App description: One of the Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Action- TouchArcade

Pocket Tactics' Action Game of the Year!

God of Blades now fills your iPhone 5 screen with gorgeous, sword-swinging pulp fantasy!

5/5 TouchArcade!
"The tortured, veiny world the art conjures and the surreal music it uses to bolster its paranoid sci-fi vibe are both riveting aspects that suck you into a surreal universe and doesn't let go."

8/10 Edge Magazine!
"God Of Blades enhances its glorious alien bloodshed with lavish presentation that blends the pulp sensibilities of paperback fantasy novels with the bizarre visions found on prog rock album covers."

4.5/5 148 Apps!
"Theres nothing quite like it on the App Store, and it's fun to boot. All hail God of Blades!"

5/5/ AppSpy!
"...there's not an inch of this game that isn't dripping with a strangely appealing other-worldly sheen."

A love-song to pulp fantasy tales of yore, 70s synth-prog-landscape oddities, and forgotten places, God of Blades is a gorgeous, visceral sidescrolling physics-based sword-fighting adventure.

See the trailer at http://www.whitewhalegames.com

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Praise for God of Blades:

Cripes. So many reasons to like this. The pulpy sci fi narrative, the prog rock lettering and album art backdrops, the spectral swordsmen and the fearsome sense of connection. God of Blades is pretty much glorious, basically. - Christian Donlan, Hookshot Inc.

...we were reminded of Shadow of the Beast for some reason probably because of the music and the setting... thats a very good thing.- Chris Priestman, IndieGameMag

The White Whale Games crew has gone above and beyond demonstrating their devotion to stories and literature, and [Loreseeker] is one of the most creative and brilliant ways they could have possibly conceived to get people to go to those incredible repositories of human knowledge known as libraries. - Brad Hilderbrand, Gamezebo

With their upcoming title God of Blades, the small indie developer has created an intriguing mashup of iOS genres. - A.T. Faust III, AppAdvice.com

God of Blades is dripping with style - Jim Squires, Gamezebo

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The dead king rises! Become a spectral warrior who has returned to defend his planet against a rampaging doom-cult and the devouring touch of the cosmic horrors they serve. Wrenching this world from the grasp of oblivion, the Nameless King wields phantom blades forged from the legends and heritage of a dying world.

Raise your blade, and rush into the darkness!

FEATURES:

BATTLE ACROSS AN ALIEN WORLD

- 10 Breathtaking, handcrafted environments (Retina display supported!) and art inspired by pulp novel covers, classic RPG modules, and 1970s rock
- Extensive Campaign mode includes gorgeous cinematics and an epic story in the tradition of fantasy sagas past.

WIELD A GODLIKE ARSENAL

- An array of unlockable weapons, each with a unique look, feel, power, and history learn their tales and develop your own fighting strategies. Banish your enemies to other dimensions, cover them in flames, slow time to achieve impossible blows, summon raging storms, coat them in soul-devouring worms and more!
- Addictive, emergent, physics-driven combat makes every duel uniqueshatter weapons, armor, and send your foes flying. No two duels are the same.

A WAR THAT NEVER ENDS

- Climb the leaderboards! Eternal mode offers white-knuckle survival gameplay- how long can you last the different warriors that comprise the void-crazed horde?
- Pit your swordfighting prowess against the monstrous Voidchosenprocedurally generated master warriors.

STUNNING SOUNDTRACK

- Stellar aural experience, featuring tremendous sound design, and an album-length score reminiscent of 60s/70s fantasy and horror films

EXPLORE YOUR WORLD, CHALLENGE THE DARKNESS

- Unlock select weapons by visiting real world libraries, using our innovative feature, Loreseeker.

Sanuku's comments:




12-04-2012, 11:05 PM
Is it just me or the final boss is really hard to beat? I tried using all the tips you guys have been giving me but sadly it's not working at all. I don't think I'm that lousy
12-05-2012, 12:25 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,160
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Originally Posted by johannaffendy View Post
Is it just me or the final boss is really hard to beat? I tried using all the tips you guys have been giving me but sadly it's not working at all. I don't think I'm that lousy
Dont spam attacking. Calculate the distance before you make your move. Swipe down has great range when you have forward momentum, but the forward swipe is safer, but with less range.

Easiest way i found to do that is to use whisper, use your powers right away when youre close and was able to hit him (so that he's open to the rest of your barrage). One time i was able to beat the Sable King using this strategy, and spamming forward slashes, i didnt even have to look at the fight. That was a long time back, maybe changes have been made since then.

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12-05-2012, 01:12 AM
Finally picked this up and it's pretty fun but challenging to learn the timing. Welps..I'm tops2 on GC.. Lets see how badly I'll get beat.. ;-)

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12-05-2012, 02:07 PM
Ack. Been sick for a few days and haven't played much GoB. I'll be back at it soon, so keep sending challenges and I'll do likewise.
And feel free to add me on GC: G u i s e
12-05-2012, 02:13 PM
Can anyone explain what new blades can be unlocked in libraries? I don't want to checkin, may be there is another option?
12-05-2012, 02:16 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,160
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Originally Posted by Kotovsky View Post
Can anyone explain what new blades can be unlocked in libraries? I don't want to checkin, may be there is another option?
None anymore. The 3 loreseeker swords from previous versions can now be unlocked by playing Story and Eternal modes. For this rotation, one new location is the one we can unlock through loreseeker.

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12-05-2012, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by operaguy2112 View Post
I agree. You can see what I wrote a few pages back criticizing the input response. I have to say that it has finally clicked with me and I can't stop playing. The story is cool and the imagery is fantastic, but the campaign is not where this game truly shines. Eternal mode is great and Revenant is fantastic. The scoring system keeps the pressure on to not make any mistakes and I have figured out the different strategies for the different types of enemies. I'm over any reservations I had and can't praise this game enough.

Also I need more Revenants to challenge. My GC I'd is operaguy2112
Thank you! We're happy you like it! Its supposed to be one of those easy to get the basics, hard to master things.
12-05-2012, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by timmis6010 View Post
Found this collection of Lovecraft poetry with pretty cool illustration. Thought I'd share.
That is fantastic! Do you know which poem the illustration is for?
12-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 87
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Originally Posted by laserwolf View Post
That is fantastic! Do you know which poem the illustration is for?
Yeah, that illustration is for Fungi From Yuggoth, from part 19: The Bells.
12-07-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by timmis6010 View Post
Yeah, that illustration is for Fungi From Yuggoth, from part 19: The Bells.
Rad!

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