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  • Summary: The journey begins when Princess Mycella summons Musashi across space and time to save her people from danger. As a stranger in a new world, Musashi finds intrigue and adventure as he hones his battle skills to defeat a sinister nemesis. All-new battle systems contribute to non-stop action.The journey begins when Princess Mycella summons Musashi across space and time to save her people from danger. As a stranger in a new world, Musashi finds intrigue and adventure as he hones his battle skills to defeat a sinister nemesis. All-new battle systems contribute to non-stop action. Musashi can focus his energy to learn his opponents' techniques, allowing him to give enemies a taste of their own medicine. And this time Musashi can not only pick up allies and enemies but also wield them in combat to devastating effect. [Square-Enix] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 47
  2. Negative: 6 out of 47
  1. 90
    An enticing blend of action and RPG adventure. The game mixes the best elements of both genres, resulting in a title that is just a hair away from greatness. Musashi may not be Zelda's equal, but it sure is close. [Apr 2005, p.84]
  2. 80
    The cel-shadded graphics and the off beat humour will put a majority of people off but if you can get past this you have an enjoyable title. Mimicking enemies attacks is quite fun when you get the hang of it.
  3. An entertaining, easy-going action-oriented RPG that doesn’t reinvent the gaming wheel—but rather cel-shades it beautifully.
  4. 66
    The biggest problem with Musashi Samurai Legend is the same problem that’s plagued a lot of Square-Enix’s recent titles: it just isn’t nearly as fun as it feels like it should be.
  5. Combat gets monotonous and Musashi himself moves far too slowly for a nimble samurai. [June 2005, p.80]
  6. Fancy graphics can't distract from the fact that this is a rather boring, repetive game after a few hours. A shoddy framerate and unbalanced sound don't help matters either.
  7. A meager grab 'n go meal. [June 2005, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. MJ.
    Aug 14, 2007
    10
    Personally I loved both.It was not in the least bad in my opinion.So many people are whining about voice acting is annoying.
  2. JamesP.
    Jan 6, 2005
    10
    Nice graphics...but i still like the story of the old BFM better just cuz of the cool scrolls and the powerful sword of luminesence, Lumina!
  3. RBalmer
    Dec 28, 2005
    10
    This game is great its hard to find such a non stop action rpg game these days that have the same amount of style.
  4. TouaY.
    Aug 13, 2005
    8
    The game is nice... but I expected a better sequel than this. The graphics is nice.. the camera view is horrible.. I don't like it. The The game is nice... but I expected a better sequel than this. The graphics is nice.. the camera view is horrible.. I don't like it. The I agree w/ James P.; the first BFM was the best! Besides that... the game is nice. Expand
  5. ChristinaS.
    May 17, 2006
    8
    I love the first BFM, Im glad it was simular to the first game. But it should have been longer.
  6. JessicoM.
    May 17, 2005
    7
    I like this because musashi can duplicate his oponents' abilities and use it against them.