I did enjoy this game but there just didn't seem like there was enough there. Let me elaborate. The stylized backgrounds and enemies work beautifully together to make this one of the most colorful and wonderous looking games on the wii. The story comes in two parts as two different playable characters and is rather lengthy for an action game like this. Muramasa does deliver an easy to learn combat system and does have RPG elements that let you level up and build upon a tree of swords, but these elements are both flawed in my opinion. First of all the combat system is far too easy and feels more like button mashing. Plus the special move that you get with every sword is very weak and surprisingly not very visually stimulating. Most of the time I found that mashing the A button and changing directions is all I needed to beat every single opponent. For an action RPG I would think the action would be more complicated. Second the RPG elements are weak. Strength and Vitality are the only two attributes you can level up and the only thing that these attributes effect is what sword you can use. Swords very in attack points and one extra element that usually just increases your strength or vitality. So you level up just to be stronger attacking and have more life. I know its an RPG lite but this is a little too lite. Bottom line is that this will only appeal to some. I consider myself a hardcore gamer and I felt that there just wasn't enough substance here to keep me playing.
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)