Prove you are the world's greatest swordsman! Engage in tactical 1 vs. 1 sword fighting, 2 vs. 2, or sandbox FFA, or capture Control Points in a tactical slash-em-up.
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Utgivelsesdato: 7. mai, 2014

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"Blade Symphony's duels are electrifying and intimate, more than making up for a lack of content."
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17. desember

GitHub bsbalance scripts updated

Hello all, I just wanted to let you know I've updated all the bsbalance scripts on our github page:

https://github.com/punyhumangames/bscharacters

This is to keep uptodate with the new patch.

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17. desember

GitHub .VMFs Updated!

Hello all, I just wanted to let you know I've updated all the .vmfs on our github page:

https://github.com/punyhumangames/bsmaps

Hopefully you'll find them useful especially all the Capture Point vmfs.

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"... the saving grace of Blade Symphony is that its duels are thoroughly, distinctively, and consistently exhilarating."
PC Gamer

"Blade Symphony is primed and ready to help expand the melee combat genre on the PC."
Capsule Computers

"Blade Symphony looks like Chivalry with elegance."
Destructoid

"When it’s a Dystopia dev’s new otherworldly duelling game, you pay attention. Especially when it’s looking quite so beautiful."
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Prove you are the world's greatest swordsman in Blade Symphony: a slash-em-up featuring a highly detailed and in-depth sword fighting system. Face down other players in tactical swordplay, 2 versus 2 team duels, sandbox FFA, or the Control Points game mode!

Choose your fighting style

Each of the four characters have a unique fighting style suited to how you want to play.
  • Phalanx, a fencer gladiator hybrid, attacks with long range stabs and a versatile array of side attacks
  • Judgement, a knight crossed with a samurai, uses hard hitting forward attacks and wide strafing attacks
  • Ryoku, a vagrant street ninja, attacks with break dance moves and a signature reverse blade style
  • Pure, an acrobatic wushu style assassin that attacks with flips, cartwheels, extremely mobile

Each character has four combat stances and over forty different attacks.

Choose Your Sword

Pair your character up with a sword type to completely change your way of approaching combat.
  • Katana, cause massive damage when parrying your opponents
  • Longsword, a well-balanced, hard hitting and adaptable sword
  • Rapier, a piercing, high damage forward thrusting weapon great for parrying
  • Scimitar, a weapon based on turning and performing as many cuts as possible
  • Jian, an agile, responsive weapon great for combos

Tactical Sword Fighting


There are no unlockable advantages in Blade Symphony. All unlockables are cosmetic. You care about proving your skill and so should your game.

Every attack has openings that are determined in real-time and efficacy is entirely up to you. Did you start an attack too early? Turn away and end the attack in a safe location. Did your opponent stupidly use a lighter stance? Go in and punish him! By switching stances mid-combo you can chain attacks into your own flurry of death.



The fighting system is open for your exploration, you can dash, jump, do an air attack, land, swing sideways with a heavy stance, parry with a light stance, and then roll away.

Every attack flows from your blade in true three dimensional space. As does your opponents! Swords collide in mid-air and you will need good timing and aim to defeat your opponent.

Advanced Character Customization

Customize your character with skins, masks, swords, and multiple attachments streamed directly from Steam Workshop.

Fight as a Team

Play in the new Control Points game mode and participate in team-based sword fighting.

Systemkrav

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz P4(+), Dual Core 2.0(+) or AMD64X2(+)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9.0c Compatible 256MB VRAM, NVIDIA Geforce 7600 Series / ATI x1600 Series
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
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557 av 697 personer (80%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
551.9 timer registrert
Publisert: 18. august
I just have to do a review of this game now.
But eh, so much to talk about, where do I start?

The Game
Blade Symphony is a quite unique and "fresh" 3D Slash-em-up, using the source engine. I personally never saw a game like this, but the setting is still awesome.
You have your 4 characters; 3.5 Characters, because pure is still unfinished
Phalanx, Judgement, Ryoku and Pure. All of them have their own move set, animations and taunts even, who are all optimizable. (Im not going to discuss who is under-and overpowered, so shush)
You can equip those characters with 5 different swordtypes; Longsword, Scimitar, Rapier, Katana and Jian, which are all unlocked in the start of the game and the only thing you can unlock is eye-candy, which doesnt affect gameplay at all. Meaning, no matter how long you play the game, you wont unlock anything that will affect gameplay.
Coupled with some parkour (which is useless) and a nice fighting system (which I wont explain either) and you have a perfect game, right?

