Someone stop me from buying X-Blades ($1.99). I bought the Blades of Time Collector's Edition when Tony had it on sale and I'm feeling OCD. By the way, Blades of Time is schlocky but entertaining. My only complaints include a rifle mechanic that feels hard to aim (I'm using an Xbox 360 controller and am used to KBM - maybe that's it?) and the time rewind mechanic which I'm a bit baffled by at times. I found it tricky to kill certain enemies using it but maybe that's just me as well.
I see you got your first issue sorted =)
Yeah, the rifle mechanic is the lowpoint. It's not really that bad though. For some sequences it did having me reaching for the mouse to shoot. For actual shooting I like the machine gun or skyguard rifle.
The Time Rewind mechanic is pretty important. It works like this:
- You depress the rewind button to rewind for longer. You can rewind multiple times for multiple copies. For certain bits of combat I fought alongside 4-6 copies of myself.
- When time resumes, the old copy of you does exactly whatever you did. Enemy mobs to not do *exactly* the same thing they did before, they are reacting to the situation the multiple you (plural) are creating -- but it's generally close enough to not notice.
- The multiple you (plural) create two general effects. The first is burst damage. This is pretty important for some encounters (notably the magic-bubble shields). It can be just plain helpful anytime though. The second effect is that the past versions of you can act as decoys so you can get behind/past enemies (notably that creature you cannot kill and the guys with canisters on their backs).