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Golden Axe is one of the most beloved video game franchises in history. Its simple hack and slash gameplay has inspired countless other titles, and it’s regarded as an all-time classic. So it pains me to say it but the latest instalment in the series, Golden Axe: Beast Rider, is a severe disappointment. It starts off with the combat, which is mediocre at best. You have two attack manoeuvres: powerful and fast; neither of them are particularly exciting, and the combos are pretty boring and ultim...4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider is a remake of SEGA's side-scrolling beat'em'up classic Golden Axe in 1989. It's also an unofficial remake of God Of War, because Golden Axe tries to rip off God Of War's serial-killer-in-third-person brand of gameplay. The difference is God Of War is fun. While God Of War has you butchering through hundreds of enemies, experiencing gigantic, colourful environments and a combat system that was as fluid as the blood flowing on the screen, Golden Axe eschews all that for h...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Golden Axe. All I have to do is say that name, and for most of my older reader(s) we remember dropping quarter after quarter into the arcade machine just to beat the game. So, with this title carrying the name "Golden Axe" you would think it would be a sure win... Right? -sigh- Nope... The only reason this game get's the half star rating (instead of none... Wait.. Is that possible..?) is because your dragon that you ride on is not only helpful, but fits the 'play' characteristic of the old one's...0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
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