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Swords that can’t cut through tissue paper
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Sep 24, 2010
Member since Jan 2008
16 out of 16 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
However, Swords, the game, is an absolute mess.
The first thing that has to hold true about Swords, the game, is the controls have to be perfect with exacting calibration and a one to one swing ratio.
But this game’s controls are far from perfect. Even with Wiimotion Plus, I had severe trouble holding the sword at the right position to block an attack, so the AI got several cheap shots in.
Attacking is just as bad; sometimes my warrior would swing twice in the direction I swing my Wiimote, sometimes he would swing in the opposite direction, or (far too often) he would not attack at all, leaving an opening for the opponent to counter attack.
Making a bad game worse is the AI who is an expert blocker, even at the easiest difficulty setting. Almost every attack I put on the AI warrior gets blocked - and some are blocked perfectly and I take damage. I’ve lost several battles because of the damage I take from these perfect blocks.
There is some sort of story attached to the game, but it’s just you battling your way through what looks like seven other warriors (I can’t get past the third level because of the bad controls and the annoying AI).
But wait, there’s more to the game - but not much more
You can take on another player, but whoever wins does so more by luck than skill
Or you can take on some forgettable challenges like chop wood into a shape or cut down a few zombies.
This could’ve been the next Punch Out, but instead it gets punched out. Swords, the game, is a strong candidate for my WORST WII GAMES OF THE YEAR list.
No. Just don't do it.
posted by TweekTra (MILWAUKEE, WI) Oct 14, 2010
Member since Dec 2008
12 out of 12 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Well, the moral of THAT particular story is some rare times, you should listen to the reviews. This is one of those times. It's uh...pretty bad. If you want to play a good slasher, get that game that first came out with wii. I believe it was called Red Steel, and there is a sequel out too. It was more swordsier (i don't think that's a word) than swords. BTW If you're going to take the time to give a bad rating, at least warn your fellow gamers without excess flaming. It does help. Listen to the warnings, this game is not worth a weeks wait.
Congrats to Swords for being one of the few games that gets a 1 rating from me. If you are as you should be and want to try it for yourself, go ahead, thrill seeker. I just hope I helped.
This should've been my favorite game ever.
posted by reddragon1 (MAPLE GROVE, MN) Nov 29, 2010
Member since Jun 2009
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Play At Your Own Risk
posted by WhiteDraco (GREENSBORO, NC) Dec 29, 2010
Member since Dec 2010
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I don't know about you, but that game was lucky it was a Gamefly Rental. If it wasn't, I would've tossed it into the Atlantic, a mine field, a woodchipper, or the Mississippi River! It was THAT bad!
The graphics were horrible! It looked like they slapped junk together, fixed it up in a hurry, & sent it out. My little sister, Juno, could've done better...& she's only 9 years old! When I first looked at the game's screenshot's & videos, I thought it would be loads of fun. Well shoot me 2 times, cause I was dead wrong.
Gamers world wide, never pick up the game Swords. It has a pathetic choice of blades, you can't create your character, pick their gender, name him, there's no story line, it's just nothing but pointless sword fights, you don't get that special feel or rush a REAL game could give you, & it just plain sucked. On a scale of 1 to 10 on the How-much-it-sucked scale. I'd give it a harsh 20...& I just did. If I could, I'd stamp a big fat EPIC FAIL on that game's case. They could've, would've, & should've done better...but didn't!
So let's wrap this up: Don't buy this epic fail they call a game unless you want to feel dissapointment & knowing the fact that you just wasted about an hour or 2 of your life trying to get some real action out of this!
posted by luke723 (SALEM, NH) Sep 29, 2010
Member since Feb 2008
8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful
posted by yuckyjake (CHICAGO, IL) Jan 28, 2012
Member since Mar 2011
CALL THE VIDEO GAME POLICE! SEND THIS GAME TO JAIL
posted by aeroman2 (TALLAHASSEE, FL) Feb 28, 2011
Member since Nov 2010
pros: I can't think of any.
cons: terrible graphics.
enemies block every single attack.
controller is very unresponsive.