In Blade Kitten, join Kit Ballard as she explores the mysterious world of Hollow Wish to hunt down rogue mechs and soft targets.
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Datum vydání: 22. zář. 2010

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TY the Tasmanian Tiger released in to Early Access

TY the Tasmanian Tiger released in to Early Access

Krome Studios is pleased to announce that TY the Tasmanian Tiger is now available for Early Access on Steam.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/411960/

  • For the first week of Early Access, there is a 17% discount, making the game $9.99USD
  • After that, the Early Access price will be $11.99.
  • After Early Acccess, the price will rise.

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As a special thank you, anybody who owns TY4 or Blade Kitten will receive an additional 5% discount (so 10% if you own both games), when you purchase in the first week of Early Access.
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Recenze

“Luxuriating in lavish production values and slick playability, this acrobatic cel-shaded hack-and-slash platform-puzzler barrels along at a frenetic pace”
8/10 – Eurogamer

Hollow Wish Collection

The Hollow Wish Collection Contains:

  • The original game (Episode 1)
  • Episode 2
  • The Hollow Wish Collection comic

Soundtrack and Other Comics Package

The Soundtrack and Other Comics Package contains all the content found in the Soundtrack and Remixes and Comics Pack - Dirty Angels DLC at a discount.

Informace o hře

Welcome to Hollow Wish... On the surface, it’s your typical lawless frontier. Yet this mysterious shell planetoid is filled with dark secrets and cloaked figures. It’s here Kit Ballard, aka Blade Kitten, works as one of the best bounty hunters in the business. Don’t let her pink hair fool you, Kit is part cat, part girl, and wholly lethal. She is one of the last of her species, having fled her homeland after the genocide of her people at the hands of the ancient and mystical race known as the Darques.

Kit has since made a name for herself rounding up some of the most deadly scum in the galaxy. With her unique Darque Blade hovering at her side and obeying her every command, Kit can cut through even the toughest rogue drone while hunting down soft targets to make the planet a safer place to live. Also along for the ride is Skiffy, Kit’s laid-back little sidekick who, when needed, serves as her protector.

Key features:


An epic “tail” like no other
  • Follow Kit through 13 levels including 2 exploration levels with her rideable alien mount Noot, as she travels around the colorful, frenetic world of Hollow Wish.
Intuitive “scramble style exploration”
  • Kit’s innate feline abilities enable her to easily traverse environments and find hidden areas.
Pick-up-and-play arcade action
  • Jump right in and easily begin exploring and fighting your way through multiple levels loaded with secret areas and hidden collectibles.
Fully voiced dialogue
  • Featuring a cast of 9 professional voice actors playing a total of 23 characters.Join Kit, Skiffy and the Darque Blade in this all new action adventure game!

Systémové požadavky

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista SP2, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 +3800 or better
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1800 or NVIDIA GeForce 7800 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3GB free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
    • Other Requirements: Internet connection required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista SP2, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo E8400 or AMD Phenom II X2 555 or better
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3850 or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3GB free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
    • Peripherals: Xbox 360 Controller for Windows,
      Logitech Dual Action, Logitech Rumblepad 2
    • Other Requirements: Internet connection required
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mc kurapoisto
( 2.7 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 30. června
i pick'd blade kitten at a bargain bin price and so should you, just puting a hour in to the game it seems rather ok, the game doesent throw any story on too much tutorials on you'r face but gradually introduces new mechanix what is a god thing.


