The Last Blade 2: Heart of the Samurai Image

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  • Summary: More than a dozen Samurai blade masters are summoned to compete in a challenge that has only one victor - and no other survivors. The Last Blade 2 Heart of the Samurai recreates 1864 Japan in all its feudal glory . Players are swept into 1-on-1 death matches against the living and the dead in a quest to bring honor to their master's clan. Each character wields their favorite weapon with a deadly accuracy that is sure to leave the players breathless - all in a split second! Practice each of the lightning-quick moves to perfection, or else prepare to be counted amongst those slain in battle. Expand
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  1. 87
    The last 2D fighting game on the Dreamcast shined brilliantly like a newly polished blade.
  2. Thanks to its solid gameplay and stylized look, it holds up well enough, even three years after its debut on the NeoGeo.
  3. It's a piece of 2D history, and one that no DC owning fighting fan should be without.
  4. Obviously dated, lacking the elaborate stories and special modes of many current fighting games. Still, the gameplay covers up the inadequacies in most respects.
  5. Far from an awful game due to its relative depth and difficulty. It just doesn’t do anything we haven’t seen before.
  6. While the game seems to have lost some of its luster since coming out 3 years ago (cripe...I feel old...), it's still a solid fighting game.
  7. An excellent compromise between old-school SNK fighters and faster-paced, more fantastic Capcom titles on the DC today. [Oct 2001, p.148]
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. JacoboA.
    Oct 16, 2005
    Super great 2d game this is the most beautiful game that i ever played in my whole life!!!
  2. YoungK.
    Nov 15, 2001
    Gameplay is good, music's good, good atmosphere....who cares about little dated garphics. If u look at them carefully its detailed, looks better than capcom fighters to me. Expand
  3. Julio
    Aug 17, 2003
    I think it is a great 2D game, the characters looks really cool, the music its nice. If you are looking for an amazing samurai game this on it's what you are looking for. Expand