Excerpt: Sumioni stood out the second I saw it because it appeared to blend traditional action platforming with Okami’s sumi-e art style and the paint brush-related aspects of its gameplay. I initially had high hopes for it given its great beauty and seemingly can’t-miss gameplay blending. Unfortunately, the final product disappoints and winds up failing to live up to the game’s theoretical potential.
Excerpt: Sumioni stood out the second I saw it because it appeared to blend traditional action platforming with Okami's sumi-e art style and the paint brush-related aspects of its gameplay. I initially had high hopes for it given its great beauty and seemingly can't-miss gameplay blending. Unfortunately, the final product disappoints and winds up failing to live up to the game's theoretical potential.
Summary: Sometimes, a good idea can only take you so far. A lot of people say that the hardest part of a project is coming up with the idea, and perhaps even laying the initial foundation. What happens when you have all of that; you nail the idea, you have a concrete foundation, and everything else fails to take shape? I will tell you what happens. You end up with something like Sumioni: Demon Arts. Developed by ACQUIRE, Corp.
Excerpt: Sumioni is, if nothing else, absurdly beautiful. People will be quick to compare it to games like Okami , a comparison that isn't without merit. But while Okami was comparable to post- Ocarina Zelda titles, Sumioni feels more like The Adventure of Link , for better or for worse. For me, it was better. The Adventure of Link was always my favorite title in the series, despite it being the black sheep.
Conclusion: Sumioni: Demon Arts is a beautiful looking game which can be enjoyed in short burst when you don’t have much time on your hands. If you didn’t look at creating various save files in order to see all six endings, you will find yourself playing through the game from the beginning several times, which will get very repetitive and tiresome. With a starting price point of $19.99 ($20), the likelihood of someone picking up this title for something a bit different is greater.
Summary: Sumioni: Demon Arts è un videogioco che ha saputo incuriosirci e stuzzicarci. L'action game bidimensionale ambientato all'epoca dei samurai propone una struttura non lineare e spinge il giocatore al perfezionismo per sbloccare nuovi livelli e visualizzare tutti i finali. Una struttura assolutamente non adatta a tutti, ma quanti riusciranno a padroneggiarla si troveranno dinnanzi un action game curioso e inusuale, impreziosito da un valido uso del touch screen.