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Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light (PSP)

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Description

In Blade Dancer, the player takes control of a young warrior named Shane (shown as "Lance" in the English text) who heads to a far off island to continue his training to become a powerful warrior. When he arrives he meets up with a native named Ferris whose people is under siege by an army of monsters, so Shane takes it upon himself to save Ferris' people and destroy the demon army.

The game is an RPG, with 3-D battlefields and a "Crafting" system where players can combine items to create a more powerful weapon. The game will store their combinations for future reference as well and supports up to four players on a networking system.

Common to the genre, battles take place in closed off environments, but they are not triggered at random. Colored skulls floating around in the environment lead to battles and based on the color the toughness of the encounter is announced. These skulls can decide to chase the player or back off when they are not strong enough and go look for reinforcements. The turn-based battles are based on a timing system where actions can be formed when an activity circle fills up. Time does not stop however, so actions need to be selected quickly. Weapons wear off and a Lunar Gauge can be filled up to get access to special abilities, affecting a single character or the entire group. This technique is used by the opponents as well.

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Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light PSP True evil is unleashed
Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light PSP Treasure chest - typical for RPGs
Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light PSP Encounter in the desert
Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light PSP Inside someone's house

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The Press Says

RPGFan Jul 01, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Video Game Talk Aug 13, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just RPG 2006 78 out of 100 78
ZTGameDomain 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Aug 02, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
VicioJuegos.com Dec 27, 2006 69 out of 100 69
IGN Jul 24, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Deeko Jul 21, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Chronicles Aug 17, 2006 6.4 out of 10 64
Games Radar Jul 18, 2006 4 out of 10 40

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Big John WV (25265) added Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light (PSP) on Jun 24, 2008