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Kengo: Legend of the 9
5.1 out of 10

Kengo: Legend of the 9

Play as any of nine real samurai warriors from history: Musash Read more

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Overall 3
3.0

Kengo: Legend of the 9

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Your first environmental kill, Head-to-head with a friend, Bushido Blade - try it!
  • Cons: Poor fighting mechanics, Idiot enemies, Bland everything
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Kengo: Legend of the 9

True achievements
9 April 2008
  • Conclusion: You will hate it at first, but try to understand the gameplay and at least try it a few more times... but you'll probably still hate it. Personally, I think my brain gradually shuts down while I play this game. This isn't the first game to do that, and I dubbed this the "Monster Madness" effect, for obvious reasons.
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Overall 5
4.8
Design 4
4.0
Gameplay 6
6.0

Kengo: Legend of the 9

GameTrailers
23 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Ancient Japanese samurai were known for their sharp blades and distinct fighting style. A select few were so skilled that they took on mythic status, with tales of their deeds passed down through generations. Kengo: Legend of the Nine, the latest game in the series, lets players take on the roles of such historical figures as Musashi Miyamoto and Yagyu Jubei, and attempts to recreate their sword techniques in a series of life or death duels.
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Overall 6
6.0

Xbox 360 Review - 'Kengo: Legend of the 9'

WorthPlaying
23 October 2007
  • Summary: In feudal Japan, it was kill or be killed for the samurai. Kengo: Legend of the 9, known in Europe as Kengo Zero, lets you battle as one of nine famous samurai warriors while mastering expert techniques to gain an advantage over your foes. Become a Kengo Master as you fight your way through lush, high-definition Japanese environments.
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Kengo: Legend of the 9 Review

GamerNode
28 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Kengo: Legend of the 9 is a game whose premise has massive potential, but unfortunately seems to have fallen just short in terms of gameplay. There are some very good ideas here, such as 9 different characters with interweaving stories, counter attacks, environmental kills, a tree of skill upgrades, and a handful of gameplay modes. Unfortunately the final product doesn’t come together as perfectly as all those features might lead you to believe.
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Overall 3
3.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
25 September 2007
  • Summary: It overstates the case a fair bit to call Kengo: Legend of the 9 a game. While this latest addition to the minigenre of Japanese swordfighting comes in a retail box and is priced right up there with other new releases for the Xbox 360, it feels more like a proof-of-concept demo than something that developer Genki actually expects people to buy.
  • Pros: Nice slice of Japanese history/mythology, Pretty level art
  • Cons: Monotonous missions, Shallow combat, Dimwitted enemy artificial intelligence
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Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 3
3.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 6
6.0
Control 4
4.0
Replay value 6
6.0

Kengo Legend of the 9

Xbox Evolved
17 September 2007
  • Summary: I wish I could write more about the game, but there really isn’t much to say. You have a few different story lines and a slice of variety, but there isn’t anything here that screams Xbox 360 titles, and especially nothing in the title to have you coming back for more. Achievement addicts and fans of the series from PlayStation 2 might find it to be a treat, but otherwise don’t waste your time.
  • Pros: There are nine characters to beat it with.
  • Cons: It gets repetitive, boring, and shallow.
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Xbox 360 Preview - 'Kengo: Legend of the 9'

WorthPlaying
24 August 2007
  • Summary: In feudal Japan, it was kill or be killed for the samurai. Kengo: Legend of the 9, known in Europe as Kengo Zero, lets you battle as one of nine famous samurai warriors while mastering expert techniques to gain an advantage over your foes. Become a Kengo Master as you fight your way through lush, high-definition Japanese environments.
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Overall 7
7.4

Expert Review

3djuegos.com
29 March 2007