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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 90
    Overall, Wulverblade is an absolute masterpiece and for people who have been bemoaning the lack of quality beat-em-ups it should provide many hours of meaty combat and carnage. To really enjoy it you’ll need to overcome falling into old habits and committing to learning all of the moves and nuance made available to you. Your reward will be a very viscerally satisfying and overall bloody good time, with some crazy surprises you won’t want to miss out on.
  2. Dec 6, 2017
    83
    Overall Wulverblade came out of left field and was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It cartoony art design is quite pleasing and the gameplay is solid. Though who would enjoy history will find a bevy of content after all the battles are done. This title will surely find it’s place in history.
  3. Nov 13, 2017
    80
    Beautifully animated, voiced and orchestrated, Wulverblade is an irresistible package for fans of side-scrolling fighters. A few minor issues merely smudge the face paint of this epic Britannica adventure.
  4. Oct 24, 2017
    78
    An adult and awesome experience, full of action, violence and an extremely addictive gameplay based on a 2D side-scroll system.
  5. Nov 28, 2017
    70
    Wulverblade is a welcome return of the beat'em up genre, this time accompanied by a plot that goes far beyond the genre's conventions and a unique art style that makes the game stand out among its peers. Also impossible to miss is its difficulty level, as it's going to destroy the chances of every player who is not skilled and determined enough to lose countless times before finally finishing the game.
  6. Oct 18, 2017
    70
    Perhaps slightly out of time.
  7. Apr 20, 2018
    50
    Overall, Wulverblade is a pretty interesting game with classic action and a heavy helping of history, but it’s also a game that is primarily for hardcore brawler fans who enjoy the pain of control issues and merciless gameplay. If that’s not your cup of tea, you may want to look elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 13, 2017
    10
    It's a simple game that has great replayability due to smooth, deep controls and challenging AI opponents. This reminds me of older games thatIt's a simple game that has great replayability due to smooth, deep controls and challenging AI opponents. This reminds me of older games that would often challenge you to even get to the last level, let alone beat the final boss, even when you were an experienced player. I cannot recommend this highly enough! Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2017
    10
    Great great game. Presentation and story's very well cared for, graphics are excellent with several layers of animation and stuff happening inGreat great game. Presentation and story's very well cared for, graphics are excellent with several layers of animation and stuff happening in the backgrounds and foreground too (shadows of enemies approaching for example). There are even some historical notes throughout that add that extra layer of interest. Voice acting's ferocious and very well recorded; sound and music are excellent overall. The game is pretty smooth and the animations are good and Handheld mode looks and feels just right. Lots of blood, gore and different ways to kill the hordes. Controls are just fine, I got used to them pretty quick. The game seems to have been made with great passion, and myself as a gamer can appreciate that a lot. Expand
  3. Oct 24, 2017
    9
    Such an amazing game, a good sidescrollerand beat em up just like the old times great visuals and the art behind it is magnifique. And theSuch an amazing game, a good sidescrollerand beat em up just like the old times great visuals and the art behind it is magnifique. And the music oh my. Expand
  4. Nov 17, 2017
    7
    Fun Beat'em up, that looks fantastic on Switch. I found it a little to hard for my test, but a huge update is on the way, with a new easyFun Beat'em up, that looks fantastic on Switch. I found it a little to hard for my test, but a huge update is on the way, with a new easy mode, and other changes, based on feedback! :) Video on my Youtube: PLAYwithGREGG Expand
  5. Oct 20, 2017
    6
    This is a decent game. The Golden Axe inspiration works really well and there are some accurate pieces of history to learn about along theThis is a decent game. The Golden Axe inspiration works really well and there are some accurate pieces of history to learn about along the way.

    Sadly, everything else sets the game back. Controls, environments, and enemies need heavy tweaking.
    Controls: This should have a customization options, simple as that. Having the attack button (Y) be the same as the pick-up item button is absolutely nonsensical. So when you're fighting a group of enemies and one goes down, there's a high chance you'll pick up their item instead of attacking the remaining baddies. Besides that, the combo system lacks a lot of refinement. Two shoulder buttons are completely wasted on running, you could also run by double-tapping a direction, AND double-tapping is implemented in the combo system. Because of this, the game gets confused as to what you're trying to accomplish, leading to frustrating fights.

    Environments and Enemies: Items often drop behind environments and they can't be picked up, besides that the items also expire after a couple of seconds, making this really frustrating to deal with. Enemies also stay hidden either behind environments or worse of all, they attack from off-camera....the lamest thing a game in this genre can pull off. The dodge roll is so un-usable and bosses spam unblockable attacks to such an extent, that none of these moves can be pulled off correctly. Boss battles become a game of keep-away.

    Devs need to go back to the drawing board with this one.
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  6. Mar 9, 2018
    0
    I really want to like this game. I like the graphics and setting but the monotonous controls ruin this game. The game is purposely designed toI really want to like this game. I like the graphics and setting but the monotonous controls ruin this game. The game is purposely designed to be challenging. Which is fine, but WHY is attack, item pick up, and grab ( which is near useless and leaves you vulnerable) all mapped to the same button? "Run" is mapped to two different buttons simultaneously and there is NO option to change the button layout. The game is already hard to begin with and you have to fight the controls at the same time. It's been several months post launch and no updates/patches to address these issues that wouldn't exist if the developers had common sense. Waste of money. Expand