Another 3D fighting game, another time to screw things up with a poorly written review by myself. This game is most likely the first fighting game I've ever reviewed so take this with a grain of salt.
Lets start with the game itself. ArcheBlade is a three dimensional, ffa (free-for-all) fighting game, one that I've recently found. The game is in my opinion a 3D, third-person, highly skill based Mortal Combat (I know that Mortal Combat takes a lot of skill as well). ArcheBlade is (dumb moment, you have been warned) free-to-play, but if a person wants to get all 14 characters early or get the all access pack you need to pay a petty amount of money (9,99€ for the all access pack).
And since I've mentioned the characters, lets get to them for a while. As stated before there are a total of 14 playable characters, each with their own playstyle and combos. At the start of the game the player will recieve a total of 3000 Meceta (gold) to buy characters. You can only
buy two since each character costs abut 1400 Meceta, which in my opinion is somewhat boring, seeing as it takes quite some time to get enough Meceta points to buy another character.
Moving on to gameplay. As I stated before, ArcheBalde requires a whole
lot of skill, something that will be noticed when playing your first online match. There are no crosshairs that helps with aiming (except with one character whose name alway eludes me), no way to if an opponent is within range of your attacks, nothing that will help you if you are new to the game. It is with this I came to the conclusion that this is a an experiance based game, seeing as the only way to get better at this game is by actually playing it ,unlike most games nowadays which are based on the over-powered items you've recieved.
Now you may think: "Wow, no bad things to mention. That's amazing!" There are a few things I've noticed with this game, albeit not many since I've haven't playd for that long *sniff*. The first thing is that there is no matchmaking, as stated by so many others before me, meaning that you need to find an appropriate server yourself, which can re♥♥♥♥ in joining a server on which you've got <500 ping. Another thing that I noticed is that some maps appear to be bugged (can't remember thier names though), which sort of ruined for a friend of mine when he was playing. The third thing might have been server specific, but I'm bring it up just in case it wasn't, and that was a bugged mini-map. Normally the player icon and enemy icons should be on the mini-map, but when I played they were in the middle of the screen instead.
So all in all, this is a game I recomend to those that enjoy ffa, pvp action in a sort of MOBA style, best enjoyed when playing with a couple of friends of the same skill. And one last note: this is not a p2w game as other reviewers have stated, a statement on which I agree.
Hope you found this useful and have a nice day.