Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a perhaps the most stunning 2D work this generation. But from the moment the first screenshots were released, that much was obvious. Less certain was whether the gameplay could reach those same dizzying heights. When we first sampled Muramasa at TGS 2008, concerns were high that it would turn out to be very pretty but very dumb, nothing more than an attractive looking button basher. But that couldn't be further from the truth.