Genji: Days of the Blade PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2006
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 11 out of 32
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  1. MarkK.
    Dec 29, 2007
    6
    Quiet dated for a PS3 game. So dated it may as wel have been on PS2. The terrible camera Still, if you get a good handle on the combat you may enjoy this 12th centuary Japanese slasher.
  2. IanI.
    Jan 29, 2007
    6
    You REALLY need to fight hard to like this game. Its sad because under the horrible controls, camera system and mini map the combat is actualy quite fun. Slapping the analog stick to quickly dart out of the way of an incoming atack and then flipping backwards to attack an enemy behind you in mid air is extremely fun. Unfortunately...very rarely do you see a player behind you or an enemy You REALLY need to fight hard to like this game. Its sad because under the horrible controls, camera system and mini map the combat is actualy quite fun. Slapping the analog stick to quickly dart out of the way of an incoming atack and then flipping backwards to attack an enemy behind you in mid air is extremely fun. Unfortunately...very rarely do you see a player behind you or an enemy about to strike because the camera system is in my opinion the worst I have EVER seen on any game on any platform. The game has other minor glitches and could use a quick save and mission log feature as the instructions given on screen are not always the best. How can a company poor soo much money into the graphical side of a game and then never play it to see what problems hide good game under the surface. I'm tempted to score this a 0 because of how horribly they messed up a game that was good underneath...but it seems everyone did score it low so I will say there are some enjoyable aspects here...its actually quite fun if you can take the camera system in stride. Expand
  3. ThomasM.
    Feb 11, 2008
    6
    I really wanted to like this game, I mean I REALLY wanted to like it, but the developers make you crawl through the dirt before you can even remotely start to like it. The Camera angle is absolutely horrible, it craps out on you in the most precious of times which are of course boss battles. Most of the time you find yourself hitting into the camera just swinging away and the only thing I really wanted to like this game, I mean I REALLY wanted to like it, but the developers make you crawl through the dirt before you can even remotely start to like it. The Camera angle is absolutely horrible, it craps out on you in the most precious of times which are of course boss battles. Most of the time you find yourself hitting into the camera just swinging away and the only thing guiding you is your minimap/radar which is still pretty useless as it only tracks movements and attacks it seems. What I did like about Genji, is the beautiful graphics and being a launch title, extremely impressive graphics show casing the PS3, the dodge system is impressive (rotating R3 to perform dodges). Long story short, your not missing much if you choose to avoid this title, other than crabs. Expand
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
  1. 65
    Next-gen looks that plays like a last-gen title.
  2. Play Magazine
    60
    Genji is best played, and possibly enjoyed with patience, in chunks. [Jan. 2007, p.72]
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    52
    Finally, the vague puzzles and unhelpful map also had me questioning whether this was next-gen. [Jan. 2007, p.78]