...No..not really.

The Good
-Nice Fighting System
-Responsive Controls
-Good designed free for all and Duel game modes, where FFA can be moddable, being a source game.
-A lot of workshop integration which fits this game perfectly
-Online leaderboards which keeps track of your progress

And now....the dark side of this game

The Bad
-Bad Tracers (Hit detection if you want it that way)
-Hitboxes can be just awful at times
-Lag can do a lot of weird stuff
-4. Character Pure is unfinished
-Characters have attacks which are just broken or weird
-A lot of balancing problems
-Random and unexplainable FPS drops sometimes
-The General Duel maps have FPS problems in general
-Ranking system is just not executed well
-Buggy Physics and just stuff thats not supposed to happen
- The Game Is Dead

This is where the normal review ends. Ill give this game a 5.5/10. Dont pick this up for the normal price, get it on a sale, when you really want it. Yes, I have a decent amount of playtime still racking up. But at this point I cant recommend this game.
You can end here or keep reading for some more details, details, yay!
EDIT: No, I dont hate this game. The community is great (aside from a few people), the concept is awesome and the game is overall fun. I just cant recommend it at this state. YES, I like this game.

Dead Symphony
Simply, this game is dead. Trying to get in new in this game is hard, because the most active players are the advanced and good ones. The community doesnt grow, the devs (and the balancing team) keep doing decisions and decision which are just not explainable. Most old-school players quit and/or switched to other games;

For a reason, you will notice when you go online everyday for a week: You keep meeting the same people over and over again. And the new players will just get crushed by the advanced ones (This game is multiplayer only), having no chance to get better without avoiding the good players all the time.

The game isnt even THAT bad, its just how I said. Fighting the same people over and over again just gets boring.
BUT, the community IS good. Some people of the balancing team are nice players and some devs even play the game!
The game being dead, means we meet the same people over and over again (For the third time now), but that also means that were a BETTER community. We know eachother better when theres less people.
Well, yeah, sucks that the community keeps getting smaller because more and more people are quitting.
If the devs dont do something, this game is poorly advertised aswell, the game is going to be dead soon. Dead for good.

God, that was a lot of random bu!!sh!t. But you wanted a review and here it is.
Thanks for reading! <3
 
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145 av 193 personer (75%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
535.0 timer registrert
Publisert: 22. juli
Community been dying out for a while again. Kickstarter promises were not kept, game was released in an unfinished state to get more financing to keep the project going, so you're basically buying a released game that's still early access. Critisism gets censored from forums and even screenshots are subject to deletion. Patches break more than they fix and it takes ages for them to come out. Game is incomplete in many ways including: unfinished/broken characters/swords/maps and so on.

Buy if you want to pay 15 bucks for a fighting game that's somewhat unique but with a dwindeling playerbase and all of the above.
 
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59 av 68 personer (87%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 27. november
1253 hours. Help me.
 
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26 av 27 personer (96%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
135.4 timer registrert
Publisert: 26. oktober
Imagine Blade Symphony as Japanese Classical Literature.
(+)
It's all about Artistic, Beauty, and Process.
Artistic : Stances, Wall-run, Sword/Characters Mastery
Beauty : Try pressing the "B" before battle
Process : For the first hrs or hundred hrs of gameplay, you'll literally get ur ♥♥♥ kicked by some old men...unless if ure a genius, well at least i'm not a genius.

(-)
-Sometimes animations are weird
-This game is pretty stupid when it runs on 140-150ms or higher.

since i don't know what i'm talking about, i'm gonna end this review.
9/10, play this game.
 
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37 av 49 personer (76%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
42.5 timer registrert
Publisert: 16. oktober
I have a rival, whenever I'm on we duel. It's a game like that. We are friends now.

I can't say that I've ever played a more challenging game. You have to find out how to make your own strategy. You must learn your battlefield, and kill your foe strategically.

Get this game since it's cheep af right now, and if you don't like it, you only lost 4 bucks.
 
