Musashi: Samurai Legend

Format: PS2

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Age Restrictions: 12+
09 September 2005

The journey begins when Princess Mycella summons Musashi across space and time to save her people from danger. As a stranger in a new world, Musashi finds intrigue and adventure as he hones his battle skills to defeat a sinister nemesis. All-new battle systems contribute to non-stop action. Musashi can focus his energy to learn his opponents' techniques, allowing him to give enemies a taste of their own medicine. And this time Musashi can not only pick up allies and enemies but also wield them in combat to devastating effect...

Musashi: Samurai Legend is an interesting game. You play Musashi, a slightly odd character with a bizarre hair style, who is on a quest to rid the world of mechanical monsters... or something like that.

Before you start proper, you are put through your paces by your trainer, Mew, who shows you how to use the basic controls. Then it's off on your first quest - to rescue the princess of the mystics. But, before you get to her you will have to slay a number of droids and killer robots.

While the game looks great, there is a slight issue with the repetitive gameplay. Although, the designers have tried to add a little variety by having our hero engage in some short vehicle levels - including a bike and futuristic hover vehicle. Also you can learn your enemies moves, and then copy them as part of your fighting technique - which is pretty interesting.

Then, there are the Boss sections of each level. To be honest, I thought this was the weakest aspect of the game. The main reason for this is that the camera angles used are pretty poor - meaning that occasionally you can't even see your character, which means almost instant defeat.

All in all, this is a game that is a gnat's breath away from being a damn good game. The animation is fluid and interesting and the music is pretty impressive too. It's just a shame that a little more time wasn't invested in making the gameplay more solid.

Nick Smithson

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