Remember those Quick Time Events from the God of War series? Stormblades is basically a whole game of them. This works quite well on mobile, touch screen, devices- much better than expected actually. While this is not the first time we have seen this type of game, Stormblades does it with a little more interesting interaction.
You are put in the shoes of a young man that is trying to take his place in the books of legend- one sword fight with creatures known as “Keepers”. Between battles you will occasionally have a chance to bust urns that help you with your task. Defeating the Keepers brings you the chance to infuse your sword with mystical powers that will make future battles more manageable.
When I say Stormblades is a Quick Time Event game I don’t mean that in a derogatory manner. For me, some of the most memorable points in the God of War games was the Quick Time Events. The difference in Stormblades is that you are not pressing certain buttons as they flash on the screen. Instead you are swiping to attack, or counter attack/deflect attacks, dodge etc.
Games like this are all about the creatures that you are fighting. Since everything is controlled the developers can go all out on certain things. Like the path to the Keepers- rather than just dropping you to a menu after each fight, your character traverses a world, on a set path, and you have chances to interact with some of it. The creatures are all varied and unique- some more powerful versions resemble lesser creatures but that is just part of it- you know rather easily what creatures are from the same family tree before you reach them.
Kiloo did a great job of expanding on the Quick Time Event fighting genre that has sprouted up on mobile devices. Good job.
Stormblades by Kiloo
Genre: Quick Time Event fighting
Platform: Android (ZTE ZMAX 2 used for review) and iPhone
In App Purchases: Yes
Rated: E 10 for Everyone 10+ years old and 12+ on iTunes
Available now on Google Play and the iTunes App Store.