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19 av 23 personer (83%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
17.3 timer registrert
Publisert: 17. oktober
This game is very funny. I tried it out when it was free at weekend and i can say that i love it. I bought it for 3.47 or something like that so I can improve.

For everyone who likes being a little bit competitive sometimes and wants to see progress in his work : Go buy it! The game doesn't really "help" u to get in the game. Tutorial gives u the basics and the Training sessions with bots are boring and easy. But as soon as u enter a server u will love it. U'll search for competetors and duel one after another. You will improve by every mistake and it won't get boring that fast, because everyone got his own fighting style... some go more agressive some stay more defensively ; sure u will say right now " then there are noobs who take forfeits in sitting in one corner" , and i can easily say that this is not true. Why u may ask? The game gives u everything u need to take or make forfeits. U can win every (EVERY) fight. I play with my brothers and friends and we compete with each other and others on the internet. The game is worth it's cost so go ahead and buy it.
 
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11 av 11 personer (100%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
366.5 timer registrert
Publisert: 14. desember
Vornag, Narny, CavortingOgre, Ashelin, viviff9, RickyWL, Xehanoth, Sergeant Stoner, Pedro.eXe, Onen, Icemax, Elmo, Divine, Hydra, Muffin, Avendril, Waifu, Ulan, tork612, Demotana, Sentient, Raffle, R3D343, Mr. Hali, Himura, Doby, Flow3r, Drammoth, Niky, Hoody, eBunny, Thesensasian, Nirvana, Zypre, Scarking, Raiser, Rain, Lycanhope112, Code

If anyone tells you the community is ♥♥♥♥, punch him in the face real hard. ^ All the cool people and more I've met in this game are 90% of my Steam friendslist.
Also the game is pretty good.
 
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18 av 24 personer (75%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 20. november
Learn how to play this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq97Z7JmSQA


Also I've been absent from this game for too long to review it currently.

but the game is great 10/10 best sword fighting game that's on steam.
 
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14 av 18 personer (78%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 29. november
Someone make me stop playing this, please someonuhasdhjnvkcvc
 
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10 av 12 personer (83%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 10. desember
I played a little, it was ok.
 
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8 av 9 personer (89%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
5.4 timer registrert
Publisert: 3. november
Blade Symphony this game is worth paying attention especially those who like fighting on swords. Very dynamic and exciting battles unless you find a worthy opponent. I think that the game is worth the money and I would put the estimate of 9/10.
 
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6 av 7 personer (86%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
89.6 timer registrert
Publisert: 29. oktober
I a werid relationship with Fighting Games. I love how it brings mind games from RTS, 4X and Chess down to a simpllistic pure intense reaction based form but I hate at the same time outside of Smash Bros most fighting Games require you to learn A LOT of pointless combos that feels more like a History Memorization than fun. Blade Sympony is simple to control but very hard to master. The combos are more in how you use your movesets since at any time you can use a heavy, blanced, fast and Air not to mentions the air cancel of first three. This is fighing game that gets the complex parts right but at the same time is much more easy to understand the funimentals of combat and excute them over say Tekken or traditional 2D fighters. I have learned a lot and still learn a lot but I enjoy this game because it requires you to more of learn what you should do to bait the other guy in and that combacks are common if not very possable always in Blade Sympony.

Grab your favorite Sword from the Workshop and slash on.
 
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7 av 9 personer (78%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 12. juli
Have you ever played an MMO and sat in front of a town dueling all day and then thought "I wish this could be the whole game"? That's pretty much Blade Symphony in a nutshell. The sword gameplay is fun, although the animations are stiff. There's a couple of characters that can be somewhat customized. The online community is small, but they were friendly and enjoyed the game.

However if you're looking for ANY modes outside of 1vs1 dueling you won't get that here. The game has a lot of loss potential, especially with such nicely designed larger maps, due to its completely lack of versatility.
 
