Summary: Not as bad as critics and gamers claim. To deserve a 1 or a zero a game would have to unplayable and this game is not unplayable. Yes it is a bit basic in the control department but the controls work and are very responsive you have a light attack, strong attack, a kick move which is the light and strong pressed together, then you have evade and parry, the golden axe projectile, a fire spell projectile and a fire spell area attack, and run and jump buttons.
Summary: Golden Axe is a really old side scrolled from back in the day. It was basically the game play you see in this game but in 2D. I liked the original Golden Axe games, but I bought this one for my collection because of the female lead character. There are times at which this game plays exactly like it's repetitive arcade counter-part and you'll find yourself pushing the same button for a few hours.
Summary: The combat can just get overwhelming & counter-intuitive. I played through the game on Expert my first time through, I replayed many of the challenges since I tried to preserve Dragon Statues for boss fights & chose to restart a challenge instead of using my statue in the game, so I felt I got pretty decent at the game. There is just a lot to keep track of. Sometimes everything works perfectly, but other times the combat system seems to fail me instead of me failing it.
its a pretty good game but Sega should've taken their time
Pol "P", Amazon
19 May 2013
Summary: I'm a big Golden Axe Fan, (I even own the arcade Revenge of Death Adder)... this was OK to play. sometimes it gets HARD, but I enjoy my games tough. i had fun & raged sometimes. If you're expecting God of War or Bayonetta launch in air chop up enemy 10000 times, this isn't your game. You have to play this game defensive too. you can't just run up to them tap attack buttons til they are die. the BEST thing the game has going for it is the parry/evade system.