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
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. At least the anime inspired graphics were nice to look at, and the main character, Ayumi, was created with a sexy, cute anime girl look with a costume that rendered her G-string invisible,...
Summary: X-Blades fik en lidt lunken modtagelse, da det landede i 2009, og det får Blades of Time formentlig også. Ideen og historien er i og for sig god nok, men den hæmmes af den til tider noget hakkende grafik og den tynde skuespilpræstation. Så selvom Time Rewind funktionen er noget lidt ud over det sædvanlige, bør du nok overveje at prøve spillet, før du køber det.
Conclusion: Zeitsprung-Mechanik und leichtbekleidete Heldin schaffen es nicht, den Titel aus dem durchschnittlichen Action-Einheitsbrei hervorzuheben.
Pros: fantasievolle Areale, schön bunt, hohe Weitsicht, treibende Musik, deutsche Sprachausgabe, Zeitsprung-Mechanik, flotte Kämpfe
Cons: matschige Texturen, sehr eckig, Ruckler, nicht lippensynchron, unmotivierte Sprecher, unspektakuläre Effekte, aufgesetzt, nur drei Karten, nur ein Modus, nur zwei Spieler, völlig belanglose Story, uninteressante Charaktere, keine eigenen Ideen, langweilige Rätsel, abwechslungsarm