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- Quest for vengeance and engage in vicious melee combat in fantasy world
- Unleash barbaric killing moves and dismembering attacks
- Explore huge, ravaged, destructible landscape
- Weapon upgrades and powerful unlockable elemental-based spells and magic
- Features never-before seen character skills and abilities
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Top Customer Reviews
Poor storyline: This is true, the storyline is lacking. Yet the developers were trying to make an arcade game next-gen and still stay true to the original. I didn't expect much for storyline.
Counter and Evade lags: Counter and evade work like Heavenly Sword where an enemy glows a certain color before attacking. Counter is a little slow, but once you realize this, it is easy to correct with proper timing.
Bad graphics: It's not the most beautiful game for PS3 (Uncharted or Heavenly Sword wins that for me), but the graphics are as horrible as the critics make it sound. I don't have an HDTV, so I'm just using composite and it looks great to me. Kinda bland with colors of the environment, but that's it.
Problems with Beasts: Yeah, they're slow and hard to turn. That was a disappointment as one expects beasts to be faster than the player's running speed. Another complaint is that the beasts die quickly. I haven't had a problem with that. It makes sense in the gameplay that the beasts shouldn't last long. If your beasts dies, just go back and respawn another one.Read more ›
Yes, the camera can get in the way sometimes- but that's hardly unique among modern games. It's easily adjusted with the right analog stick and it's only a real annoyance when you're backed into a corner... so stay in the open.
Anyone who thinks the beasts are hard to control and are too easy to get knocked off of clearly hasn't played the original Golden Axe in a while- now THOSE were easy to get knocked off of. Yes, some are big and lumbering and none of them turn on a dime- but they're beasts, not ballerinas. When you get the right beast in the right situation, you can really do some damage. There is something very satisfying about using an enraged Miragar to tear apart an opponents beast, or trampling hapless enemies and bowling them off bridges with a timely Cronoth charge.
On foot, combat can be challenging- no doubt about it. But why is that a bad thing? Some complain that you can't simply button mash your way to victory...Good! You CAN button mash and do some damage, but without parrying or evading you're eventually going to get surrounded and take a beating. Once you get your timing down and start pulling off Brutal Counters, combat really starts to get enjoyable with the Tribute bonus system encouraging you to fight better and avoid damage.
Overall, this is a fun, very underrated game. It has some flaws, but should appeal to anyone who can appreciate it's old school gameplay.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not even close to the originals no matter what the "crazies" say.
Everything bad you've heard is true, and even if it wasn't, it wouldn't make a difference because it... Read more
Enjoyable just as much as it was like 10 years ago or however long ago. Once the camera gets under control and your timing is correct it's very enjoyable.Published 5 months ago by mr.pink
In the era of games with narrative, how about some tough ARCADE? Yes, arcade like Asteriods. Have you ever noticed arcade games are games you play until you are defeated? Read morePublished 13 months ago by R. L. Arias
I thought this game was going to have an amazing story, but it was alright. The play of the game is "eh" and the graphics remind me of playstation 2 graphics. Read morePublished on February 23, 2014 by Animelover212