The Cursed Crusade

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PlayStation 3
49
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Windows
54
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Xbox 360
42
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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 The story about the crusade is being narrated as a mural of events that have transpired.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 After each mission, you will be awarded victory points based on what you did, which you can use for upgrading techniques.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Loading screens show the two main characters with random tips.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 There are many weapons and combinations, and you'll have plenty of points to upgrade any that you fancy.

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Critic Reviews

GamingXP PlayStation 3 Sep 23, 2011 83 out of 100 83
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2011 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep 26, 2011 58 out of 100 58
Official XBox Magazine Xbox 360 Oct 26, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Nov 10, 2011 45 out of 100 45
Games.cz Windows Oct 26, 2011 4 out of 10 40
TheSixthAxis PlayStation 3 Oct 19, 2011 4 out of 10 40
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 3 Oct 07, 2011 4 out of 10 40
Destructoid Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2011 3.5 out of 10 35
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Oct 13, 2011 3 out of 10 30

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