So while it’s not exactly the open-world samurai game I’m imagining in my head that I still really want, it is in it’s own way, perhaps, just as great. Odin Sphere
, with it’s focus on Norse mythology, probably never stood a chance of evoking the reason Muramasa
had returned so strongly into my memory. And I’m not too excited about Vanillaware’s upcoming Tolkien-esque fantasy-themed Dragon’s Crown
with it’s wealth of frightening scantily-clad women either. Maybe I’ll play it. Maybe I’ll give Odin Sphere
another shot too. But right now, for the part of me that is currently totally into traditional Japanese culture and mythology, Muramasa
reserves a special place in my heart.
This is a forgotten gem of the Wii’s library. And I say forgotten because I myself had forgotten about it. It was worth giving it another look.
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