Next-generation consoles exist to deliver game experiences the previous generation could never deliver. That's their sole purpose in this life. So when a game comes along offering a strange mix of cutting-edge visuals but also tired gameplay, one can't help but feel a little cheated. Such is the case with Genji: Days of the Blade, the first PS3 entry in the series that started on the PS2 in 2005.
Everything from character animation and environments to the menu system benefits from a high degree of polish.
Highly detailed character models and slick animation blends with spectacular locales and overall design.
While it sounds very good, the score is somewhat limited. Also, the voicework could use a tad of refinement.
The awesome presentation can't hide dying gameplay mechanics.
7.0 Lasting Appeal
It's a lengthy game, though gameplay gets repetetive after a while.
6.0 Passable OVERALL
(out of 10 / not an average)