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    Published: 2011-11-21, by Peter Warrior.

    An impressive fighting arcade game.

    • Innovative in some aspects
    • Outstanding atmosphere
    • Heavy download and loadings.

    "Morituri te salutant"

    Blood and Glory is a fighting game themed back to the Roman gladiator arena. It's an ambitious project with great graphics and animations. Its gameplay tries to be innovative, as it's halfway between a 2D fighting game with a 3D look and a turn-based game.

    Although there are combos and special attacks, it tries to be a realist game. Therefore, there aren't energy blasts, impossible jumps nor secret crane-style attacks. Arms, shields and armor names retain their original Roman names. The short in-battle cinematic sequences, often when a contender has lost more than half lifebar, add a you-know-which-movie-are-we-talking-about aura to the ending product.

    Overall, we might be talking about a gladiator fighting simulator, where parrying and dodging is by far more important than learning flashy combos that are either easily blocked or deal few damage unless your foe is off-guard. The basics may be easy but the game isn't. In fact, you'll check by yourself that is quite easy to win the first tournament (in the end, it's the tutorial) but things get really bad when you start the second with no help at all. Therefore, Blood and Glory will swiftly try to lure you into the store where items and potions are sold. In other words, as many other Glu Mobile games, you won't get too far without toeing the line of in-app purchase.

    Characters say catchy phrases in Latin as mea culpa. It may be hardly enough for History lovers, but helps somewhat in giving some atmosphere to the game. The RPG touch comes with XP points that can be exchanged for more stamina, strength or blocking skill. We miss more characters, and we'd ask for a little more management. Why must we play with a lonely gladiator instead of managing an entire ludus?

    If you don't dislike games that require heavy additional downloads and cumbersome loading between stages and menus and if you think your device can bear too many polygons, then Blood & Glory is your game. It's impressive, spectacular and quite original, and would have nothing to envy to quite a few modern handheld games.

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    Nov 21, 2011

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    Jayjay Hernandez

    by Jayjay Hernandez

    Jul 20, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    The 2nd best game in the world the 1st game is clash royal

    corey foster

    by corey foster

    Jul 20, 2017  |  "Great"

    I used to play this game, loved it but for some reason doesnt work on my samsung galaxy s8+

    abay pandita

    by abay pandita

    Jul 20, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    it doesn't run on android 7.0. but why??

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    Dirko Badenhorst

    by Dirko Badenhorst

    Jul 19, 2017  |  "OK"

    I cant even open the game to play it please fix it