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Blade & Sword (Windows)

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Description

In BC 1044, Emperor Jo sets fire to himself when invaders destroy his country. Emperor Jo's grand wizard Wen creates a rift between worlds powered by the emperor's hate-filled dying thoughts. Monsters from the beast and demon realms roam through the rift to the human realm and Wizard Wen enslaves the creatures to create a powerful army. Players must save the populace by adventuring through the human, beast and demon realms to confront Emperor Jo and Wizard Wen.

Blade & Sword is an action role-playing game combining Diablo-inspired gameplay with an ancient Chinese setting and Kung Fu combat. Players choose from 3 characters, each with 12 unique Kung Fu attacks and 4 Super Attacks triggered by mouse gestures. The player can combine attacks to design customized combo moves.

Screenshots

Blade & Sword Windows Startup Screen
Blade & Sword Windows Great Blade Warrior at Equinox Village, Chapter 2. A slow-moving hero with more stamina and high attack power. On the bottom left is a portal created by a homing pearl.
Blade & Sword Windows Long Swordsman at Wu-dang Village, Chapter 1. The long swordsman is a balanced character with well rounded skills and no weaknesses.
Blade & Sword Windows Executing a custom combo.

Alternate Titles

  • "刀剣封魔録" -- Japanese spelling
  • "刀剑封魔录" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Клинок Доблести" -- Russian spelling
  • "Tōken Fūmaroku" -- Japanese title
  • "Dao Jian Feng Mo Lu" -- Chinese title

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The Press Says

Gamesmania Jun 07, 2004 69 out of 100 69
GameSpot Jan 14, 2004 6.3 out of 10 63
Gameguru Mania Feb 06, 2004 61 out of 100 61
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Feb, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Captain Jun 13, 2004 53 out of 100 53
GameDaily Dec 14, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Feb 13, 2004 46 out of 100 46
GameSpy Feb 04, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Armchair Empire, The Feb 11, 2004 4 out of 10 40
ActionTrip Jan 13, 2004 30 out of 100 30

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harmonia (248) added Blade & Sword (Windows) on Apr 04, 2005