• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2006
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 10 out of 26

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  1. 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 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. Expand
  2. 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. 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. Expand
  3. May 24, 2012
    0
    This game is flat out awful. One of the worst games I've ever played. Bad graphics. Terrible voice acting, so atrociously bad and goes along perfectly with the incredibly bad story. It's your basic action game with a slight RPG-eqsue system to build up your characters. The camera angle sucks sometimes you can be off screen with your character. This is a game you recommend to someone to torture them. It's repetitive gameplay mixed with graphics that I don't even believe are in true HD form the perfect pile of awfulness within this bad title. 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. Genji is best played, and possibly enjoyed with patience, in chunks. [Jan. 2007, p.72]
  3. Finally, the vague puzzles and unhelpful map also had me questioning whether this was next-gen. [Jan. 2007, p.78]