Wild Blood Review: a Fantastic New Adventure From Gameloft (Video)
As you probably know already, yesterday Gameloft launched a game called Wild Blood and just hours ago we tested and reviewed it on the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The title goes for $6.99 and tells the story of King Arthur, Merlin, Morgana, Queen Guinevere and Lancelot. Actually Lancelot is the protagonist and Morgana the Nemesis here. The game takes up a hefty 2 GB of storage and uses Unreal Engine technology.
We’re dealing with a hack and slash game, that a lengthy single player campaign, with 10 areas to visit, explore and do battle in, plus a multiplayer mode with 4 vs 4 battle. You control the character with a virtual analog stick on the left side of the screen and you turn the camera by tapping the center of the screen. In the right area there’s the attack button, plus some more action buttons, for elemental combat. Aside from your sword, you can unleash a fire attack, ice attack and lightning attack, plus there’s also a button for jumping and dashing.
You can switch between a broadsword, bow and arrow and dual axe, all of them upgradable. Your armor is also upgradable, as well as the elemental attacks, but everything costs money. Luckily money is easy to get in the game so you don’t have to resort to in game purchases, unless you want to progress really fast. The graphics are fantastic, you get great lighting, leaves falling around you, a beautiful waterfall and no poligon or pixel goes misplaced. The AI offers you about 20 enemies to combat, usually demons and trolls and other hellish creatures, with some of them being pretty hard to beat, especially the wizards.
There are boss battles, flags to capture in multiplayer mode and a music score that reminds me of “Game of Thrones”, the HBO show. I had a great time playing the game, as you can see in the video review below. You also have to deal with puzzles with movable pieces, open chests, explore vast areas and use crystals to unlock gates. We give this formidable game a 9.5 out of 10, with the drop of 0.5 points being due to the confusing controls at times. You can download the game from here.