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Blades of Time
6.7 out of 10

Blades of Time

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Overall 8
8.0

Blades of Time

True achievements
23 May 2012
  • Conclusion: To everyone at Gaijin who spent countless hours developing Blades of Time, and to everyone who purchased it, I thank you. Keep rooting for the underdogs of the industry! -Thanks for reading EDIT: Wow!
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Overall 5
5.0

Hack and slash, with a blunt blade

Game Debate
19 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Blades of Time (the spiritual successor to Gaijin Entertainment’s X-Blades) is a game that has great potential only to be let down by issues. Some of which can really effect the enjoyment of the games few great ideas.
  • Pros: Game world looks pretty, Fast and fluid action, Time travel works well
  • Cons: Combat unpredictable, Difficulty imbalanced, Needs controller
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Overall 4
3.5

Blades of Time review

GameZone
3 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Did we really ask for a sequel to X-Blades ? The forgettable action romp, featuring a buxom blonde warrior who was just as tepid as the quest she was sent on, didn’t really click on any level thanks to its monotonous combat and below-average stage design.
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Overall 4
4.0

Blades of Time

Strategy Informer
1 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Blades of Time never matches up to the well-executed time mechanic it so readily deploys. For this one good idea, plenty of other stinkers ensure the title is nothing more than a sloppy mess. It's a real shame, as underneath the ugliness, there's potential for an interesting game to appear.
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Overall 6
6.0

Blades of Time

Total Xbox
29 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Even a mediocre hack-and-slash can have a good idea. In this spiritual successor to the action-adventure X-Blades ( OXM rating: 4.0) — which also starred a barely dressed, gun-blade–toting heroine named Ayumi — you’re stranded on a mysterious island filled with treasure, magic, and strange monsters...
  • Pros: + The ability to rewind time and create time clones is awesome., + An overall average game with a couple of good ideas.
  • Cons: ? Couldn’t they have come up with a more original name for the world than “Dragonland”?
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Overall 5
5.0

Blades of Time

GotNext
25 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Admittedly I'm a bit of a simpleton. You may have heard somewhere that video game "critics" are constantly searching for the next big release. A game that is not only epic but also thought-provoking, it would be so incredible that these writers could hold it above their heads and shout to the world,...
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.0

Blades of Time Review (Xbox 360)

Gamers Daily News
22 March 2012
  • Summary: A good fun button-masher with purpose and quality. There’s a strategy to the gameplay and while it could have been slightly more deep in terms of gameplay, it’s quite good at being what it is, an action game.
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Overall 6
6.0

Blades of Time Review

ztgd.com
21 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Blades of Time is a game that people will forget before they even know about it. However, for those that play it, you will find it has a certain charm that makes it worth seeing through to the end.
  • Pros: + The combat system is slick, + Lots of tools at your disposal, + Varied environments
  • Cons: Story and narrative are disappointing, Lack of explanation of some combat, Upgrade system feels incomplete, Dying unexpectedly
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Overall 5
4.5

Blades Of Time Review: A Trip To Dullsville With The Worst Possible Guide

Game Informer
21 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Concept: Players fight monsters with blades and bullets while facing the larger foe of overwhelming ennui Graphics: Heroine Ayumi emotes with all the subtlety of a ventriloquist’s dummy.
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Overall 7
6.5
Gameplay 7
6.7
Graphics 7
6.6
Sound 7
7.0
Longevity 6
6.4

Blades Of Time Review

NowGamer
15 March 2012
  • Summary: This under-the-radar action adventure blends Tomb Raider with God Of War, but does it work? Find out in our Blades Of Time review.
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