X-Blades for PlayStation 3


Feb 10, 2009
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Developer: Gaijin Entertainment
Content Rating: Mature


X-Blades a third-person hack-and-slash action title featuring an enchanting heroine that destroys anything in her path using guns, blades, magic, and a healthy dose of stylish flair. Players assume the role of Ayumi, a stunningly seductive yet tenacious heroine who battles enemies with her pistol blades, acrobatic ability, and magic spells. The story unfolds revealing demonic powers and spectacular landscapes, all ripe for exploration and battles. X-Blades features a special combination of cinematic style, stunning animation, and relentless, high speed gameplay.

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Andrew HaywardFeb 13, 2009
X-Blade's guns-and-swords approach will remind many of Devil May Cry with an anime-stylized fantasy setting and magic spells, but repetitive missions and uninteresting characters render it a relatively tame experience. That X-Blades remains a decent title despite the lack of compelling missions and likeable characters is something of an accomplishment in itself, though not one we'd recommend advertising from the rooftops.
Jeff CorkSep 22, 2009
Unfortunately, the good parts like the unlockable skills are obscured by generic enemy designs, monotonous combat and the most tedious boss battles I've seen. Enemies - and their annoying spawn pods - take way too long to kill unless you pause the action and remap the controls for the nth time, making combat more of a chore than a thrill. Worst of all, before the end credits roll, you have to trudge through the same uninspired levels twice.
Tom OrryMar 02, 2009
Despite a lead character that isn't the most likeable we've come across and some pretty repetitive gameplay, X-Blades still manages to be decent fun. This isn't enough to elevate it to must own status though, especially with plenty of better alternatives available on each platform. By no means a terrible effort, but X-Blades has too many problems to ignore.

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