Hey I decided to make this thread to introduce those of you that bother reading this to a Free to Play game called Arche Blade. Some of you may have heard of it before, though it is fairly new and still in beta. This is a PC game and requires you to have Steam, then you simply dowload it.
The game currently has 12 characters though there will be a total of 14. Each character has a unique style of play, though some may seem similar. Some are ranged characters while others have to be up close to really do damage. A lot of the modes require team work to succeed and some characters work better together than others, though the players skill is also a huge factor.
Arche Blade has a tad bit of a fighting game aspect to it. While not being a fighting game itself, it does have combos, a health meter, an EX type meter and is in real time.
Arche Blade currenty has 6 game modes. Each game mode is different, though some are similar. For now the name of the map allows you to know which game mode it is you’re playing.
Map - Undersiege: This is a 3v3 mode in which you play up to a score of 30. The players continue to spawn until the score has been reached.
Netherdale: This map is a capture mode where up to 14 players are allowed 7 per team. Both teams fight to reach a score of 2000, while the pylon is captured and is the color of your team it gradually adds points to your score board however, if it is captured by the opposing team it stops adding points for your team and can turn into the other teams color and instead add points to their score board. Nagas Pit: This is a free for all mode in which up to 8 players are allowed to join. Once a player reaches a score of 70 or higher the game ends. Steam Canal: This is a 4v4 mode, the game does not end until all the characters on one team have been defeated and the first team to win 4 rounds wins the match. Night Undersiege: This mode is a 3v3 consisting of 4 rounds. One team wins the round as soon as all opponents have been defeated. Altar of War: This mode can be a 2v2 or a 3v3 of 4 rounds. One team defeats the other and wins.
Because this game is beta there a few things that are not in yet. The most disappointing is no friend invites. What you have to do for now is literally tell your friend which server you are in and then they have to find it for you to play together. This is especially bothersome when you want to play with more than one friend. You can make private servers and get friends to join that way but its inconvenient for when you’d just like to hop into a public server and play w/ your friend.
I personally find this game to be enjoyable and believe it has potential though it does need some work. If you are interested from what you read above I would highly encourage you to try it out. The game doesn’t require a high end gaming computer, the specs required are not very high and in the end its free to play.
If you have any questions I’ll gladly answer them, I’m not a developer or the best player out there but I have been playing this game quite a bit, I started last year and believe I know enough to go ahead and get any player started.
Here’s a link to some game play to get an idea of how the game is: