Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War Xbox 360

Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
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  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    47
    With all these hiccups, I'm shocked this war lasted one year, let alone 100. [Dec 2007, p.109]
  2. If you're starved for strategy and like the idea of open-area, semi-persistent medieval battle scenes, Bladestorm might make sense. Unfortunately, you won't find rewarding, patient strategy, or dynamic action within.
  3. Play Magazine
    45
    Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War allows players to win most, if not all, of its battles solely by holding down the right bumper button on the Xbox 360 controller. [Nov 2007, p.73]
  4. 40
    The majority of the environments are quite sparse, with few buildings yet plenty of fog to help hide the fact that the draw distance here isn't that spectacular. The lack of vision also doesn't help when you're traversing the grassy plains and trying to get a read on your enemy's position.
  5. Sadly, Bladestorm isn’t an improvement on the Warriors games. An awkward mish-mash of action and strategy, which fails to succeed on either count. The combat is monotonous and the strategy underdeveloped. One to avoid.
  6. It is really hard to recommend this title, especially considering the next-gen price tag. The game is marred by technical problems and, if anything, is an exercise in mediocrity.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Apr 13, 2017
    0
    Plutôt rares (pour ne pas dire inexistants) les jeux japonais qui proposent une VF, d'autant qu'elle est convaincante. Dommage alors de ne pasPlutôt rares (pour ne pas dire inexistants) les jeux japonais qui proposent une VF, d'autant qu'elle est convaincante. Dommage alors de ne pas pouvoir enlever les sous-titres (français) imposés...

    Graphiquement c'est presque correct pour un jeu de 2007 (si on reste résistant à l'aliasing) et contrairement aux jeux Koei habituels, on ne dirige pas des samouraïs mais des Anglais ou des Français du temps de la Guerre de cent ans et une dimension "stratégie temps réel" est bel et bien présente.

    Evidemment, rien à voir avec ce qu'on peut attendre d'un STR : c'est limité et d'une approche très arcade avec des jauges qui se remplissent comme dans un jeu de baston à la con. Aucun réalisme non plus à attendre, on est pas dans un Total War mais dans une japoniaiserie typique avec une mise en scène niaise et une interface aussi vilaine que détestable. Le mauvais goût ne nous est donc pas épargné, hélas, ni le caractère très répétitif des batailles qui entraînent rapidement un grand ennui.
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  2. Feb 6, 2014
    8
    This was the first game I got on my 360 and boy did I give it a belting, I remember playing dynasty warriors for the first time and veryThis was the first game I got on my 360 and boy did I give it a belting, I remember playing dynasty warriors for the first time and very rapidly becoming bored, this game rather than putting you in that same button mashing hero position in stead puts you in charge of the soldiers around you in a more strategic way.

    In the end graphics aren't great, the gameplay gets repetitive but is helped by the constant influx of new unit types, the story is pretty terrible and very slow to progress, the "strategy" side of the game requires very little strategy and the horses and elephants are massively overpowered. But all those negatives aside this game was so entertaining and so different that I just kept coming back.
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  3. Sep 4, 2010
    9
    These Koei games (the others being the Warriors franchises) cater to a specific audience. I rate this game about 7/10 as an overall game,These Koei games (the others being the Warriors franchises) cater to a specific audience. I rate this game about 7/10 as an overall game, however it gets a solid 10/10 for this tiny genre. The best of the Warriors style games out there, it has strong RPG style elements, allows for more upgrading, more tactics, more mission control, and more intelligent AI than any other game in the genre. For that reason, I lean towards the higher end of the scores. Full Review »