Warblade just goes to show how much modern technology can improve something… well, unless the developer completely sucks, of course. This guy knows what he’s doing, though. 100 levels of awesome enemy formations and action-packed gameplay that gets more intense as you progress. It even has a large amount of secrets to find and features to unlock – I never really realised how much hidden stuff there was until I decided to buy a few hints from the in-game shop. I REALLY like what the developer’s written on his home page, as well: "The game is made with gameplay as the most important factor." Finally, a game developer who has a brain! Usually it’s "graphics graphics graphics".
There’s not really much else to say about it apart from "you should try it". Oh, yeah, and if you DO decide to try it, try this sound pack I made. Just extract it into "Warbladedatasamplesvoices", rename the extracted folder to "3", then click "next voice pack" in the options menu until you hear "GET READY, THIS IS A WEE BIT TOUGHER!!" If you’ve played it before and already have a third sound pack installed, well… you should know what to do. It’s common sense, really.
Yeah, that’s me. Not my ACTUAL voice, no. I made a sound pack like that for Bejeweled 2 quite a while ago, and it dramatically improved its entertainment value. Now, if I can replace the voiceovers in a game, I’ll do it with my OLD CHUM voice.
Warblade isn’t QUITE as good as Stargunner, and it doesn’t even come close to Jets ‘n’ Guns, but they’re slightly "heavier" shooters, especially the latter. Warblade’s more causal, but it also has a hint of "hardcoreness" about it. I mean… I’ve got a saved game that I’ve been playing for more than 3 hours – I’m on level 500 and I’m about to crack a BILLION points.
So yeah – try it out! It’s pretty awesome. (‘specially with my sound pack. )