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Blackwind

Drakkar Dev, Blowfish Studios, Gamera Game
Jan 20, 2022 - Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

55

Top Critic Average

24%

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Critic Reviews for Blackwind

There aren’t enough hack-and-slash action games with a sci-fi setting, but Blackwind stumbles pretty hard and makes enjoying it consistently a challenge. The game’s camera is the worst offender, but issues with platforming, balance and combat are also parts of the problem. I didn’t care that the story could find a consistent tone as much as the game’s mechanics made me want to step away in frustration. I enjoy difficult games, but not unfair, busted or buggy ones.

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Sadly, as it is, I can’t really recommend this to anyone because whatever little good it may do, the bad outweighs it by quite a bit.

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Blackwind has the right ingredients for an engaging and challenging game, but the lack of proper difficulty balance and camera frustrations prevent it from hitting the right marks.

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‎Blackwind stays in an entertaining and fun game. ‎‎It could have been a good game, but‎‎ the gameplay and fun can be turned into frustration by that camera already mentioned above. Even in this way I have to say that ‎‎I enjoyed playing it and it seems to me a good idea on the part of its developers.‎‎ Some small improvements such as a map or some kind of outdoor guide to try to solve the poor quality of the camera and we will be facing a notable improvement.‎

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Blackwind is as utilitarian as a bank statement and painfully middle-of-the-road. It's tough to recommend that you play this game because we can scarcely remember anything notable about it from our own playthrough. Yet at the same time, it doesn't actually do anything egregiously wrong to make it instantly destined for the garbage bin. If you're looking for an entirely unremarkable and unoriginal sci-fi themed hack 'n' slash, Blackwind certainly ticks those boxes. Unfortunately, if you're looking for a meaningful way to spend your limited time and hard-earned money, this ain't it. We won't go so far as to say that you should definitely give Blackwind a pass, but we'd understand entirely if you did.

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The issues in Blackwind aren't insurmountable and it's possible to have some fun with the combat, but it's clear that it still needs some work. An update with camera options, a proper map system, and improved jumping would be worth checking out, but the current game is still too rough to recommend.

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Blackwind presents a sci-fi platforming world that is fun to smash through and fly around its desolate landscapes. However, it sticks with its formula of killing enemies and unlocking areas so tightly that it lacks spontaneity and becomes too predictable too fast. Repetitive music, awkward dialogue and unvaried landscapes all lead to a pretty lackluster experience that even the fun combat can’t fix. Blackwind needs more time taking risks and experimenting with the very versatile genres it encompasses in order for it to stand out amongst the crowded population of action games.

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With every aspect of Blackwind comes a new laundry list of issues big and small that make it feel like it should have been incubated a while longer.

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