RP writes: "This week we throw out the gauntlets and take up arms, as we proclaim the top swords and blades in the video game world. Ranked by their popularity, their power, and their sheer prestige, these are the Top 10 Swords."
I don't want to spoil the list, but that last picture is epic looking.
really ? no soul reaver ?
they must be kidding .. no FROSTMOURNE ???? from warcraft world.. the sword of arthas? omg.. and sword from darksider (exact rip off of arthas character, even his sword looks the same only in red colour) is included in the list..
You forgot the Mana sword from Secret of Mana...jackass. I call for this post to be removed(sarcasm)
If you're waiting for anything from World of Warcraft to appear in my top 10 articles, don't hold your breath... Although I did consider the Sword of a Thousand Truths as an honorable mention. And to those who like Soul Reaver, sorry, haven't played it myself, so I didn't think to include it. But Masamune? Or Pyramid Head? Trying to use some mainstream weapons people will have actually heard of...
I'm with a few other people on here. This doesn't quite seem to be a "most amazing swords" or "best swords" list, it's more like a "most popular swords" or "most well-known swords" list. Which is fine, but I don't agree that these are the best chosen or ranked properly by their power/usefulness, and the list is definitely missing some key stuff. Hands down, The Dragonslayer ("Sword of the Berserk" on Dreamcast and "Berserk" on PS2) is probably one of, if not the largest and most devastating sword ever created and should be on the list at least somewhere. Frostmourne ("Warcraft" series on PC) should be on there regardless of your personal opinion about the games it's in, considering that it is such a key element in the game series' entire universe. In Deus Ex, one of the first "energy swords" was created called "The Dragon's Tooth Sword", which was both amazing and essential in the story, and really should be at the least an honorable mention. There's also swords from the Ninja Gaiden series, Shinobi, Devil May Cry, Onimusha, other Final Fantasy titles, The Elder Scrolls series, The "Grandfather Sword" from Diablo 2, and a few others that should be looked into. As for other thoughts, as much as I like Zelda and Soul Calibur, The Master Sword and Soul Edge I don't think should have been the top two swords by far. They are important to the list, but not top choices I believe.
No Soul Reaver, no Gunblade, no Masamune, no Ultima Sword, no Mana Sword, etc.. :) Edit: I mean, COME ON? DAGGER of time?
Heck yes Fire Emblem.
Master Sword for me. No contest.
now one beats He-man!
By the power of Greyskull!!
I!! AM!!! HEEEE-MAN!!
Cringer became the mighty Battle Cat. And I became He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe.
I need to give darksiders a chance. I keep hearing mixed opinions on the game.
Picked it up about a week ago, give it a shot, it takes 4-5 legendary games and fuses them together pretty damn well.
where is Masamune?
Soul Reaver FTW!
what the hell, where is Arthas's mighty weapon
they are really stupid for making such an article and not including FROSTMOURNE.. it is the most powerful sword any game can have..
"One of the biggest additions to the game was the Energy Swords, which marked the first time melee weapons were introduced to the FPS gameplay. " euh no it wasn't the first time ..i do remember using sword in thief (pc) a game spent in 1st person view
If the knife in Counter-Strike doesn't count as a melee weapon in a FPS. I don't know what does.
I thought he meant specifically halos gameplay, but if he didn't he's definently wrong
Not First Person Stealth, or First Person Action. Why are there so many people on the internet that think any game in 1st-person view is automatically an FPS? Think things through, people. And I said "THE" FPS gameplay because I was referring to the specific gameplay of the Halo series. It was the first time melee weapons were included in Halo. If I had meant the first time ever, I would have said "introduced to the FPS genre" or something of that nature. And yes, Counter Strike kicks ass.
First person stealth ??? because the genre existed BEFORE thief on PC ? And anyway as others have pointed , there are other games ( knife in CS for ex ) where this applies as well .. OF course you meant something else but your comment isn't precise enough ..that why some ( myself included ) can interpret it that way ... And finally my opinion ... that sword in halo was nothing spécial IMO ..
I'm not saying that there was a First Person Stealth genre, I'm saying Thief isn't a First Person Shooter. But that really doesn't matter, because I never claimed it was the first melee weapon in any FPS, in the first place. You all just misread that sentence (I changed it btw to avoid confusion). And the Energy Sword may not have had any special powers or anything, but as I said at the beginning, part of the ranking was based on popularity and how recognizable it is. And there's no denying that the Energy Sword is very well-known and recognizable, to omit it from the list would have been a bigger error in my opinion.
MY point exactly .. either you're wrong or your sentence isn't precise enough ( and generate confusion ) and thus should be changed and you changed it ..
The Blade of Artemis is sooo much better.
Where is Pyramid Head's Knife? That thing is iconic. Anyways, glad the Blades of Chaos and Lightsabers were on here at least.
My favorite will always be the GunBlade of FF8. My other favs is in this list, including the Master Sword
No Heavenly Sword and no Dragon Bone Smasher = fail.
Energy sword? are you ****ing kidding me?
The Soul Reaver is a major omission.. and I agree with beasley that Pyramid Head's great knife also more than deserved a place.
What no Masamune from Chrono Trigger
They need Rebellion in that list.
DMC3 and 4 the yamoto virgel weapon
I was kinda hoping that Number one was something more original. It's always the Master Sword. Why not the Blade of Olympus? That thing takes down freakin Titans!!!!!
Meat Cleaver from Demon's Souls. :D
Oh yes it's awesome, although not a good choice in pvp as I have found out on many occasions when I've got completely pwned.
Meh, there's tons of swords that are far better them most on that list, in my opinion of course. Personally I don't think the Dagger of Time fits. It's a dagger (closer to a knife then a sword I think.) Squall's Gunblade is an awesome weapon, and Cloud's First Tsurugi > everything on that list. My list would probably go something like this: First Tsurugi Dragon Sword Master Sword Gunblade Buster Sword Oblivion Keyblade Einlanzer Blazefire Saber/Axis Blade Soul Reaver (Raziel version) Z-Saber What can I say, Square's artist know how to make excellent weapon designs. Anyways, that's my personal list. Non-existent Trophy to the first who can tell me which game the Einlanzer is from.
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Squall's Gunblade. Agreed. Otherwise, a fitting list. Halo haters will always say the Energy Sword isn't worthy... but they wouldn't be haters if they didn't say that, would they?
Plus, even if this is a "most famous swords" list- there'd be no way to make everyone happy even if it was a true "best swords list." Too many variances in opinion to recognize. This, like any editorial, is author's opinion. And there's nothing wrong with that.
The sword from Secret of Mana is the sword of all swords.
Sword shouldve been in there. Halo sword shouldnt be in there just because its from a popular game doesnt make it a great sword lol.
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