Monday, April 19, 2010

Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Muramasa: The Demon Blade 
From Ignition Entertainment Ltd
source : amazon.com

A Video games Review, Muramasa The Demon Blade is a games for Nintendo Wii.

A number of cursed blades exist throughout the world. Blades that thirst for blood the moment they’re drawn. Even those blades thought to be holy slowly become corrupted over time as they are used in hatred and drenched in blood. Those who wield these blades slowly become homicidal. The curses laid on these blades are said to condemn those who use them to tragic and untimely deaths.

It is in the Genroki era, a period of time in which the shogun Tsumayoshi Tokogawa reigned, that the force of the damned began to emerge, threatening the peace and prosperity that had long existed in the world. The cursed blades became the focus of the greed, self-righteousness, and arrogance of those who’d gain possession of them, and inevitably it was these conflicting desires that led to war. 

As the flames of chaos and disaster spread, denizens from the netherworld were dragged into the confusion as not only the evil spirits were summoned by the swords, but the Dragon and Demon Gods as well. How will the destinies of those drawn to these cursed blades unfold?

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #864 in Video Games
  • Brand: Ignition Entertainment
  • Model: 80917
  • Published on: 2009-08-31
  • Released on: 2009-09-08
  • ESRB Rating: Teen
  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .61" h x 5.39" w x 7.57" l, .27 pounds

Features

  • Three progressively more difficult game modes: Unmatched Mode, Carnage Mode and Insane Death Mode.
  • A unique action RPG, from the makers of Odin Sphere, with a story pulled from Japanese mythology.
  • Entrancing 2D animation with the look of beautiful hand-drawn watercolor painting.
  • Playable characters including a male ninja or female kunoichi, both possessing a wide variety of ninja skills necessary for progression through the levels in not only side-scrolling fashion, but vertical progression elements as well.
  • Controller support for both the Wii Remote and the Nintendo Classic Controller.
The creators of the acclaimed PlayStation 2 hit, Odin Sphere, return with the single player, action RPG, Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Steeped in the ancient mythology of Japan, Muramasa: The Demon Blade tells a tale of possessed souls, forgotten pasts and unimaginable destinies. A Wii exclusive, filled with expertly hand animated graphics and gameplay that transitions seamlessly between player-controlled elements and story sequences it is an adventure only to be experienced on the Wii.

Story
This adventure unfolds during feudal Japan's Genroku era, a volatile time marked by warring factions and grave civil unrest under the shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa. The power-hungry shogun yearns to collect an array of legendary swords, but these blades carry a terrible curse-each one thirsting for blood the moment it's drawn. Those who wield these blades slowly become homicidal, and are destined to a tragic and untimely death.

Two Heroes are thrust into this treacherous climate-Kisuke, a brave young lad who's lost his memory, and Momohime, a lithe female ronin possessed by a dark spirit. They must venture across the dangerous countryside, in a race to collect the swords before the vile shogun can reach them. Watch as the destinies of those drawn to these cursed blades unfolds, as dragon and demon gods from the underworld appear to challenge those who wield them. Who will you encounter? Friend or foe? Find out in Muramasa: The Demon Blade.

Playable Characters
In Muramasa: The Demon Blade players have their choice of two playable characters: the renegade ninja, Kisuke, and the princess turned kunoichi, Momohine. These are their stories.

Kisuke
A ninja with no memory and hounded by a dark unknown past, Kisuke inexplicably finds himself a fugitive, chased for a crime he doesn't remember. He only knows that he must find a certain "katana" and that despite his best intentions, battle seems to follow wherever he goes.   

Momohime
Described by her subjects as "beautiful as a flower and pure as snow," Momohime is a princess of Narukami. But when a dark spirit visits her castle Momohime's idyllic life is changed forever. Forced against her will, she leaves behind everything she knows in a quest for the cursed demon swords.

Gameplay
In Muramasa: The Demon Blade players are given the choice to take on the role of either Kisuke or Momohime as they set off in different directions with the goal of collecting as many katana (swords) as possible. Swords are categorized in groupings defined by the weapon's levels of power and agility. Each Katana also is imbued with a specific attack technique that players will utilize in the different, progessively more difficult game modes. Modes include: Unmatched Mode, designed for character leveling; Carnage Mode, an advanced action mode; and Insane Death Mode, which as its name implies is a very advanced mode and is only available to players who have cleared Carnage Mode.

Key Game Features
  • A unique action RPG, from the makers of Odin Sphere, with a story pulled from Japanese mythology.
  • Entrancing 2D animation with the look of beautiful hand-drawn watercolor painting.
  • Playable characters including a male ninja or female kunoichi, both possessing a wide variety of ninja skills necessary for progression through the levels in not only side-scrolling fashion, but vertical progression elements as well.
  • Controller support for both the Wii Remote and the Nintendo Classic Controller.
  • Three progressively more difficult game modes: Unmatched Mode, Carnage Mode and Insane Death Mode.
  • A large variety of play environments featuring optional challenge stages and mini-games throughout.
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