Xuan Yuan Sword 7 Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

This Xuan Yuan Sword 7 Review introduces you to an ARPG rooted in Chinese history and mythology. Players take on the role of Taishi Zhao, a calm and reliable swordsman who was accidentally involved in a tragic fate. To protect his beloved family, he starts a journey in this chaotic realm to find the truth.

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Xuan Yuan Sword 7 Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 9.4GB download size.
  • Action RPG gameplay.
  • Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • Auto-lock on – off or on.
  • Tutorial pop-ups and manual with each showing a video clip of what it’s explaining.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Japanese voice.
  • On-screen mission markers.
  • Can skip the cutscenes.
  • Good loading times.
  • Plays in the 3rd person.
  • Fire pits allow you to save and replenish your health.
  • Find loot chests in the world.
  • Puzzle elements but after a time you can skip/autocomplete them.
  • Hack and slash combat with light/heavy attacks, blocking, and dodging.
  • Elysium – kind of your little hub in a menu where you can use materials to build new buildings that unlock new options like crafting and upgrading. Upgrade the buildings to improve it all.
  • Optional side quests.
  • You can play Zhuolo Chess.
  • The map fills in as you explore.
  • Guard stones are used as fast travel points.
  • Play how you want to a certain degree as a lot of the world is accessible.
  • Enemies drop materials and loot, and you automatically pick it up.
  • Trap enemy souls and learn recipes to fuse them together for passives and buffs. Works a bit like a Pokeball as you have a better chance when they are in low health.
  • Massive boss fights.
  • Full craft table for armor and weapons.
  • Loadout – weapon, armor, accessories, and appearance.
  • Weapons and armor/accessories give passive buffs or stats boosts.
  • Stances can be earned/unlocked and you switch freely between them with each one granting different attack styles and moves.
  • Your companion can fight alongside you as you give them commands.
  • Possible to capture many souls in one go as the spell casts a circle and any in it can be had.
  • Streamlined easy-to-use climbing system.
  • Companions have their own Loadouts that you can change like yourself.
  • The game really gets going after an hour, better enemy encounters a fighting companion and loads loot!

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Xuan Yuan Sword 7 Review Cons:

  • Slow starter.
  • No touchscreen controls.
  • The performance and look of the game go up and down, especially in built-up areas or large-scale fights.
  • A lot to take in.
  • Robotic animations.
  • The skip cutscenes button takes a few presses to work.
  • Markers stay on screen and it gets confusing and cluttered, this is also the case with the compass bar.
  • I lost track of the story a lot.
  • Is short with only around 20 hours.
  • Very easy to get sidetracked.
  • Combat doesn’t mix up enough and gets quite spammy.
  • A lot to learn about button combinations.

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Xuan Yuan Sword 7:

Official website.

Developer: Softstar, DOMO Studio

Publisher: Eastasiasoft

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

Jim Smale

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