Excerpt: Brave Fencer Musashi was a title that went under the radar of most gamers. Those who snagged the PSOne game, however, were met with a platformer-RPG hybrid that was a diamond in the rough. Fast forward a hardware generation to today; Square-Enix announced a quasi-sequel to Brave Fencer Musashi with Musashi: Samurai Legend, keeping the character's name and ability to copy enemy moves, but putting him in a whole new body with a rather psychedelic environment.
Excerpt: One of Square Enix’s biggest surprises as of late was the announcement of Musashi: Samurai Legend at E3 last year. The sequel to the Playstation action/RPG Brave Fenser Musashi , this new adventure promises vast improvements over the original, so fans should keep their eyes open.
Excerpt: E3, by its very nature, is often a place filled with surprises. When game developers get together to show off all the new products they've been working on during the course of the past year, there are bound to be things that never blipped on the gaming public's radar. Some of these surprises can be great and unexpected; some can be disappointing (expecting a company's "secret game" to be one title then finding out it's something entirely different is a fine example of...
Excerpt: According to ESRB , this game contains: Blood and Gore, Violence Parents will undoubtedly notice that this game has earned a Teen rating for blood and gore, but I have to wonder if the ratings board played the same game I did. Yes, there is some blood, but it's not really human blood. It's robot blood mostly. As far as violence goes, this game isn't particularly memorable for its carnage. Players hack up robots with swords—I guess that's violent.
Excerpt: It’s been six years in the making, but Musashi finally has a sequel. The original game (which we jokingly refer to as the free game that came with the Final Fantasy VIII demo) gained cult status alongside other games like Einhander that were released by Squaresoft (as they were known then) in the late 90’s. After spending about twelve hours with Musashi Samurai Legend, I’m honestly a little disappointed.
Excerpt: I have to admit I’m not the biggest fan of manga and anime, though I do appreciate the skill of it, so when faced with lines like the above (which I was before even the game’s title screen) I tend to roll my eyes a little. Despite some imaginative touches like cities built on the backs of flying whales, Square Enix’s Musashi sticks to clichéd story formulas and characters.
Excerpt: The year is 1998, and PlayStation owners are introduced to Brave Fencer Musashi, a fast paced action platformer. The wild haired, diminutive dual sword-wielding samurai managed to stand out from the other mascot driven titles thanks to his special abilities. In particular, Musashi could turn his opponent’s attacks against them by absorbing their abilities through his weapons.