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Review from demo only,
This review is from: Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
This game is made by the company known as koei famous for their dynasty warriors,samurai warriors and kessen series. the game takes place in the hundred year war between england and france. the main aim of the game is to create your character and be a mercenary for either france or england but you can alternate each team and choose which ever side you want to be on hence you being a mercenary and each time you complete a mission you gain money to spend on armour, weapons and troops for which ever mission comes your way.
the gameplay is completly different from other koei games if anything i would say the game is a mix between kingdom under fire and kessen but the unlike those games this game has the simplicity to make it feel more fun and involving. the way it works is you start as yourself on your own on the battlefield and youll see troops of different units such as swordsmen,bowmen and cavalry and by walking up to them and pressing the A button you can take control of that paticular unit use their abilities as you see fit and if you are loseing a fight you can abandon them if you want and take control of another unit and keep on fighting until you have fulfilled your contract such as taking over bases with a certain amount of days. but really its the simplicity of how the controls work that makes the game fun.
the voices are average they dont sound bad at all its just they dont sound good really either so you might like you might not hopefully theyll include a japanese voice cast for the original when its released. to be honest music wise i cant remember which isnt a bad thing cause if there was music and i didnt notice it was there it cant of been that bad. the sound effects for weapons and what not are id say better than avarage cause when a battle takes place the sound effects combine together to make it sound like a war is actually taking place which sounds good
the graphics of the game is id say on a scale out of 10 id say 8.5 cause the graphics of the people and the battles close up are amazing the truly show how good next gen graphics can be but when something (buildings ,people,etc) are far away they look quite average.
id say if you are looking for another hack and slash games like dynasty warriors your looking in the wrong place( id reccomend either samurai warriors 2 empires or orochi warriors) but if you want a game where you want a simplified strategy game where you dont control any army but still control your own unit of troops for the sake of money and fame id say this is a must buy for you.