Critic & User Reviews
Sucks but still better than Ninja Gaiden 3
posted by mcnerderson (AUSTIN, TX) Apr 4, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful
posted by mars188 (BRISTOW, OK) Mar 13, 2012
Member since Dec 2003
8 out of 10 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Ok game, but far from good
posted by CaliGamer (SANTA MONICA, CA) Mar 14, 2012
Member since Jun 2006
6 out of 12 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
The graphics are ok, but not great by today's standards. The main characters model is lacking in detail and looks very plastic. It has none of the high definition texturing you see in games like Batman : Arkham City.
The voice acting again is ok, but not great. What really makes it bad though is the dialect itself seems very poorly written. The main character does a lot of speaking which is nice but with dull dialect is loses a lot of it's effect.
The action itself is it's strong suit if you like to do a few button mashes and then dodge and rinse and repeat. I found it got boring after a couple hours of play as it's very repetitive. Fun boss fights though I'll definitely give it that.
Over all I gave it a 4 out of 10. It has a nice concept but low quality voice dialect and behind the times graphics and a repetitive combat system prevent it from gaining a higher score from me.
posted by Anubis833 (OWENSBORO, KY) Apr 22, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
Good Idea- Bad Result
posted by Billy1234744 (SAMSON, AL) Feb 14, 2013
Member since Feb 2012
to Play or not to Play...
posted by Ianc420 (ANTES FORT, PA) Feb 11, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
Unremarkable in a genre full of awesome.
posted by Dorkadia (SEATTLE, WA) Jan 6, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
Sure, there's a plot someplace, but it's not good. The voice acting isn't actually bad, but it's too frequent and poorly scripted. The visuals are sub-par for a game on today's consoles.
The most engaging part of the game is using the time rewind ability to help solve puzzles or to create an army of clones for tough fights.
There is a secondary game mode called Outbreak, but it's just an attempt to create a MOBA, but with only two players. If you want to play that kind of game, there are far better ones around.
Do yourself a favor and find something else to play if you're a fan of this genre and are just looking for something fresh and interesting.
blades of time
posted by curiousgeorge42 (KERRVILLE, TX) Oct 3, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
A very short, but awesome button masher.
posted by Riser (ELGIN, IL) Sep 6, 2012
Member since May 2011
The environment of each level is visually eye-grabbing, many pretty colors and elements. What I found funny is that Ayumi, (the main character) has such polished smooth skin, perfect body figure, etc. Zero looks rough like concrete and hard mud, and Michelle is all elongated and plain lol.
The online is decent and simple, but not very strong. It is fun once you find someone though, which I'm quite surprised that I did upon 1st search.
The voice acting is so-so, but good. It has its focused lines...sometimes unneeded sentences, stale tones....and a few "duh" moments.
Gameplay is pretty fast paced, and you'll never get bored of the repeating moves. The Time Rewind /Clone feature is fun and useful, and it makes Ayumi very overpowering to her enemies and bosses. There are a variety of guns, weapons, accessories and powerups to search and choose from across Normal and Hard playthroughs.
The trophies are not challenging to obtain at all.
Much fun :]
posted by djthaiboxe (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Sep 1, 2012
Member since Feb 2010
I was going to suffer through it as the gameplay was not entirely terrible, but the aggravating narration/voice over made this game EJECT from my ps3 faster than anything else lately. Dont bother!
posted by jeffbindel (ARLINGTON, TX) Aug 28, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
Not too shabby.
posted by Undeadwarri0r (CHATSWORTH, GA) Aug 23, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
Very tough gameplay with some puzzles
multiple abilities and weapons that boost your abilities
Ability to REWIND time and make multiples of yourself! =D
Not great gameplay nor graphics
WAY too much like X-Blades
You dont BUY abilities with gathered spirits spheres...you just select 2 each time you get to an alter.
Not much of combo moves
repetitive kinda quickly
Story isn't that great.
Not much customization on anything..just simple selection.
Voice acting is quite HORRID.
At times it does get quite frustrating when trying to beat several enemies at one time
Ok so this game does have a lot more cons than pros for me but isn't too too bad. I would MORE recommend playing X-Blades, it's a lot better IMO.
Way to hard
posted by armadazero (LAS VEGAS, NV) Jul 21, 2012
Member since May 2012