While Konami's budget-priced remake of the failed X-Blades, was widely considered to be horrible idea by everyone forever, Kotaku commenter Tales of a Prinny thinks it's the vengeful warrior's / adventuring archaeologists'' knees. Just goes to show there's an audience for everything.
Newly released Blades of Time is a spiritual successor to X-Blades, a hack-and-slash game noteworthy if only for its risqué Japanese style character design.
This is Blades of Time. It's a hack-and-slash game featuring a scantily clad woman named Ayumi and her giant gunblades. It's being developed by Gaijin Entertainment. They developed X-Blades which, if you don't remember, was also a hack-and-slash game. With a scantily clad woman. Named Ayumi. And gunblades.