Pros: Characters and environments look amazing; animation is very well done; variety of different environments to fight in; good story that keeps players interested.
Cons: Clunky controls; bad camera makes battles harder at times; Yoshitsune is the only character worth using in combat; tilt sensing functionality feels rather tacked on; voice acting could use some work.
Excerpt: One of the most exciting things about first-party launch titles is that they're usually the prettiest looking titles of the bunch. Games like Halo, Super Mario 64, and Sony's most recent, Resistance, have shined as launch titles. It's those launch games that give you your first tiny impression of a console's power, and it's often an in-house studio that's responsible for it. Genji: Days of the Blade fits that very same mold of being a good looking launch title..
Excerpt: review that a mediocre game is a dangerous thing -- more dangerous than something that's just outright terrible. The problem is that you're never really sure if the game will get any better, and since it never gets any worse, you end up playing far too much of it to know. Most dangerous of all, however, is the game that There's nothing like marveling at a game that quite honestly blurs the line between CG and real-time graphics (a couple of times I was convinced...
Summary: Insgesamt beweist Genji: Days of the Blade einmal mehr, dass eine überaus ansprechende Präsentation leider noch lange kein spassiges Erlebnis garantiert. Zwar offeriert das Spiel einige Ansätze, um die in die Jahre gekommene Spielmechanik aufzufrischen, doch diese wirken unausgereift und sind nur selten von wirklichem Nutzen.
Excerpt: In un vastissimo mare di cronaca videoludica recente, noi di Gamestorm vogliamo prenderci una breve licenza , accingendoci a scrivere su di un videogioco non più tanto recente, sbarcato su PS3 più di un anno fa. Il riferimento è a Genji: Days of the Blade , action game che ci vedrà protagonisti della dinastia guerriera Genji nell'arudo compito di difendere con onore e destrezza le potenti spade ormai da tempo in mani pacifiche.