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  • Summary: Boreal Blade is a team-based melee fighting game with a focus on player vs player combat, combining reactionary and tactical gameplay with extraordinary freedom to variate your attacks and develop your unique fighting style.

    The game features four distinctive fighting styles with the
    Boreal Blade is a team-based melee fighting game with a focus on player vs player combat, combining reactionary and tactical gameplay with extraordinary freedom to variate your attacks and develop your unique fighting style.

    The game features four distinctive fighting styles with the possibility to choose between one-handed and two-handed weapons, a shield and a weapon combo, long thrusting pole weapons and fighting unarmed. Players can even throw items during battle! Three armour classes with their strengths and weaknesses are also included to guarantee a varied, ever-alterable fighting experience.

    Arm yourself and prepare to dive into the battle!
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  1. Aug 30, 2019
    60
    As a melee-focused, multiplayer experience, Boreal Blade is sure to be a divisive experience. Some players will love the nuance of its freeform combat, revelling in the joy of the moment-to-moment swordplay. Others will be turned off by the steep learning curve which comes with mastering even the simplest of weapons. However, either group won’t appreciate the connectivity and matchmaking issues that affect one too many matches. Every online game has its problems at launch, but if Frozenbyte can address them early on, Nintendo Switch has a Scandi-themed alternative to For Honor on its hands.
  2. Oct 10, 2019
    60
    Boreal Blade brings a gameplay based on melee fighting to a multiplayer-only experience, both online and local. The game gets the combat right, as it works quite well and it's simple enough to learn quickly. There's also plenty of customization options and the demo shares the servers with the full game. However there's also too many connection problems and the game's online community is still small, which can end up harming the experience.
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  1. Sep 1, 2019
    10
    ~ HONOR FOR ABSOLVER ~ This game is the closest thing to that style of game we have on switch. There’s just something about that medieval~ HONOR FOR ABSOLVER ~ This game is the closest thing to that style of game we have on switch. There’s just something about that medieval style hack n slash that is so damn addicting and immersive. This is a must learn!!! NOT JUST A MUST PLAY. Expand
  2. Aug 30, 2019
    7
    Difficult to pick up, impossible to put down. Expect to die and die then die some more before you get it's not hack and slash, pick your blowDifficult to pick up, impossible to put down. Expect to die and die then die some more before you get it's not hack and slash, pick your blow carefully. I'd give this an 8 if it wasn't for the terrible online issues, lag.. Opponents seem to warp 5yrds at a time to strike or not get struck, though this happens approx 1/3 of matches or less.
    The good.. Free form combat blessing abound. Team strategy as well as personal combat strategies. Free form defence based where you physically place your chosen weapon or shields. I've only played this since it came out, fix the online issues which every game has to begin with. This may be one the best fighting game on switch. Well done frozenbyte, please sort the lag, the odd controller issues where it goes opposite, tho not often.
    The combat system is really good with motion control to boot adding to full battle immersion. The level design is inspired, though art style borrowed a little from botw. The northern tribal atmosphere is sublime. I'm just left wondering if maybe 10 per team would be possible, with the the battle royale mechanism forcing you in to a smaller space to restrict wait times. Wah ha ha ha ha ha Then it'd be full on clan war
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