MacWorld writes: "You take on the role of film protagonist Raizo, an orphan taken in by the Ozunu Clan. Without having seen the movie, I found the story to be vague and confusing at times, but it's more or less filled in with plenty of dramatic interludes and on-screen prompts that help you understand the context of the battles.
The graphics may be the best part, with animation resembling a noir, Frank Miller-esque comic book world-think Sin City in Japan. The heavy metal soundtrack completes the ambiance. It's clear that the developers spent a lot of time and money making the game look good, but unfortunately seemed to have forgotten to make it playable. Unintuitive controls and a dramatic difficult curve mar this promising title."