Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. With simple, intuitive controls making combat and exploration a pleasure, what starts off as a fairly routine blade-swishing blizzard soon settles into a more interesting groove. With secret-packed levels offering countless opportunities to poke around, it's a formula that's familiar but satisfying.
  2. Still, what the game does, it does well. And fun is fun, even if it comes with a tail. [Nov 2010, p.83]
  3. At 1200 Microsoft points, Blade Kitten seems a bit steep, but for those who know what they're getting into and who are specifically looking for a uniquely quirky, lovable adventure featuring a cute heroine and an emphasis on exploration, well, this game just might be for you.
  4. 70
    Blade Kitten is far from an abomination. In fact it packs enough charm to make it worthy of a purchase for fans of the series, or action fans that enjoy the eccentric platformer.
  5. A good game overall, but with some flaws: a somewhat confusing story and some repetitive moments in gameplay, extending too much some stages. A good option both for younger people and more mature gamers who want a challenge.
  6. If you are looking for a fresh, action based game to download, Blade Kitten is a great option. While the gameplay might not be purfect, Krome Studios has poured a lot of love into this one to make Blade Kitten stick out from the bunch.
  7. 67
    For all of Blade Kitten's low points, it pulls itself together nicely when it wants to show off.
  8. Ultimately, I appreciate the vibrant and unique world that Krome Studios creates, and despite the substandard voice work, I enjoy Blade Kitten's wacky characters as well. However, aside from a few puzzles and boss battles, the gameplay fails to leave a lasting impression.
  9. Nice presentation and good mix of genres, but the gameplay fails to leave a lasting impression.
  10. There are some unlockables, but they can all be accessed by the halfway point, and the story is too basic to retain most players' interest.
  11. In conclusion Blade Kitten is a mixed bag, providing some fluid platforming with mediocre combat. Whilst the game never really blows you away, it never stoops to being anywhere near terrible. It's certainly unfortunate that Kit's first outing is one that is very forgettable and brimming with repetition, as there is certainly potential here.
  12. Blade Kitten is simple, but simple is fun when such a fantastic world surrounds you. Kit's characterization makes immersing into Blade Kitten's world difficult, but at least attempt the adventure. You may not want to kill Kit the whole time. Maybe.
  13. It's a bummer that you have to put up with tedious combat to enjoy the platforming. Krome Studios should take on board this problem and solve it in the next episode of Blade Kitten. If they can get the combat sections right, they'll be on to a good old-school platforming game, and there aren't many of those any more.
  14. An artistically nice action-platformer with a boring and repetitive gameplay.
  15. 60
    Blade Kitten turns out to be an amusing game but it doesn't manage to leave a strong impression. You might enjoy the first play through but after that the game will just lie there, collecting dust.
  16. There isn't enough depth or difficulty to sustain the game past its sixth stage-let alone beyond episode one.
  17. Dec 25, 2010
    57
    Even with secrets galore the worlds are as bland as a meal of Graham crackers wrapped in rice paper. [Issue#231, p.91]
  18. Oct 25, 2010
    50
    Bad level design and boring battles make us yell "meh" at an annoying sound level.
  19. Lacking tension, variety and punctuation, Blade Kitten is a pretty cutscene sandwich with no filling. [Issue#66, p.101]
  20. 50
    The platforming can be fun in short bursts and the presentation is very cute, but that can't save this game from its lackluster storyline and cyclical gameplay.
  21. Dull platforming and button-mashing action make Blade Kitten a disappointing first game for its cute-as-a-cat heroine.
  22. Overall, there are no redeeming values to Blade Kitten. It wasn't charming, witty, well thought out or exciting.
  23. There are 19 levels, scattered with some fairly well structured puzzles, and it seems this will be the first of an intended episodic structure for future Blade Kitten games. Alas, poor Kitty, isn't quite cool enough to be cult, and the game can't quite pull itself up by its bootstraps playability-wise either.
  24. Blade Kitten has an apt look and offers good platforming, but it suffers from repetitiveness and a marked lack of originality that should always be present in a good platform game.
  25. The tale is muddled and poorly executed, the action is unremarkable, and yet, for all its issues, Blade Kitten is still a playable game with enough sugary-sweet style to appeal to a younger audience – or indeed those with an interest in all things cat-girl.
  26. Steer clear. [Issue#64, p.103]
  27. If you are trying to ween a GF (or BF, never let it be said GR isn't progressive) on to modern consoles, this could be a great stepping stone, as the gameplay and graphics are just as simple as they were back in the day. But if you're a hardcore, experienced gamer, you may want to skip Blade Kitten in favor of playing with other pussycats.

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