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Kept you waiting, huh? Sorry, I have school, but I want to review smaller games for now. This game was made by Cosmetic Crystal Games, who also made a games such as Galactagirl, an demo of a Sonic style game, that I tried a while back. Might do a review on it at some point.
1.Spoilers are abounding, and depending on the game, can spoil the experience. This one in particular is very story heavy, so be warned going into the review.
2. I will not put aside any bias, but will try to be fair for games I do not like. This is my personal opinion. If you want to send your opinion, please do so in the comments below.
3.I am covering the PC version.
Welcome to the site, itch.io games. This is my review of BladeBall Arena.
I'm skipping the story section scene because this game has none, so we can jump straight into the games mechanics. Which are in my opinion, a bit clunky to say the least.
You moving using either the WASD keys or arrow keys on a Keyboard, or the D-Pad on a controller. You have 2 major attacks, either spells or your slash. I will say I like the escalation of energy tennis from a link to the past, but it took me a few tries to get use to the movement of the players,as they feel very stiff and slow. This was a bit annoying to me, as I feel that if the controls don't instantly click, the game begins to fall apart. However, once you get the hang of it, it's REALLY fun,especially if you have a player or 2 to play it with.
This game has multiplayer, and it is a blast. I ended up playing this with my younger sister and younger cousin on the Sunday before your reading this, and needless to say we had a lot of fun, and it evident that this is where the game is mean to shine, because playing this game alone, there is not a lot of fun in it. Well, at least it's not an arcade game asking for quarters, because I would play this anytime. My sister is even begging for me to play with her again.
Looks, Sound and Final Thoughts
The game has a distinct classic meets modern look, and even has a CRT filter(which I turned on just to mess with my sister and cousin), which is very nice. The music is not very memorable, but works given the context.
I can say that this game is fun, but I really think that you need to have some friends and family close by(multiplayer is only local for this game) in order to get the max enjoyment out of it. It's definitely fun if have younger siblings that need to be occupied by something, or you are just looking for a game that you can have fun with at your next party. It's free on itch.io if you want to try it out.
Game reviews are BACK! This was short, but I hope to do more of these in the future. I also wrote about Boneko if you are interested in that game, so go read my review of the demo on GameSavvy.
Buttt that's it for now! Thanks for reading, have a great day/night, share if you enjoyed it and take care.
Written by Nana Marfo
BladeBall Arena(C) Cosmetic Crystal Games