Another damsel in distress, another wicked warlock bent on world conquest, and another hapless hero with nothing but the sword in his hand and the shirt on his back - you've heard it before. But Die by the Sword, a 3D third-person action game, goes well beyond its almost admirably typical premise to deliver a visually stunning, terribly challenging, and often awe-inspiring dungeon hack, though one not without its fair share of shortcomings. Die by the Sword threatens to introduce a revolutionary new play mechanic. Its technology is such that you are granted complete control over the hero's sword arm. Using a mouse or numeric keypad, you can order Enric to swipe his sword from point to point in any direction, and his momentum will determine how much damage he inflicts. At first glance you might guess that this system allows for a near-infinite variety of attacks, just like the box says. On closer inspection, though, you realize that there is in fact a proper way to do things. More often than not, you
Die By The Sword is an Action/Adventure video game for PC published by Interplay Entertainment. It's rated Mature by the ESRB and no users have rated it yet.
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