as of the game it's a mix of super meatboy and megaman with a anime styled catgirl as a main character, 4/5 not bad would bang
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Cyborg Zombies
( 4.7 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 29. června
Wow ! This game is great i thought a platforming hack and slash game with a strong exploration focus i can dig it. But as i played it my enthusiasm drained out of me and into a disapointing puddle on the floor. Lets start with the platforming which it a bit easy and a lot repetitive. First off you can climb 99% of the walls so theres no challenging jumps to pull of just climb up the wall and along the ceiling to get were you need to go. Now, about that hack and slash gameplay i mentioned. At first i liked it do flips and flail your sword about, sweet i wonder what cool combos and special skills ill unlock? None? This is it? All you do is jump from side to side over an enemy and flail your sword. Im not kidding all the enemies are susceptible to this, it wins everytime. So the challenge of the combat fell out with an audible, THUMP! Now the exploration is ok if you like finding collectibles in games there a metric ♥♥♥♥ ton of crap to find. Having said that they serve no purpose but to give you money to buy upgrades you never need and cosmetics. This game started off great but the lack of pregression or a structured difficulty curve makes this game pretty stale. After a pretty short boring story with pretty cringeworthy voice acting. I was done, I only played through episode one i was so paralyzed with boredom I wont pay for more. Cannot reccomend.
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vilvec
( 2.5 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 25. června
It's the cheesy type of fun.
A fun sidescrolling game with hovering swords and energy shields.
The controls are precise but kinda awkward at the same time.
All in all, it didn't catch my taste.
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SomeJDude
( 12.5 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 25. června
The controls are not solid, the game is buggy, the Kit is a one-dimensional, and the story of the first doesn't make any sense.

That said, I still enjoyed this game. Perhaps in a "so bad it's good" kind of way. The sword fighting mechanic is unique from my knowledge. And it's totally worth it at this price.
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hikikomori
( 3.8 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 25. června
Dlouhá verze

Tuhle hru jsem si koupil s tím, že za málo peněz dostanu zajímavou plošinovku s kladným hodnocením. Sice ji spouštím až po roce od nákupu, ale co už.

Už v prvních sekundách mě příjemně překvapila dobře vypadající cutscéna s hlavní hrdinkou a jejím úhlavním nepřítelem (který najednou zmizel a už se neobjevil). Tyto cutscény, společně s propracovanými levly, vás budou doprovázet celou hru. Doplňují je upgrady, které ale prakticky nemusíte vůbec kupovat. Zato oblečky jsem si rád koupil.

Grafika je tedy na slušné úrovni už jenom za ty peníze. Nějaké bugy se sice objevily, ale pouze u předefinovaných jumpech na speciální předměty. Příbeh se toči kolem kočičí hlavní hrdinky, které nejdřívš zničí loď a ukradnou nějaký disk a postupně se zaplete do problémů globální úrovně. O ní se prakticky nic nedozvíme, dozvídáme se jenom věci v přítomnosti a osobnější informace se asi dozvíme v druhé epizodě. Nejhorší věc na téhle hře je combat systém. Ten ovládáte pomocí dvou tlačítek, které společně moc nespolupracují. Někdy se stane, že míříte na jednu stranu, ale ona sekne na druhou. Nepřátelé používají chvaty, kterým neuhnete.

Hra je složena z pár levlů, ve kterých můžete hledat různé secrety. Některé těžko najdete a jiné jsou zase naprosto primitivní.

Jelikož mě plošinovky vůbec nebaví, poslední levly jsem jenom proběhl, abych se dozvěděl konec příběhu.

Shrnutí

Za málo peněz dostanete propracovanou plošinovku s fantasy světem a kočičí hrdinkou, která se ničeho nebojí. Příběh vás nepřekvapí a bojový systém budete nenávidět. Aspoň si můžete koupit obleček, který stojí dvakrát více než nejlepší dostupná zbraň.
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casual_gamer_guy
( 9.8 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 25. června
I bought both the basic game and the Episode 2 DLC at a discount, and I find that the game overall is worth it. I like the art style very much. The characters seem interesting, though the main character is a little annoying at times, but unfortunately they're not explored much in the game storyline. As for the game itself, I like the variety of actions offered by the game mechanics. The level design also includes some decisions that reduces potential frustrations in this type of game. For example, in most places there's no "instant death" due to a jump miscalculation, and there's aiming aid for jumping in some of the narrower platforms. I feel that this, combined with some aspects of the game mechanics (e.g. ability to climb walls, health that regenerates after a while) encourage exploration.

