Fragland writes: "Compared with the original game Red Steel 2 has undergone quite a transformation and it does will for the title. We're no longer with the Yakuza in a semi-realistic setting but in a cartoony version of the Wild West. You play as some exile who returns to his home town but gets a rather nasty welcome from some vandals. Also your family has disappeared and it's up to you to return the peace to the village. This story, however, is little more than a cover for the essence of the game: sword fighting."