''Swords of Destiny'' is a fairly obscure HackAndSlash game developed by Artoon in 2006, and set into a mythic ancient China.

Long ago, evil demons known as Gyakki invaded the human world led by their empress Yang Yuan. However, a legendary warrior called Yan De, wielding the Three Swords of Yi and helped by his daughter's spiritual powers vanquished her and her minions. However, fearing her return, he built a dojo in order to choose a rightful successor. Said successor, Lei Yun, is entrusted with the Awakening Sword, and sent on a journey to train. Sadly, he comes back just in time to see Yang's return as she and her slaves attacks Yan De's dojo and kidnap his daughter, Xiao, at the same time releasing the spirit of the evil Meng Wei. With Yan De dead, is up to Lei Yun to find all the Swords of Yi, save Xiao and stop the Gyakki once again.

Alas, the game seems to suffer a rather obvious case of BlindIdiotTranslation, along with a rather bad voice acting and some frustrating mechanics in certain portions of the game.


This game contains examples of:

* ActionBomb: Some Gyakki looks like floating tumors and will explode with violence if approached.
* AnAxeToGrind: Yang Yuan's weapon, despite her slender look, is a pretty large axe with a long pole.
* BackFromTheDead: Yang Yuan.
* BigBad: Meng Wei. [[spoiler: Alias, Yan De.]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation: The whole game is largely guilty of this.
* BoobsOfSteel: Yang Yuan has the largest pair of breasts of all the female characters in game, and is also the strongest in battle.
* BulletTime: Or rather, Sword Time: when you lock on an enemy, a green circle will appear. Hitting enemies when the circle turns red will initiate the Sword Time, with Lei becoming able to land a few really damaging hits on the nearby foes... though sometimes is hard to use.
* CoolSword: The Three Swords of Yi, plus the Awakening Sword:
** SinisterScimitar: Blue Dragon, a [[TechnicolorBlade blue]] Da dao which boosts the Sword Time damage and utility.
** {{BFS}}: Raging Tiger, a huge and thick Jian which boost Strength.
** DoubleWeapon: Flaming Phoenix, a double bladed sword perfect for aerial combat.
* DamageSpongeBoss: All the bosses, which is why you need to Master the Sword Time and the mastery of enemy's weapons, in order to deal better damage.
* DamselInDistress: Xiao.
* DegradedBoss: The very first boss is a giant Gyakki wielding a club. They reappear later as common EliteMook.
* EvilLaugh: Yang during her BossBattle.
* FlashStep: Dodging attacks and dashing may result in this.
* FlechetteStorm: Flaming Phoenix' Dragon Magic results in a volley of homing fiery feathers.
* GroundPound: Raging Tiger's magic.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Yang's outfit is very skimpy, but to really top it all, her breast bands, while unrevealing, are black with a noticeable golden design on them.
* InASingleBound: Lei Yun can jump pretty far and even double jump if required.
* LegionsOfHell: The Gyakki.
* LethalLavaLand: The caverns before Raging Tiger's temple.
* MorphWeapon: In order to improve your attacks you can pick up weapons from the fallen monsters and transfer the spirit of the Swords of Yi inside them. As a result, they'll be identical to the swords but with better statistics.
* {{Ninja}}: Some of the enemies.
* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel: Yang Yuan will turn into a massive [[SpiderPeople Spider Person]] after her defeat. Unlike many other examples, the battle is divided in two different stages.]]
* OurDemonsAreDifferent
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The second boss is a western-style demonic dragon... who apparently was one of Lei Yun's former friends turned into a monster by Yang Yuan.
* RazorWind: Blue Dragon's magic.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Meng Wei is actually Yan De.]]
* SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains: The main hero is fully dressed as a warrior. Xiao wears a rather chaste priestess outfit. Yang Yuan, on the other hand, has clothes only on her legs, groin and boobs.
* TempleOfDoom: Most of the second part of the game is inside one.
* UnusableEnemyEquipment: Averted, you can pick up enemy weapons and turns them in one of the Swords of Yi... now with better statistics, butt less durability.
* TheWorfEffect: In a cutscene, Yan De and Xiao manage to wipe out several demons without effort. Then Yang Yuan arrives, knocks Yan De out with a shockwave and dominates Xiao... by simply grabbing her. That's right, being grabbed by a half-naked demoness will make your demon-repelling skills useless.
* {{Wutai}}: The setting seems to be chinese, and yet, japanese-sounding words like Gyakki and dojo are heard.