|Submitted by Mike Montgomery |
(Jan 19, 2005)
My Score - 10/10
How come more people aren't playing this game?! It's one of the rare beat-'em-ups that doesn't get boring. It's also a great partner to the Dynasty Warriors series.
You play as a warrior during the Sengoku Jidai era of Japan (my favourite era), and can either create your own custom character, or choose from historic ones such as Magoichi (another favourite)
As you advance through the game, learning lots of Japanese history as you play, you unluck new characters and abilities, as well as being able to level- up your current one. Providing you have them, you can equip your character with up to 5 items from your inventory, and by playing on harder difficulties, you can receive ones that would make any warrior proud. Then you're straight off to the battle field where you use your skills and techniques to dispose of thousands of enemy troops. The maps are very large and fun, as well as accurately re-constructed.
I do warn you, however, that this game is extremely addictive and took over my life for a couple of weeks after it was bought
The graphics are very smooth and clean thanks to the new software Koei are using, as well as the music being perfect! Lets face it - this game is great
If you're not into Beat-'em-ups, I still recommed trying this one, as the leveling up and learning of new abilities, plus the customizing, gives it an RPG feel.
A most perfect game by my standards!