Blood & Glory Review – A raw, Roman slasher
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Glu Games Inc
Version #: 1.1.0
Date Released: 2012-01-24
Price: FreeUser Rating:
The iPhone is slowly finding its feet when it comes to extremely satisfying fighting games involving feudal weaponry. Infinity Blade 2 set new standards when it came to both graphics and intuitive gameplay, and now Blood and Glory is following in its tracks.
Blood and Glory is brutally honest about what kind of game it is. There is no plot here, as you guide a generic gladiator through a series of duels against increasingly big and tough enemies. As you progress through the game, you’ll earn money depending on how well you fight, which you can spend on fancy weapon and armour upgrades.
Since the game is all about fighting, it’s just as well that the gameplay is very satisfying and visceral. Much of it depends on anticipating your enemy’s attacks, blocking or dodging them, then countering with your own combos. There are plenty of different combos to learn, and all are done by intuitive swiping of your iPhone screen.
The game looks great, but that being said there is very little to feast your eyes upon other than the battles themselves. In this sense, Blood & Glory is derivative of the brilliant Infinity Blade, which had an impressive-looking element of exploration to it alongside the raw gameplay.
With the amount of stuff to unlock, Blood & Glory should keep the savages among iPhone gamers hooked for a while. Though it should be mentioned that unlocking some of the Elite tournaments and weapons will take a long time unless you go for the easy option and pay real money for them (which the game cheekily encourages you to do). Nevertheless, most of the game can be enjoyed for free, so unless you don’t have the stomach for brutal gameplay, you should give it a go.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Learning Curve:Medium - a good challenge
Who Is It For:Bloodthirsty fans of gladiatorial combat
What I Like:Raw, satisfying combat
What I Don't Like:Complete lack of story
Final Statement:A shallow but entertaining slashfest
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THERE WILL BE BLOOD…
Some have come to witness strength, others to witness courage, but all have come for BLOOD & GLORY
Battle in the arena and entertain BLOOD-thirsty crowds in a fight to the death. Here, GLORY is the only option…
BLOODIEST HD VISUALS
See and feel the raw violence of the fighters and the intense combat arena
SWIPE & SLASH GORE
Take to the Arena in the bloodiest, goriest swipe and slash fighting game on app store
LETHAL WEAPONS & ARMOR
Equip an arsenal of lethal weapons and armor tailored to suit all fight styles, including blades & shields, and destructive dual weapons
SPECIAL ATTACKS & COMBOS
Complete special attacks and combos for the ultimate blood-soaked victory!
Be a real champion and earn Invictus medals by winning tournaments flawlessly. Don’t lose and never surrender!
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Article By Robert Zak
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