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Desc:DANCE! or DIE!
Category:Video Games
Tags:Rave, samurai, PSX, musashi, Squaresoft
Submitted:candyheadrobot
Date:08/13/12
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Old_Zircon
The ending.
Anaxagoras
I think "rave" has officially joined words like "hipster" and "autistic" in the realm of "words that have lost all meaning".
Riskbreaker
Anyone played the sequel? I love this game, but i heard the sequel is crap, which wouldn't surprise me considering how Square hit the bottom of the barrel after they went bankrupt with the Aliens, ahem, i mean, final fantasy movie.
candyheadrobot
The sequel doesn't have the charm of the original, a la characters in the hub and the like, but it's still pretty fun imho.

RocketBlender
The sequel was absolute pain. It was part of that 'shitty PS2 Sequels' Phase that square went through, along with Dawn of Mana (the only Mana title with one weapon).

Musashi himself wasn't as cool, neither were the other characters, the controls were pretty loose, and the entire things was pretty much just a boring mindless slasher with the occasional platforming area made more frustrating than needed by shitty controls. The point where I stopped playing was an escort mission combined with crappy platforming. For the record, I'm a diehard platform game fan, it's not that this game has platforming that threw me off, it's that the platforming sucked.

If you missed out on it, Threads of Fate (5 bucks on PSN) is the closest Square ever got to a real follow up to BFM. It was pretty fun to play, too.

5 Stars for Brave Fencer Musashi. This was seriously one of my favorite games. Extra invisistars for the little tune the player did at the end before leaving.

candyheadrobot
I'll go ahead and second RB's statements, I'm a big fan of hack n' slash, so I enjoyed Legend Musashi for that and the animation. On the note of Threads of Fate (which is indeed awesome), the composer actually worked on Samurai Legend. The only other game I played on PS2 that was similar to the feel of Musashi, was Shining Force EXA. I never got to finish it, but the action rpg gameplay, along with the character archetypes were really reminiscent.

Riskbreaker
I like Threads of Fate too, sadly we don't get games like these anymore :/

candyheadrobot
Far and few between yeah, last games I played even close to this was between Valkyria Chronicles and Odin Sphere (I use the word close loosely here). I still like what Platinum Games puts out, along with Suda51's stuff, but I haven't seen a game this lighthearted and fun to play in a long time.

Riskbreaker
It's because now games has to be super "serious" and what not, with demons, space marines, super soldiers and some roid-rage bald guy killing greek gods for kicks. Comedy is absent from the world of games these days.

candyheadrobot
Yeah, it seems like The Dark Knight as a film, did to video games and movies what Watchmen did to comics. Everything is so realistic, and black humored, and GGG (grim, gritty, grimy). Granted, I'm always going to love MGS, but I like playing Jumping Flash a whole lot too.

This is a big deal for me with Capcom, as I've been dying for another MegaMan Legends; it would have been fantastic to have that game on a new system, but once again, business wins out over creativity and now we get nothing. I need to kidnap a bunch of Japanese programmers and force them to make a game with me, I'd probably be inadvertently treating them better than the companies they work for.

Udderdude
Back when they could get away with pre-rendered sprites for half the game's assets, because the resolution was still so low (320x240).
Spider Jerusalem
I think this game has my favorite BGM.
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