God of Blades – An Action Packed Slash Fest

3.5 Overall Score
Gameplay: 3.5/5
Design: 4/5
Duration: 3/5

Action packed | Nice flow of battles | Fluid controls | Great design

Repetitive slashing | Not much strategy or thought involved

Imagine if Infinity Blade was a 2D side scroller with non-stop action. If you can think of that, then you likely just thought of God of Blades, which is a 2D side scrolling action game. You use various swipe gestures to perform swipe attacks against waves of varying enemies. The game revolves around a nameless king that is battling in the cosmos in a story that creates a very intriguing thought provoking narrative, which is reminiscent of Nihilumbra.

The game features 10 handcrafted environments of a dying world, with multiple chapters per environment. In every level, enemies rush towards you, and your character is always on the move so that there’s non-stop action. You then swipe up, down, left, or right to perform different attacks that have different power and range. As you advance, there are new swords to unlock that come with unique special abilities to enhance your sword combat. The entire game is filled with mini duels, although some enemies are easily disposed of. There’s also very fluid motion to the sword attacks flowing from the smooth controls that can be combined consecutively for devastating attacks.

In addition to the campaign mode with chapters and boss battles, there are also endless levels with a continuous supply of enemies to slash through. It’s easy to compare to Infinity Blade with the sword battle, but it’s unique in its own right due to no delays in facing the next enemy or performing your attacks. The chapters and battles do blend together as there are only four possible moves, and most enemies don’t require much in the way of tactics or thought.

God of Blades ($2.99, Universal) is an action packed experience that is worth picking up for an overload of sword slashing.


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