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Inspired by the game Infinity Blade, Glu's free app, Blood & Glory, feels like a clone following the "it works so let's do it" recipe, as it places the user into a one-on-one arena fight as a gladiator, without giving any specific reason why. Putting the similarities aside, the user experience is greatly enhanced by the great graphics and on-screen help that assists novice users in getting started.
Blood & Glory takes the combat scene right into the Coliseum of Rome, which makes it different from the popular Infinity Blade. However, those who played the latter game will already be familiar with the combat techniques used for fighting an opponent. For those who have just started, the very well-designed and detailed graphics will catch their eye. Also, new users will enjoy playing the app to pass the time, as there are five trial games to boost their skills.
We liked how the user gets introduced to fight tricks, yet the combat continues to get harder as you defeat your opponents. With each win, more coins get put into the user's account. This virtual money can be used for useful upgrades such as weapons and shields. The rubies, which are the game's credits, will be used for buying portions of healing -- and you will need plenty of them -- and other goodies. However, this is where we felt a push for in-app purchase, as the app is freemium. So, as we unlocked new tournaments, the combat became much harder and the need for spending real cash become imminent -- at least, if we wanted to defeat the evil opponent.
While we enjoyed the great graphics and good audio background, we couldn't get over the clear mark of Infinity Blade. However, this free app will fill your free time and can be played for a while without spending real money.
NOW WITH THE NEW DECAPITATOR WEAPONS!!! PLUS EARN MORE REWARDS FOR HAVING MORE GAME CENTER FRIENDS!!THERE WILL BE BLOODSome have come to witness strength, others to witness courage, but all have come for BLOOD & GLORYBattle in the arena and entertain BLOOD-thirsty crowds in a fight to the death. Here, GLORY is the only optionBLOODIEST HD VISUALSSee and feel the raw violence of the fighters and the intense combat arena SWIPE & SLASH GORETake to the Arena in the bloodiest, goriest swipe and slash fighting game on app storeLETHAL WEAPONS & ARMOREquip an arsenal of lethal weapons and armor tailored to suit all fight styles, including blades & shields, and destructive dual weaponsSPECIAL ATTACKS & COMBOSComplete special attacks and combos for the ultimate blood-soaked victory!INVICTUS VICTORYBe a real champion and earn Invictus medals by winning tournaments flawlessly. Dont lose and never surrender!FOLLOW USfacebook.com/GluMobilefacebook.com/BloodGloryGameTwitter @GluMobile2011 Glu Mobile Inc. GLU, BLOOD & GLORY are the trademarks or registered trademarks of Glu Mobile Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All rights reserved.
What's new in this version:
Bug fixes and other improvements to game performance