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  • Summary: In the game, players control an anime-style heroine that destroys anything in her path using guns, blades, magic, and a healthy dose of cinematic flair. X-Blades features a special combination of cinematic style, beautiful animation, and relentless, high speed gameplay. Players assume the role of Ayumi, a stunningly seductive yet tenacious heroine who battles enemies with her pistol blades, acrobatic ability, and magic spells. With full anime cut scenes, the story unfolds revealing demonic powers and spectacular landscapes, all ripe for exploration and battles. [SouthPeak Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 39
  2. Negative: 13 out of 39
  1. Despite finding quite a few things that proved substantially irritating at different moments, the battle-heavy action does indeed scratch an itch.
  2. 66
    The combat is satisfying and the mixture of magic keeps things fresh from beginning to end. The backtracking and repetitiveness cause the experience to drag out longer than it needs to be, but at least you feel like you got your moneys worth when all is said and done.
  3. That X-Blades remains a decent title despite the lack of compelling missions and likeable characters is something of an accomplishment in itself, though not one we'd recommend advertising from the rooftops.
  4. X-Blades is a game that most people will be right to ignore. It offers nothing of substance, and the problems are so vast that a lot needs to be forgiven in order for any fun to be had. Hardcore action fans will definitely get a rental from what can be a decent experience, but those with short tempers, refined tastes or something important to do with their lives will want to steer clear.
  5. At the end of the day, X Blades is not a game that I would recommend for Xbox 360 gamers. For those looking for something with sex appeal or mindless button mashing, there are much better options available elsewhere.
  6. X-Blades feels like an incomplete game.
  7. 16
    I can still hear the ba-thump ba-thump of the paused game behind me, begging me back for more abuse, and I'm caught in a spiral of disbelief. Nothing can be this awful, yet I find myself straining to look over my shoulder. I don't know how long I can hold out. I am lost, but you may yet save yourselves. Save yourselves from this game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. ChristopherB.
    Feb 14, 2009
    9
    A gorgeous game filled with endless slaughter. Not perfect, not very deep, but it is quite fun indeed.
  2. evilm3w
    Mar 7, 2009
    8
    Very fun Hack and slasher. If you want a deep story to go with the action, then look elsewhere. The story in this game is simply there just to give an excuse to decimate hundreds and hundreds of enemies. The "levels" are all quite small with little freedom, extremely linear. I'm currently on my 2nd play though, I just want more! DLC is also on the way, which could be interesting. All up this is a great game for anyone who just wants a little hack and slash action and not worry about any story. Story: 2 (nothing really here), Graphics: 9 (very fluid and some nice designs) Gameplay: 9 (gameplay elements work almost perfectly), Sound: 9 (The score featured in this game is not only suitable for this type game, you will also find yourself turning up the volume. Overall: 7.25/10 (my opinion). Expand
  3. Feb 22, 2014
    5
    If you're into hack and slashing video games, X-Blades will be one heck of a game, with its solid fighting mechanisms and frustratingly hard gameplay, but for people looking for a story or amazing graphics, this repetitive game with average graphics is an egregious mess with almost no fun in it at all. It seems that this game was just made for the purpose of decimating monstrously repugnant fantasy creatures with inscrutably macabre tendencies and great puns. Expand
  4. Jan 19, 2012
    4
    This is a bad game period. There's almost no story. The difficulty level goes from easy to super tough and extremely frustrating. It's ridiculous how repetitive this games is. It's one of those half-baked game that didn't have the budget to be finished. That graphics are good though. The potential for a descent game was there but unfortunately SouthPeak Games must have ran out of time, money or simply good ideas. Expand