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Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Cursed Crusade marries medieval Europe with adventure and dark fantasy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Oct 19, 2011
    66
    Technically solid, the game suffers from a lack of character customization, lack of suspense and overly long cutscenes. The combat system and multiplayer mode are reasonably good, so there's visible potential. Maybe we'll a second Cursed Crusade in the not too far future that learns from this game's mistakes – I'd be pleased.
  2. 60
    Easy and smooth combat system with a cooperative campaign and RPG elements cannot hide the flat and boring level design and overall emptiness of the game. [Nov 2011]
  3. Sep 26, 2011
    58
    The delays before the launch of the game were a bad omen - and another delay would have been a good idea. The game feels like it has been taken away from the developer before it was finished, but released nontheless.
  4. Nov 29, 2011
    55
    The game is absorbing but lacks in many aspects – it seems that Kylotonn focused on the combat system and forgot about everything else. [December 2011, p.50]
  5. Nov 10, 2011
    50
    Gameplay is lame, the story feels boring after a couple of minutes, the characters just don't fit, bugs and lack of polish are everywhere. And it's a shame, because sometimes you can feel that TCC could've been a good title.
  6. Nov 15, 2011
    45
    Despite the promising premise, an original character development system and spectacular finishing moves, The Cursed Crusade will scare away many people in just 20 minutes. The problem lies in poorly-placed checkpoints, stiff controls and overly annoying attempts at realism. Rapidly degrading weaponry is a definite buzz-kill.
  7. Oct 28, 2011
    40
    It might have been your average good-class hack and slash game with a bit of RPG that might have entertained you for at least ten hours. But who wishes to drudge half a day with game's nonsensical and unavailing faults? No one.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    Obviously this is a console port and an gamepad (xbox controller is perfect on PC) is really helpful (not say mandatory) to play correctly. That said, the game is really enjoyable after the first levels, with better ennemies and lots of combos and finish moves. The cursed mode must be invoked and special actions used extensively during the fights at a certain level to survive and achieve the missions. For sure there's imperfections and some repetitive gameplay sequences but the historical part of the story is interesting (and you can skip videos if you find it boring) and fighting engine is great. Expand
  2. Oct 10, 2012
    10
    Good story, nice and fast gameplay, and I ennjoyed it thoroughly....I honestly think this game is underrated as it has been very fun. I do hope they make a sequel, and that they improve on already solid base. I would wish that they add more content, more missions, possible sidequests etc... Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2013
    8
    This is a very underrated game, it doesn't have the budget of a AAA, but it can be a fun game to play, the game has co-op you can play it with a friend, you'll get your money worth Expand
  4. Nov 1, 2011
    3
    I regret wasting time for this game. Not reading reviews before getting it was a stupid idea...
    I will begin with saying that this is a
    console rip, a bad one. If you think Darksiders is a bad console rip, then this is like 10x worse than DS. The graphics are pretty good and animation is fluid. I ran the game on full details. The problem is with the combat system and with improving your character. The combat is really dumb, why there is a block button when your character blocks 80 % of attack anyway, why there is a combo system when slashing LPM works just fine? And finally, Why Your Character Kills Every Enemy With A Stab? Lol seriously, that thing bothers me because it looks just so unrealistic, every last hit is a stab! The character improvment system is even dumber. Skills and combination are not even descripted so you have to pick skills with a name that appeals to you...it is so much dumb like it sounds.
    The game's story is...well average. Nothing to be porud of, but it justifies the killling so it's enough. Another retarted thing are cinematics. They are bad or average and are ridiculously long!!!!!!! Like 15 min cinematic at the game's beggining Lol. Every idea int he game has been copied from other similiar games. The game is a terribile console rip. Waste of time, I give it 3 because I liked the graphics and animations (the combat animations are often out of sync though)
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