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Blade Force (3DO)

Blade Force 3DO In the city of the future...


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Overall User Score (2 votes) 4.4

Critic Reviews

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Game Players
Strap on your heli-pak and fly around a huge city, blowing stuff up! Great graphics and gameplay make this one a must-have! What a game!
Electric Playground
Congratulations to Studio 3DO and to 3DO owners. Bladeforce is your exclusive snub in the direction of the overly chatty and opinionated competing system owners. Repeat after me, "Only on 3DO." Has a nice ring, doesn't it?
Defunct Games
This game would have been very easy for Studio 3DO to phone in, but from the very start of the game you can tell that the programmer's took time to craft a unique and quality experience. Blade Force, by Studio 3do, is a must own for the 3do.
GameFan Magazine
It's got incredible 3-D, it's long, it controls well and each level is a game unto itself. Bladeforce is as impressive a 3DO game as I have ever seen. However, I do have one problem...staring at that heli-beany is driving me whacko! What happened to the behind the pilot mode? This point of view grows tiresome after extended play and believe me, this is extended play! BF's a little light on combat, but heavy on strategic shooting. Overall, the game is well polished and will surely please hungry 3DO'ers.
GamePro (US)
A slightly irregular view dominates BladeForce, and the sound of explosions and a rockin' cannon will keep you on the edge of your seat - or ducking behind it.
Ultimate Gamer Magazine
The missions get repetitive at times and more interaction with the boss characters would have been done a lot more for me, but the package Studio 3DO has delivered is fairly well rounded and a must purchase for 3DO owners.
Coming Soon Magazine
Bladeforce is a difficult game where only the best shooters will succeed at saving the City of Meggagrid. I found the game to be extremely challenging, and it may be too much for those who are not shootem-up enthusiasts.
Joystick (French)
Un vrai plaisir que de piloter ce héros volant. Mais que de difficultés ! Un shoot'em up réservé aux amateurs de 3D.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Unfortunately, the Crisco-smooth graphics are let down by the boring weapons and the enemies and we all know that awesome weapons are the best part of a shooter. Still, between the heaps of gameplay and the secret goodies, there's a good 20 hours of fun here, which is better than the current wave of "beat-it-in-a-day" Playstation titles.
All Game Guide
Finally, I'd rather go with Star Fighter before any of Studio 3DO's titles, but all are still enjoyable. But, if you're into a long and challenging shooter with plenty of ground based destruction, check out Blade Force.
Power Unlimited
Los Angeles heeft plaats gemaakt voor de technologisch geavanceerde futuristisch ogende megalopolis Meggagrid. Het is er niet echt gezellig, een perfecte achtergrond voor een knalspel dus. Jammer als het spel dan niet zo goed is uitgewerkt.
Video Games
Bladeforce ist ein typischer Fall von “Wir haben eine geile Grafikroutine geschrieben, aber leider keine tolle Spielidee“. Auf den ersten Blick sieht Bladeforce interessant aus und besitzt sogar einen gewissen primitiven Charme, ist aber auf die Dauer viel zu eintönig. Man kämpft gegen nichts anderes als eine handvoll von Gegnerobjekten, die immer nach dem gleichen Schema angreifen. Außerdem läßt mich die Level-Logik und deren Puzzles an der Fähigkeit der Entwickler zweifeln. Technisch kann nicht viel ausgesetzt werden: Der Helimann läßt sich wunderbar leicht steuern (der Flightstick wird ebenfalls unterstützt), die 3D-Grafik sprüht zwar nicht vor Detailreichtum, ist aber mit 24 fps ausreichend schnell und sorgt für ein anständiges Fluggefühl. Auch sind die sieben verschiedenen Texture-Welten nicht gerade üppig und besonders abwechslungsreich. Wer ein nettes Shooting-Abenteuer sucht, kann ja mal reinschauen.