Knight rider on the PS2 system -users have played that?

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Post by krps2 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:35 pm

Hello,

I wanted to inquire, who played the Knight rider game for the PS2, produced by Davilex games, of course that company closed in 2005.

I only played the game in 2015. Not that exciting, but was nice to play something inspired from the series. I never saw the series when it aired, I wasn't even born.

I may get a copy of the second game, it mentions more features, and the reviews appear a bit better.

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Post by Assasinge » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:51 pm

What about it?
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Post by WittgenTT5/Rstein » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:24 pm

Knight Rider: The Game is.. so-so, to be honest. It's got KITT and all, but it feels very rushed.

Which it is, actually.
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Post by KITTfan » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:16 am

Bought myself a used PS2 just two months ago and Knight Rider 2 game for it. Haven't played it very much yet, just few first missions but already I get the feeling that there is room for improvement :P

As a side note, never had PS2 before, only the PS1 and PS3. It's the original PS2 Fat model and I'm actually pretty impressed how big step forward it is from PS1. It seems to be much closer to PS3 than PS1.

Too bad nobody did Knight Rider game for PS3, perhaps for PS4 some day?

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Post by Han » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:42 am

As pointed already it's nothing special, just an average game. I remember replaying it a few times and watching a lot of the clips in the second game, but i guess it's the best knight rider game you can find

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Post by krps2 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:18 pm

I mentioned it, out of interest. Knight Rider has been airing here in the UK on channel 31 on the freeview box, that is how I watch television, so no cable subscription.

But yeah, I completed when I got it, and yes, not a special game, but certainly the car is the focus, and it is inspired from a few of the episodes. I do plan on getting a copy of the sequel that was released a couple of years after, that included weapons with it, it would of needed something to give it more punch for action. I guess nobody has played that?

The first game has a purple colour disc, not sure about the second. I own a few games like that, London racer 2, SSX tricky, that would of been the first game batch released with the PS2 on launch. As well as, 18 wheeler pro American trucker, they all spin quite fast.


Kittfan, I see, I had an original PS2, the twenty hundred model, about sixteen years ago, had I stored the one I had the following year, properly, it would of still worked till this day, it stopped reading cd's properly, it probably needed a laser clean, but at the time, I just wasn't up for messing about with it, buying some cleaning liquid for it, and all that. I recycled it.

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Post by Han » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:37 pm

I don't know about the first game since i played it on the computer, but i believe the second game @op was released in cd-rom instead of dvd

There ain't much new to see, but i remember it being slightly better than the first one, they tried more but it's the same engine as the previous, some things have been adjusted here and there, and they seem to have put more effort in KR2, the low point of the game is fighting waves of robots with KITT's upgrades that feel like they would suit better a James Bond car than KITT.

Anyway, i had fun with it back in the day, it's dated but you can still play it.

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Post by tharpdevenport » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:57 pm

If it's bad, maybe you can talk the Angry Video Game Nerd into reviewing it.
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Post by KITTfan » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:34 am

krps2 wrote:I mentioned it, out of interest. Knight Rider has been airing here in the UK on channel 31 on the freeview box, that is how I watch television, so no cable subscription.

But yeah, I completed when I got it, and yes, not a special game, but certainly the car is the focus, and it is inspired from a few of the episodes. I do plan on getting a copy of the sequel that was released a couple of years after, that included weapons with it, it would of needed something to give it more punch for action. I guess nobody has played that?

The first game has a purple colour disc, not sure about the second. I own a few games like that, London racer 2, SSX tricky, that would of been the first game batch released with the PS2 on launch. As well as, 18 wheeler pro American trucker, they all spin quite fast.


Kittfan, I see, I had an original PS2, the twenty hundred model, about sixteen years ago, had I stored the one I had the following year, properly, it would of still worked till this day, it stopped reading cd's properly, it probably needed a laser clean, but at the time, I just wasn't up for messing about with it, buying some cleaning liquid for it, and all that. I recycled it.


