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...
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,...
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
Summary: The fight was going poorly for Ayumi. Down to her last shred of life against a foe three times her size, she had just one chance to come out alive. So she fell back on her old standby: time manipulation. In a red flash, one Ayumi became three, and her once-living foe entered the realm of the dead.
Pros: Intriguing and well-integrated time-manipulation mechanic, Interesting puzzles, Graceful movement leads to satisfying combat, Good environmental variety, Vast assortment of enemy types
Cons: Unreliable controls, Wielding a gun removes the joy of movement, Forgettable multiplayer
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.
Conclusion: There's not a really punch line for that - sorry for getting your hopes up - but Blades of Time attempts to meld so many different strands and elements into it's story that at some point you expect one to appear.
Summary: Blades Of Time draait om het terugspoelen van de tijd die in de gameplay prima verwerkt zit. Voor uitmuntende verhaallijnen, geweldig geluid en diep doordachte overige gameplay-elementen moet je niet bij deze game zijn. Let wel, het is niet allemaal kommer en kwel met Blades Of Time.
Pros: Battle-systeem biedt veel potentie, Time-rewind is een toffe troef om mee te experimenteren, Speelt makkelijk weg, Interessant voor Trophy Hunters
Cons: Ongeloofwaardig verhaal, Matige belichting en geluidseffecten, Met aanwezige ideeën had veel meer gekund, Online multiplayer voelt overbodig, Relatief korte speelduur