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  • Summary: 'ArcheBlade' is a multi-player action fighting game in which users take sides and fight against one another. Archeblade is inspired by arcade fighting games and multi-player FPS games, and it provides both the special moves and combos found in an arcade fighting game and the team play and'ArcheBlade' is a multi-player action fighting game in which users take sides and fight against one another. Archeblade is inspired by arcade fighting games and multi-player FPS games, and it provides both the special moves and combos found in an arcade fighting game and the team play and strategy found in an FPS game. Expand
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  1. Jan 7, 2014
    60
    Archeblade feels fresh and interesting at first but it soon degrades into a crazy melee of characters jumping around and attacking as clunky animations prevent the game from really capturing what is so unique about it. Overall it’s hard to recommend a game that feels so lacking, both in terms of quantity and quality.
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  1. Oct 12, 2013
    10
    First impression of this game, considering considering it's still in Beta, has been very positive so far. The quick tutorial at the startFirst impression of this game, considering considering it's still in Beta, has been very positive so far. The quick tutorial at the start gives you a few instructions on how to get underway with the game.
    After having played a few games I was starting to learn the different moves of the various characters. But it takes some practice to get used to the fast combos and power moves.
    During the day I'm usually quite busy with studying and there is nothing more rewarding than playing some real action game and get into gutfights.
    The community is slowly building up to a nice group of players. I generally get replies to my questions or chitchat on the forums and ingame.
    Compared to other MOBA or PvP games, Archeblade gives, me the distraction and entertainment I expect of a videogame at the end of the day. No hassle, no pay 2 win and some nice skins for characters if you're into that.
    If you're looking for something refreshing and does require some form of (team)strategy, give it a shot!
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  2. Oct 17, 2013
    10
    Archeblade is basically one of those games that promises some good content
    the gameplay is addictive, the characters have an interesting
    Archeblade is basically one of those games that promises some good content
    the gameplay is addictive, the characters have an interesting background
    and the story is based on a novel
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  3. Sep 4, 2013
    10
    Very decent fighting game. Even for an early release, I am super impressed. I do hope this game gets more public attention so we can have aVery decent fighting game. Even for an early release, I am super impressed. I do hope this game gets more public attention so we can have a bigger and more supported community. Expand
  4. Aug 1, 2014
    6
    The game is fun, and it's free to play (now not even more p2w, although almost dead).
    What this game really misses is balance:
    most special
    The game is fun, and it's free to play (now not even more p2w, although almost dead).
    What this game really misses is balance:
    most special skills intended for team-play should have had huge drawbacks, right now there are just mild to almost no "real" drawbacks.
    Latest official character tiers go from S to C but because of what I said before, sometimes the rank difference is caused only by the OPness of skills intended for support. Finally don't play Sewon unless you really like street fighter like characters (but with just 2 moves) like me, because you will end up using your only AoE skill for 90% of the time, instead of old school punching...
    Ah, because of the clear OPness of certain characters it's quite often to see that half of the room picked the same char and ofc this kills game longevity.

    Gameplay aside, graphics are medium-to-low, the only really good music theme is the title screen one and since the game is now "discontinued" there's no more support nor official servers (still there are a lot of non-official good servers)
    As other people pointed out, to play a character you have to "buy" it on the store and with the starting coins you can only buy 2 characters, this is wrong for many reasons...

    To recap, my rating for this game probably should have been 5, but I'm giving +1 because it's indie and free-to-play.
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  5. Dec 17, 2014
    4
    I honestly find this game really interesting, but gameplay is not good enough, lag will make you miss a lot of hits, aiming doesnt feels goodI honestly find this game really interesting, but gameplay is not good enough, lag will make you miss a lot of hits, aiming doesnt feels good also.

    Cool graphics and sound by the way, but as said before, not good enough, not enjoyable.
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  6. May 12, 2014
    3
    There is a lot going for this game, but it falls short in every aspect.

    There is no matchmaking and too many servers for the number of
    There is a lot going for this game, but it falls short in every aspect.

    There is no matchmaking and too many servers for the number of players. About 70% of your game time will be spent finding a game and waiting for people to join your server. There are also sever balance issues. Some characters are very weak and slow while other characters move fast and can kill you with just a few hits.

    Then there is the lag issues. This one is all on the game's system. I can never find a server with less then 40 ping. Not a big issue until you realize that only about 5 to 10 servers are below 75 ping (all of which are full or empty). You will also have random disconnects.

    Finally, there is the character variety. 14 characters in total, each with a unique play style. This is good, but you have to buy characters with in-game credits. You start off with enough cash for 2. If you choose characters that are hard to play with or you don't like, too bad. you must now earn enough credits to unlock another fighter, which takes an arbitrary amount of time. With only a few characters available, the game gets stale in a short time.

    The worst part about this game is the fact that it has the potential to be an amazing experience. Unique gameplay, lots of cool characters, awesome levels. But due to the poor design, it is punishing and unfair. Hopefully the designers fix the problems, but until then, don't waste your time.
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  7. Apr 29, 2014
    1
    Overview:
    -Unbalanced roster where some characters can execute very easy 100% health combos, while others can only achieve 20%.
    -Very clunky
    Overview:
    -Unbalanced roster where some characters can execute very easy 100% health combos, while others can only achieve 20%.
    -Very clunky game play that's more infuriating than fun.
    -P2W cash shop, even though they advertised it wasn't (Items have stats attached to them, and some items can only be bought with real money).

    Aesthetics:
    -Music is very generic rock you'd expect.
    -Menu is very basic
    -Majority of the character designs are very bland/fan service
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