Reviews and Problems with Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War
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It all depends on your expectations.
Akoni , GameStop
19 January 2011
Summary: When I bought this game not too long ago, I was kind of expecting your typical hack and slash one man army game. This game was not like that. I mean sure, you could probably run around like mad and keep trying to heal yourself but it's better to use units (a good plus in my rating for realism).
Summary: After playing the demo before the game release I finally got the whole game. As someone who is not a huge fan of Dynasty Warrior type games this game was o.k. The voice acting on the other hand is horrible and if your planning on learning European history from a game do not use this one has your tool.
Bladestorm - The Hundred Years War (Xbox 360): CHAAAARGGEEE!!
10 March 2009
Summary: I'd never heard of Bladestorm before, however as a big fan of fantasy / medieval genre as well as a fan of the related Dynasty Warriors games, when I spotted this one on the shelf of my local game store I thought I'd better give it a go. And I'm glad that I did! Anyone familiar with the Dynasty Warriors series will know the drill here - trekking across a large battlefield, you lead your army of henchmen into over-exaggerated but exciting combat with other huge armies,...
Pros: Great epic feel, interesting strategy gameplay
Summary: Blade Storm the hundred year war is an Action Strategy Game for the Microsoft Xbox 360 games console. In this game you play during the periods where Britain is at war with France. I believe the game is as historically accurate as you are going to get in A videogame. The gameplay in this is quite unique, at first I thought it would be like the dynasty warriors series which is famous for its mindless button bashing.
Summary: Bladestorm is a game based on a war between the French and English in which you, a mercenary is trying to make a name for yourself by siding with either side and getting things done. Without giving away too much of the plot let's get into the features and combat system. Bladestorm follows in the tradition of games like Kingdom Under Fire, where you are controlling a leader that leads a squad of troops to accomplish objectives while your fellow commanders are out doing...
Pros: Great combat system, diverse engine, comfortable pace.
Cons: Missions can get linear, quirks to game which aren't that appreciated.
Conclusion: Never having played the Dynasty warriors games I thought I would plunge in with this one. It is a great action game that is easy to play and even has small doses of strategy thrown in. Graphics are not great and the voice acting is amusing but this all soon disappears when you start playing and get lost in the unit action.
Conclusion: This review is from the FULL game, not the demo. I suggest that you play the demo before you buy though, as you can get a very good idea of the game from the demo. Well, this game reminds me of Dynasty Warriors mixed with a slight tint of Kingdom Under Fire. But there isnt as much strategy involved as KUF. It does require some strategic skill, but not alot in most cases.
Conclusion: Very enjoyable game, in the same vein as dynasty warriors. WAIT WAIT WAIT ....its similar in its concept but with much better execution. You have your maps which you campaign through choosing to play either one side or the other. There is a healthy selection of unit types you can purchase to join you in battle with the ability to 'take over' all of them. A solid stratergy is required on the harder levels and was overall a fun game to play.