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Genji:Days of the Blade
on 16 October 2007
Having purchased the PS3 only very, very recently i didn't know what to expect. Genji, i'm happy to say is a game worthy of getting. Although it is inevitably a hack n slash game there are more refined points to it. I believe that Genji mirrors Oblivion in terms of environment as everything is beautifully created. There are unlockables available which i shan't mention so as not to spoil it for the gamers out there which adds to playability/gameplay.
A disappointing point would have to be the combat system. Though moves are again beautifully and gracefully produced, smooth and pretty life like with no jumping or glitching, there seems to be no system. A system that rivals that of maybe Devil May Cry 1 + 3 would push this game up to 5 stars easily. Unfortunately you end up repeating the same combo over and over, though this can be changed with a quick flick of the analog stick either forwards or to the side.
This game is challenging, make no mistake and very addictive. There is plenty that goes on in the world of Genji to keep you occupied. Enemies do respawn at many points throughout levels.
Though it is a hack n slash game there are times where tactics have to be implemented, down to the best character to do the job, and in particular inflicting damage on the stronger oppponents like the juggernauts. There are many different pickups and the character enhancing system is pretty good. However you can only increase the damage done by the weapons and as far as I can see can't get new moves.
I would say that this game is well worth a go, maybe it's a better idea to rent it first as there are a fair few gamers out there who wouldn't like the hack n slash gameplay. Yes it does sometimes seem like a button mashing exercise but there are finer points which can be enjoyed by the most cynical of gamers.
Give it a go!