Muramessy: The Demon Blade.

NEXT Studios' Bladed Fury is a side-scrolling hack 'n slash platformer set in the Warring States period of ancient Chinese history, an era characterized by endless warfare and high political drama that's been nicely infused here with a hefty dose of mythology and the supernatural. This is a game with a few good ideas up its sleeves, one that manages to nail its Muramasa-esque art style, gets its atmosphere just right, but then fails to raise its combat and platforming action anywhere above absolutely bang average — a factor which is then exacerbated by constant, nagging performance issues that drag the whole affair down further.

Bladed Fury tells the tale of Ji Jiang, daughter of the reigning Duke Kang of Qi, who's been framed by her family's rival clan, the Tians, for the duke's murder at the outset of the game, she must now set out to avenge his death whilst also making a bid to rescue her imprisoned sister, Shu. In order to best the Tians, Ji must confront several witnesses to the Duke's death, destroy them, consume their souls and use their powers to restore order to the land. Just your average day out in ancient China, then.

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March 31, 2021 at 06:00AM
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