Bladeslinger Review: a Very Tough 3D Action Game With Great Graphics (Video)
Playing with the HTC One gave me an excellent opportunity of testing Bladeslinger, a new 3D graphics action game , going for $2.99 on the Play Store. The title was launched in late March and it’s a sci-fi western, that seems to borrow from the atmosphere of Galaxy Rangers (the famous animation series) and Borderlands 2.
The main character is William Glaston and you can control him, as he shoots and slices enemies. The game has excellent graphics and not a pixel is out of place. The desert looks great and so does the deserted town. The problems appear when enemies do, since the battles are very hard. The controls are the usual ones for such games and involve parrying hits, rolling over to dodge and some contextual virtual buttons that appear on the sides of the screen for extra dodges.
You can use special playing cards to trigger special abilities and upgrade your health and various attributes, plus unlock new abilities. Everything costs a lot, even the potions that increase your HP. There are two control mechanisms in the game: virtual buttons and gestures, with the former actually dealing more damage to enemies, for some reason.
There’s a main story mode and an arena mode, that offers you endless waves of enemies, that you fight in order to earn cash. You can download the game from here and we give an 8.5 out of 10.