There are some parts of the game that can be improved though. For starter, movement constantly feel as if the player character is on the verge of sliding. Enemies and early levels feel repetitive, and towards the end of Episode 2 there's a sudden increase of instant death possibilities, which is IMHO an annoying change. I also don't really like the way boss fights are implemented, with only one "correct" way to cause damage. I hope these aspects can be improved in future games in this series.
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circuitboardsurfer
( 34.5 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 24. června
Autor obdržel produkt zdarma
I got the main game free, but I paid for Episode 2 and the other bits. Well, here goes...

To start, it's not a very complicated game, but it isn't too simplistic either. It has a really nice balance that works for the world, allowing you to appreciate everything. It really seems to draw on older sidescrolling games, which is a lot of great fun if you enjoy those like I do! Sadly it's only recently I've truly been able to appreciate the game and really play it, as I finally have a computer that isn't total crap.

The characters are funny, quirky, and just overall really good. There's more to them than meets the eye when you first see them. I've got a bit of a crush on Kit, I must admit. It's not often I see a female lead, and less so one that really captures my interest for being just a really good character. Flirtatious, sarcastic, but also sympathetic, she really does come across as human (or Felion, rather? Haha) and not just a robot or there to show off 80 percent of her skin. But don't let that fool you, she's still sexy and she knows it! (worth noting: I am also very happy because unlike some games where I find the voice acting to be very wooden, this has a lot of "character" in it.)

The only thing that makes me sad is that the game overall is a bit shorter than I hoped. But that just means I really enjoyed it and I want more of it, so don't take that as a complaint, per se.

To conclude: It's a REALLY fun game, with some pretty great replay value, in my own humble opinion. Though I got this for free, if I could pay for it I would! It's worth the price, it really is.
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Hunk Survivor
( 4.9 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 23. června
This game> Mighty number 9. Inafune should learn a lot of these guys.
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GoobyTheCat
( 8.5 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 23. června
Great game, lots of fun. Not enough rule 34 out there though.
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BSOD !?!?!?! NOOOO!
( 4.9 hodin celkem )
Přidáno: 22. června
This game is awesome! I love anime game with a female charcther with swords. I love the background music. You can make some awesome combo´s. I cant wait to buy a ep 2! When i started to play, i started to collect soo many Hex to buy a strongest sword and some powerups like health n stamina! Characther is cute n epic sword fighter! If this owner make s a Blade kitten 2, then i will buy it. I played that like 3 hours n already complete, because i have amazing skills in this game and i know what to do in this game. This is the cutest anime game ever <3 ;)
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Nejužitečnější recenze  Za posledních 30 dní
19 z 23 osob (83%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1 osoba ohodnotila tuto recenzi jako vtipnou
Doporučuji
21.3 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 9. června
The game surprise me. The story has no wonders but its really good with a few changes. The main character is charmant. Sure there could be more story parts, more about the history, more mysterious dungeon parts with special creatures, but its fine. The graphics are good (level design is good espacally the secrets, but i wished more treature with unique prices then only money, that you can sell for really good prices or new items or upgrades, helpful or interesting things from the history of the game, the living beeings has all special design and all looks like a living world), sound is fine, the game length is good for 2.99 or 7.98 for Episode 1/2 even if Episode 1 has more levels, sure Episode 2 (isnt 6 years old). So the main game is really good, Episode 2 a bit short maybe you buy it with discount, but if you love jumping, running, fighting its good (even most enemies need no tactic and there could be a few more, buts a INDIE LOW BUDGET GAME, so what you want more? A few secrets are really well hidden and challenging. The achievements are not to hard, but i wished there would be more step by step achievement like killing 1000 , 2500 enemies or for defeat 100 of that type of enemy or get 100 red crystals, 10 fishes or for beating every level in a special time under 5-710 min. Trading Cards and Steam Cloud are great support (the support at facebook is friendly & helpful too). I personally give this game 87% and for Episode 1 for 2,99 a 95 %. if you dont like this Adventure Genre, Animes or only AAA+ games, dont buy it. Thx for reading and hopefully enjoy.
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8 z 10 osob (80%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
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Doporučuji
8.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 23. června
Great game, lots of fun. Not enough rule 34 out there though.
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5 z 6 osob (83%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
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4.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 23. června
This game> Mighty number 9. Inafune should learn a lot of these guys.
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Nejužitečnější recenze  Celkově
5 z 5 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Doporučuji
8.7 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 16. března
Krásná, zábavná a roztomilá hopsačka. Tak by se dala charakterizovat tato hra. V roli ženské (kočičí) hrdinky postupujete příběhem (který je bohužel docela průměrný), sbíráte bonusy, odemykáte nove vylepšení, zbraně a oblečky a také bojujete s nepřateli. Pokud jste alespoň trochu fandy anime či plošinovek, rozhodně si tuto hru užijete. A nedávno, po necelých pěti letech, hra obdržela pokračování, které jsem však vynechal.

