The Cursed Crusade (PlayStation 3)

Mature
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Perspective
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49
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1.7
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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 When enemy soldier is weakened, one player can hold him while the other finishes him off.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Using bow and arrow is slightly trickier than crossbow because aiming is manual.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 The Death itself is trying to get you while in a cursed mode.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 When in cursed mode, you can examine certain walls and gates to find them breakable.

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Critic Reviews

Digital Chumps Nov 08, 2011 7.6 out of 10 76
newbreview.com Nov 17, 2011 3 out of 5 60
Vandal Online Oct 21, 2011 5.7 out of 10 57
4Players.de Sep 29, 2011 47 out of 100 47
TheSixthAxis Oct 19, 2011 4 out of 10 40
IGN Oct 12, 2011 4 out of 10 40
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 07, 2011 4 out of 10 40
PlayStation Lifestyle Nov 16, 2011 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot Oct 13, 2011 3 out of 10 30
Gamer.no Nov 03, 2011 3 out of 10 30

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Patrick Bregger (133543) added The Cursed Crusade (PlayStation 3) on Dec 04, 2011
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