DescriptionGenji: Dawn of the Samurai is a third-person action role-playing game (RPG) set in medieval Japan around the 12th century. At the time, a clan called the Heishi has conquered most of Japan through supernatural means. These means refer to magical stones called the Amahagane which bring supernatural powers (called the Kamui) to the wearers. The hero of this saga is a young man called Yoshitsune, a samurai who also possesses an Amahagane. The game starts when young Yoshitsune is attacked by the Heishi as they are searching for other Amahagane stones. The fate of the world depends on those who controls these magical stones and at that moment, the Heishi seem invincible as they posses most Amahagane. Later in the story, the player acquire a second hero, the giant warrior monk Benkei, who also owns an Amahagane. The story then revolves around the struggles of these two unlikely heroes against the tyranny of the Heishi clan.
Gameplay is standard click-and-slash action. The player may either control Yoshitsune or Benkei in alternating turns. The unique side of this game is the use of the Amahagane, enabling the player unleash powerful blows at the enemy, particularly useful against multiple foes. The more powerful the Amahagane, the slower enemies become when the Amahagane is activated. Timing is of the essence as the player must attack at the exact moment indicated by the game or the move will fail.
There are no PlayStation 2 screenshots for this game.
- "Genji: The Legend Begins" -- European title
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The Press Says
|GamePro (US)||Sep 21, 2005||4.5 out of 5||90|
|GamingExcellence||Oct 18, 2005||8.9 out of 10||89|
|Game Informer Magazine||Oct, 2005||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Worth Playing||Oct 18, 2005||8.2 out of 10||82|
|PSX Extreme||Oct 17, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|Game Vortex||2005||80 out of 100||80|
|Game Informer Magazine||Oct, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|Gamers.at||Jan 13, 2006||79 out of 100||79|
|Gamezine||Oct 16, 2005||15 out of 20||75|
|Gaming Target||Dec 23, 2005||7.3 out of 10||73|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Genji Game Group.||3||DANIEL HAWKS ! (1910)
Jan 05, 2009
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Related Web Sites
- Genji: Dawn of the Samurai (Official game website)
- Wikipedia: Genji: Dawn of the Samurai (Information about Genji: Dawn of the Samurai at Wikipedia )