+achievementy, kartičky
+zábavnost, vylepšování postavy, roztomilost, hudba

-grafika už o něco slabší
-příběh docela průměrný, nezakončen (pokračování v dokoupitelném DLC)
-občas zlobí ovládání

Pokud jste alespoň trochu fandy anime či plošinovek, rozhodně doporučuji. Za te cenu, je základní hra velmi výhodná, ve slevě už určitě. Hra získána za 0,15€.
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80 z 87 osob (92%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
Doporučuji
14.3 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 22. května 2014
After being taken down from Steam due to the previous publisher Atari's rights to the game expiring, Blade Kitten is back and self-published by Krome Studios themselves!

As well as being available for a lower price, the latest update improves the responsiveness of the controls, adds two new costumes, and prepares the game for the long-overdue Episode 2 DLC. Oh, and there's trading cards now!

http://steamcommunity.com/games/BladeKitten/announcements/detail/1855793488205468396

As for the game itself, I'd say it's very easy to recommend at the current sale price of $3. It's not very long, ends abruptly and it's not the best platformer out there, but it's charming and fun to play. And hey, there's a demo if you want to try it out anyway, so don't just take my word for it. Give it a look.
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66 z 76 osob (87%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
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Doporučuji
8.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 8. října 2014
It is a good game, but not remarkable.

This game is a linear action-platformer in a 2D plane with 3D graphics. Your character can walk, run, slide, jump, double-jump, wall-jump, climb walls and even hang and move on ceilings. This variety of movements opens up to a lot of exploration in the levels, and such exploration is rewarded with lots of in-game money and hidden collectibles. The in-game money can be used to buy upgrades and costumes.

The levels are huge, with plenty of side-corridors or side-paths where you can find items. Since I wanted to explore every inch of each level, I often got tired before reaching the end. Slightly shorter levels (i.e. splitting each level into two) would be good.

The combat has a fast short-range attack (which you will end up using almost all the time) and a long-range attack, as well as a couple of gimmicks (left-trigger + short attack, or right-trigger on top of an enemy) that are a harder to pull off, and slow down the action as the camera freezes in a bullet-time fashion. This kind of effect gets old very quickly and breaks the flow of action.

The character has a stamina meter (for stuff such as running) and a health meter. The health regenerates when not taking damage.

Due to the amount of buttons used (4 buttons and the 2 triggers used as digital input), it might be a bit cumbersome to play on keyboard. I can't say about it, because I used a controller.

Although each level is huge, the game is a bit short, as this was meant to be the first episode in a multi-episode saga. And the storytelling in this game is not very good, I had the impression the levels did not follow any logical order, I haven't seen connection between most levels. (For comparison, "Sonic 3" storytelling is perfect!)

