Blades of Time
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The gorgeous looking and gunsword-wielding treasure hunter Ayumi finds herself on Dragonland island, a dangerous island full of secrets, that has been conquered by dreadful Chaotic beasts. Auymi must find a way to defeat armies of menacing villains and a multitude of treacherous traps in order to break free of the possessed island’s grasp.
Carving a path of destruction, Ayumi soon discovers that the island also holds thousands of long-held secrets, including special powers and abilities that she can gain for herself. With a host of colorful characters, eye-popping visual appeal, tons of treasure and a huge variety of combat skills to master, Blades of Time supplies an entertaining and deep hack-and-slash action game.
Richly entertaining characters. From the young yet tough Ayumi, the wise and battle worn mentor Zero and more, this character driven story has a unique charm, banter and mystery all its own.
Lushly designed environments. Experience huge and beautiful locations, including snowy lands, jungles, ancient cities,temples and sky islands.
Deep combat system. Unlock 40+ sets of skills, including melee, tactics, combos, dash ability and special moves, as well as the powerful Order and Chaos forms of magic to defeat your foes.
Time Rewind allows Ayumi to turn back time and produce a clone of herself to help solve puzzles, tackle hordes of enemies, and more.
Robust multiplayer options. Fire up a co-op Campaign or battle in PvP.
Learning the hard wayanticerber | March 12, 2015 | See all anticerber's reviews »
So I put off playing this game for a long time....The reason? X- Blades...it looked familiar to this...very familiar.....the reason being they are made by the same company...X-Blades was kinda interesting...but didn't really feel well made....much like one of those games made for a newer generation that should have been for a much older one....Clunky feeling with controls, bad story, a game you play but can't get yourself to really invest your attention in.....Well I picked this up and wow....how this lil company has grown...
While it does have a similar feel to X Blades, Blades of Time is a lot more refined. Controls are smoother, combat is a bit more complex and engaging. It's no 10/10 but I feel if Gaijin keeps stepping up like they do their future games will have some real fun and charm to them. If you ever find this on sale...pick it up, actually pick up both just so you can see how much they've improved.
Better than I expectedvledermau5 | Aug. 29, 2014 | See all vledermau5's reviews »
I had this game in my library for a long time now, but never felt motivated to start playing it. Due to the rewards from Playfire I started playing it and was pleasantly surprised. Visuals are lovely and most of the different areas you visit are beautifully crafted. The combat system seems too easy at first, but it gets harder quite fast, as soon as you meet more enemies and especially ranged ones. Blades of Time features a quite unique rewind system to use in puzzles and especially in boss fights, which made it even more appealing to me, but enough with the positive aspects, the one thing I didn't like that much in the game is the voice acting of the protagonist Ayumi, it just sounds silly, but also funny at the same time. Overall I can recommend this game to anyone who likes to play Hack and Slash games like Darksiders or DmC.
Not bad slasher.Suppression555 | Aug. 26, 2014 | See all Suppression555's reviews »
The game does not claim to be the masterpiece of its genre. Conversations sound cliche, frankly simple puzzles, storyline is blurred and indistinct. Landscapes locations, though picturesque, but too linear, although this sin all the games of this genre. But however, not all of it is so important in the "slasher", the main thing that the blood flowed like water, and the enemies are not ended. And with that, the game manages to solid top five. Battles reckless, colorful and exciting, while the game does not fly much. Anyway, fans of the genre Hack'n'Slash, I think the game like the same as I do.
Innovative combatrachuros | March 23, 2014 | See all rachuros's reviews »
So I'd heard all about the hilariously bad voice acting, but I picked this game up on sale and figured, why not try it out? The voice acting IS bad. For me, it ruined the immersion a little, and the storyline was not hugely immersive or original either - but none of these things are the reason I kept playing.
The combat is outstandingly fun. It starts off very simple, left click and right click. Slowly it adds in middle click and number keys, then combos. It's all very gradual so it's not overwhelming, Some fights are really challenging too, especially having to use rewind time to kill things, another interesting mechanic. The combat also LOOKS amazing - right clicking a mouse and doing double backflips in the air? What's not to like?
The game is also really beautiful, once you get past Ayumi's strange wiggle walk and... pointed assets. I would have kept playing if just for the scenery.
I would maybe not pay full price for Blades of Time, but if you can grab it in a sale, don't hesitate.
Good way to kill timeSpatizzle | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all Spatizzle's reviews »
I saw this game so long ago and thought it looked good, but forgot the name then forgot the game. When I saw it pop up on GMG - I bought it (and for sale too!). The game does get difficult at times, but it's pretty fun. It's not relatively short as a game, but I was able to fly through it over a couple weekends. Recommend this game if you like hack n' slash games and are up for fun boss battles.