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Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War

Released on 02 November 2007

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

4.0 out of 5 (18 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War puts gamers in the role of a rogue commander and gives them direct control of mercenary units in fierce clashes with English and French forces. The games unique style of action thrusts players into dynamic and ever-changing conflicts. Players must adjust their strategies as skirmishes evolve, and then deploy the unit best-suited to handle the challenge. At a players command is a broad array of troops including infantry, archers, and cavalry, as well as a variety of specialized units such as elephant units, cannoniers, and castle siege specialists. While each unit is comprised of autonomous soldiers, each warrior will contribute to the assigned objective.

Free Mission System: Allows players to align their forces with either the French or English on a battle-by-battle basis. This unparalleled freedom allows players to take on different assignments, or simply experience a given battle from an opposing side.

Game progression: Game progression is wholly dependent on a players decisions and accomplishments on the battlefield. Players must establish a reputation as a dependable and capable leader by successfully completing each mission. The reputable commander will attract more desirable troops to his employ, and will be asked to take on weightier challenges that reflect his status as a fighter and leader of men. The troops themselves will also become more lethal as they gain combat experience. Through a point system, players can augment their units combat capabilities.

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| | See all jakepowell's reviews (1)

great game. better then dynasty warriors hands down. gameplay and graphics brilliant. bargain, spent hours and hours on it and i've only had it a week. really recommend game fo stratagy lovers. brill!!!!!!!!!

 A change of pace

| | See all PaRtYcRaShEr's reviews (1)

koei makes the samurai warrior and dynasty warrior games which are known as button bashers with masses on units on screen at once.

Now though there switching continents to europe during the time of the hundred years war.

Whats new, well they've ditched the button bashing gameplay for a more tactical type of fighting where timing and controlling your units are required to rack up them kills.

The new type is quite good and after a while using it i was smashing my way through hundreds of units, like previous koei games it also has rpg elements and sprawling battle fields with many towns/forts/castles about the landscape it also has a storyline to follow though the outcome is entirely down to the player.

As the games begins like any other rpg you create a mercenary type character and are offered various ways of making money and building up your character, you do this primarily by undertaking missions for either the french or the english forces (each has its own storyline) namely capturing fortified bases (towns/castles) and fighting battles.

Battles consist of fighting other units though unlike the previous koei games this time you can control units of soldiers (sword guys/cavalry/archers) each have their own strengths and weaknesses and as your character gets better so does your control over these units.

The A.I. in this game is also good even the early battles can become hard fought with you trying to capture towns while the opposing force is also doing the same makeing you either push for victory or retreating to defend your closest base.

Overall i really liked this game a lot its probaly the only type of its kind on the 360 the graphics are good and the gameplay i feel is also good with good replay value.

I give it 5 out of 5

 Pretty Fun

| | See all Edzgames's reviews (57)

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This review is from the FULL game, not the demo. I suggest that you play the demo before you buy though, as you can get a very good idea of the game from the demo.
Well, this game reminds me of Dynasty Warriors mixed with a slight tint of Kingdom Under Fire. But there isnt as much strategy involved as KUF.
It does require some strategic skill, but not alot in most cases.
You start off by making your character, if you've played DW5 Empires and made a custom character, its similar to that. You get a choice of several pre-made faces, a choice between three voices, pick your name etc but you cannot pick a certain fighting style like DW.
In this game, instead of always having the same fighting style you get to control different battalions, to do this you collect books, after finishing a battle. The books will let you control and purchase different troops each time, so for instance, if you dont have the book for crossbowmen, but there are crossbowmen on the battlefield, you wont be able to control them, but if you acquire the book, you can control them in battle and purchase them from the merchant before battle.
Its a bit different to DW and certainly in a good way. The game does get repetitive, but didnt DW? So if you enjoyed the Dynasty Warriors series, you would probably like this.
Its quite fun at times, especially when your in charge of horsemen and just plough through troop after troop.
It also does have some RPG style elements to it aswell.
When you gain troops through books, if you use that certain troop in battle, they gain SP and after or before a battle you may spend the SP to level your troops up, i.e so they're damage attack increases, defence increase, more infantry in one unit etc and so on. You can also buy new weapons for your troops from the merchant at the bar, this again may increase their damage in certain areas and other things. You may also buy new weapons for yourself and new armour.

As you progress you will get special levels to battle. Which are basically story battles, you need to do these battles to increase your fame, and once you've completely filled up one star of fame, to start filling up star two, you will have to take part in a special battle and win, then you will begin star two of fame and so forth.
So all in all, try out the demo, if you like it then get it.
Its a fun game, can get repetitive but if you like mindless hacking and killing then its pretty cool. The RPG elements definatly make this game and you'll want to keep battling so your soldiers gain XP, and also you gain fame.
I've given the game four stars because its pretty fun, its ahead in some aspects but also behind in others. It seems to flow alot better than KUF, but it does lack some strategy that would of really improved this game alot more.
BTW if you want easy achievement points, then this game is for you.


| | See all Convet's reviews (2)

I would highly recommend this game to anyone who is considering buying it. Very good price for a game of great potential.

Just watch some of the Youtube vids and you will see it is a great game.

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Rating12+ (PEGI)