My game is actually the sequel, Knight Rider2 and haven't even found yet the original Knight Rider game for PS2.
My PS2 is the SCPH-30004 version and PAL system. I guess it's not the first version but still definetely has the original big case.
Just checked, the Knight Rider 2 game has also purple disc. I only have 4 games for PS2 so far and only one other game, Intellivision Lives! has purple disc too. The rest are silver but they are Platinum versions of the Gran Turismo 3: A-spec and Gran Turismo 4 so maybe it's because they are Platinum versions? I'm not excactly a PS2 expert yet :D

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Post by krps2 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:12 pm

I don't know about the cd's, but the purple was the original PS2 disc, they changed to silver with many other games.

Strange for the sequel to be purple. I remember Crazy taxi in 2002 was also another purple.

Now that I recall, I did play the demo of Knight rider ten or more years on windows XP. I definitely get the 2 copy, it sounds better from the reviews on Amazon UK.

I recently got a copy of the Xbox gun, and the House of the dead game. Thought why not try that out while I still have a working cathode ray tube television.

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Post by jup » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:53 pm

Never actually seen a copy of either of those, as they were supposedly European only releases. (No idea if there is region lock out to deal with.)

However, I have seen a video play through of...believe the first one. Got to say they had some really forced plots in it. But, were giving some fan service by bringing back both KARR and Garthe. (I think Garthe rebuilt KARR...or something like that.) Found it really funny when KARR kidnapped Bonnie and challenged Michael and KITT to a race for her life on the test track. Or, what about the stage where Garthe makes his getaway in that heli...and has to follow the windy road and go really slowly, rather then doing what a helicopter is best at doing and fly over the mountain range. (Then, I think he punished his pilot for coming to save him. I mean...what the???)

Where Knight Rider video games are concerned, we've had a generous serving. And as mediocre as these two may have been, they may have been closer then the first wave ever were. I'm most familiar with the NES one, where KITT has to drive around the United States (rarely did KITT leave California. In those dozen or so episodes, he did get out of the country and at least half way across the US.) to do some rather forced plot points. All the while, having the worst gas mileage around (180 degree point. Kitt had the best and only needed refueling once per entire season.) while going gun crazy with all the laser and ground-to-air missiles he could pack. (Because weapons on a passive vehicle makes sense.) All the while, some mannequin in Michael's clothes was seated in the driver's seat, protected by shields...a train wreck of liberties, taken. Yet, somehow that one was better then the several others which looked and drove far worse. (Though, I have to take Let's Player's experiences on that one. Although, one slightly redeems itself by including an investigation feature where Michael gets out and actually stealths his way through warehouses and such. It's no Metal Gear Solid level of play. (Like, NES grade MGS.) But, better then always driving about.)

As for the PS3...hmmmm... I am aware that Gran Theft Auto was doing all those upgrades that eventually included the 'Ruiner 2000'...which is a mock tribute to KITT. No idea of the patch ended up on the PS3 or not. So, that may be something.

And keeping a PS2 up and running is relatively possible. The lens does get dirty with use. Although not as easy as the top loading PS1, I found a good can of compressed air could rig that lens back into operation for a short while. Sony has since improved their disc reading technology.

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Post by KITTfan » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:15 am

Here's pics of my PS2 version of the Knight Rider 2 game, front and back cover, inside the case and the purple disc. Until now I thought PS2 uses DVD discs for games but Knight Rider 2 game is in CD format. Checked out GT3 and GT4 and they are DVD discs though.

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Post by jup » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:52 am

I've actually forgotten about how PlayStations used different format discs for different amounts of data storage. Thanks to the DVD reading optics, the PS2 could take advantage of the higher DVD storage medium or the regular CD grade. And now that I am thinking about it, I do seem to recall having a dislike for the DVD reading option of the PS2. It seemed like the discs (at least the movies) had to be nearly perfect to avoid issues. I mean issues that almost any other dedicated DVD player of the day wouldn't even consider to be a problem at all.

Such issues were worked out with the PS3 & 4. So...be extra careful with them PS2 DVD games.

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