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Bushido Blade 2

Moby ID: 3700
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Two samurai families who date back over eight hundred years have been feuding ever since the Gempei War, where the Kagami family sided with the Minamoto and ensured themselves a victory over their rivals, the Sue. Over the centuries since, the two families evolved into ninja clans, but their hatred of each other never faded. Now, in the 20th century, the Shainto, descendants of the Sue, are in a position to bring vengeance on the Narukagami.

Bushido Blade 2 takes place some time after the events in the original game, and is also a weapon fighting game without health bars, power displays, or over-the-top special maneuvers. The game features the Story Mode, Versus Mode and Slash mode present in the original game as well as a new tournament mode, where the two sides face each other with shinai and other bamboo weapons in a kendo like ring. Fighters have different styles (including some with two sword nito and iaijutsu styles) and there are many weapons to choose from (although the hammer has been replaced with the yari spear). The controls have changed somewhat, but stances are still in the game, as are one-hit kills if blows strike a sensitive part of the body.

Initially players can choose from six warriors, three from each clan. As progress is made in the story mode, supporting characters will be encountered. If beaten, those characters will become available for play in the game's other modes.

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  • ブシドーブレード 弐 - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 83% (based on 12 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.3 out of 5 (based on 22 ratings with 1 reviews)

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 clichéd 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.

PlayStation · by ZombieDepot (40) · 2002

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Game added by Ray Soderlund.

PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita added by Fred VT.

Additional contributors: Parf.

Game added April 5, 2001. Last modified June 16, 2023.