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Blade of Darkness

aka: Blade, Blade of Darkness: By Steel will the Flesh divide, Blade: The Edge of Darkness, Severance: Blade of Darkness
Moby ID: 3371
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Long time ago, the Lord created Light and Chaos. He gave them souls, and thus two gods were born, the Spirit of Light and the Prince of Darkness. But the latter, envious of his father's power, learned the language of creation and attempted to bring a new demonic race to life. However, the creatures disobeyed their master. In the ensuing chaos, a sorceress named Ianna called forth a hero, who banished the Darkness, but was slain himself. Now, the time has come for four new heroes to obtain an ancient powerful weapon and destroy the forces of Darkness once and for all.

Blade of Darkness is a third-person action game with an emphasis on melee battles and combo attacks, similar to those found in fighting games. The player can choose to control any of the four available characters: the barbarian Tukaram, the dwarf Naglfar, the knight Sargon, and the Amazon Zoe. Each character has his/her unique strengths, weaknesses, fighting skills. Starting locations are also different in the four scenarios.

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  • 黑暗之刃 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Average score: 79% (based on 38 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 43 ratings with 8 reviews)

One of the great, best, difficult, adventurous and high graphics game. It's environments are very beautiful.

The Good
I like its graphics, story, environments, environmental effects, weapon scheming and the fight battles.

The Bad
It's takes too long to load a game even on my Pentium IV.

The Bottom Line
Play this game, you will really enjoy to playing it. First you will find it really very very difficult. But later you will be expert.

Windows · by Atif Shahid (19) · 2003

Awesome adventure game, somewhat excessive amounts of gore.

The Good
This game is one of the best action/adventure games ever in my opinion. I would be just another average game, but the cool weapon selection, large number of enemy types, and large maps is where Blade of Darkness shines. I thought a cool feature was that after you hack off an enemy limb, you can then use it as a weapon (even the heads)!

The Bad
This game can be quite difficult at times, and I never fully completed it, but other than that, this game stands as a terrific game.

The Bottom Line
If you like medieval fantasy gaming, and are looking for a change of pace from the typical Forgotten Realms game, this is for you. Some players may be scared off by the incredible amounts of blood and gore (when you slice off an enemy limb, blood squirts out and realistically pools on the ground), but I did not find this to be a setback in any way. If you liked RUNE, you should definately try this game.

Windows · by Lord Matthias (11) · 2002

One of the greatest action games to date!

The Good
This game presents an excellent gameplay based in combo-moves.As a result there are numerous moves for each of the 4 fighters.Graphics and audio are pretty good,and both create an appropriate epic atmosphere.

The Bad
The gameplay is a bit complicated for beginners.Blood and gore which may irritate some can be easily turned off.Generally,there's nothing bad in the game.

The Bottom Line
Blade Of Darkness is a really addictive action game which features many weapons,4 characters to choose from and loads of blood!It is also a quite big and hard game,so it promises many hours of gameplay.Graphics and audio of the game are pretty good and fortunately it will play good on low-end systems too.Highly recommended to action-lover's.

Windows · by Gabriel (116) · 2002

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Trivia

Cancelled Xbox port

There was a Xbox port project directed by Carlos García Cordero planned, but Rebel Act went bankrupt before it was finished.

German index

On September 29, 2001, Blade of Darkness was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

Information also contributed by Dark Dante

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Related Sites +

  • 3D Gamers
    Blade downloads at 3D Gamers
  • Bigtruck's pages
    Fan made website (English and French)
  • Blade Forever
    A Spanish download page
  • Blade Mods
    Hosts many of the mods that have been created for the game as well as information on developing your own mods for Blade.
  • Blade Resources
    For those interested in designing levels for Blade
  • Blade Universe
    Contains resources and information about Blade of Darkness, although some of the links have been renamed and no longer work.
  • Blade of Darkness
    Publisher's Blade of Darkness page
  • IMDb
    IMDb website for the game
  • Severance D20
    Background for an adaptation of Blade to D20 RPG system

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Kasey Chang.

Additional contributors: Erwin Bergervoet, Unicorn Lynx, Jeanne, tarmo888, Xoleras, DarkDante, formercontrib, Cantillon, Patrick Bregger.

Game added February 23, 2001. Last modified February 23, 2024.