Genji: Days of the Blade PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2006
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 46
  2. Negative: 8 out of 46
Buy On
  1. The gameplay in Genji isn’t superb but it’s fairly satisfying. It isn’t the most memorable game available, but you will have fun for the 10 hours or so that the game lasts.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Dec 28, 2014
    8
    This game is based on REAL Japanese history in which you fight a giant enemy crab and attack it's weakpoint for massive damage. The graphicsThis game is based on REAL Japanese history in which you fight a giant enemy crab and attack it's weakpoint for massive damage. The graphics are phenomenal, as the crab looks extremely realistic. The gameplay is alright. I fell as though they could have focused a little less on being historically accurate. The giant enemy crab seemed like a step too far. I mean, if they're going to go that far they may as well add Hiroshima. Overall, the game was extremely good. My favorite part was attacking the giant enemy crab's weakpoint for massive damage. Full Review »
  2. Jul 19, 2014
    4
    This is truly a bad game, its a looker alright, but the fixed camera makes it almost unplayable. the enemies you fight are often out of yourThis is truly a bad game, its a looker alright, but the fixed camera makes it almost unplayable. the enemies you fight are often out of your sight , only the mini-map is your enemy designator to show you where to punch, kick or swipe your weapon. worse than that is, that the developers tried to implement platforming elements. Bad camera and super-bad platforming combined with bad character movement is a nice mixture of sh*t. The save point locations are terrible. Sometimes you can save way too often, and sometimes you cant save for an entire 40 minute progress which contains multiple mini-boss-fights and boss-fights, simply because the game wants to make you go nuts. So your only chance is to use up your power-ups during these long sections. And this is where you screw up!: even on normal difficulty , the games final boss is unbeatable, unless you spared some of those power-ups, but the game doesnt tell you this. I dare you to find someone, who doesnt use at least 5 power-ups during the final battle. So if you kept one savefile at the end where you used up your powerups, well you cant finish the final boss. That happened to me, but thank God I could download a save-game for the final boss. BTW the story of the game is so incredibly simple, that a toddler could write a better one. the character leveling is extremely bad, you have to find 4 stone shards to improve health or special ability meter, but the stones are scattered trough-out the world in such a stupid way that you will end up hitting the level walls and anything you see (ANYTHING) to find them. stay away from this game, or if you really interested, find a walktrough or video compilation . the game-play just doesnt worth it. Full Review »
  3. Sep 3, 2012
    2
    This was my first ever game on the PS3 and I tried my best to enjoy it, I really did. The upside was that the graphics were awesome. TheThis was my first ever game on the PS3 and I tried my best to enjoy it, I really did. The upside was that the graphics were awesome. The downside was everything else. Level design was pretty atrocious. Weapons felt pretty useless. Camera angles were terrible and responsible for so many unnecessary deaths. This is possibly the only game I can remember that I did not finish. I wasn't even close. I even booted it up multiple times after my initial attempts at it, but I still had no luck with it. The game is rampant with artificial difficulty and probably not worth your time. Full Review »