posted by rhythmguitarhv (SPRING BRANCH, TX) Mar 3, 2013
Member since Nov 2011
I was disappointed with this. There are several moves for your character, but the best one is crouch/block and spin. It got repetitive fast. After the first boss, you back track through the entire level. Then a clumsy map system begins to search for other levels to play. That was enough for me.
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From a gameplay standpoint, this game is relatively fun. Repetitive, but enjoyable. Graphics are the highlight here (not that there are too many other 2D beat 'em up type titles on the Wii, but still). RPG elements help you progress along the way and upgrading your swords in fun, but they probably could've done a lot more with your skills and advancement in terms of talents/abilities/moves/etc (Ex. Brave Fencer Mushashi).
This said, the story is where makes this game falls short - HARD. While the 2 character's stories are linked, it's super flakey and unless you know the real Japanese story behind this (apparently based on Japanese mythology?), you'll probably be as confused as I was. It wasn't until the end of the game that I finally figured out what they were going for.
Final word - Rent it if you want some mindless hack and action 2D action with pretty graphics. Avoid it if you're looking for anything else.