Whereas I’ll have ever so barely dipped my ft on this planet of otome video games, novels and anime diversifications prior to now, that’s nonetheless a far cry to the issues I’d’ve usually loved on a lazy Sunday morning. And Touken Ranbu Warriors was simply one other a kind of random moments of attempting one thing new but additionally acquainted. I’m clearly out of my league right here once I determined to deal with this journey as the one ever concept I’ve about Touken Ranbu Warriors is it’s one other a kind of musou video games out of so many variations and iterations I’ve tried prior to now and as to the way it’ll preserve my Sunday entertained, I’ll depart that out so that you can learn on some extra.
I’m no stranger to musou video games and the overall considered the way it’s performed however I’m utterly clueless as to what Touken Ranbu is or what it’s all about so if ever there’s something that I missed out or misunderstood, please be a little bit light with my fragile coronary heart within the remark part beneath. As Mr. Google had led me to imagine, Touken Ranbu was initially a web-based net browser recreation that permits you to assume the function of a Saniwa who travels again into the previous to defeat evil forces that hopes to disrupt how historic occasions initially performed out. With that mentioned, well-known swords tackle the type of warriors also referred to as Touken Danshi which you’ll be controlling hack n’ slash model as you weave your method into the battlefield and proper the previous from diverting into a distinct end result. It’s a core story that has the identical basic concept of let’s say Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors or perhaps a bit extra much like Warriors Orochi so in a way, adapting it right into a full-fledge musou recreation doesn’t appear notably out-of-place contemplating its setting and general vibe.
Koei Tecmo is not any stranger to romanticizing historic figures and their wealthy historical past and Touken Ranbu is not any completely different. With attractive visuals and a reasonably stylized set of wardrobe, characters within the recreation ship an interesting contact that makes even the burliest of males squeal on sight to not point out some top-tier voice performing from the forged which you may even acknowledge on different video games they’ve labored on. There’s no scarcity of attractive males regardless of them simply being legendary swords within the first place however what makes them much more engaging is how these characters are displaying off every of their distinctive kinds in fight paired up with their even flashier killing blows and particular assaults.
Gameplay is unquestionably a significant factor in the case of a musou title and as I simply talked about, we now have no scarcity of that right here. In your typical musou recreation, you struggle lots of of enemies such as you’re simply sweeping up mud within the battlefield. You’ve bought your basic assault button to provoke a collection of combo assaults together with a secondary button that unleashes a distinct transfer in your combo chain and as you progress all through the marketing campaign, you’ll additionally be capable to unlock much more strikes that’ll allow you to spice issues up. You even have entry to particular strikes like Hissatsu assaults which additionally initiates a brief cutscene to seize a personality’s trademark transfer into one flashy and classy ending. However what’s higher than having one character doing a particularly elegant and flashy transfer? Two in fact. Other than having the ability to struggle alongside a accomplice, you even have entry to a joint assault between them which is unquestionably beats a standard Hissatsu by one… fairly actually.
Nonetheless in contrast to the huge battlefields of the extra distinguished musou titles like Dynasty Warriors or Samurai Warriors, Touken Ranbu takes a step again from that and begins off in small bite-sized chunks as to not scare off the informal enjoyers an excessive amount of. This makes sortie missions fast apart from being a bit extra centralized into one basic sort whether or not it’s going loud and proud as you sweep by hordes or sneaking your method into the enemy territory with out being seen or perhaps, simply perhaps, attempting to get by the dreaded escort missions that everyone hates it doesn’t matter what style of recreation it would take.
And whilst you’re not out and about cleansing the battlefield off from varied monsters, the Honmaru which is your base of operations just about acts what it’s meant to have and do. You possibly can place varied characters into completely different areas such because the kitchen or the backyard which might assist you to acquire expertise and stage them up whilst you’re not allowed to sortie them on the present goal. Though there’s additionally an choice to replay earlier missions which does take away these limitations do you have to need to strive different characters instantly. Upgrading a Touken Danshi by unlocking skills or altering their preset of particular assaults can also be an possibility within the Honmaru. Now these are all largely a function that comes from most musou titles however what actually makes Touken Ranbu Warriors a bit extra distinctive is the inclusion of mini-games. They’re no recreation changer to the style however it does include its enjoyable moments and a approach to get away from all that senseless button-mashing. A Photograph Mode can also be a factor which in a method does make sense for the kind of viewers it initially had. I’m not a very enormous fan of Photograph Mode for any recreation basically however it doesn’t damage to have one which is a constructive factor a minimum of.
In conclusion, Touken Ranbu Warriors does deliver two separate audiences collectively, otome recreation fans with the musou enjoyers. However the greatest query right here is “how did it labored out for each of them?” I can’t say there’s a proper or fallacious reply right here however in case you’re searching for a musou title, this doesn’t notably offer you that real expertise for its extra informal method to its problem curve and having the smaller scale battles doesn’t assist in that regard both however at instances, simply having the ability to decide up and run by a fast mission does deliver with its personal deserves. In the event you’re a fan of historic fantasies although then that is nonetheless an incredible expertise to have regardless of largely focusing extra on its core story and leaving extra of the otome expertise in different facets of the sport.
Writer: KOEI TECMO AMERICA Company
Builders: Ruby Get together, Omega Drive
Platforms: Microsoft Home windows, Nintendo Swap
Reviewed on the Nintendo Swap
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