Summary: Blade Kitten is an appealing bright little downloadable 2D platformer that offers an adorable main character who's half cat and half cute girl, bubblegum bright colors, and an overall charming, funny, and colorful vibe. It's the equivalent of gaming cotton candy – exciting and sweet, but ultimately without nutritional value.
Pros: Cel-shaded style graphics are bubblegum bright and colorful, Reliable Controls and well-done animations, Extensive exploration
Cons: Lack of difficulty and enemies are easily defeated, Long levels adds up to repetitive gameplay and boredom, Weapon, health and costume upgrades useless in gameplay
Excerpt: Cutting through waves of enemies like they’re paper and navigating relatively linear levels at a furious clip can be rewarding, as anyone who’s set a game’s challenge slider to “casual” can attest. But at some point, simplistic gameplay simply becomes dull and the stakes need raising, either by escalating the challenge, or by imposing greater penalties for failure.
Excerpt: Blade Kitten is a different kind of cat. The game is a 2D/3D mashup that draws on some cool design to create a world you'll want to explore, but you really can't judge a book by its cover. Under the hood, there are some identity issues, but Blade Kitten is a vibrant romp on the surface, inspired by a series of comics from Krome Studios Creative Director Steve Stamatiadis.
Conclusion: With characters set to appeal to a specific audience, some may find Kit and her supporting cast more obnoxious than likeable. The tale is muddled and poorly executed, the action is unremarkable, and yet, for all its issues, Blade Kitten is still a playable game with enough sugary-sweet style to appeal to a younger audience – or indeed those with an interest in all things cat-girl.
Conclusion: Blade Kitten is an enjoyable, albeit short experience. Considering the game was broken down into episodes, it’s quite understandable. Depending on if you are simply trying to beat the game or are looking to acquire everything humanly possible in the game, it can last anywhere from 4-12 hours. While this title is far from perfect, it’s an enjoyable experience that anyone can play… except little kids of course.
Excerpt: Remove yourself from the brown and grey next-generation environments and discover the colorful world of Blade Kitten. Hidden behind all the charming characters and bright colors, Blade Kitten offers an entertaining side-scrolling action-platformer that changes up the pace in each and every level.