Overall, this game is okay. Between "Yes!" and "No!" I give this game a "Meh".
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Doporučuji
10.4 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 16. srpna 2015
Blade Kitten is a charming game when you first start it up. The main character, Kit Ballard, is a spunky cat-girl who happens to be a bounty hunter with a new rival in town. The look of the game is cheery and bright, and the promise of a fun rivalry-based adventure sets the scene nicely. Although they say first impressions are generally the most important, this rule doesn't really apply to Blade Kitten. The game starts strong, but fizzles quickly due to some awkward mechanics, technical issues, and a paper-thin story.

Kit Ballard, as a main character, is interesting enough, and certainly fills the cat-girl "moe" archetype satisfactorily. However, the story, which starts off strong, falls into the "chase" trope fairly quickly, and becomes no more than snippy remarks and chase scenes during cutscenes. Although the lead and her rival certainly have their personalities, they just aren't enough to keep you engaged in the story.

However, since this is a relatively cheap game, a lax story might be forgivable. What isn't, however, is bad gameplay mechanics. The game's world is futuristic, and characters seem to hover around on a lessened gravity planet, which sounds cool in theory, but in practice proves to be quite frustrating. The game's levels feature platform-based gameplay, which means precision-based running and jumping is a must. However, the low-gravity properties of the game mean that there is a lot of skidding around, and you can't stop on a dime or take off at full speed. Though this isn't much of an issue in the beginning, you'll find the sliding mechanic increasingly annoying as the game progresses and you encounter "trap" levels that require precision button pressing and obstacle avoidance.

Another aspect of the game's mechanics that gets agitating quickly is the swordplay. Blade Kitten’s weapon of choice is a big, floating sword that can attack enemies near and far with quick or ranged attacks. However, the problem with the sword is that it only works half of the time. For instance, sometimes I would target an enemy from a distance, and when my ranged attack was unleashed, the enemy would still be standing there. Even the quick attack was flawed, and hammering on the swift attack button when encountering several enemies at once never yielded the results that I hoped. The floating sword mechanic could have really been cool, but with the lack of precise targeting, the sliding controls, and the lack of consistency in battle make this weapon more of a chore to deal with rather than an exciting gameplay component.

The game's mechanics really handicap this title and cause it to fall short of its potential. And the real tragedy of this is that the level design is actually quite good. Though the game takes a traditional approach to the side-scrolling aspect, there are multiple paths you can take through each level, and there are tons of bonus areas with treasure chests to explore. However, these areas are normally hidden behind puzzles and switches, which can be difficult to hit because of the wonky controls. On more than one occasion, I passed by treasure-filled bonus areas because I simply wanted to finish the level instead of trying to suffer sliding around trying to hit switches in a precise manner.

Blade Kitten's level design is also a missed opportunity in the visual area. Though there are plenty of hidden areas and things to explore, none of it looks particularly interesting. Levels generally find a comfortable color scheme, insert a few new elements, and stretch these few elements into an overarching world. This type of visual scheme is not only boring to look at, but can also be disorienting, as backtracking to similar areas can get you seriously lost if you are trying to find a certain area that looks like another part of the stage.

The only aspect of Blade Kitten that is consistently good is the animated cutscenes. Although most of these are brief with forgettable dialogue, the cutscenes are animated in a very high-quality cel-shaded style. All the animations are fluid, and the game really hits all the right notes for the anime style they wanted. The main characters feature some fun facial expressions and lightning-fast movement. However, even the cutscenes are hampered by poor voicework, which often comes across as wooden and completely unemotional.

As far as replay value is concerned, Blade Kitten definitely doesn't have much going for it. Although the game has several unlockable items, including new weapons, costumes, and battle-enhancing consumables, the game's currency is dispersed a little too liberally, and it is very possible to unlock all of this content before you've even reached the halfway point. This might be a good thing if you are just trying to run through the game, but if you are looking for a game you can play and then explore, Blade Kitten doesn't have much for you.

