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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Mixed (57 reviews) - 63% of the 57 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (3,560 reviews) - 74% of the 3,560 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 7, 2014

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July 25

Congrats to Gritzenizer (Muffin) winner of the NA Summer '16 Tournament!

Congrats to Gritzenizer (Muffin) winner of the NA Summer '16 Tournament!

Here's the list of brackets: http://challonge.com/BladeSS2016

And Igno's stream can be viewed here: https://www.twitch.tv/igno1/v/79787269


I just want to thank all the players for competing and give a big thank you to everyone who helped in the tournament:

Toxic
Rahmlee
Igno
Muffin
Apak
Aliak
Ehot
Whoarts
Tony Pajamas
Kakkoii
Syndeywaffa
Jester



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July 24

The Tournament Check-ins have started!

Please check up in the group chat and say "Here". Then we'll know you're here.
A little bit change of plans. The beach summer map occurs to be too buggy for us to use. So we are going with duel_box.
Here are the brackets http://challonge.com/BladeSS2016
Here is the stream. http://twitch.tv/igno1
Tournament starts at 4 pm eastern time.
LETS GET THIS TOURNAMENT STARTED!

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Reviews

"... 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."
RockPaperShotgun

About This Game


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
  • Vanguard, a quick-footed champion that uses leaning plunges to push opponents into her blade

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.

System Requirements

    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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (57 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (3,560 reviews)
Recently Posted
brekiy
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Great fighting game. It gets super complex, and every duel is a satisfying one. Each character has its own moveset, and each sword type has certain characteristics that set it apart from the others. All of them are balanced (well, except for Vanguard, but that's just my opinion) and it's fairly easy to pick up. Only complaints are that the server populations are pretty low, but from time to time a few friends and I hop on a server and other randoms pile in with us.
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Ganjavinchi
( 25.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
It's dead for a reason. Do not buy this game for realism.
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mira
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
It’s the Nutshack! (Yee, yee)

It’s the Nutshack! (What he say?)

It’s the Nutshack! (Oh, yes! Yeeeah)

It’s the Nutshack! (Hey, I got the Nutshack!)

It’s the Nutshack! (‘The ♥♥♥♥ you say, boyee?)

It’s the Nutshack! (It’s the Nutshack!)

It’s the Nutshack! (It’s the Nutshack!)

It’s the Nutshack! (It’s the Nutshack…)

It’s the Nutshack! (Hey!)

It’s the Nutshack! (Piece a’ nuts!)

It’s the Nutshack! (Whoooa!)

It’s the Nutshack!

Hoo-ugh!

Phil’s from the stone, Jack’s from the pier,

Horatio or Horat so beer!

Tito ♥♥♥♥ “Dickman”, baby!

He hates Phil and loves the ladies.

Jack’s cool-♥♥♥ lazy, he’s still learnin’.

Number one Cherry Pie, still a virgin.

Chita, meet da freak of da weekah!

Phil’s homegirl that Jack wanna keep her,

But that’s not happenin’, either!

Shakin’ like a seizure, hold up, boys

and spark this, take a breather.

With that reefer in my lungs,

I got grapes, what you watchin’, son?

It’s the Nutshack! (Yah!)

It’s the Nutshack! (AAAAARRRGH!)

It’s the Nutshack!

It’s the Nutshack!

worst game i have ever playyed
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David
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
It's like playing a computer game in the 15th century-no one's on it.
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久子
( 70.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 20
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TAM0H THE W33B
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
This game really got me hyped. Game played quite well. Was pretty fun even though there was only 1 server me and friends could play on with decent ping. But fighting my friends for hours on end was amazing. After my friends stopped playing well it was pretty bad. The one server went completely dead. Couldn't play ranked cause of ping, and the game was pretty much unplayable at that point. Dissapointing really.
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Wortig
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Has even more moves than Mortal Kombat
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Horny Harold
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
If you have friends that are interested in game focused on sword duels and the occasional, sneaky shuriken...

Then this is the game for you.

If you don't have friends that are interested in this genre, or even have friends, then you may want to look elsewhere.


