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Brave Fencer Musashi: Little Guy with a Big Sword
Company: Square Enix

The graphics in Brave Fencer Musashi are cute, and very Japenese in style. It kind of had a Mario feel to it, although I must admit that some of the backgrounds were rather voluminous in size and intensity. The voiceovers were somewhat endearing, although a bit overdone. Especially Rootrick, the bad guy's extreme butchering of the Southern accent. We don't sound like that, people. Really.

Gameplay is pretty good. I am not usually fond of RPGs. In fact, I don?t play them. But I really liked this game. It?s a lot of fun and I would definitely play it again. You have fairly good control over your character, and he?s more than just a fencer. The enemies are wacky and the bosses are challenging. The levels are varied, from wandering through dungeons, to running down mountains being chased by a giant rolling statue, to fighting your way through a castle. Even if RPGs aren?t your thing, if you like a good adventure, I think you?ll like Brave Fencer Musashi.

Brave Fencer Musashi is a challenge without being frustrating. There are a lot of varied enemies, but they do regenerate, so don't hang around for too long after you kill 'em. Like I said earlier, there are different types of levels, each one presenting a new challenge. So just sit back, relax, and FIGHT!

You?re a little guy with a big sword. You wander about in search of a princess, killing baddies along the way. Pretty basic stuff, but fun. One cool thing I noticed was when I encountered a "boss," the princess instructed me on using Lumina, a special weapon. Then the game prompted me on how to use the weapon for mass destruction. I thought this was a cool way to handle training.

-Psibabe, GameVortex Communications
AKA Ashley Perkins

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