Thanks to one of my Kombo friends, I picked up Muramasa: The Demon Blade a couple of weeks ago (and the guide), and have had some nice diversions from the Square Enix world with it. As much as I love Squenix, playing a KH game and a FF game at the same time can be overwhelming. I haven’t played much of it, because like FFX, Muramasa has been dubbed a weekender game. After playing for two weekends at about 90 minutes at a time, I’m already halfway through the game with one character. I haven’t decided if I’m going to play the other character as well, even though I could get more swords and see additional endings because the game is fun but repetitive.
I’ve only played for an hour at a time because that’s pretty much all I can take. The graphics are gorgeous, the story is interesting, but the scenery is all the same no matter what town in feudal Japan you visit. The combat is all action-arcade style, and I’ve never been able to play those type of games for very long. I can honestly see this as a game that I pick up every now and then to progress a little further, put down, and move on to something else. It may become my filler game while I’m waiting for other releases. Hehehe.
I do highly recommend this game, though, for fans of action-RPGs and anime/manga fans. I’m looking at you, Laura and Mike. It’s the closest I’ve been to playing an anime game without actually playing a real anime game such as the many iterations of Inuyasha, Naruto, and Bleach games.