Played By: JonL
Severance: Blade of Darkness (European Title)
AKA Blade of Darkness (US Title)
AKA Blade: The Edge of Darkness (Spanish Title)
Developer: Rebel Act Studios
Released: Codemasters 2001
Although this game is literally plagued with glitches of all sorts, it remains the one I have enjoyed the most. It features epic sword fights and a mystical dimension distilled by its obscure zoroastrian background.
The graphics are astounding thanks to the game's unique vector shadow casting engine and excellent choices of atmospheric lighting colors throughout.
The sound component really shines too with a variety of excellent sound effects and fascinating ambient tunes that closely match the action.
I know I've used a lot of superlatives to describe Severance, but this is really my favorite game ever!
Note that in some rare occasions, particle effects are replaced by plain squares. This is due to the replacement graphic driver I have used for the game. In other places, the HUD and on-screen info tips turn black. This is because I have to switch to another graphic engine for this part of the game. Really sorry about that.
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