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.
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.
Fun hack&slash titlebarniman | March 28, 2013 | See all barniman's reviews »
This is another hack&slash title from the creators of X-Blades, which i didn't really like. Luckily they learned from their mistake though, and this time around they gave us a more varied experience. Even though the combat is still the core of the gameplay, now we have much more puzzles, skills (like flying for example), more varied environments much better graphics and overally a superior experience. It's still not perfect though, some parts of the game maybe a bit too hard and the story isn't that interesting, but if you like fast-paced action games with a beautiful protagonist and challenging fights, give it a try.
Good gamexydanus | Jan. 24, 2013 | See all xydanus's reviews »
Blades of Time is interesting game. Simple gameplay with nice little elements that makes this game better than many other games in this genre. Player can travel back in time to make clones from character. This allows player to think different tactics. Combat is simple, but game was sometimes bit difficult and that is good thing. Graphics are beautiful and so is level design.
One thing I still miss is real cooperative mode. There is Coop, but it is only tower defence-like.
I strongly recommend Blades of Time. It is really entertaining game.
Huge improvement over X-Bladespuppymang | Jan. 24, 2013 | See all puppymang's reviews »
Prior to playing this game I decided to try out X-Blades just because they were supposed to be the same MC but truth be told both games are entirely unrelated and the MC, Ayumi, doesn't even have the same voice actor or look the same. The gameplay is pretty fast paced and the it stays true to the hack and slash genre, they also keep the gunsword which is featured in X-Blades however it's nowhere near as powerful as the regular sword attacks. Visuals in this game are very pretty, much brighter than X-Blades (that horrid brown and bloom), and the level design is also fairly good with almost no backtracking which is popular for this genre. Story is surprisingly a lot more interesting but it all feels short and rushed. Really hope they make a sequel for this game and if they do I also hope that it's a lot longer than Blades of Time as this game is probably about 8 hours long or even less which is actually a lot better compared to X-Blades which was about 4 hours long If you like hack and slash games I recommend picking this up especially for a reduced price.