The Cursed Crusade

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The Cursed Crusade
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Developer(s) Kylotonn
Publisher(s)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Release date(s)
  • EU October 7, 2011
  • NA October 25, 2011
  • JP February 9, 2012 (PS3 only)
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (Third-person view)

The Cursed Crusade is an action-adventure game developed by Kylotonn and published by dtp entertainment AG for Europe, Atlus for North America and Ubisoft for Japan.

Gameplay[edit]

The game is set during the Fourth Crusade and stars two crusaders. The player controls Denz de Bayle, a cursed Templar, who is searching for his lost father to break the curse. He is joined by a partner, the Spanish mercenary, Esteban Noviembre, who can either be controlled by AI or by a second player via online or local co-op.[1] The game allows for various cooperative moves, such as grapple executions, team healing, and level progression.

The player controls their character in a third-person perspective, and can rotate the camera 360 degrees, for a full view of their surroundings. The game takes place in a linear adventure across Europe, including locations such as France, Croatia, Constantinople, and Syria. During the game, the player can pick up and wield up to four weapons, including swords, maces, axes, shields, and spears. All of the weapons will break, forcing the player to either conserve their weapons, or find more.

The characters have an ability to use the 'Curse.' An ability that lets them walk between the divide of Earth and Hell, giving them supernatural powers. The curse will grant the player stronger moves, faster movement speed, and an ability to see collectibles previously hidden. The curse will drain their meter as long as it's in use, and eventually, will kill the player.

Story[edit]

The Cursed Crusade follows the story of Denz de Bayle. Denz is a strong templar knight, with a cursed bloodline. He searches for his father, who never returned from Syria during the Third Crusade. Once he finds his father, he believes that he will be able to reclaim his family castle from his treacherous uncle, and also remove the curse.

Reception[edit]

The game received generally unfavourable reviews, with a rating of 55/100 (PC)[2] 45/100 (PS3)[3] and 39/100 (Xbox 360)[4] on Metacritic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Cursed Crusade Tech Info". Gamespot. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Cursed Crusade Microsoft Windows". Metacritic. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3". Metacritic. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Cursed Crusade Xbox 360". Metacritic. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 

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