Blade Kitten certainly could have been a good game. It started out promising, and I was excited to experience an old-school platforming title with fun characters that played off the anime/manga tropes we've all seen over the years. However, what I got was a game with bad mechanics, repetitive level design, and little incentive to keep playing past the first few levels. Overall 6/10.
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Doporučuji
4.0 hodin celkem
Recenze před vydáním titulu
Přidáno: 16. února 2014
Warning: Game ends abruptly and development on second half was canceled. I read about the game on Reddit so I knew both of these facts full well when buying the game. I really enjoyed this game. Has great humor. Has impressive levels! I was playing and I would be going a direct I thought was wrong on purpose to explore but it kept getting bigger and bigger so I Thought I was going the right way by mistake so I back tracked and went the other way which also kept expanding. I was super impressed there seemed to be many ways to get to the same place which left lots to be explored. Oh and the levels transitioned very well it was fluid and non stop. Kit (the hero) is very agile she jumps and climbs well with the controls. Combat is mostly simple. It was a few hours of fun!
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28.6 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 24. ledna
I think girls dressed up as cats are hot... There. I said it.
(Bonus points for the additional gothic dress for our cat girl heroine. Me-ow!)

Blade Kitten is a 2.5D, action-platforming game starring Kit Ballard, a cat girl (in an optional gothic dress) who controls a levitating AI sword and is followed around by some weird flying pet... thing, as she does battle against various factions out to get her while she tries to reclaim a data stick stolen from her and get payback for her destroyed ship. Or something. The whole story is a bit of a mess. There's very little real explanation for who anyone is or how they're all connected or ultimately what's going on. The story and apparent goal seems to shift dramatically from one level to the next with little real sense of focus for anything, just a vague over-arcing narrative that's sporadically dropped then brought up again at whim.

I presumed there was more to this than meets the eye and, indeed, found the game to be based on a web comic of the same name. It looks like it's been going for quite a while, but despite an intensive Google search for what must have been at least a good minute and a half, if not two whole minutes, I still couldn't really find out much about the material it's based on. The lack of explanation (aside from a brief in-game glossary) would suggest it's aimed at established fans, but if it's as obscure as it appears to be then that's a huge misstep and is essentially shooting itself in the foot from the start. The story elements aren't offensively bad or anything, and I guess you'll get the basic gist, but I just wish it would've kept its attention on one thing rather than feeling like it was cramming in every feature of its universe to appease fans who the developers probably thought would be annoyed if their favourite parts weren't included. The mostly useless pet, Skiffy, being a pretty glaringly obvious example of something from the lore being shoehorned into some kind of role in the game.

But despite the way it was presented, I did still really like the universe that we're shown (and the gorgeous art style in particular) and would be happy to learn more about it. I want to know more about this flying, AI sword, dammit! The lead is very well written and acted, and I never felt like the game was talking down to the player and treating us like idiots. In fact, the game, and Kit herself, come across as somewhat self-aware without ever breaking the fourth wall, and as a result feels far more inclusive and engaging. But as for the supporting cast? Mmm, not quite so much. They're more standard, video game fare.

The actual gameplay is far more successful, though. You'll run, leap and hack your way through 13 stages, searching for secrets, unlocking costumes and buying new swords and upgrades. But the main appeal of the game comes from Kit's agility and dexterity, as she sticks to just about every surface to climb along walls and ceilings, opening up huge potential for exploration. That's something that might actually throw some players, in fact. Most platformers are about running a gauntlet as you overcome obstacles of one kind or another to reach the finish. But in this one you'll spend far more time roaming the occasionally labyrinthine stages, sometimes wondering whether the path you've taken is where you're supposed to be going, or if you're unwittingly making your way towards the dead end with the collectibles. But once you know your way around and how to best deal with enemies (jump over them, innit), most of the stages can be speed run in around about five minutes.

