DescriptionOnce Upon a Knight is a hybrid of the RPG and the RTS genre. The singleplayer RTS part consists of three campaigns, in a fantasy setting. During the campaigns, you characters gather items, develop skills and can level their stats to gain new abilities.
In the RPG mode, you can explore a larger selection of maps, quests, actions and enemies. This mode features improved character development with new skills and the ability to hire new characters or trade items.
In the multiplayer mode, servers support up to 65.000 players through the EarthNet® server system. Every player on the server has his/her own account protected by a password. With each server account up to 8 self developed RPG characters with their own inventory, skills and level ups can be managed. League and Companion MP matches are supported. MP matches are possible in RTS Battle, RTS destroy structure and RPG adventure mode with predefined or self created maps and mods.
- "骑士往事" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Рыцари за Работой" -- Russian spelling
- "Polanie II" -- Polish title
- "Once Upon a Knight - Heroism. Sorcery. Cows." -- title with tagline
- "KnightShift" -- European title
Part of the Following Groups
|An RPG that does have a small touch of flaws||Arejarn (3728)|
|RPG as in "Really Poor Gaming"||Jacques Guy (55)|
|ComputerGames.ro||Oct 03, 2003||86 out of 100||86|
|PC Action||Oct 14, 2003||80 out of 100||80|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Dec 24, 2003||72 out of 100||72|
|ActionTrip||Oct 07, 2003||70 out of 100||70|
|GameZone||Oct 21, 2003||6.9 out of 10||69|
|Fragland.net||Feb 11, 2004||68 out of 100||68|
|Game Watcher||Oct 27, 2003||6.2 out of 10||62|
|GameSpot||Oct 06, 2003||5.9 out of 10||59|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Feb, 2004||50|
|GameSpy||Nov 03, 2003||40|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|new game group: Polanie series||3||chirinea (44065)
Oct 04, 2009
TriviaAfter the review from German gaming magazine GameStar in issue 10/2003 (69 of 100 points) publisher ZUXXEZ Entertainment AG unsuccessfully sued GameStar to stop the distribution of the review. ZUXXEZ claimed that GameStar's version of the game was only classified as preview version and that they based their valuation on false data.
In the next issue (page 52) GameStar printed a correction for two false statements in their review regarding packaging and multiplayer mode but claim that this had no influence on the valuation. They also rejected ZUXXEZ' other blames and printed an e-mail from ZUXXEZ were they demand a "cover story" and an "eight page review with neutral mark" for the next issue.
Two months before ZUXXEZ had another disagreement with German magazine PC Games which wrote a non-enthusiastic preview in issue 08/2003. ZUXXEZ claimed that PC Games had no playable version of the game and that they "possibly didn't like the game because they received a Spellforce-order from above". PC Games rejected the accusations.
Related Web Sites
- Inside KnightShift (German fan and news site.)
- KnightShift.com (Official Home Page)
- Official site (polish) (Official site of polish developer of the game.)