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    Blade Symphony

    I didn't see a thread for this yet. It's a sword fighting game, very similar to the saber fighting in JKA only with more depth and a lot more skill based. If you were any good at saber fighting in JKA, you can probably pick the game up pretty quick.

    Here's a demonstration video that shows the basics. It's old, but pretty direct and to the point in terms of showing how the game works. The main changes to the game since then appear to be the addition of more sword types, characters, and polish:


    You have some choice of ~4 different characters that determine what moves you have, similar to a typical 2D fighting game. You also get a choice of sword. Each sword has different bonuses and block styles, e.g. the foil (which I've been using a ton) does reduced damage with slashing attacks, but has a huge damage bonus the more stabby the hit was. Matching the right character with the right sword and playstyle has a huge impact on how well you can do (e.g. I pair it with a character that tends to do stabby lunge attacks and it owns everything). All characters have 3 different stances, and the stances have different numbers of maximum moves that can be chained together. Each attack increments the counter on all of the stances, e.g. if you attack in heavy stance then switch to medium, your next attack will be the second move in the medium chain. If you switch to light, then the 3rd attack will be the 3rd in the light chain. Switching back to heavy again will reset it to 0 because heavy most likely doesn't have an attack chain longer than 1.

    As a side note, the game seems to be in pretty good condition in terms of polish. It's not crashing, runs smooth, has some nice jazzy/asian sounding fight music, and as long as pings are below ~100 the netcode appears to have a minimum of glitchyness.

    Currently dirt cheap in a steam flash sale for $3. I picked it up yesterday for $7, and it seems to go on sale pretty regularly. I've only played it for about 4 hours so far, but it's one of the few games I've actually felt like recommending.

    Here's some current gameplay footage:


    Last edited by dpidcoe; December 22 2013 at 02:17:03 AM.
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    oh wow

    that looks horrible

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    Needs more glorious nippon katanas, folded over 1000 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isyel View Post
    oh wow

    that looks horrible
    i heard you're ideas and their definately good

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    Reminds me in some way of Bushido Blade, Rune and Severnace ... good times

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayphil View Post
    Reminds me in some way of Bushido Blade, Rune and Severnace ... good times



    bushido blade was excellent on linked PlayStations'





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    Quote Originally Posted by cullnean View Post
    looks shit.
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    Reminds me in some way of Bushido Blade, Rune and Severnace ... good times
    bushido blade was excellent on linked PlayStations'
    Wat?
    i heard you're ideas and their definately good

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpidcoe View Post
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    looks shit.
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    Wat?



    what's there to be confused about?





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    Quote Originally Posted by cullnean View Post
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    looks shit.
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    Reminds me in some way of Bushido Blade, Rune and Severnace ... good times
    bushido blade was excellent on linked PlayStations'
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    what's there to be confused about?





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    You spoke negatively about a game he is positive about. How dare you use his MO against him.

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    looks shit.
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    Reminds me in some way of Bushido Blade, Rune and Severnace ... good times
    bushido blade was excellent on linked PlayStations'
    Wat?
    what's there to be confused about?
    You spoke negatively about a game he is positive about.
    No, he spoke negatively about a game I was positive about, then spoke positively of a game that was said to be the same thing. I was hoping that he might take the opportunity to expand on his expressed viewpoint, rather than continue in his usual habit of posting cryptic one-sentence replies that don't add anything to the discussion.

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    How dare you use his MO against him.
    My MO is to speak negatively about the negatives in games. Not to bash a game simply because of the name on the OP of the thread for said game, or to rabidly white-knight every fault and infract people who disagree for that matter.
    i heard you're ideas and their definately good

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpidcoe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hels View Post
    How dare you use his MO against him.
    My MO is to speak negatively about the negatives in games. Not to bash a game simply because of the name on the OP of the thread for said game, or to rabidly white-knight every fault and infract people who disagree for that matter.
    you give yourself too much credit

    i watched the videos, it looks terrible, you're throwing a fit because you think this is about you

    details? looks super clunky, stiff, boring art style, and as much as sabre dueling was fun i don't see a whole game being set on it, especially not one that looks very much like those terrible korean f2p arena style games, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpidcoe View Post
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    looks shit.
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    Reminds me in some way of Bushido Blade, Rune and Severnace ... good times
    bushido blade was excellent on linked PlayStations'
    Wat?
    what's there to be confused about?
    You spoke negatively about a game he is positive about.
    No, he spoke negatively about a game I was positive about, then spoke positively of a game that was said to be the same thing. I was hoping that he might take the opportunity to expand on his expressed viewpoint, rather than continue in his usual habit of posting cryptic one-sentence replies that don't add anything to the discussion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hels View Post
    How dare you use his MO against him.
    My MO is to speak negatively about the negatives in games. Not to bash a game simply because of the name on the OP of the thread for said game, or to rabidly white-knight every fault and infract people who disagree for that matter.





    this reminds me of bushido blade which for 2 player you needed system linked ps1's

    This was in 2000 and it was awesome

    Its 2013 going on 14 and this looks shit, its jerky shittly styled and pretty faggy

    Bit like you, good match tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isyel View Post
    i watched the videos, it looks terrible, you're throwing a fit because you think this is about you
    Not throwing a fit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Isyel View Post
    details? looks super clunky, stiff, boring art style, and as much as sabre dueling was fun i don't see a whole game being set on it, especially not one that looks very much like those terrible korean f2p arena style games, sorry.
    It's definitely not as clunky as it looks. Especially if you play the two classes based on chaining air moves and multihits. There was a nice developer video where the guy slowed down the critical parts of the fight and provided some good commentary as to what he was attempting to do and what his strategy was that shows it off a lot better than I can at my current skill level.

    The art style objections may be valid, but I can't say anything about as it's never been high on my criteria for game evaluation. It annoys me because the characters tend to look pretty similar (I once died when I wasn't paying attention and didn't notice my fight was up. Thought I was spectating an AFKer), but it doesn't matter so much as far as actual gameplay.

    I don't really understand the objection to a whole game set on saber dueling. If it was a $60 AAA title with "extensive singleplayer campaign", "deep and involving storyline", etc. then you 'd have something there. But it doesn't really claim to be anything other than $8 for improved JKA saber fights and people actually playing it. If you wanted something other than saber fights, then you're not the target demographic and it's a bit like complaining that mortal kombat is only about 2d characters fighting in the same arena over and over.
    i heard you're ideas and their definately good

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    The thing that made bushido blade so good was that every hit killed you instantly except for really weak ones. And the weak ones would usually stun you at least.

    Multiplayer bushido blade was really tense and two people moved in slow circles around each other trying to find an opening. you would spend 2 minutes not fighting and then someone would just cut the other guy in half.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    The thing that made bushido blade so good was that every hit killed you instantly except for really weak ones. And the weak ones would usually stun you at least.

    Multiplayer bushido blade was really tense and two people moved in slow circles around each other trying to find an opening. you would spend 2 minutes not fighting and then someone would just cut the other guy in half.
    Desperate defensive after a leg wound, so good
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    "I'm not mad. Let me prove it to you in this essay. " -dpidcoe, 2013

    Also, re: infracting, if you could, you would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hels View Post
    Also, re: infracting, if you could, you would.
    If you feel the need to lean on authority to prove your point, then you've already lost the argument.

    Also, I see a civil discussion between me and Isyel (of all people), not an essay.
    i heard you're ideas and their definately good

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    that said, game might eventually be good (kinda, sorta)

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