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  • Summary: Sumioni: Demon Arts is set in a fantasy world where players guide an inked character through a colorful landscape portrayed in the classical Japanese "sumi-e" art style.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    Sumioni: Demon Arts is one of those hidden gems of the Playstation Vita that the market analysts radar unfortunately make it increasingly difficult to locate.
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    78
    All in all, Sumioni is a very good game, but one hurt by its limited scope. It allows you to do a nice variety of things with the touch screen, and even made great use of the back panel, but its strict formula gets old pretty quickly. Its $20 price tag feels a tad steep given that, but most of what's offered is done really well, so I think you'll get your money's worth out of it if you like hack and slash games with some platforming and even a touch of bullet hell shooter gameplay thrown in.
  3. Feb 14, 2013
    70
    With a bit of sprucing up here and there, Sumioni: Demon Arts could be a keeper. In its current form, there's still plenty to enjoy.
  4. Mar 27, 2012
    55
    Painting destruction becomes tiresome in the repetitive Sumioni: Demon Arts.
  5. Feb 25, 2013
    50
    A beautiful game to look at, but horribly flawed deep down. The art style and good use of the Vita’s touch screen is enough to draw you in, but the poor story and constant repetition will certainly alienate players before the game really has a chance to truly get started.
  6. It demands a level of precision that is tough to pull off with the cumbersome control scheme, making it hard to muster the effort. [June 2012, p.82]
  7. Apr 23, 2012
    30
    As is, it's a shallow, irredeemable miscalculation not worth anything close to the $20 asking price.

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  1. Mar 9, 2013
    7
    It is hard to write a review for such not an ordinary game. On the one hand, it is fun: dynamic, cool japanesse style, a lot of missions,It is hard to write a review for such not an ordinary game. On the one hand, it is fun: dynamic, cool japanesse style, a lot of missions, moves, magic (ink arts, in our case), but on other hand, there are disadvantages: too hard bosses, hwo need a lot of time to defeat; endings, that need you to start the game over and over to replay the same missions, and so on. But at all, i must say, thatbthis game is cool and imteresting. Expand