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12 av 19 personer (63%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
138.0 timer registrert
Publisert: 11. juli
When I bought this game, I loved it. It was fun to play a fighting game that, unlike mortal kombat (in example), did not require me to learn 80 buttons to do 1 move. So I will start with the positives. (long review I know, sorry, if anyone feels these are false please feel free to state your opinion. But this is how The game seems to me and many people I have heard in game) PS summary at the end (not very detailed but just my opinion on genral aspects I feel are flawed and my suggestion on whether or not to purchase the game)

-Characters to fit the individual. Characters have their own fighting styles which players can choose from to what they feel is right for them.
-Sword types that have their own unique properties which can be used to enhance a characters abilities depending on their match.
-Steam worshop for custom sword skins, because it's nice to have a good-looking sword along with a custom helmet.
-Easy to learn combat system- It is nice that opposed to pressing 2 buttons on each side of your keyboard, you just switch between 3 stances and attack while moving in one direction standard wasd and left mouse click. Easy and effective.

Now the negatives.
-FPS: not a problem for a while, but Many people start to have extreme fps drop and lag after playing for a certain amount of time. In my case i start to lag every 10 minutes, in which case I need to close it and restart steam to fix. Then it will be perfect again, not time consuming but bothersome.
-Character moves... Remember how I said characters are unique and fitted for different individuals, well that's a nice concept. If they were not so annoyingly over powered. The character Phalanx can attack at extreme distances that cannot be escaped and are hard to manuveur against, the character judgement can kill in 1-3 hits, Ryo (op as well but hes my character so my word is biased), Pure... not often complained about.
-Prior to certain updates some characters had extreme strenghts when people started complaining an update was made that bumped up every character... except Ryo (downgraded since he was the most complained about)
-Horrible parry system as of now. If an enemy attacks and is finished, but still has his sword touching the floor and you jump attack him/her you will be stunned because of the tracers left behind.
-Community: okay for the most part many people of high rank always like to talk down to those below them. I Earlier the players were much more helpful and wanted newbies to get better. Not really the case anymore...
-ALT-TABS I love this feature taking initeative. This game for me and many other people who have said it in game, always alt tabs for no reason and it always takes like 10 seconds to come back (in which case your most likely dead because the community is full of people who like to attack you while typing, or alt tabbed[maybe an accident but i doubt one who runs away then attacks when you stop moving is mistaken...])
-one glitch in city map where you get stuck if on certain side of the rooftop.
-Community friendly chat. People are nice to talk to but the conversations are 50% of the time just about how 1 character is too op (then in another server youll hear the exact opposite.) other 50% communit can be quite friendly.

Summary:
Blade Symphony is a game with great potential and can be a fun game. Ranking system should be, perhaps, more complex as it is to plain to be accurate. The characters are lacking balance and makes the game more about picking a character for each fight as opposed to allowing the individual to progress with the character they like the most. fps issue and certain bugs must be dealt with. Overall broken combat system makes this game less and less realistic as a fighting game (in that I mean this game is currently all about jumping and running around) to include the aweful parrying system and poor tracer effects. Perhaps a game I would suggest to buy on sale as I do hope that the devs will fix these issues in which case I feel this game could be very good. But I would not purchase it at full price. Other reviews may say otherwise but before wasting your money I hope you will take in consideration and actually think about the fact that onky 30-70 people actually play this game still.. (no understatement.) Leaving you with mainly empty servers. or servers a region/country that might not be near you that actually do have some people..
 
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5 av 6 personer (83%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 18. oktober
I've only played this game for a few hours, but dueling a messing around with friends has made this game worth the $16. Except I payed $4 for it. This game has workshop support with tons of weapons and character customization. I fully recommend to buy this game riiiight now because the 75% discount. If you aren't poor, $4 is nothing.
 
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5 av 6 personer (83%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 3. november
This game is very funny. I tried it out when it was free at weekend and i can say that i love it. I bought it for 3.47 or something like that so I can improve.

For everyone who likes being a little bit competitive sometimes and wants to see progress in his work : Go buy it! The game doesn't really "help" u to get in the game. Tutorial gives u the basics and the Training sessions with bots are boring and easy. But as soon as u enter a server u will love it. U'll search for competetors and duel one after another. You will improve by every mistake and it won't get boring that fast, because everyone got his own fighting style... some go more agressive some stay more defensively ; sure u will say right now " then there are noobs who take forfeits in sitting in one corner" , and i can easily say that this is not true. Why u may ask? The game gives u everything u need to take or make forfeits. U can win every (EVERY) fight. I play with my brothers and friends and we compete with each other and others on the internet. The game is worth it's cost so go ahead and buy it.

