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  • Summary: Brave Fencer Musashi has been summoned to stop an ancient evil force, to save the kingdom and rescue the princess.
    Embark on a wild, comical, Action/RPG adventure in a massive 3-D world filled with platform-style action, two-fisted sword fighting, challenging puzzles, and scores of enemies
    Brave Fencer Musashi has been summoned to stop an ancient evil force, to save the kingdom and rescue the princess.
    Embark on a wild, comical, Action/RPG adventure in a massive 3-D world filled with platform-style action, two-fisted sword fighting, challenging puzzles, and scores of enemies whose skills Musashi can learn and use to his advantage. Locate five powerful magical scrolls to conquer the twisted Thirstquencher Empire.
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  1. Despite the light hearted brushstrokes throughout Brave Fencer Musashi, this disc houses one of the richest and most satisfying videogames I've ever enjoyed.
  2. 90
    Everything from the story line to the sword-slashing gameplay is both fun and captivating, launching Musashi into the realm of outstanding PlayStation RPGs with "Final Fantasy VII" and "Breath of Fire III."
  3. This action adventure RPG is packed with side-scrolling style action, three-dimensional action, lots of challenging puzzles, tons of characters, and scads of enemies' abilities that you can acquire and use yourself.
  4. It's an incredible game filled with interesting story development, characters and objectives. Squaresoft has produced another winner!
  5. It's a fun game that relies more on gameplay and exploration than it does on flashy special effects, and it features a lengthy (although linear) quest that should satisfy even the most critical gamer.
  6. Brave Fencer Musashi has some cool gameplay elements in it that will wow the most jaded console gamer, but the formulaic story, annoying characters, and "kiddie" feel of the game end up distracting the gamer as well as knocking it down a grade.
  7. Fraught with inconsistencies and potholes. Although it is a satisfactory, basic RPG, it is nowhere near the level of excellence that it should be.

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  1. UltimaB.
    Nov 2, 2005
    10
    One of the best short RPGs of all time!!!!
  2. Jan 21, 2015
    10
    Best RPG forever.....the music,storyline,gameplay,voice actor best 100% , I hope this game will be remade in HD or 3D HD, or Sequel for thisBest RPG forever.....the music,storyline,gameplay,voice actor best 100% , I hope this game will be remade in HD or 3D HD, or Sequel for this game, in this era no one can't beat this best of quality game Expand
  3. Aug 26, 2014
    9
    The first time I attempted to play this game, I gave up within a few minutes. My teenage self did not appreciate the lack of instruction atThe first time I attempted to play this game, I gave up within a few minutes. My teenage self did not appreciate the lack of instruction at the beginning and the initial vague story. Lucky for my teenage self, I gave it another go eventually and never came to regret the decision.

    There are many great things to say about this game, from the ever increasing selection of abilities you have at your disposal to tackle stronger enemies, to the great story line which pokes fun at the damsel in distress genre. The collector in me cherishes the memory of the comic book shop, and it's subtle jabs at breaking the fourth wall remain in my thoughts today.

    The downsides were few; some camera angle problems in certain situations made select portions tricky to complete, but these were very minor issues that are easily overlooked when considering the overall quality of the game.
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  4. BenC.
    Sep 22, 2004
    9
    Excellent piece of work, one of Square's finest complete with a good story, fun gameplay, and lots of great humour.