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
Buy On
  1. The mixture of real-time action and strategy is a joy to play, and a nice departure from what is fast becoming a stale play mechanic.
  2. A refreshing change from the well-worn gameplay Koei has become famous for, and the epic battles provide a satisfying fix for loyal fans of the genre.
  3. A very, very good videogame: another brilliant evolution of Koei's unique interpretation of the real-time strategy genre, and every bit as satisfying as previous efforts. What it lacks in terms of the speed and immediacy of, say, Gundam Musou, it makes up for with strategic range, design ingenuity, and conceptual novelty. [JPN Import]
  4. Edge Magazine
    80
    Bladestorm works hard to appease both the keen strategist and the action-hungry player, while confidently answering critics who claim that Koei is nothing more than a one-trick warhorse. [Christmas 2007, p.95]
  5. AceGamez
    80
    If you want hollow button mashing then pick up the latest Dynasty Warriors, but if you are after something with a little more depth, breadth, scope and originality then give Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War a try; you might just be pleasantly surprised as it smashes away your preconceptions like so many scattering infantry.
  6. Games Master UK
    79
    It's almost like taking part in a ground-level "Total War" battle. Ace! [Dec 2007, p.82]
  7. As one of the few fresh things on the menu, I would implore anybody with determination, an interest in strategy, and a desire for something new to check it out. It's got a fair few flaws, some of which can be draining, but it's a fine game indeed, one of Koei's best efforts to date.
  8. An almost success that lacks staying power, worth checking out if you’re big into Koei’s other franchises or at the very least not put off by a lot of repetition.
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.
    Full Review »
  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.
    Full Review »
  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 »