Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled Image

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  • Summary: Bel Lenora is a world where people are born with magic at their command. Years ago, a single man walked the land with no magic in his veins. He brought death and tragedy in his wake and was banished by a brave General at a great cost. It has been fifteen years since his banishment and once again, a young man with no magic walks the land of Bel Lenora. Join Kairu, a young knight, born with a cursed spirit. [Graffiti Entertainment] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. This is a rock solid, genuinely excellent first effort by this developer. It's a title I intend to continue playing for the foreseeable future, and one I definitely recommend to those willing to give it a shot.
  2. Playing an old-school RPG is great with dual screens and Archcraft have seen to every last detail. The dialogue is first rate (talk to everybody; the maids, farmers…), the systems easy to assimilate, and the visuals are vibrant and painstakingly detailed. Great BGM too.
  3. It's not a perfect game, but it has a definite charm, and fans of the SNES era RPGs will probably find a lot to like.
  4. While I couldn't recommend this game to anyone not looking for a slow-paced grindfest, Black Sigil has a few redeeming aspects if you're able to stomach its encounter rate.
  5. Black Sigil's big-picture rewards are too fleeting and familiar to justify the considerable effort. [Sept 2009, p.101]
  6. A title for the hardcore and masochistic, Black Sigil is most likely to discourage casual players.
  7. Black Sigil is a game made to deliberately give an old school experience. However, that experience is mired in tedium, never-ending combat, a story which is both mediocre and convoluted, and several huge glitches.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4