Fans of the anime/manga Bleach will recognise the art style of Armed With Wings 3 instantly, which is pretty much a straight rip, but we love the animation style so much that we can just about forgive the plagiarism.
We can also just about forgive the silly cut-scenes, because once you get into the game itself, it feels really weighty and is driven by some pretty interesting mechanics.
At heart it's a 2D slasher, but platforming and mild problem solving plays a huge part - but the production values are what elevates it above others in the same sub-genre. It sort of reminded us of playing the original Prince of Persia. The animation gives the game a feel and pace that rewards the player, and we like that sort of thing.
Check it out.
Armed With Wings 3 [Kongregate]