• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2006
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  • Summary: Based on the PS2 game "Genji," and set three years after the last chapter of Genkuro Yoshitsune's life, this sequel continues to expand on the historical accounts of feudal Japan. By doing so, the game unveils beautiful next generation visuals and sword slashing gameplay as an exclusivelyBased on the PS2 game "Genji," and set three years after the last chapter of Genkuro Yoshitsune's life, this sequel continues to expand on the historical accounts of feudal Japan. By doing so, the game unveils beautiful next generation visuals and sword slashing gameplay as an exclusively developed title for PS3. In gameplay, Genji 2 is presented as a "traditional" action/adventure gaming experience and features more than double the amount of gameplay than its predecessor. Gameplay includes more diverse levels of fighting, and more playable characters - all underlying an epic tale of a warrior's honor that promises to deliver a genuine next-generation experience. Features over 15 hours of gameplay continuing the story of Yoshitsune and based on the historical battle between the Genji Clan and the Heishi Clan. Swap between Four Playable Characters, At Any time – Take advantage of each of the four characters' unique fighting style or unleash devastating team-based fighting combos by interchanging characters between attacks. Gracefully articulated swordplay captured by Mitsuhiko Seike, Japan's finest sword fighter, provides the heart and soul of intense authentic action. Lead Yoshitsune and his men against hundreds of warriors, as you strive to reach, and defeat, the enemy warlord in epic battle sequences based on Japanese history. [SCEA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 46
  2. Negative: 8 out of 46
  1. The gameplay in Genji isn’t superb but it’s fairly satisfying. It isn’t the most memorable game available, but you will have fun for the 10 hours or so that the game lasts.
  2. 65
    Next-gen looks that plays like a last-gen title.
  3. 63
    At times, you'll be fighting enemies who are off-screen behind the camera - or worse again, trying to clear jumps and obstacles you can't even see.
  4. As it is, Genji is undercooked. It's not terrible, but it's not good enough to rise above the baggage of ridicule hanging over its shoulder.
  5. There is definitely a lot of potential behind the series, but Genji is far too broken to be enjoyable. The gameplay lacks flow and fluidity, and begs for Devil May Cry-like speed. Moreover the combat is clunky and just isn't fun.
  6. A hack and slash game should have been a decent choice for a newly launched console, but this one is made nearly unplayable by its frustrating camera system and shallow gameplay.
  7. games(TM)
    20
    An archaic combat engine, pitiful level design, a crushingly dull and unnecessary story and level of galling frustration that reaches and often surpasses even Stuntman for sheer annoyance all add up to the one PS3 launch game nobody should consider for even a second. [Feb 2007, p.122]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. Jun 22, 2020
    10
    A game that came out in the heyday of PlayStation games in the past and couldn't fade.
    However, if it came out in this era, it is a game that
    A game that came out in the heyday of PlayStation games in the past and couldn't fade.
    However, if it came out in this era, it is a game that can be re-evaluated and heard a great masterpiece.
    Sword, armor, and main character are cool.
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  2. RezA.
    Jan 4, 2007
    9
    I will be honest, the camera angles may not be the best but thats one thing I like about it. Even on normal its challenging, which I like. I will be honest, the camera angles may not be the best but thats one thing I like about it. Even on normal its challenging, which I like. Tthe visuals are amazing and I personally find gameplay not bad. The story and graphics already have me, so what if the camera angles aren't that great. Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2021
    8
    Genji is not a bad game by any means. It suffered at launch with its rep being destroyed even before launch because an idiotic AmericanGenji is not a bad game by any means. It suffered at launch with its rep being destroyed even before launch because an idiotic American Marketing rep sat in front of a screen playing Genji, telling a reporter " It was very important that the game be authentic to the Japenese time period and be historicly acurate". Mean while the game was playing in the back ground with the player fighting giant crabs and doing magic and lift objects thats weighed tons.. The game didnt stand a chance , media had made up their mind it was a joke.. The game is actually alot of fun and stuningly beutifull, even by todays standards.. It plays similar to the Onimusha series, but dosent hit the highs of that franchise. The combat isnt as satisfying and progresion isnt as interesting.
    It just a real shame this Japanese game made by a pashionate Japanese studio, about their own countries history was ruined by one moron American, that couldnt even be bothered learning about the game he was meant to be promoting. It was the " Need for Speed Payback " moment of its time.
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  4. 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 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
  5. 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 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. Expand
  6. ChocoboSandwich
    Sep 18, 2009
    3
    For a launch PS3 game, this game is absolutely atrocious on many levels. For one, all those people lauding about the visuals, there are manyFor a launch PS3 game, this game is absolutely atrocious on many levels. For one, all those people lauding about the visuals, there are many PS2 games that beat this game to a pulp (Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XII, God of War, Resident Evil 4, Shadow of the Colossus). There is absolutely nothing HD about the graphics. The textures are blurry as well as the character models, maybe due to them trying to give it a "dream-like" feel, or to hide how low-res their textures are. On one occasion I got frustrated trying to find a place to a put a certain object to activate something, when it turns out that blurry thing on the side of a platform (with 3 other identical ones around it) was where I was suppose to put it in, and it was basically a flat ugly texture. Unlike later PS3 games, this being a launch title, many of the games cutscenes are not fully rendered on the PS3 but instead are pre-rendered video with jarring visual differences between in-game and cutscene graphics. This was the norm last gen, but even basing the cutscenes off the pre-rendered videos, older games like Dynasty Warriors and Onimusha are much better looking. The enemies and bosses are mostly uninspired demon possessed samurai with glowing eyes and mouths and have a nasty, grimy look to them that mask any real detail. Overall, this game really looks like a PS2 port more than anything. The game also borrows heavy from Legacy of Kain: Defiance in visual cues, game mechanics, and other things. There Expand
  7. 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 alongThis 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

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