While not offically classified as a Sequel, Blades of Time is at the very least the spiritual successor to X-Blades.
While the game has maintained its lead character Ayumi and its hack and slash combat, most of the rest was left behind as to be honest that was not a good game.
Blades of Time however is pretty solidly made. There are some times when the controls have be a little frustrating but the graphics are good, the combat is enjoyable & some of the new mechanics are really useful.
The ability to rewind a few times to effectively make clones of yourself to take on enemies in new ways is one that stands out.
Oh and She still has a very good Ass