X-Blades Xbox 360

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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 theIn 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] Collapse
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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. 60
    Everything about X-Blades is mediocre. It works for what it is, and there’s some charm to the action and the characters, but the gameplay design is lacking in ingenuity; a notion that is perpetuated the longer you play.
  4. Unfortunately, the good parts like the unlockable skills are obscured by generic enemy designs, monotonous combat and the most tedious boss battles I’ve seen.
  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 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  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 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. Nov 2, 2015
    6
    X Blades
    garbage
    X blades is a hack and slash game where you play a blonde girl with a nice booty. The only redeeming quality this game has
    X Blades
    garbage
    X blades is a hack and slash game where you play a blonde girl with a nice booty.
    The only redeeming quality this game has is that this booty isn’t hidden.
    This tomb raider runs around in a thong.
    Im just kidding, theres more to the game than a nice butt.
    X Blades is fun to play through
    you go from section to section just killing everything in your way, the sections are pretty cool and I didn’t regret spending time with this game,
    There are some alright boss battles sprinkled in this game and enemies are varied and do force you to change up your magic spells which can be spent only when your magic bar is filled, which is filled by either doing damage or taking damage.
    magic spells are obtained by purchasing them in menu with souls acquired by killing enemies.
    You can slash with blades, shoot enemies with your gun that thankfully never runs out of ammo or with magic attacks,
    However the execution of this game just ruins what otherwise would be a sure why not, in your backlog.. Instead it turns into a please don’t.
    Enemies are varied, but they look far too similar to enemies you face later on that wont die the way you’ve been used to through the first half of the game…
    In fact the game changes the rules on you a lot, it doesn’t even warn you that the rules have changed
    Theres a sudden increase in difficulty and you cant understand why
    Why aren’t these guys you’ve sliced through dying, why are these spiders teleporting away when you get close.
    Forcing you to have to trial and error your way through the 2nd half of the game or just go to the internet.
    This is never a good sign.
    You aren’t told that enemies are different now, you aren’t given a quick heads up when they need to be killed a different way than before.
    They’ll suddenly be indestructible, and youre left feeling frustrated.
    This is the furthest from all of xblades problems though
    You can lock onto enemies to shoot or do a magic attack on, but 99 times out of 100 the game will lock onto another target as soon as you release your attack.
    The game will lock onto frozen enemies in the background a thousand times before it will lock onto the enemy right in front of you, and I wish this was an exaggeration, but it isn’t.
    This game is broken and you see all there is to see about halfway through the game.
    The 2nd half is just fighting stronger enemies in the evening version of sections you just played through minus of course the final boss sections, which are new.
    I was hoping x blades would be one of those under rated gems that critics just didn’t appreciate back in the day,
    But its level of trash holds true even 6 years later
    This game has its moments of fun, but the story sucks, the voice acting is worse than duck dynasty, and the combat is broken
    For what it is.
    Hack and Slash Action Adventure Game 6/10
    Overall:
    5.5/10
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  4. 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 hardIf 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
  5. 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'sThis 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