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Die by the Blade

Grindstone , Grindstone, Triple Hill Interactive, Toko Midori Games
May 16, 2024 - PC

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Critic Reviews for Die by the Blade

Die by the Blade has a few good ideas in its sheathe, but ultimately it fails to generate any genuine excitement.

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Die by the Blade works in its video game mission that pays homage to Bushido Blade. for the rest, it is a huge wasted opportunity given that the title lacks all the contents.

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5 / 10

As of right now Die by the Blade feels like an early access title marked as a full-fledged release. There's a huge ways in which the game can be improved. Here's hoping that by the time of console ports developers will turn their project into something much better.

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Solid core mechanics are not enough to make Die by the Blade the compelling spiritual sequel of the Bushido Blade series fans have been waiting for a long time. Bland character design, clunky animations, horrendously slow progression system, extreme lack of content and mediocre visuals are only some of the issues that mar an experience that is very difficult to recommend to anyone in its current state.

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I really wanted to like Die By The Blade, but clunky controls, half-baked gameplay and a lack of content make this less a Dual of Fates and more a battle of attrition.

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A straightforward 1v1 samurai fighting game with very little content on its bones. Fine if you just want some quick and fun matches against friends, but there's not enough here to hold interest for long.

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Brutal fighting game with Japanese swords from Slovak developers ended up with unused potential. The game lacks content and overall doesn't feel like a finished product.

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Die By The Blade delivers fast-paced, deadly skill-heavy combat for players to master in 1v1 battles. While not perfectly balanced, the game features some awesome cosmetics and exciting gameplay that will surely hook fans of the genre in for the long haul.

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