In my (short) experience with Blade Symphony, I was quite fond of this type of game (being one that grew up with games such as Super Smash Bros). But as the community in Blade Symphony is very small, and those who actually do play are extremely better at the game, than most beginners like myself. Don't get me wrong, the controls, the gameplay, and the added Workshop support make this game quite fun, if you don't have friends to play this with, eventually you'll just get bored of getting ♥♥♥-blasted by those who have much more hours than you do.

8/10 - I liked the gameplay Blade Symphony has to offer, along with Workshop support which just makes serious fights comical with stop signs for swords.
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GamerGuy383
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Product received for free
This game is awesome! Great gameplay, and excellent game mechanics. I only have two complaints: I wish it had a singleplayer campaign. I feel like that would be amazing. Also, it needs to be bigger. The game is great, but it's so small! I get on, and it's rare that there are more than five people online. All this game needs is a singleplayer campaign and some good marketing.
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Saint Aaron
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Product received for free
This game has very nice graphics and fluid gameplay and control. Its actually really easy to play and very well balanced.
I'd recommend this to anyone that enjoys a good hack n slash/fighting game. really fun

Pro
Visuals are beautiful
Great character and fighting style diversity.
Wall-run, Sword/Characters Mastery
music
Steam Trading Cards
Steam workshop
npcs are challenging
measure your e-peen with the useful ranking system

Cons
Can get boring quick
animations are weird
ome animation sets are stiff and awkward
Fairly steep learning curve
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This game is dripping with style.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
The Game Is Still Great There Is till A few People Playing It
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
This game really got me hyped. Game played quite well. Was pretty fun even though there was only 1 server me and friends could play on with decent ping. But fighting my friends for hours on end was amazing. After my friends stopped playing well it was pretty bad. The one server went completely dead. Couldn't play ranked cause of ping, and the game was pretty much unplayable at that point. Dissapointing really.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
If you have friends that are interested in game focused on sword duels and the occasional, sneaky shuriken...

Then this is the game for you.

If you don't have friends that are interested in this genre, or even have friends, then you may want to look elsewhere.


In my (short) experience with Blade Symphony, I was quite fond of this type of game (being one that grew up with games such as Super Smash Bros). But as the community in Blade Symphony is very small, and those who actually do play are extremely better at the game, than most beginners like myself. Don't get me wrong, the controls, the gameplay, and the added Workshop support make this game quite fun, if you don't have friends to play this with, eventually you'll just get bored of getting ♥♥♥-blasted by those who have much more hours than you do.

8/10 - I liked the gameplay Blade Symphony has to offer, along with Workshop support which just makes serious fights comical with stop signs for swords.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
3D fighting game where tactic matters :) And you can find some servers with people, it´s not that hard.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Fun to play with friends, not really that great as a whole, buy on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Product received for free
This game is really great!
Great fight sistem and grhapics. Original idea, and fantastic fight game.
BUT!
Sometimes there are no others to play, and bots are hard first, but later they wont be hard to beat 1v1. (2v1 maybe...) There are different tipes of characters, and you can find your own stile, still there are combos, wich are nearly unbeatable. (fg. vanguard, logsword, good player)
Still i love it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Product received for free
This game has very nice graphics and fluid gameplay and control. Its actually really easy to play and very well balanced.
I'd recommend this to anyone that enjoys a good hack n slash/fighting game. really fun

Pro
Visuals are beautiful
Great character and fighting style diversity.
Wall-run, Sword/Characters Mastery
music
Steam Trading Cards
Steam workshop
npcs are challenging
measure your e-peen with the useful ranking system

Cons
Can get boring quick
animations are weird
ome animation sets are stiff and awkward
Fairly steep learning curve
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
it was a shame that this game had not integreated server system. you can work it out and make a dedicated server, or rent one. im sure everyone would like an easy included-server system. we got 2 copies but never managed to play a private duel. that was the spirit of bushido.

but sword was system good and unique; did not feel very freestyle but still enjoyable. just image warband's fight system with this game's movement system; it would be best sword game of all time.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
284.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
It probably used to be my most favorite fighting game, but it's also the most dead one :(
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