12/18/2013

HBM's Top Ten Swords in Video Games

Swords have been around for longer than a bunch of other modern weapons, that's for sure. They're also used a lot in video games. And I'm counting down my ten favorite of them in video games. My only rules here are that they have to be from games I've played, and I'm basing this list on the sword's appearance and the abilities it grants.

#10: Magnus's Sword (Kid Icarus Uprising)


Magnus's sword is freakin' huge. It has a nice, elaborate design, but clearly can only be lifted, let alone used, by someone really strong. In fact, it's so huge that when you can use it as Pit, it's classified as a club! It would be higher, but it doesn't really have any special abilities, other than a very short range wind projectile when playing as Pit.

#9: Buster Sword (Final Fantasy VII)

Just like Magnus's sword, the Buster Sword doesn't have any special abilities, unless you count the two Materia slots. However, it is huge and has a neat design, so it's perfect for this list.

#8: Galaxia (Kirby)


You would expect Meta Knight to have a badass sword, and of course, he has one. The Galaxia has a really cool design, and in Amazing Mirror, it's the best weapon, and can fire huge beams. Also, Meta Knight sometimes creates tornados with it. So that's cool.

#7: Beam Sword (Super Smash Bros.)


The Beam Sword is basically a lightsabre in a Nintendo series. And that's just badass. I mean, who wouldn't want to see Link dual-wielding the Master Sword and one of these?! It also has a farther reach the more you charge your side smash when using it. So, yeah.

#6: Void Sword (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2)


While it might not look too special, the Void Sword is pretty cool. It regenerates your health with every hit you deal, and has ice-based abilities, allowing to shoot ice-projectiles. And that's cool (no pun intended).

#5: Murasama Blade (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)


It's a red katana, yes, but what makes the Murasama Blade special? It's sheath has a special trigger that launches the blade out like a gun, allowing for some badass iaijutsu. Also, it's the most powerful sword in the game, and absolutely destroys bosses. Which is why I use it in all playthroughs.

#4: Blade of Olympus (God of War)


The Blade of Olympus is literally a sword of the gods. It can fire electricity and energy bolts, and it's one of the most useful weapons in the series. Really, there's no weapon more worthy of a God of War.

#3: Monado (Xenoblade Chronicles)


The Monado is the only weapon in it's universe that can harm the robotic Mechonis enemies. And that's really cool. It can also open up to become a lightsaber, has all kinds of special abilities, and you can use it to enhance your party members to be able to harm Mechonis. It's really cool.

#2: Unite Sword (The Wonderful 101)


The Unite Sword is a sword literally made of other people. And that's really cool. Also, it can deflect lasers, open locks, and cut just about anything not heavily armored. So, yeah.

#1: Soul Edge (Soul Calibur)


Why is the Soul Edge #1 on this list? Look at it! It's a fucking demon blade! How awesome is that?! It also insanely augments it's user's power, so it has that going for it too. Let's just ignore how it corrupts whoever uses it, and agree that this is one damn awesome blade.

So, those are my top ten swords in gaming. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go do things unrelated to this blog.

HBM signing out.

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