Every Tuesday, We get little nuggets of joy, browsing our online marketplaces and seeing what’s new. Mind you, I know I’m talking a day late, I decided to try out this new Bloodforge. I would have to say that fans of the God of War series, or those who wished Xbox had GoW, are very much in luck.
Highly stylized, Bloodforge is graphically impressive for a XBLA title. Stark contrasts exist between the characters and the blood/gore effects as well as certain lighting techniques that were used. It’s got everything the typical God of War fan would want, or at least I think they would want. From extremely brutal attacks to executions to combos to kill animations, combat is pretty solid. The controls are intuitive and you can pick up the game pretty easily and enjoy yourself, provided you are into the whole hyper-violence thing. This is kind of where I had an issue with the game, in that, at my age, 500 gallons of blood doesn’t really stun or impress me; and playing a near nameless, faceless protagonist isn’t really my thing anymore. However, I can see how that might be an upside to a lot of gamers, particularly younger ones, as I look back to my Mortal Kombat days (god, I feel old!).
So if you’re jonesin’ for GoW on the 360 or you prefer a heavy amount of gore with your hack and slashery, maybe Bloodforge will be right up your alley. However, it’s hard to judge this game on face value, when the demo is only about 10 minutes long and only contains about a 60 foot circle that you fight 10 enemies in. I do like how the game taunts you at the end of the demo with the line “If you OWNED Bloodforge, you would be getting X achievement!” Touch’e Bloodforge Touch’e
Curious? Check out the trailer!
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