Top Critic Average
Blade Ballet is something you don’t see every day on PC; a real, heartfelt attempt to replicate the compelling trappings of Capcom’s Power Stone, it succeeds as an accomplished go-to prospect for local and online multiplayer party shenanigans but the lack of a single-player mode and other content presently hamstring its ultimate potential.
With a bit more content, Blade Ballet could have the potential to be another multiplayer classic, which is why hopefully we’ll see more additions to it in the future.
Blade Ballet is available on Steam and PS4 for $14.99, which seems to be the going rate for this type of game. In a market that has been flooded with games like this, though, Blade Ballet doesn’t do enough to stand head and shoulders above the rest. It is a good party game, so people who host game nights are a good audience, as are families because of the ease of pick up and play. Kids will also probably have a good time with Blade Ballet. This is a great game for some people, but many simply don’t need another game like Blade Ballet.
Blade Ballet can be a lot of fun in the right setting, but even then it won't set the world on fire. It won't supplant Samurai Gunn or TowerFall as a go-to indie party combat game, but it does a fine job supplementing those titles for a raucous evening. Add it to the list of stuff to bust out when friends are around, but don't even bother going in solo.
Despite the lack of originality on display, each mode is quite a bit of fun. Bringing a few friends over and throwing on a game of Blade Ballet is far from a bad idea. Actually, I dare say it would be a fine choice