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Bushido Blade 2 (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  ZombieDepot (45)
Written on  :  Jul 31, 2002
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

A decent sequel to a revolutionary fighting game

The Good

Bushido Blade 2 is a very unique game, what I liked best about it was the fact that there were no life bars, no "super-power" energy attacks, and no square shaped rings. The lack of those standard fighting game elements makes it really refreshing to play, plus it has tons of modes to keep you occupied for a long while.

The Bad

I found quite a lot of things wrong with this game. For one, it's way too easy to kill people, which takes a lot away from the duels feeling at all cinematic. The levels are a lot smaller than they were in the first, and a lot less interactive. The plot line unfolds like it's taken from a clich├ęd children's cartoon, and the characters are just arrogant and power grubbing with no dimension.

The Bottom Line

Bushido Blade 2 is a decent sequel to a revolutionary fighting game, and is fun for a few days, but starts to get stale once you notice the massive amount of bugs, unlock every character, and notice how easy it is to kill your opponent with just one attack. A fun game, but not anything that anyone must have.