Excerpt: I've never taken hallucinogenic drugs, but I'd imagine the results of doing so would be largely similar to playing Zeno Clash. ACE Team's first-person brawler is delirious combination of bizarre character models, unpronounceable names and a narrative that was (probably) conjured up during an intense drug induced trip. And yet at the same time, the game world is incredibly cohesive, delivering an outlandish story that works as the perfect complement.
Excerpt: Bizarrific? No, that’s not the word. Strangejoyable? Maybe. It’s truly difficult to pin down a game as unique in character, level, and gameplay design as Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition , so only imaginary words can do it justice. But the bottom line up front is if you are looking for a different, inexpensive, albeit short first-person brawler on XBL, this is the one.
Excerpt: Zeno Clash is so aggressively bizarre that when you call it “imaginative,” you’re in danger of giving its creators more credit than they deserve. So much of what’s here strikes me as weirdness for the sake of weirdness that the game’s most beautiful or striking moments, of which there are many, may very well have turned up by complete accident. I have no idea what’s going on in this game, and there’s a chance that the developers aren’t very far ahead of me.
Excerpt: Many video games on the market are developed with great intentions. I often envision large board room meetings with excited developers making their pitch to have certain elements included in their game. After the pitches are delivered everyone nods in agreement convinced they have a winner. Later, when the game is eventually released after months, and sometimes even years of hard work, the disappointment sets in as the game falls flat on its face.
Excerpt: We can't have been the only ones to have concerns about Southpeak's X-Blades. The central focus has always appeared to be the main female character's lack of clothing. Perhaps it's just us being cynical, but there's always been a big question mark over the actual gameplay and presentation.
Conclusion: Overall it was a nice experience and time killer which some improvable aspects but still not as bad as a lot of other reviews i read made it. SCORE 2,5/5 as there is a lot of nice ideas but also a lot of improvable aspects. I hope you enjoyed reading my Review and i also hopeyou have fun with this game if you should ever buy it.
X-Blades Xbox360 Review – Cute chick kills monsters while wearing a thong
4 May 2009
Conclusion: Seriously though X-Blades isn’t worth your money at full cost, might be worth a rental for some mindless hack and slash fun, but that’s about it. X-Blades just can’t compete with the games it tried to copy, it seems to try to be creative but fails miserably at it, especially when you blatantly copy things from other games.
Pros: Cute girl running around in a thong
Cons: Seems to copy many other games, Repetitiveness that gets old quickly, Gameplay is not that great, Funky camera angles that can results in death, Game just gets old quickly, Mindless and continuous hack and slash
Excerpt: The basic plot of good vs. evil can go way beyond the limit of the imagination if put into the right hands. Sadly this idea was placed into the hands of Gaijin with the disappointing result of X-Blades. To be frank it’s not the worst game out there, but certainly not one of the best either. The overall look of the game is polished; subtleties such as sun glare are apparent, but that’s almost all of the polish and praise that can be said about this game.
Summary: I would have loved to have given a more in depth review of " X-Blades " however this is difficult as there simply is not much depth to the final game and what is written above is pretty much all you get from the game.