Blade (Playstation) Blade (Playstation)
Blade (Playstation)

 

"If youíre looking for a good action game based on a comic get something like Spiderman for the Playstation, or try and find the original Batman for NES (assuming your NES still works). Blade is too frustrating with all of the flaws present in it."

Blade (Playstation) Blade (Playstation) Blade (Playstation) Blade (Playstation) Blade (Playstation) Blade (Playstation) Blade (Playstation) Blade (Playstation)

Blade (Playstation)

 

Blade (Playstation)
 

Blade (Playstation)

 
 

 

Platform: Playstation

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Developer: Hammerhead

ESRB: M (Mature)

Released: Q3 2000

 

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Blade

 

         

 

Iíve always been more that a little weary of games based on a popular movie or comic. For every Spiderman and Golden Eye there are three or four Supermans and Fifth Elements lurking right around the corner. While Blade for the Playstation is by no means as bad as the latter two games mentioned, neither is it by any means a very good title. Marred by poor controls, a sloppy camera system, and dated graphics this game is mediocre at best.

 

The game follows along the lines of the Wesley Snipes movie based on the Blade comic book series and pits him against all manner of zombies and vampires. Armed with a sword, his bare hands, and an array of firearms Blade should have a very formidable arsenal at his disposal for doing away with the bad guys. Unfortunately the gameplay of the title will hear nothing of it. Many times rooms will have a mix of enemies that require certain weapons in order to be defeated, but getting to these guys is a real pain because if you go after one group the other attacks and vice versa. On top of this is that the controls are way too loose. Itís not hard to swing Blade past an enemy making him miss his mark, which is especially sad considering a lot of fighting is done in close quarters. Making it even worse is that the camera doesnít stay tightly fixed behind Blade making it possible to not see approaching enemies.

Even the visuals and level design leaves much to be desired. The visuals are dark and drab with a real lack of detail to the environments. It looks like a game that could have been released in 1997. Animation isnít very smooth either, and the character designs donít stand out as memorable. The layout of the levels is also quite cramped with not much room to move around, consequently causing Blade to become cornered quite often. Sadly the music is equally bland. Itís electronica, but the tracks are in very short, repetitive loops cranking the boredom factor to 11.

If youíre looking for a good action game based on a comic get something like Spiderman for the Playstation, or try and find the original Batman for NES (assuming your NES still works). Blade is too frustrating with all of the flaws present in it.

- Mr. Nash

 
Blade (Playstation)

 

 

Blade (Playstation)