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    The Cursed Crusade

    Game » consists of 8 releases. Released Oct 25, 2011

    Two Crusaders fight armies of enemies in order to free their souls of a sinister curse in this action game from Kylotonn.

    Demo is out. What do you think?

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    #1  Edited By Sackmanjones

    I am not a fan. The combat seems quite bland from what I can tell although it was kinda cool to feel like part of a big assault on a castle. Graphically, it looks ok at best but with a shoddy frame-rate, and let me say the demo locked up on me not once but twice! The voice acting was pretty bad if not humorous thanks to the pretty poor writing.  I guess the best thing was the combat and that's not sayin much, on top of that a demo that locks up is a poor representation of any product. Anyway, I've read this is at a discounted price so who knows, maybe it was just the section of the game or it will justify its price tag. What have you guys thought of the demo?

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    #2  Edited By Sackmanjones

    Anyone play it?

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    #3  Edited By FrankWeidner

    @Sackmanjones: You did!

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    #4  Edited By CL60

    I played it on 360 and had no framerate issues or locking up. Voice acting was terrible though.

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    #5  Edited By LetsRockBaby

    I didn't like it. Combat was dull and the controls felt pretty clunky. The voice acting is hilariously bad.

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    #6  Edited By Masha2932

    I was expecting some quick fluid combat where i could attack more than one enemy at once and with Arkham Asylum style counters instead the combat is so slow and boring. You can only attack an enemy at a time and you can't quickly switch between weapons as you fight. Also the game looks mediocre. I understand it's a budget game but the fire effects and textures look Last Gen. The Demo also constrains you with frequent cutscenes when it should be showing off the gameplay. I was really disappointed, I've been hoping for a good medieval game for so long, sadly this sn't it.  
     
    DON'T buy this game.

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    #7  Edited By Divina_Rex

    Seems fine to me. I didn't have frame rate issues and the combat feels weighty. I actually liked the feel of the slow combat since the character is clad in armor, but i didn't like the crossbow portions. Also, yes, the voice acting is bad but, I can deal with it especially after playing the Battlestations series and loving the game despite its voice acting.

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    #8  Edited By Rhaknar

    is this another eastern european game made for 360/pc like The First Templar?

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    #9  Edited By Divina_Rex

    @Rhaknar said:

    is this another eastern european game made for 360/pc like The First Templar?

    The developer is from Paris.

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    #10  Edited By JohnTheGamer

    I wasn't that impressed with it. You nailed it though; poor graphics, bland combat, and terrible voice acting. Is this game cashing in on Demon's Souls popularity? To me they seem comparable and it is coming from Atlus who is Souls less with Namco Bandai publishing Dark Souls.

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    #11  Edited By HelicopterSpy

    I get the feeling that the developers would call the combat "Timing based" because to get the big powerful combos, you have to hit the buttons at the right parts of the animations. The secret though is that all you have to do is mash the X button (on the 360) until the enemy's head pops off. Where it all falls apart for me though is the control. Whenever the camera goes to a cinematic view, like if it goes to a side shot rather than a strict over the shoulder, the controls have no idea what's going on. You can hold the stick up and be going left no problem. Not a good showing.

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    #12  Edited By onarum

    I think it sucks.

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    #13  Edited By Zaapp1

    I didn't have any performance issues like locking up. The combat seemed dull, or maybe I wasn't doing it right. I just couldn't get any combos to look fast or feel responsive. That

    part was pretty cool, but I don't think that can sustain the game. I did like how equipment degrades over time, but I couldn't tell if there was a difference between using one sword versus another. Regardless, it didn't blow me away. Probably not even worth a rental.

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    wasn't there a quick look of this quite a while back? looked pretty awful

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    #15  Edited By Soap

    @drag said:

    wasn't there a quick look of this quite a while back? looked pretty awful

    That was the first crusade.... I think.

    Also the demo was pretty terrible.

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    @Soap said:

    @drag said:

    wasn't there a quick look of this quite a while back? looked pretty awful

    That was the first crusade.... I think.

    Also the demo was pretty terrible.

    ah, it was the first templar, as @Rhaknar said

    who knew the crusades were such fertile ground for fantastic video games!?

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    #17  Edited By InKtOiD

    Can't really expect much from a game that starts at a retail value of $39.99, if you are looking for more then just a shoddy game then best bet is to probably spend a bit more and actually buy a 59.99 release.

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