Excerpt: Oh the anti-violence crowd is going to have a field day with Blade of Darkness. The hoopla surrounding Codemasters and Rebel Act Studios’ latest creation revolves around the excessive and arguably gratuitous use of violence.
Excerpt: I was really looking forward to playing Blade of Darkness, and after playing more than 2 weeks with the game I can only say 1 thing : “Wow!” Although it IS in a 3rd person perspective, there are few role playing elements to be found.
Summary: Blade of Darkness delivers a competent display of melee combat. ed with stupendous graphics and a capable combat model, the shortcomings in sound and some features (strafing, for instance) make Blade of Darkness a good, but not great, title.
Excerpt: Severance: Blade of Darkness is a third-person action game that puts a strong emphasis on violence, blood and gore. For an example, you can hack off creature's arms or legs and then pick them up and wield them as weapons :) Pretty cool isn't it?
Excerpt: Fast, intense, and complex melee combat is not something we run across all of the time in the Action genre. Until now, Die by the Sword, Drakan, and Rune were part of only a very few choices for the sword-wielding enthusiast.
Excerpt: Once upon a time there was this game reviewer who played a first person sword game and was so disappointed in it that a massive, evil and powerful skepticism grew over his hopes of ever enjoying the genre.
Conclusion: Severance is not a role-playing game. It is not a game suitable for the young or impressionable. It is not a particular deep game, with the storyline being largely submerged beneath the rivers of blood which you unleash wherever you go, and your missions generally consisting of getting from A to B...
Summary: V dávné minulosti se v boji utkali hrdina Blade a ohnivý drak, který ohrožoval celou zemi. Blade s pomocí kouzelného meče draka porazil, ten však nakonec unikl a ukryl se ve své jeskyni, kde se celá staletí léčil ze svých zranění. Blade sám však zraněním, které v souboji s drakem utrpěl, podlehl.