothing special in my opinion. No puzzles, no challenge, no gameplay. It's scary to see so many people are entertained by a dot travelling from one end of the screen to the other. Strange, it actually beat out games with good gameplay.

 
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Originally Posted by Markno2
Knytt Stories was nothing special in my opinion.



You're right, but you just pissed on a wasp nest.

 
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20th December, 2007 at 03:53:17 -

And that's the truth! You is gonna be flamed foo!

Sorry, couldn't help myself...

You present your opinion rather blunt.
I myself am amazed at what nifflas manages to create with his Knytt games.
You are absolutely right about the game lacking puzzles, but to say it lacks gameplay is absurd. It's a game that goes beyond casual gaming opposite most other home-brewes. The atmosphere is extraordinary! The freedom is, in lack of better description, art. It was amazing that nifflas managed to create the original Knytt, and to be able to make a sequel that exceeded it was even more amazing! There is something about those two games that make them the gems they are. They are indeed simple, but brilliant in their simplicity.

And if you are unable to experience them in their fullest, I feel sorry for your lacking that ability.

 
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20th December, 2007 at 04:31:32 -

Talk about unexpected! Congratulations, Nifflas!

 
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20th December, 2007 at 09:57:18 -

Ive never played a Knytt game.

But I do get the feeling that these lists are based more on popularity than actually having played every single freeware game that year. Which is not easy to do but would make things more accurate.

 
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20th December, 2007 at 10:02:41 -


Originally Posted by Radix

Originally Posted by Markno2
Knytt Stories was nothing special in my opinion.



You're right, but you just pissed on a wasp nest.



I've always agreed on this too.

 
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20th December, 2007 at 10:33:11 -

Pissed on a wasp nest where all the little wasps are capable of doing what the queen wasp did but they don't realise it or try.

Excellent.

 
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20th December, 2007 at 19:11:13 -

I think Knytt Stories was big because of the level editor. If it was just a few Nifflas levels I'd have gotten bored much quicker than I did.

The fanbase is a bit crap though. I suggested some nice features for Nifflas before he released 1.1 or 1.2 or whatever. And the people on his forum set attitudes to defend! A bad bunch.

 
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20th December, 2007 at 19:16:44 -

Wasps is a pretty good term for them actually, lol

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Yeah give 'em a prod towards the window, and they'll come at you "all guns blazin'" It's like - DON'T LISTEN THEN!! *gets spray*

 
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21st December, 2007 at 10:09:26 -

I never played a Knytt game and probably never will. GFX are too important to me.

 
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The shabbiness of the graphics and the lack of enemies makes this game feel more like an engine test.

 
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21st December, 2007 at 15:22:52 -

Shabbiness?
*Sound of piss*
The gfx in the Knytt games are far from shabby. That's really just a lame argument in my opinion. And Hayo, you should give the games a chance even though they have retro gfx.

Don't take me wrong though, I'm not dissing anyone or something, I just can't understand why you don't like it based on those arguments.

Btw, Knytt Stories does have enemies, loads of em'.

 
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That it does. There's just no combat, and that was great for Knytt. But the millionth KS map and there's nothing new anymore.

 
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It has no grab factor imo. For those not interested, the screen shots don't do much for the game.
You can't really argue with the amount of people that do like the game, that alone tells you there is something that makes this game good. Even if it's not all the clear to those that haven't played it.

 
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All you see in EVERY screenshot, shows the hight of the gameplay. Some strange looking woman thing, jumping... or standing around wondering where the hell the next piece is...

 
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Originally Posted by AndyUK [Ectoprods]
It has no grab factor imo. For those not interested, the screen shots don't do much for the game.
You can't really argue with the amount of people that do like the game, that alone tells you there is something that makes this game good. Even if it's not all the clear to those that haven't played it.


Right, totally. There's obviously something good about the Knytt games that I just don't get. I recognise that and have nothing against it, but it's certainly not the second coming like its fans make out. The fact that I don't get it and that there's really not much to it makes it kind of irritating to keep hearing about it in the same paragraph as things like Cave Story.

 
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Those are not retro gfx.

 
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lolol buzz buzz


 
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It's a nice little game you should play only every once in a while to keep it fun, in my opinion.

 
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Originally Posted by DaVince [Ectoprods]
It's a nice little game you should play only every once in a while to keep it fun, in my opinion.



*It's a nice little game you should play... once

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22nd December, 2007 at 16:38:09 -

Arguably in a big sitting though.

 
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If I'm completely honest there's nothing atm that's making me want to play it again? >__<

 
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Not even the love bubble feeling of going with something socially adored?

 
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Especially not that

 
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Not even for protection to the hordes of fans who'll rip your face off for saying KS might slightly not be the second coming?

 
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Just wanted to say I am bashing Knytt here, I just don't care about games in general.

 
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Thanks

 
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Originally Posted by Hayo
Just wanted to say I am bashing Knytt here, I just don't care about games in general.


That's okay, people still love/hate you.

 
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garrrrrrrrrrrrr, im really stuck for thoughts with knytt games. they have a certain atmosphere about them, very calm and relaxing, pleasant to walk around the world. but on the other hand, its just a huge world filled with almost nothing. i appreciate the game but i just dont feel there is any substance or "gameplay" if you will. i love the engine though, i think alot could be done with it! and i do respect Nifflas for finishing his games and making them technically sound.

 
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I found Knytt frustrating. Walking around, climbing walls, going through frame after frame without challenge and not being rewarded or anything.

 
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