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Samurai Legend Musashi – Consumer Guide

Mike Bracken's picture

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Violence

Parents will undoubtedly notice that this game has earned a Teen rating for blood and gore, but I have to wonder if the ratings board played the same game I did. Yes, there is some blood, but it's not really human blood. It's robot blood mostly. As far as violence goes, this game isn't particularly memorable for its carnage. Players hack up robots with swords—I guess that's violent. At any rate, this is one of the Teen games that could be played by a younger gamer.

Fans of the original Brave Fencer Musashi will most likely be disappointed. This game just isn't as fun as that cult favorite, nor does it have the same quirky sense of humor that made the original game so memorable. This is like Brave Fencer Musashi—with all the cool stuff sucked out of it.

Casual gamers may find something to like about the game, but even then most of the negatives will outweigh the positives as they advance. This isn't a bad game, just a bland one. You don't have to play a hundred games a month to see that.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers can enjoy Musashi thanks to full subtitling throughout. They'll miss out on the music (which may be the game's one saving grace), but they'll also not have to endure the horrific voice-acting. That's a trade I'd take any day.

Category Tags
Platform(s): PS2  
Developer(s): Square Enix  
Publisher: Square Enix  
Genre(s): Adventure/Explore  
ESRB Rating: Teen (13+)  
Articles: Game Reviews  

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