Here is another PSP game which I find pretty good. Last week while checking for some new games on some game sites I’ve found this one. What attracted me was the strange name. Is it a strange game too? Since out of the ordinary games appeal to me, I said to myself it would be a good idea to try this game too. And I am not sorry at all, I was surprised (although I’m used to the PSP and the kind of games it has).
After launching the game first you have music. Lots of it, it won’t stop at all until you exit the game. And you won’t . You have the option to turn it off, but it makes almost the entire atmosphere, making you want to send hundreds of enemies to heaven – or hell? You’ll get this change, don’t worry. If your idea of fun is to beat hundreds of enemies using hand-held weapons like a spear or a hammer? You’ve found the perfect game then, a lot of combos and special moves which require some kind of mana (I don’t remember how it’s called in the game) should do the trick. I said hundreds of enemies. I meant it literally, I’ve slayed in a stage over 500 enemies, so is not a joke.
But this is no pointless hack and slash game. There are only 3 main character types each with a particular fight style (technical, speed and strength), but you’ll unlock a lot of characters during the campaign and you’ll also have access to some features (you can call them upgrades if you like) – RPG style. I mean stats, bonuses and weapon improvements. After each battle you’ll have some points to spend for the improvements I’ve just mentioned or simply to boost character’s experience and thus character’s level.
Another interesting thing is the tactical aspect of this game, consisting in various objectives changing sometimes during the battle, you’ll have new allies when least expecting, and killing the officers – you can call them bosses if you want, because that’s what they are in fact – to put the enemy army on the run.
There are 4 different campaigns each containing about 10 stages each and also bonus secondary missions that will keep you playing for hours and hours in the quest for liberating the world from the Orochi. The story is not great and not that important but ads a little to the overall atmosphere. Not to be missed, 8.5 out of ten. Really nice!