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This game was HORRIBLE, not at all what i expected. After the beginning i was lost, no sense of direction of what to do next. After prancing around aimlessly i gave up and put this worthless drink coaster back in it's envelope and sent it back to beloved gamefly, if i owned the game it would definitely make a detour to the bottom of my trash can.
when i got this game in the mail i was excited 2 play it because i used to play way of the samurai 2 on Ps2 and I loved it even though it was short. Well I started playing it and I got bored. haha The story is strung together so weakly when you play it you loose interest in it almost easily. The combat scheme is a little fun but it gets very repetitive. Now I'm not one of those people that talk alot of smack about a game I don't like. But I will say when I sent this one back it felt like I wasted a rent honestly. If your into these kinda games though I say go for it. Another man's or woman's trash is someone elses treasure.
I am still wondering if I am just missing something here, I really enjoyed the first game and was thinking this one would be a good too. When you start the game there's no real emphasis on anything it's just... mess around until you stumble onto something to do, and then choose to brandish your sword at inappropriate times if you feel like it. Chop people into tiny bits of the mood should strike or just listen to them yammer on about nothing in particular.
What a snore-fest!
I did end up joining with the ousted Clan and from there I was able to use the map to discern where the heck I was supposed to go... but once the conversation was had they just kept repeating themselves. Yup, I'm a member of this clan now, cool, so what should I do? The game expects you to know, it doesn't tell you, there no prompting you, it's just nose around until finally you discover the dude who doles out the quests.
This game is clunky and cumbersome and it doesn't have even close to the same sort of dramatic content as the first game. Even when I did find some sort of purpose it's just not as fun as it was on PS2, which is really too bad because it had huge potential. I think it's one of those games that you might like after putting a bunch of time into it and understanding the over-all mission of the game. Knowing where to go, and how to approach it is key and I think the developer expects you to have the power of clairvoyance or the patience of a elder monk meditating on a mountain peak.