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  • Summary: Explore the fascinating world of Inuyasha and encounter your favorite characters from the hit Cartoon Network TV series in this highly anticipated RPG by Bandai. As one of 2 original characters created especially for the game, you will find yourself back in feudal era Japan. How will you get back to the present day? Can you unravel the mystery of the Cursed Mask? Encounter and build relationships with your favorite characters from the TV series ? as seen on Cartoon Network. Includes more than 30 minutes of exclusive anime footage made especially for the game. Encounter all your favorite characters from the hit TV series. The relationships you make will affect the outcome of your adventure. [Bandai] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. If you're looking for the hottest new RPG with the flashiest graphics and some newfangled game mechanics, you'll probably be a bit disappointed. But if you're into the anime and want something that's guaranteed to have you playing well into the wee hours, this game is going to be smiling and waving at you the next time you're at your favorite game shop.
  2. The trouble is doing any sort of action requires using 3 or 4 menus, which is okay in itself, but in InuYasha: The Secret of the Cursed Mask, each menu takes twice as long as it needs to, dragging the battles horridly. Combined with a fairly high encounter rate, it seems to take forever to accomplish anything.
  3. Players over age ten might find Inuyasha too juvenile to enjoy, but younger players will love the charming storyline. [Jan 2005, p.78]
  4. 7 / 6 / 5 / 6 - 24 [Vol 797; 26 Mar 2004]
  5. The game itself employs a number of horrible, tired RPG conventions and a budget presentation, making it difficult to recommend to even the most fervent of fans.
  6. For those with no time or emotional investment in the series, this role-playing game is slower than milkshake moving up a cocktail straw, blander in appearance than most PSOne titles, and has more grating dialogue than a rerun of "The Facts of Life." [Jan 2005, p.125]
  7. Appropriately enough, InuYasha plays like self-insert fan fiction: It's just as trite and doubly as embarrassing. [Feb 2005, p.85]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Dec 19, 2011
    7
    7/10 mostly because of alot of things I've noticed in the game that affected my ability to enjoy it.
    First off, the voice acting is so
    sub-par, the male lead of the game has terrible voice acting in regular conversations but sounded good in battles, as for the female lead voices in conversations sounded better but in battle, it sounds tooo wimpy.

    Secondly, the gameplay is way to slow, the battles are slow as hell, by the time I get in to a battle, its already been 10 mins.

    But enough with way it was wrong, now on to way it was good enough to be a 7.
    The story was interesting, despite battles being slow it was fun, the friendship/relationship events that happen are always a joy:), I enjoyed the high replay value as the number of different events happen to the lead.

    Overall I liked it and it would be a great collection to your PS2.
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  2. Mar 8, 2011
    5
    If your a fan of the Inuyasha anime or a fan of turned based RPGs you'll find somme fun in it, but the story never caught my attention and neither did the combat, while it had some good things going for it, it just fell short. Expand

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