 
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5 av 6 personer (83%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 19. oktober
Very awesome sword-fighting game. Tutorial teaches you the basics but the game has quite a deep combat system that will undoubtedly take a lot of practice to truly master. Combat has moments of slow and fast-paced action, with the focus of the game being around 1v1 and 2v2 dueling, as well as a FFA mode which is good for beginners. Each weapon and each character has its own style of fighting and combat is very direction-based. It requires strategy, thought and observation if you want to be great at it. The game's graphics are very nice and animation quality is top-notch. You can do a lot of very cool moves, from wall-running and jumping to combos and power attacks. There is a lot of room for community input, along with steam workshop integration. You can customise your characters and unlock various cosmetic skins for both weapons and armour.
 
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5 av 6 personer (83%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 31. oktober
Addicting Combo-filled gameplay, I fell in love and played near nonstop during a F2P Weekend. Only 2 DAYS. I want this more than most games now
 
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6 av 8 personer (75%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 25. november
Being a long-time Jedi Knight player (JK2 and JK3), and also an app/mod dev for JK, I had quite the expectations regarding this game. Devs promised me exciting fights, exhausting duels, a lot of skill-based gameplay and... I got it.

For those who didn't really fall for lightsaber dueling or don't think Star Wars Universe has anything to do with Blade Symphony I'm gonna try and convince you to this game without any further comparisions to my favorite franchise.

The whole idea of this game is to create a competitive environment for players to duel with various melee weapons (but really mostly swords and such). The goal was to make it pleasurable, fast, dynamic while keeping it more advanced/difficult than just your average arcade game in TPP where you hack and slash your way to victory.

It's a game of strategy, analysis and customizing your gameplay to fit your style. I wanna talk about the latter first: It's really well done, you get to choose from 4 characters, and each one of them has got a completely different moveset and playstyle. I mean it, you don't get two same moves for any of the heroes. I've noticed 1-2 similiar moves but then again they follow up into something else, have different range, different purpose, are from a different "string" (I'll talk about it later). If that's not enough for you, you get to choose a sword type - there are 5 at the moment. Each one of them has got different properties and different "defensive" ability. You also get to choose what the sword looks like but that's a detail.

Let's talk about the gameplay: It's brilliant. How do you mix dynamic fights with tactics? You put 4 categories of attacks, each one of them countering 1 of them, at the same time being weak against another. Attacks also have exact "trails" - some leave you open, some attack from the left, some attack from the right, some make you spin and attack everything around you, but there are still openings your opponent can use. So can you. Combat is still fast-paced and you feel the adrenaline rush. Add "strings" to that. Attacks come in patterns but you can break the pattern, reset it and completely confuse your opponent. It's truly a game of skill, predictions and observation. Choose the right style, combo the way to surprise your opponent, fake an attack, reset your pattern, parry, use the openings in the opponent's pattern - seems simple, but is ingenious.

There are a few gamemodes but really you should know you can take part in FFA, duels (1v1, 2v1, 2v2) and Hero mode. Hero mode chooses one of the players to be the "hero" - he gets empowered attacks but all the enemies are trying to kill him at the same time.

As for the audio: it's neither bad nor good. I didn't really puy much attention to it and for the most part I just had my own music running in the background. Have to say I've played a bit with the in-game music and it wasn't irritating at any part. Only thing I could wish for is some better hit-sounds.

Graphics are just ok, living up to standards but still pretty simple. That's ok, you wanna stay focused on the fights and there's no irritating visual stymulus coming from the game itself. Some of the fighting areas seem a little bit empty and poorly designed but it's not much of a deal at all. Lastly I'll just say that camera work is intuitive and you can actually adjust it in any way imaginable (e.g. angle, yaw, shaking, moving, rotation, height, distance).

I can really recommend this game. If you like dynamic sword fights with a bit of tactics you will enjoy this game. It's simple, but holy ♥♥♥♥, in its simplicity it's beautiful.
 
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6 av 8 personer (75%) syntes denne anmeldelsen var hjelpsom
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Publisert: 24. juni
Do not get this game at first it was fun but with the update that has added the workshop the frame rate has taken a big hit and is unplayable
 
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