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  • Summary: Blood Will Tell is a modern day action epic adapted from the classic manga by Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy). Like the original manga, the game follows the adventures of Hyakkimaru, a samurai haunted by a shocking secret who embarks on a quest to uncover his past and regain his humanity. As a newborn baby he was robbed of every limb, every organ and even the ability to cry. He replaced his missing parts with weapons and departed on a quest to destroy the fiends who robbed his organs, hoping to regain his body and his future. Throughout the game, Hyakkimaru's friend Dororo is there to help and guide players and fight alongside Hyakkimaru. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. Offers a wonderfully enjoyable narrative with slick controls and an absence of any significant problems. Where it falls down is its particularly ordinary presentation, which given the stylish nature of many titles in the genre, won't do it any favours.
  2. A game that will keep anime fans very happy, and offers enough little features to keep gamers happy too.
  3. A decent samurai and sword action game based on Tezuka Osamu's Dororo manga. It is a little bit repetitive and the dated gameplay is disappointing. A few fun monsters, though. [Apr. 05]
  4. The action can get a little clumsy due to that bane of third-person games, an uncooperative camera. Despite this the gripping storyline should keep players battling all the way to the finale.
  5. There are scores of tiny, surprising, memorable reasons to like Blood Will Tell, and one big reason not to: the game can’t do them all justice. It’s as likely to aggravate as to amaze, and even if you appreciate its peculiar magic there are sections where that magic is spread so thin that it’s impossible not to fall out of its spell. [Dec 2005, p.109]
  6. 60
    Featuring little to no employment of special effects or lighting, some blocky character models, terrible lip-synch and a whole lot of flat, messy textures, Blood Will Tell: Tezuka Osamu's Dororo is rarely anything special in terms of graphics.
  7. Ultimately, the dated feel, dumb enemies and repetitive gameplay leave you wanting more. The blood is decent and Osamu Tezuka tells a great story, but the will to play just isn't there.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AdrianC.
    Feb 1, 2005
    Beautiful visuals and very good story gameplay is very fun.
  2. PatrickC.
    Feb 17, 2006
    The game is really nice but the fiends can be a diffiernt from each other.