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Genji: Days Of The Blade

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Lisa Lippard
Mar 7, 2007
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Last year, when Genji: Dawn of the Samurai debuted on the PS2, it became a hit with it's incredibly beautiful environments, great fighting, and an inspired storyline loosely based on Japanese historical events. For the second game in the series, Genji: Days of the Blade, developers take the game to new heights by jumping to the PS3 to become one of the first set of games released for the new, next-gen console.

Taking advantage of the new technology, Genji: Days of the Blade once again delves into the sweeping historical landscape of feudal Japan to pick up the story three years after the end of Dawn of the Samurai. Yoshitsune's continuing adventure provides gamers with plenty of action in small fights with just a few enemies to enormous battles on both land and sea with hundreds of warriors at a gamer's command. Two new characters are introduced to bring the total number of playable characters to four, and like all good character sets, each come with their unique fighting skills. Each of the characters can be swapped in or out anytime during gameplay to maximize a gamer's chance to defeat the enemies at hand. In bigger battles, it's possible to use all four characters to string together team-based fighting combos for devastating damage attacks to wipe out loads of enemies or to help take down a powerful warrior in a boss battle.

As in the first game, detailed environments come to life to create incredible backgrounds for the action at hand. Yoshitsune's world expands greatly in Days of the Blade, and there are formidable battles to tackle like the famous naval battle of Dannoura, and the huge land-based attacks on horseback at Ichinotani. Genji: Days of the Blade has much to live up to, but with the powerful PS3 console backing it up, gamers won't be disappointed in the intense action and gameplay the sequel has to offer.

Rating4 / 5
ConsolePS3 exclusive
PublisherSony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Hot4 playable characters, more game play time, gorgeous environments
NotFeudal Japan isn't fun for everyone
By Lisa Lippard
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