Reviews and Problems with Muramasa: The Demon Blade
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Muramasa the Demon Blade
19 September 2014
Excerpt: Muramasa: The Demon Blade, being published by Ignition Entertainment, is a hack-and-slash side-scrolling game that harkens back to the mythical and classical period in Japanese history. With a very anime-esque artistic styling, the characters jump off the screen as very dynamic and unique.
Summary: Muramasa is a supermodel holding a cardboard sword – a gorgeous game that treats combat like a flimsy prop. Rarely are visuals a game’s main attraction, but Muramasa’s colorful backdrops and hypnotic flowing animations are its only attention stealers. The remainder of this experience is bogged down with energy-sapping gameplay design. Roughly half of this quest is dedicated to backtracking across the same areas to reach previously locked-off areas.
Summary: Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a visually stunning game, with a great art style that influences everything in the game. The controls work perfectly, but while the battles are stylish and smooth, they aren’t as engaging as you might hope they would be. There’s not much of a challenge except for on the unlockable hard difficulty level. Still, it’s pretty and fun and that’s what’s important.
Summary: Parents need to know that this action/platformer is filled with violence and themes best suited for a slightly older audience. Players spend most of their time in battle against villainous ninjas and spirits. They use a variety of bladed weapons to attack, but there is no blood; enemies disappear in puffs of colorful smoke. When damaged, our heroes imbibe alcoholic beverages to restore health.
Summary: " Muramasa The Demon Blade " is one of those games which looks great but is let down by some uninspiring gameplay. At first I was pretty impressed with the overall game and in particular the fact that it had a nice retro feel and did not try to utilise the gimmicky controls.
Excerpt: It’s a very rare situation when I can safely say that a Nintendo Wii game is without a doubt one of the best looking games I’ve ever played. It’s also an even rarer situation when said game plays well too. Muramasa: The Demon Blade is the third title from Japanese developer Vanillaware and the first one for the Nintendo Wii.