the artwork will blow you away. the characters are truely thought out. the stories are solid. this game was all i wanted in a game and more.
the artwork is ansane, all the backrounds and people are hand painted, the weapons are cool with there abilityes and special attacks are asome. im warning you though, spirit is gained though food, i didn't know that and had weak swords almost the whole game, so just warning you.
the guy and girl's stories are totaly different so it is worth playing though with both sides. the game was fun the fighting system was easy and the bosses werent too hard you just had to get into the rythem of what there going to do if they do this or that and then you will servive. I definitly recomend this game to anybody, ESPECIALY people that like anime or artwork. (you do have to do alot of reading because the game is in japaneas but i didnt mind)
This is one of the best games i have played for the wii, if not the best! First off the graphics are amazing, and the best part is that they even look flawless on an HD tv, unlike many wii titles. Second, the gameplay is top notch 2d action. There are so many unique swords (each having a unique attack) to collect, after a certain amount of time you can switch swords and attack everyone enemy on the screen with a very stylized slashing attack, and the boss fights are truly epic. The only complaint i have heard about the game is the back tracking, but I did not see this as a problem at all because it only lasts about 2 minutes, and during this time I enjoyed the scenery and the art behind each area. RENT THIS TITLE I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!
I love 2-d sprite art and this game has the most beautiful art I have ever seen in a video game. Every scene is like one beautiful 2-d painting after another.
Also, the combat is much deeper than let on. You can't just mash buttons, you will need to master how to evade, rush, combo, and use things like the sword breaking skill and guarding. It's actually rather deep and enjoyable.
The music is outstanding and I am so happy that they kept the Japanese voices. For a game like this it's the only thing that would have fit.
The thing I felt was most appealing about this game was it's rich reliance on Japanese mythology. It doesn't even try to dumb it down or explain it to you. It just assumes it's common knowledge. Don't know what an Oni or a Kitsune is? Well, better wiki it cause this game isn't going to waste time in explanations. That would be like if an American game or movie took time to explain what a demon or giant is. So, I like how absorbed in the culture the game is.
I highly recommend this title to ANYONE that loves art and especially to those who love 2-d art. Though it's considered a sidescroller I actually think people who enjoy 2-d fighters might be more inclined to this game than people who enjoy sidescrollers. (though I am sure both will love it.)
I plan on buying this game. You should at least rent it.