Blaze and Blade: Eternal Quest

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Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest
Blaze & Blade Eternal Quest Windows box art front.jpg
Developer(s)T&E Soft
Conspiracy Entertainment Corporation (PC)
Publisher(s)
Composer(s)Ken Kojima
Platform(s)PlayStation, Windows
ReleasePlayStation
  • JP: January 29, 1998
  • PAL: November 1998[1]
Windows
Genre(s)Action role-playing game
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest (ブレイズ&ブレイド 〜エターナルクエスト〜, Bureizu & Bureido 〜Etānaru Kuesuto〜), also known as simply Blaze & Blade, is a multiplayer action role-playing game developed by T&E Soft for the PlayStation and Microsoft Windows. It is the first in the series (the other being Blaze & Blade Busters, which uses the same engine), and the only one released outside Japan.

Gameplay[edit]

Blaze & Blade is a "hack and slash" action RPG with a heavy emphasis on puzzle solving. The game allows for characters to be created with one of eight classes and offered the ability to choose the sex of each character. The PlayStation version supports multiplayer capabilities as both the MultiTap and cable link are supported.

Plot[edit]

Adventurers come across an ancient lithograph during their travels, supposedly very valuable, and desire to verify the authenticity of this artifact. To do so, the adventurers dive into more dungeons to collect magical gems which in legend fit into the inset of the lithograph. The lithograph united with these magical gems is said to impart great power to the wielders of this artifact, and if the adventurers do receive great power due to reuniting these treasures it will serve as proof to them that they have found the legendary artifact of lore.

Reception[edit]

The PC version received unfavorable reviews according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[3] Eric Bratcher of NextGen said that the game was "crap in a box. If you get this 'game' as a gift, throw it away – even Goodwill probably won't take it."[13] In Japan, Famitsu gave the PlayStation version a score of 23 out of 40.[6]

The game won the award for "Worst Game of the Year" at GameSpot's Best and Worst of 2000 Awards.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butcher, Andy (January 1999). "Blaze & Blade Eternal Quest". Official UK PlayStation Magazine. No. 41. Future Publishing. p. 111. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  2. ^ Fudge, James (January 31, 2000). "Blaze and Blade [sic] Ships". Computer Games Strategy Plus. Strategy Plus, Inc. Archived from the original on July 3, 2003. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest for PC". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on December 9, 2019. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  4. ^ Woods, Nick. "Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  5. ^ Hunt, David Ryan (March 27, 2000). "Blaze & Blade". Computer Games Strategy Plus. Strategy Plus, Inc. Archived from the original on June 27, 2003. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  6. ^ a b "ブレイズ&ブレイド 〜エターナルクエスト〜 [PS]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  7. ^ Bergren, Paul (May 2000). "Blaze & Blade". Game Informer. No. 85. FuncoLand.
  8. ^ Liu, Johnny (March 2000). "Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest Review". GameRevolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on October 12, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  9. ^ Kasavin, Greg (March 1, 2000). "Blaze & Blade - Eternal Quest Review [date mislabeled as "May 1, 2000"]". GameSpot. Red Ventures. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  10. ^ McConnaughey, Tim (March 8, 2000). "Blaze and Blade: Eternal Quest [sic]". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on April 14, 2002. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  11. ^ Lafferty, Michael (February 16, 2000). "Blaze & Blade". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 16, 2005. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  12. ^ Butts, Steve (February 16, 2000). "Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  13. ^ a b Bratcher, Eric (May 2000). "Blaze & Blade". NextGen. No. 65. Imagine Media. p. 103. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  14. ^ McDonald, T. Liam (June 2000). "Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest". PC Gamer. Vol. 7, no. 6. Imagine Media. p. 111. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  15. ^ Hamm, Cameron (March 14, 2001). "Blaze and Blade: Eternal Quest [sic]". RPGFan. Emerald Shield Media LLC. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
  16. ^ GameSpot staff (2001). "Best and Worst of 2000 (Worst Game of the Year)". GameSpot. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on February 19, 2001. Retrieved December 4, 2021.

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