The Xena video game is a hack and slash-oriented adventure game developed by VU Games and published by Electronic Arts. It has many similar features with Eidos’ Fighting Force with a sword, and the 3D version of Golden Axe, which is also a hack and slash oriented video game. The game is available in a Game Boy and PlayStation 2 Version. Each of the two versions is mainly based on the Xena: Warrior Prince Series, which was aired on television between 1995 and 2001.
The game involves playing like the television series’ title character that works hard to rescue his companion, Gabriel from a fate worse than death by fighting the alien forces that captured her in the first place. The game offers a three a 3D environment where you engage the opponent through slashing, kicking and jumping is a third-person perspective. It involves the use of button combinations to produce special combo moves that resemble those featured in the show. However, in most cases, the mashing button seems to work well alone and you may not require using other combinations.
Along the fight, Xena uses various tools such as power-ups and trademark chakram. Chakram is the bladed Frisbee that she always chucks around. The chakram is thrown with the help of perspective switches that allow the player to throw it in a spinning circle and hit the opponent. Although the weapon propels back after hitting the target, Xena is defenseless while the Chakram is in the air. Use the weapons carefully, especially when you are under attack by the archers perched-up above or you are being attacked by many opponents attacking from the ground. A chakram is a powerful tool that assists in cutting chains, flipping switches and picking off opponents at a distance. The opponents use different tactics that make it harder to target. In fact, they normally use hostages to defend themselves making hard to hit at a distant.
Xena involves minor puzzle-solving and platform-jumping sections. The camera keeps on swinging making it hard and sometimes take too long to catch up with your characters. Furthermore, the controls that are used to adjust the camera manually seems too slow to be used in tough situations. Although the camera does something right, it sometimes causes obstacles that even make Xena to go translucent while in action. However, with suitable graphic capabilities, it will be very unlikely to encounter such a problem.
The only challenging tasks concerning playing game involve working with the camera. However, you will find many motivating features to attempt it. There are a few things to note such as battling the Cyclops on the beach that makes the game more interesting as it breaks the continuity of the hack-and-slash nature of the game. However, the use of Cyclops in the beach is exceptions and not the rule of the game. It is like that the developers of the
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