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X-Blades (PS3)

X-Blades (PS3)
alaScore 73

22 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money. The action is also appreciated. Comments are divided on the story, while many are negative about the gameplay.

graphics, action, value for money

gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the X-Blades (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

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X-Blades

 

Putting the ‘T' and ‘A' back into action games. On paper X-Blades has everything going for it. Simple hack and slash gameplay with tons of enemies to throw at the...

Magic attacks are fun ; Entertaining combat ; Plenty to see and do

Repetition is your enemy ; Backtracking becomes tedious ; Enemies and environments become redundant

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X-Blades

 

Developed by Gaijin Entertainment and TopWare Interactive, and published by SouthPeak Interactive, X-Blades introduces Ayumi to the world, the girl who never played with dolls when she was little. There's no pretence here, the game doesn't try to...

Simple mindless hacking and slashing; Great animations and cut scenes; Rock solid framerate and decent camera

Objectives are not always obvious; The harsh and irritating music; Nothing that hasn't been done before

X-Blades isn't going to set the world alight, there's nothing particularly new or refreshing here, but then the game doesn't really claim to be anything other than what it is. Ayumi's is a dumbed down airhead heroine, in a title that's simple and easy...

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X Misses the Spot

 

X-Blades makes a valiant attempt at breaking into the action genre, but just can't quite find its feet.

Every time you think things might start to look cool, enemies pop up and either distract or call forth an heavy-handed tint to everything. The framerate is fairly smooth when nothing's on the screen, but as soon as a crowd shows up, hello hitches.

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X-Blades

 

Neither x-cellence nor x-crement x-ist in x-cess in this hack-and-slasher

Fast-paced hack-and-slash action ; Wide variety of spells and attacks ; Very solid visual presentation

Repetitive missions and environments ; Story is neither prominent nor interesting ; Ayumi's grating dialogue and demeanor

We wrapped X-Blades up in less than 10 hours (despite pre-release promises of 20 hours of play), but action junkies can take solace in the fact that very little of that is spent on narrative and character development. By the end of the game, all we...

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X Blades - Playstation 3 (PS3) - The Armchair Empire

 

X-Blades is one big cosmic joke. Besides featuring a female character about as endearing as a piece of sandpaper scratched across your cornea, the overall drudgery of gameplay should convince you that this is not one of those games you should be...

Really, really splashy art design; Never any shortage of things to slash

Repetitive gameplay just kills it; Kind of like Heavenly Sword but without the charm, challenge, or variety

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X-Blades PlayStation 3 Review

 

I can't even condone this as a guilty pleasure.

In the end, X Blades is just downright terrible. It shouldn't be played, it shouldn't be rented and it shouldn't even be looked at. It's not a top notch clone of successful series, but more of the failed experiments of clones that are left in...

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X-Blades- PS3

 

First impressions, colourful, pretty graphics, camera ok, very similar in play style to devil may cry, but nowhere near as good.It's fun, a little confusing sometimes, quite a challenge, its not not always press the button repeatedly to win tactic,...

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X-Blades- PS3

 

X-blades is basically a hack n slash adventure game. The graphics are average as well the game play. The look is slightly different then most as it is cel shaded giving it more of an anime look. You play as one main character through the entire game...

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X-Blades- PS3

 

Cancel any plans you have for the next week, as after an hours play of this you will loose all feeling in your fingers from button mashing. The game plays like a bad Anime film, the game play is poor and the enemies un-interesting. The developers...

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X-Blades (PS3, Xbox 360) review

 

Just by looking at the case of X-Blades, you can tell one thing. Whoever came up with the design of the character is obviously trying to sell the game on sex appeal alone. When it comes down to it, I don?t have a problem with that. If the game is good,...

Some gamers might enjoy this for what it is: a simple hack and slash game, with some annoying design flaws, and frustrating boss fights that will test your patience. There's plenty other choices for gamers on the market, but if you?ve exhausted all...

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Product Specifications

X-Blades invites players into a fantastic universe where the enchanting heroine Ayumi fends off innumerable monsters and imposing bosses with her power, spells, fighting tactics and her deadly Pistol Blades! The anime-style level and character designs are what give X-Blades its special flair. Nearly 40 indoor and outdoor worlds dazzle players in an enthralling rhapsody of color and detail. Non-stop action and vivid magical effects are impressively incorporated in gameplay through the use of cinema styling such as bullet time or motion blurring. X-Blades will prove to be a hack 'n' slash spectacle for fans of entertaining action games and anime!

Game

Elements:Action - adventure
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:12+

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:SouthPeak Interactive
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:X-Blades

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 3
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action
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