Critic & User Reviews
posted by Creaks (RIALTO, CA) Dec 31, 2009
Member since May 2008
It was a bit like playing a text adventure cave exploration game. You go from screen (cave) to screen (cave) fighting and/or finding things.
My only complaint was the story was a bit confusing or maybe I didn't pay a lot of attention at the beginning to the story.
Overall a good game.
posted by XDPsycho (PUYALLUP, WA) Dec 28, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
+ Storyline(s) on both characters is done very well.
= It is however odd how I found the boy ninja's story to be noticeably harder. It''s not really a bad thing, it's just kinda weird.
+ The game plays as a Hack and slash RPG and is done beautifuly!
- The game almost feels too simple and to me feels like it should cost $30 & feels like it should be available on the Xbox Live Market Place.
Overall the game is fun and awesome, but personally I would wait for a good sale price.
Do Not Pass This Game!
Samurai's and Ninja's on the Wii done right
posted by DaKhDude (NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV) Dec 21, 2009
Member since Feb 2007
Since it's an Action/RPG you'll be hacking and slashing with style to gain experience, soul, and spirit points. Your XP will be for growing levels and raising your stats, but your Spirits and Souls will be used for a different purpose. In your Forge option in your start screen you'll see a very large grid in which you can use your hard earned souls and spirits to purchase stronger swords. If you've played Final Fantasy X it's a bit reminiscent of the sphere grid, so a wrong turn here may mean you'll spend a bit more time grinding to be able to go back and get a sword you may have wanted earlier.
Now because of this ginormous grid and the countless amount of swords within your reach, there is a ton of replayability in the game, since you're going to want to unlock each and every sword. Why do I say that? Well, each character is given 3 separate and different endings to their side of the story. Without spoiling anything for you, you're going to want every sword in the game to get those endings.
Oh, and I have to mention that there are two controller schemes for you to choose from: the Wiimote and Nunchuk (no motion required) or the Gamecube controller. Both are easy to use and similar, but I went for the Gamecube. I don't know why, but prolonged usage of the Nunchuck make my fingers cramp up a bit.
As with the PS3, the Wii is lacking quality titles this year, so Muramasa is a great game to play - with its sheer beauty, fast paced action, and hours upon hours of replayability. Don't pass this one up.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade of awesome-ness!
posted by acra123 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Nov 30, 2009
Member since Jun 2007
.contols sometimes confusing
Very unique, but not everything I was expecting
posted by nmquinn (ELYRIA, OH) Nov 6, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
THIS GAME IS ASOME!!!
posted by dooger (SYRACUSE, NY) Nov 6, 2009
Member since Jul 2008
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)
posted by tmg2112 (DETROIT, MI) Nov 5, 2009
Member since Jul 2008
but i give it a nine
One of the Wiis best titles!!
posted by pkrockin (BOONES MILL, VA) Nov 3, 2009
Member since Apr 2008
Muramasa is 2d heaven
posted by danielb (Odessa, TX) Oct 23, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
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.
The Age of 2-D Video Games Has Risen
posted by vg2007 (SUGAR LAND, TX) Oct 22, 2009
Member since Jun 2006
Muramasa: The Demon Blade has two story arcs where you play either the female kunoichi, Princess Momohime, or the male ninja, Kisuke. Each character has its own deep storyline that at some moments intertwine with each other.
The only flaw with the storyline for each character is that you'll need some basic knowledge of Japanese mythology because most of the characters that appear in the game are based off of some myths and legends in Japanese history.
Press the A button to perform your standard sword blade attacks. And press the B button to unleash your special attack which varies depending which swords you equipped. Press the C button to switch between blades. You can only equip up to three blades at once.
When using blades, each blade has a meter which can allow you to perform special attacks, auto-defend, etc. When your blade's meter runs out, your blade will break. During that moment, switch the broken blade with another one in your arsenal.
Each blade will repair itself and replenish its own meter when it is placed in its sheath.
The main aspect of the game is the HUGE amount of blades you can collect. There are a total of 100 blades you can collect in the game, and some blades can only be unlocked by completing the other story arc.
There are two types of blades: short and long blades.
Short blades are fast and easy to use. But they lack strength and break easily.
Long blades are powerful and last longer but slow to use.
The design of the game is just breathtaking as if you are watching a Japanese oil painting in motion.
Voice acting is top-notch with emotion and devotion.
Muramasa: The Demon Blade is an excellent game for the Wii. Though it is rather short, you will play hours upon hours, making it a must-have for any Wii owner!
posted by oblonglego (RICHLAND, WA) Oct 8, 2009
Member since May 2007