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!
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
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.
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.
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”?
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,...
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.
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