Bahnsen Knights is the latest entry in the retro-styled Pixel Pulps series from Chorus Worldwide and LCB Game Studio. Are you ready? Then check out our Bahnsen Knights review!
Bahnsen Knights is the latest entry in the retro-styled Pixel Pulps series from Chorus Worldwide and LCB Game Studio. After taking on a journey packed with deadly night creatures in Mothmen 1966 and then jumping into a coming-of-age story during one hot summer in which a group of kids find a vampire in Varney Lake, it’s now time to go on a new adventure. What can you expect from this one? You’re going to have to work hard on infiltrating a car-obsessed cult. Will you be able to gain the cult’s trust?
You’ll be stepping into the role of an undercover agent who must do whatever it takes to save your former partner agent Cupra, who was being investigated by the Agency. Your task is to infiltrate the titular cult – who all happen to drive Ford Sierras – as you try to understand what drives their leader, Toni. What is the cult planning to do with their power? This whole preaching about hell not being below but above is certainly different from the usual. While you can play each game in this first volume of Pixel Pulps, playing all three will give you some extra insight into things.
Since you’ll be interacting not only with some of the cult members but also with their leader, you need to be careful about how you handle each particular scenario. While the Bahnsen Knights meet up at a bar, perhaps drinking a handful of beers is not going to be a good option… not unless you feel like getting shot for blowing up your cover! You’ll also run into some timed scenarios during which you’ll need to be quick on your actions so that you can either locate new evidence or avoid conflict that can lead to your death.
Bahnsen Knights features a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for you to work on. And since this one is a Cross-Buy title, if you own a PlayStation 5 console, you’ll be able to download both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game and each one will have its own trophy list. Each list includes 19 Silver trophies and 5 Gold trophies for you to work on. That’s right, there are no Bronze trophies in this journey! I can’t talk too much about the trophies without spoiling the experience, but I will say that there are trophies tied to locating plenty of evidence and correctly assigning said evidence. Oh, and there are trophies for dying in a variety of ways.
I’ve enjoyed my time with the two previous Pixel Pulps releases, so I was definitely looking forward to seeing what Bahnsen Knights would do with the formula. While it dials back the supernatural side of things, it offers an interesting story and premise, some twists along the way, and a main character who will stop at nothing to see this case until the end so that he can finally return to his life alongside his wife and daughter. Bahnsen Knights is out today on PlayStation with
This Bahnsen Knights review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Chorus Worldwide.