Excerpt: The graphics for Bushido Blade 2 are done well. The characters seem to have a higher polygon count this time around, but they seem to come at the expense of the backgrounds. In the original version, the backgrounds were vast playfields that could be explored. In the heat of combat, players could run into a new area (after a brief load time) and enter a whole new locale. Bushido Blade 2 is noticeably dumbed down from its outstanding original.