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  • Summary: Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is an ARPG rooted in Chinese history and mythology. Players take on the role of Taishi Zhao, a calm and reliable swordsman who was accidentally involved in a tragic fate. To protect his beloved family, he starts a journey in this chaotic realm to find the truth.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 30, 2021
    Xuan Yuan Sword 7 on Xbox is a uniquely special action role playing game which sweeps players into a fascinating setting; one that fuses ancient Chinese history with folklore. The game world is presented in stunning detail, and the world building feels organic and captivating. It also helps that this is an entertaining game to pick up and play, with rich environments to explore and a great deal of enjoyable variety in the gameplay.
  2. Oct 1, 2021
    If there’s a sticking point to really enjoying Xuan Yuan Sword VII, it’s that not everyone will respond to its pace and insistence on story and character over action. While its mythology, history and politics are firmly rooted in Chinese culture, this 20-hour family drama is moving, universal and entirely relatable, and its action is rewarding. For those with patience, Xuan Yuan Sword VII is a unique and memorable action roleplaying game experience.
  3. Oct 18, 2021
    An interesting Chinese aproach to ARPGs. The combat is fun and frenetic.
  4. Sep 30, 2021
    Xuan-Yuan Sword 7 is a curious and fun insight into a franchise that hasn’t seen much air outside of China. Solid combat, with detailed upgrade systems, underpins a compelling story.
  5. Oct 1, 2021
    Xuan-Yuan Sword 7 might not be the game of the year, but it is a well made and memorable experience that has some of the most beautiful landscapes that games can offer.
  6. Nov 30, 2021
    Once the controller is in place, there remains a mixed feeling, made of a feeling of too little and the satisfaction of having had a good time anyway.
  7. Sep 30, 2021
    An ancient Chinese character tale rather than an epic, Xuan Yuan 7 is a linear RPG that takes inspiration liberally from the best games around, but has no idea how to implement anything it’s stolen. Combat is farcically easy, systems are barely explained, puzzles feel decades out of date and there’s that stamina bar that does nothing. Sometimes there’s a reason you haven’t heard of a series.

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  1. Aug 27, 2022
    Well made and very pretty game on any Xbox. A good aRPG similar a bit to Witcher, Good combat system and overall experience as RPG can giveWell made and very pretty game on any Xbox. A good aRPG similar a bit to Witcher, Good combat system and overall experience as RPG can give you. It is not triple A game so you see some thing not polished but can recommend the game 100%. Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2021
    Xuan Yuan Sword 7 is an Action RRPG set in ancient China from the long running franchise. This game though has a stand alone story, so youXuan Yuan Sword 7 is an Action RRPG set in ancient China from the long running franchise. This game though has a stand alone story, so you don't have to have played the previous games to enjoy this installment. The game boasts about twenty hours of gameplay and is quite enjoyable. The story is interesting and it keep your interest. While the main story is about half the gameplay, and the character dynamics are quite strong. The scope of the story is about a brother trying to save his sister. The relationship between the brother and sister is a heart warming affair. The art style is well executed. The game is set in ancient China and we see a lot of interesting architectures and buildings. The game is also very immersive. The soundtrack is also very fitting and feel of ancient Chinese music is spot on. The mini games are well implemented too. The mini game is a type of chess and it is a lot of fun to play. The combat is ok but not overly great. The combat is fun and it does feel impactful. But the enemy AI is a bit meh. It is very easy to identify the enemy moves and exploit them. The main character is somewhat likeable but he is somewhat generic. The character models look good but they don't have dynamic facial expressions. The game introduces some famous historical characters, but the historical characters don't have major roles in the story. The character levelling system is atypical and refreshing in the RPG genre, but it feels under utilized due to the length of the game. The level designs are quite linear. There is hardly any detour in the levels themselves. The occasional branching paths are mostly for treasure chests. Therefore, for the most of the game you are just running straight from point A to point B. The side missions are boring and they don't impact the story itself. There aren't enough cosmetic items for your character. The good of Xuan Yuan Sword 7 most definitely outweighs the mixed bag. Overall Xuan Yuan Sword 7 is a great game and the story is compelling. With all said and done it’s definitely worth the price of admission so if you’re looking for a game in this genre look no further and head on over to the Xbox digital games store and give it a go. Expand