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BO: The Secret of Steel

rated 4.42 / 5 stars
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Jun 5, 2009 | 3:58 PM EDT

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-Small update added (2010-01-21), adding a few bug fixes and gameplay tweaks. For instance, you can now drop enemies that you have picked up by pressing the down key.
-If you fall through the level and die after clearing a stage, you could try lowering the quality and/or turning off the camera effects in the options menu.
-It appears we should point out that ALL THE BOSSES ARE IN FACT BEATABLE. Each has a certain pattern that needs to discovered, that's all. If it doesn't always make perfect sense, sue us :)
-Finishing all 19 levels unlocks the Barbarian Stronghold survival level, where you must hold off the hordes for as long as you can.
-Again, thanks for the great reviews, frontpage and collection!

A young barbarian sets out on a quest to find the legendary Secret of Steel...

This sequel took nearly a year(!) to finish and contains more enemies, 19 levels, boss fights, complex combat and physics engines, geographical puzzle solving, an epic musical score and an intriguing storyline.

To all the fans who supported this game, big thanks! We really got a kick out of the reception the demo got. And many thanks to hzlancer for his masterpiece of a soundtrack.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It was...

Incredibly awesome, the hack n slash aspect of it was awesome. And the graphics, the scenery and the Clang! Clang! Wham! SLICKKKKKKk, as you decapitate your foes head with a mighty swing.

It truly captured the feelings of the battle, and the raw power of being a Barbarian.

The music was spot on, i didn't encounter many glitches as people have seem to come across, i stopped playing at the dragonsnout Cave, and I'll pick it up later.

The only hard boss that I've come across yet is the witch. Which was rather annoying.

It does get a bit repetitive after awhile, but what game doesn't?

My only complaint is the stale moves, I had hope that you would at least include more weapons, at least an array of Maces, Battle Axes, Spear, and a sword for the protagonist to wield for a short period of time.

Maybe picking up a weapon from fallen foes, I do agree that the main weapon should be a sword, as if it was any other weapon it wouldn't be the same. But the inclusion of other weapons would be nice. Like i said, it can just be picked up and swung around for a couple of turns.

Great game, worth the play, I do believe.

Keep it up.


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Rated 4 / 5 stars

it was good but...

the boss on mt dam is imposible and you die after you win i mean wtf.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


last level at the end, went to finish off a enemy on the ground and just slid straight into a hole, wouldt let me jump out or walk off was really annoying :/ otherwise good game , but its a bit repetetive


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


finished the boss but died on the jump fuck


Rated 4 / 5 stars


good game but after the first boss (which made me feel like a bad ass for decapitating in one swing) I feel into the pit twice. but the game still fun

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