When you are engaging in combat, you'll probably have a little less fun than when you're running around. There aren't a great deal of enemy types, and the majority of them will be dealt with in largely the same manner; either rush up to them with a flurry of light, but fast slashes, or send your floating sword off to deal heavy, ranged strikes. You can also jump on some enemies and toss them around, or do a jumping ground stomp attack for crowd control, but from moment to moment, you'll mostly just be cutting up the waves of fodder then running along. It's pretty trivial stuff for most of the game, thanks largely to your regenerating health as well. But, to be honest, I'd rather them be easy than have them kill the pace and become tedious roadblocks every time they're encountered. Also, the controls aren't quite tight enough for anything too challenging, either. Most of the time they're fine (I played it entirely with a game pad), but every so often it felt unresponsive and I'd suffer because of it. Was never too major, but enough to be a noticeable annoyance.

So, it's not perfect. The story is muddled, the combat and enemies are kinda uninspired and some more moves or combos would've been nice, the levels can sometimes confound, and the controls could be improved. But even so, I did still really enjoy this one and felt the fun and easy-going positives far outweighed the negatives. Especially the price. It's kind of a steal how much game you're getting for so little. So if you like platforming, exploring and cat girls in gothic dresses, then this has your name writing all over it. Well... at least if your name is Blade Kitten. Though I'm guessing it probably isn't, is it?
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Přidáno: 18. března 2015
It seems it's finally time. After 5 years Blade kitten has gotten it's episode 2 and conclusion. Was it worth the finish though? One way to find out, isn't there?

Blade kitten is a Platformer developed by Krome studios and released by Atari in 2010. If you're familiar with either, you'd know that Krome Studio's made a previous platformer game on the Gamecube and other consoles called "TY: The Tasmanian Tiger." which is a game that personally I've had a lot of good experiences with when I was younger. Sure, the voice acting was cheesy and some game mechanics were irritating as sin. But it was a fun game. And if you know about Atari, you know they went bankrupt some time ago, but I'll get to that later.

In Blade Kitten, you play as Kit Ballard. Essentially a catgirl with an interesting hair genetic, but realistically she is part of a rare(?) alien race called the Felion's. It looks like "Felines" but is pronounced differently, get it? Anyways, her job is to be a breaker; which is the game's essential equivalent of a Bounty hunter. Hunts targets, get paid. Usual stuff. First person she runs into is her soon to be rival but not main antagonist; Justice. Blonde woman working for an evil-ish military group known as the Sollers.

Gameplay is simple stuff. The game runs entirely on a 2.5D plane. 3D models but the game always sticks to it's camera angle; and the game's entire system runs as a platformer. Kit's attacks focus on a hovering "Breaker Blade" which can be swung at melee range, or sent out at a distance. You can hold RMB to spear people's armor or shields, or just to yank them in. There's also special attacks, like a Q to mount and throw soldiers by the head.

There are a few kinks to work out though, that's unusure if they'll ever get fixed up. First off, Episode 1 was originally designed for consoles. It shows when the "how to play" is just a bunch of symbols with no real display on what you're /supposed/ to press. The only one that does show this is the loading screens, and if you have even remotely decent of a computer it wont be around long enough to read. The Enemy AI can also be seen as unfair at times, countering hits from you are most of the basic enemies 90% of the time.

With Atari closing down in a later year and stopping development of Blade kitten Ep2, there was a pretty long hiatus. But now we have it. Episode 2 has nicer animations, a more consistent 60 FPS and a rather shiny level design! Plus, all the original characters voice actors and new content to boot. It's fun stuff, and was a nice wrap-up for the series.

Pro's
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+Decent Level design
+Lovely world-building
+Slipped in references of older games
+Level keeps up with you, allowing the player to go pretty damn fast at times.
+Slippery, almost wild yet usable controls.

Con's
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-Some enemies are downright irritating
-Climb command registration can be sometimes odd
-Some map bugs
-Enemy's can be expoited using Wild controls, making bosses rather easy.

Verdict: Buy it if it interests you. There /is/ a demo, so try that first.

Thanks for the efforts Krome Studios, I'm glad you didn't leave the game for dead.
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