Devil Will Cry
by Mark Brown 26/11/2012
Product: Bladeslinger Ep.1
Developer: Luma Arcade
Publisher: Kerosene Games
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
It's easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding "console-quality graphics". No one is immune to the magic of killer visuals - especially when they're on a device that used to be content playing Snake and Breakout.
So, yes. Bladeslinger is certainly an impressive looking game. The main character - a stereotypical cowboy with magic powers for some reason - is detailed, the environments are gorgeous, and the lighting effects are swish.
But that doesn't count for toffee when the actual game falls apart. Bladeslinger is woefully uninteresting, endlessly repetitive, and has controls that could politely be called "a bit broken". It's a mess - just, a very pretty one.
Bladeslinger's combat is a mess, the controls are clunky, the story is dull, and the whole thing is hobbled by monetisation. Avoid
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