Kengo: Legend of the 9 Xbox 360

User Score
4.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 9 out of 14

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  1. MikeC
    Jul 1, 2009
    3
    I bought this game used for $13. It wasn't worth it. I'm generally pretty tolerant when it comes to games but the lack of horizontal camera view option made this game near unplayable. Who in their right mind decided "Hey, lets make you have to thumbstick left to turn the camera right! Then give them no option to change it!"

    I came >< close to playing frizbee with the disk but
    I bought this game used for $13. It wasn't worth it. I'm generally pretty tolerant when it comes to games but the lack of horizontal camera view option made this game near unplayable. Who in their right mind decided "Hey, lets make you have to thumbstick left to turn the camera right! Then give them no option to change it!"

    I came >< close to playing frizbee with the disk but I decided returning it for a buck would be better. Then again, I'm not sure if my concience should allow me the possibility of unleashing this drivel game onto someone else.
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  2. JoeZ.
    Oct 8, 2007
    2
    Alright I bought this game the day it came out after watching the Preview on XBOX LIVE. I was sorely disappointed I promised myself that I would NEVER trade in a game for my 360... well I traded this one in. Its very hard to get into and after awhile it get boring REALLY boring. I remember bushido blade. Thats what I thought this game was gonna be like it. It isnt. I suggest just buying a Alright I bought this game the day it came out after watching the Preview on XBOX LIVE. I was sorely disappointed I promised myself that I would NEVER trade in a game for my 360... well I traded this one in. Its very hard to get into and after awhile it get boring REALLY boring. I remember bushido blade. Thats what I thought this game was gonna be like it. It isnt. I suggest just buying a PS1 and BB1&2 if thats the game you want because both of the BB titles CRUSH this game. It is def not a game to buy. Expand
  3. JohnY
    Jan 25, 2009
    0
    I thought it looked like dynasty warriors or warriors orochi. I WAS WRONG. This game is horrible. I bought it used (on a wim) for $17.99. I sold it back the next day for $3. I would've paid them $3 to take it off my hands. Biggest waste of money ever
  4. Noir
    Oct 18, 2007
    1
    I should never have rented this. The colorful cover was a clever marketing ploy. The game mechanics are dreadful. From the start, I should have known this was a poor execution at samurai fighting when they couldn't even make random-looking enemies. This could have been so much better. They could have used the thumbsticks to mimic actual fencing. Instead, it turns into stupid, I should never have rented this. The colorful cover was a clever marketing ploy. The game mechanics are dreadful. From the start, I should have known this was a poor execution at samurai fighting when they couldn't even make random-looking enemies. This could have been so much better. They could have used the thumbsticks to mimic actual fencing. Instead, it turns into stupid, repetitive button mashing. Also, get the main menu right! Why do we have to restart the game every time we change an option? And why only give us 3 unlocked characters to start with? Why can't we customize our own samurai? This game plays like a graduate thesis for game developer school. Skip it. Not even worth a rental. Expand
  5. BobJ
    Dec 5, 2007
    0
    Geez Louis...i waste my money on this pice of CRAP?! And whats with the people giving it good scores? man....halo haters....orange box haters....good game haters, and whats this? wow! crap lovers! seriously, if you were to see the reviews for Big Rigs or Escape From Bug Island, you'll get my meaning. And THAT"s why we have popular reviewing press that tells us what's crap, and Geez Louis...i waste my money on this pice of CRAP?! And whats with the people giving it good scores? man....halo haters....orange box haters....good game haters, and whats this? wow! crap lovers! seriously, if you were to see the reviews for Big Rigs or Escape From Bug Island, you'll get my meaning. And THAT"s why we have popular reviewing press that tells us what's crap, and what's not (even though some of them aren't very good at it). Expand
Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 12 out of 18
  1. 35
    Kengo's environment-based attacks, nine storylines, and Combat Mode simply aren't enough to recommend what amounts to a boring and repetitive gameplay experience.
  2. A semi-historical repetitive fighter that does have its merits, but doesn't reach the full potential of what it could have been.
  3. Who knew that samurai swordfighting could ever be so dull and annoying?