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: 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 to kill. The big idea that’s better than the game itself is that Ayumi can rewind time.
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, "This is a masterpiece!" I, on the other hand, am just a game reviewer.
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
Conclusion: Blades Of Time feels like a generic adventure game that has stumbled upon a crazy emergent formula for combat entirely by accident. It’s a bit rough around the edges, but nevertheless fun to play.
Excerpt: If you have a good memory, you might remember a mediocre hack and slash game that went by the name of X-Blades ( review here ) that came out in 2009 for both the PS3 and Xbox 360 . The game wasn’t any good as it suffered from bad repetition in gameplay, location designs and combat.
Blades of Time review – Getting kinky with my clones
22 April 2012
Excerpt: Meet Ayumi, an annoying ditzy blonde. I’m not sure if it is the voice acting, her lack of concern and interest in events around her or her oddly pointy boobs, but damn, this woman gives me a headache. There is nothing endearing about her and she looks more like a misplaced attempt at fan service than an actual character that we are meant to take seriously (even though she looks so much better than in X-blades).
Conclusion: Blades of Time gives me an odd feeling. It wants to be a great game, throwing all sorts of elements at me. It’s.....good, but after finishing the game, there’s the sad realization that Gaijin Entertainment really couldn’t do much more with it. A fantastic storyline could have saved it, but it was not to be.
Summary: Blades of Time partait de très loin, mais il y reste. En s’appuyant sur un X-Blades dont il a totalement relooké l’héroïne, le titre de Gaijin Entertainment mise sur la renaissance d’un jeu déjà moyen à l’origine. Un pari risqué qui aboutit à un BTA sans saveur et sans originalité.
Pros: Les retours dans le temps, original, Un certain dynamisme, Le jeu à 30 euros
Cons: Manque de punch dans les coups, L'action confuse, Les retours dans le temps peu exploités, Direction artistique "spéciale", Ayumi, faites-la taire !
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