- Platform: PlayStation
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
- Sword-fighting action game
- Smooth, highly detailed graphics
- Large-scale continuous fighting environment
- Six characters and eight weapons to choose
- For 1 or 2 players
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Bushido Blade (PS1 Black Label)
A compelling story and amazing graphics aren't all that make this title a must-have. Bushido Blade completely redefines the genre of fighting games and does it with panache. There are six fighters, eight weapons and one winner-takes-all round of the fiercest combat you've ever seen in a video game.
Top Customer Reviews
Also I bought the most expensive option and I'm glad I did because it is the first fully complete ps1 game that I own and the disc is immaculate!
The main selling point for me was the fact that the characters respond realistically to being smashed over the head weith a huge sword - i.e. they bleed a lot, then die. Another excellent factor is the ability to run anywhere in the playing field. Whilst many other 'beat 'em ups' advertise their 3D playing fields, you can rarely run away from your opponent, let alone climb above them, then thrust a katana through their brain when they try to follow you, or jump down on them with a deadly swipe.
This style of play makes for incredibly tense battles, the like of which I have not found in any other game. Battles have lasted, for me, up to tens of minutes in which neither competitor makes a lunge, but instead sizes the other player up. One false move and it could all be over. In (less than) a second.
To counter the incredibly delicate nature of your character, the one-player game can only be adequately completed by following the 'Bushido Code' - that is, no stabbing in the back, whilst someone is talking, or whilst on the ground. This is much, MUCH harder than it sounds, especially when fighting a boss who is running around with a gun.
The one-player game is hindered slightly by some hilariously cliched narration by the voice actors, but it doesn't ruin it by any means.
The Bushido code takes a whole new masochistic dimension in survival mode, in which a hundred evil samurai attempt to kill you one after another. It takes a lot of will power not to simply stab them all in the back. To this day, I still haven't met a soul who has completed it.Read more ›