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The Wii game you've all been waiting for!,
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This review is from: Muramasa: The Demon Blade - Nintendo Wii (Video Game)You know that awesome hardcore Wii game you've been waiting for to get your blood pumping like back in the good old days?
The Wii game that provides a level of excitement that you have yet to feel while playing your Nintendo Wii?
Well, my friends, I have discovered that game, and it's name is, "Muramasa: The Demon Blade"
Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a 2D Side Scrolling Action RPG made exclusively for the Nintendo Wii.
And although Muramasa is a 2D game, it has by far the most impressive visuals I've ever seen on Wii! And I've played Fragile & The Conduit!
So much detail is put into every little thing on the screen, and the back grounds are bursting with color!
Muramasa is not just a game, it's a work of art!
The action is fast-paced and exciting, so much so that it made my heart race in a way that it hasn't since the N64 days!
You use the Wiimote & Nunchuk, Classic Controller, or GCN Controller to move your character and pull off dazzling moves with grace, precision, & lightning speed!
No Motion Controls here, just good old-fashioned button pressing.
At first glance, Muramasa would appear to be a Button Masher, but it's actually quite the opposite...
Battles in Muramasa require a lot of strategy & precise timing, you won't get very far if all you do is mash the buttons wildly.
Muramasa has 3 modes in all...
And Shigurui (Super Hard) *Unlocked by beating the game on Shura, In this mode, you only have 1 HP!
There are 2 Playable characters, Kisuke (Male) & Momohime (Female) each has their own unique story, swords, & bosses!
The game requires multiple playthroughs to view everything, but don't let that turn you off! Muramasa is so insanely entertaining that you'll want to play it over many times as both characters.
Muramasa also has over 100 different blades within the game to collect, but much like the characters story, it requires multiple playthroughs to obtain them all.
Muramasa is also fully voiced in the original Japanese language, with English Subtitles. No poor-quality English Dubbing here!
There's also an option to switch off the Voices if you find them too distracting.
The game includes no cut scenes, every character you speak with in the entire game has full voiced dialogue.
Music in Muramasa consists of beautiful classic Japanese instrumentals which serves to further immerse the player into the atmosphere of the game.
The only slight draw-backs to Muramasa is that it's Single Player only, and it would've been awesome if there had've been some 2 Player Co-op thrown in.
Also, translation isn't word for word, it's basically just the gist of what the characters are saying.
Many reviewers have also complained about alot of back-tracking, but they obviously were unaware of the "Bronze Mirror" item which allows you to warp back to the last Save Point you visited.
Otherwise, Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a truly breath-taking Wii game and the most entertaining one I've ever played!
I literally couldn't stop grinning while I was playing!
Please go out and buy a copy, (rent it 1st if you have any doubts) it's clear that Vanilla Ware & Ignition put alot of work into this game, and this game deserves to sell well and let the developers know when they've done something right.
It's not everyday that you play a 3rd Party Wii game that it's clear the developer worked really hard on, and Muramasa is the 1st Wii game I've ever played with this extensive amount of effort weaved into every fiber & detail of the game from the visuals to the combat system.
Muramasa is a classic in every sense of the word, and has earned it's place as a shining example of what can be achieved on the Wii with a little effort.
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Initial post: Sep 21, 2009 3:15:14 AM PDT
B. Torrejon says:
"Also, translation isn't word for word, it's basically just what the characters are saying verbatim."
Verbatim IS word for word!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009 9:05:04 AM PST
Poe the Ghost says:
Oops, my bad. Thanks for pointing out my mistake, I've corrected it.
Posted on May 4, 2011 11:54:05 AM PDT
BX Lounger says:
I bought this game not too long ago and it was worth it. Your review was spot on.
This game needed more exposure to the Wii gamer audience.
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