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The Cursed Crusade

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
49
1.7
Windows
54
4.0
Xbox 360
42
2.1
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Description

In The Cursed Crusade the player takes the role of the knight Denz de Bayle who has a slight problem: he was subjected to a Templar curse which brings strength but dams him into hell over time. His quest is to find a cure and to do so he affiliates with crusaders where he gets to know Esteban Noviembre who has the same curse to bear. During the course of the game they will have to fight against an also cursed group with sinister plans. Noviembre is either controlled by the AI or another player.

The basic premise of this game is a traditional hack & slay: walking through linear levels and killing a lot of enemies with a focus on melee combat. But the curse gives de Bayle the ability to switch between the normal game world and a hell version. This has a few advantages: the heroes get stronger, have special attacks and can find collectibles. However, being in the hell world drains energy which is refilled by killing enemies. For every weapon there is a skill tree with combo attacks. Those are unlocked with victory points which are earned by solving the mission and finding the mentioned collectibles in hell or hidden treasure chests.

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The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Main title.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 You can move various carts that are blocking your advancement.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 The Death itself is trying to get you while in a cursed mode.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Two-hand swords are some of the deadliest weapons to wield.

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The Press Says

PCActu Windows Oct 24, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Vandal Online PlayStation 3 Oct 21, 2011 5.7 out of 10 57
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
Spazio Games Windows Nov 02, 2011 5 out of 10 50
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Sep 29, 2011 47 out of 100 47
4Players.de Windows Sep 29, 2011 47 out of 100 47
GameSpot Xbox 360 Oct 13, 2011 3 out of 10 30
Gamer.no PlayStation 3 Nov 03, 2011 3 out of 10 30
Metro.co.uk Xbox 360 Oct 07, 2011 2 out of 10 20
Inside Gaming Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2011 1.5 out of 10 15

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