Musashi: Samurai Legend PlayStation 2

Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 47
  2. Negative: 6 out of 47
Buy On
  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. Play Magazine
    85
    With impeccable world and character design, quirky cool real-time cinemas that pay homage to an era of gaming gone by, an outstanding opening movie and score, and compelling action-role playing for the duration, Musashi: Samurai Legend is a beacon of hope for a homoginized world. [March 2005, p.56]
  3. Game Informer
    83
    While it does have its weaknesses (the levels are a bit generic and there was a bit too much backtracking for my taste), Musashi succeeds with great visual style, excellent humor, and rock-solid gameplay. [March 2005, p.128]
  4. If "Kingdom Hearts'" battle system hadn't sucked, it might have played a lot like this game.
  5. The game can be finished in 15 to 20 hours. Beating it will unlock the Hard mode for those who want abit more challenge.
  6. 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.
  7. Something with Samurai Legend’s promise and retro appeal doesn’t come along too often, and seeing it developed more fully in a longer game would result in one of the best action RPGs ever.
  8. 79
    The fact that its target demographic is undeniably the players of the first game, coupled with the slower pace of the gameplay, and Musashi winds up in the exact same boat as it's predecessor.
  9. Overall, pleasant is the best word to describe this. Musashi: Samurai Pleasant. Sounds far more apt.
  10. At first, the new slower pacing and heavier focus on repetitive hack-n-slash gameplay will likely disappoint diehard fans of the original, however once you work yourself into it and get over the fact that it’s not the same game, there’s definitely a solid action-RPG experience to take in and enjoy.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  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. 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.
  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.