Reviews and Problems with Genji: Dawn of the Samurai
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Genji: Dawn of the Samurai by Sony
5 March 2013
Summary: All in all, Genji: Dawn of the
Samurai is a fun, though not particularly remarkable, game. The decidedly
theatrical style and awesome focus mode will keep fans of the genre happy,
but the simplistic combat and short campaign won't have you coming back
to it any time soon.
Excerpt: From legendary game creator Yoshiki Okamoto (who gave us Onimusha, Devil May Cry and Resident Evil) comes a tale of brutal violence and beautiful legend set against the historical backdrop of the Samurai genesis… With this sentence, the promo talk on the back of Genji’s cover starts and for once it...
Excerpt: Chances are when you see a character roaming around a game screen with a sword, nine times out of ten any action that follows will degenerate into a mindless hack and slash where you swing your weapon at anything that moves. Not too surprising, right? I mean, just about anyone can swing a sword.
Excerpt: In September 2005, Sony Computer Entertainment America released Genji: Dawn of the Samurai on the PlayStation 2 console. To be honest, the game reminds me of the Chinese action film, Hero , starring Jet Li, with its beautiful scenery and fast-paced heavy action.
Excerpt: Genji: Dawn of the Samurai does not disappoint visually. Simply saying the game is beautiful is an understatement, as the game looks incredible, especially in motion. Backgrounds take the pre-rendered route with a few animations thrown in to give them life.
Excerpt: Genji is one of those games that are striking from the outset. The introductory movie, complete with action, death, war, a beautiful soundtrack and an interesting plot, sets out the game’s stall, and whilst in-game, the quality of the presentation stays at the same high level.
Excerpt: Odds are, if you could suck the DNA out of an Onimusha game and splice it with the genetic code you lifted from Sega's Shinobi , the resultant offspring would look a lot like Genji: Dawn of the Samurai.