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  • Summary: The Cursed Crusade marries medieval Europe with adventure and dark fantasy.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 18 out of 27
  1. Nov 7, 2011
    70
    Would have had everything necessary to become a great game, but it seems there was to little time for production. The game got some serious graphical and synchronization issues and lacks any passion in storytelling. It is just boring. There are only two good things about his game: the fighting system is really great with a lot of weapons and combos and the coop-mode is really fun to play. But that's it. Really poor what the studio has made out of so much potential.
  2. 55
    Crusade sports some solid ideas (a "cursed realm" you can switch to on the fly is a neat concept that doesn't quite work), but sadly, it suffers most from ho-hum pacing and rinse-repeat gameplay.
  3. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Nov 15, 2011
    50
    It's very much let down by repetitive play. [Issue#78, p.85]
  4. Developer Kylotonn has crafted the least appealing fantasy brawler imaginable, its stillborn mechanics drenched in over-compensatory cutscene-driven storytelling, its charms limited to the lure of unlockable combos and abilities.
  5. Oct 25, 2011
    40
    It's too bad, because Cursed Crusade has fleetingly interesting ideas, like forcing you to push a very slow-moving mantlet towards an enemy's defensive line, or the way the timing of tapping out combo strings actually encourages thoughtful player response. Co-op can actually be fun in short bursts with a friend, and even the detailed aesthetic is surprisingly competent.
  6. Oct 27, 2011
    30
    A game "broken" in so many ways, even its budget price tag is not enough to save it from oblivion.
  7. Oct 25, 2011
    15
    On paper, the ideas that went into this its creation must have come from a place of passion and excitement for a rich period in history. But then I remember that I actually played this unlikable, unfair, and unfinished game for many, many miserable hours, and the only person I feel bad for is me. Don't go near this thing, or else you'll be cursed with damnation, too.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. May 16, 2015
    10
    This game is extremely underrated. It was great fun.
    Story: Nothing special, but it is decent enough to want to know what happens next. The
    This game is extremely underrated. It was great fun.
    Story: Nothing special, but it is decent enough to want to know what happens next. The character Esteban Noviembre is pretty much a stereotype... But he's funny, and you don't mind.
    Gameplay: A very nice swordfighting game, with many kinds of weapons (long sword, short sword and shield, double sword, axe, maze, etc.) and combos (many combos for each style of fighting). It has a very nice split-screen coop, one of the most fun of the generation, in my opinion.
    Sound: Quite decent soundtrack, it even includes a link to download the music of the game online. That's a very nice detail! Sound effects are nice, the voice acting is credible (english voices only).
    Length: Around 7-8 hours, with three different difficulties. It also has collectables, and you improve your character with combos and other features, which enables customization and tricks you to keep playing to improve your character to the 100%.

    The only negative point I found was that it ends in a cliffhanger, since a sequel was probably going to be developed but it never came out. So it makes the player wonder what would happen next (e.g. Shenmue II...)
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  2. Oct 28, 2020
    9
    Não acho que o game seja tão ruim. A história é sem graça e boba mas o combate é bem legal, você realmente sente o "peso". Tenho me divertidoNão acho que o game seja tão ruim. A história é sem graça e boba mas o combate é bem legal, você realmente sente o "peso". Tenho me divertido com ele. Pode até ser repetitivo mas para quem quer desestressar e bater em alguém, compensa. Expand
  3. Jun 14, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I dont agree with the other crtics.I play alot of co-op games and have seen my share of them.I own 72 Xbox 360 games.The combinations and with the Templars curse is crazy cool.You able to upgrade skills which greatly effects youre game play.I read one guy's weapons kept breaking,lol if you upgrade youre weapon mastery it wouldn't be a problem,but for any others that enjoy co-op games you should get this game.All the finshing moves will keep you hooked.I'll be first in line when the second comes out.
    P.S. more checkpoints wouldn't hurt
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  4. Apr 25, 2012
    2
    Aside from some interesting concepts and interesting character progression, this game is a mess. Laughable dialogue, absolutely ridiculousAside from some interesting concepts and interesting character progression, this game is a mess. Laughable dialogue, absolutely ridiculous and incoherent story, stupid characters, totally broken combat, abominable effects...This game is just in shambles. It has some interesting ideas, but the execution is just...oh man...terrible. Expand
  5. Aug 24, 2013
    1
    unplayable game in every way the graphics are not good the camera and game play are so terrible i don't know what were the developersunplayable game in every way the graphics are not good the camera and game play are so terrible i don't know what were the developers thinking when they were making this game Expand
  6. May 2, 2022
    0
    Игра плоха абсолютно по всем параметрам: графика, сюжет, геймплей, гейм-дизайн, система прокачки и , самое главное, «потрясающая» камера.Игра плоха абсолютно по всем параметрам: графика, сюжет, геймплей, гейм-дизайн, система прокачки и , самое главное, «потрясающая» камера. Сразу видно, что была проделана скрупулёзная работа над тем, чтобы играть с каждым шагом хотелось все меньше.
    Игра может заставить играть в себя исключительно ради того, чтобы доказать, что в ней подразумевался геймплей в принципе.
    Вообщем, плоская, однообразная, абсолютно лишенная всякой уникальности, собранная на коленке поделка, не способная называться игрой.
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  7. Dec 27, 2011
    0
    This game is unplayable!!! Is the same as you throw your money in the garbage... LOL... The idea behind it is ok, but the gameplay and theThis game is unplayable!!! Is the same as you throw your money in the garbage... LOL... The idea behind it is ok, but the gameplay and the rest is like a hell in earth. Expand

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