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I love Brave Fencer Musashi. It was released during Squaresoft's experimental age that followed soon after the overwhelming success of Final Fantasy 7. It was a time when there was a solid faith for western console RPGers that if a game was made by Squaresoft, it was AWESOME!
In Brave Fencer Musashi, You take on the role of legendary hero named Musashi who was summoned from another world by a princess and its kingdom-folk to save them from the overwhelming power-hungry empire. Power up your sword of legend and save the people!
The game sports a classic top-down action rpg combat style and there's a single hub town that is surrounded by various environments and dungeons that you must pass to progress parts of the story. The environments are colorful and fun and the soundtrack is amazing! >.< -so amazing in fact that I have to emphasize it again with a second sentence! =D It not only accentuates the atmosphere, but it masterfully instills feelings of excitement, anxiety, mystery, and one of the most important feelings of the game I think, of Musashi pressing forward against obstacles like a "badass!" XD
You have two different swords as your arsenal throughout your adventure, the first is a short-range quick-swinging katana that you can use to block attacks and absorb skills from enemies. Using skills consumes BP (a regenerating resource) and you can only carry one skill on your katana at a time. Your second weapon is a slower large broad sword that you can use to counter attacks, do a spin attack and perform acquired elemental skills. As you progress through your adventure, you can find and rescue villagers who will give you upgrades and can inspire Musashi to discover new sword techniques to add to your arsenal. =D
I'm really excited to share this game with you guys. It was so fun and made such a strong impression on me when I was younger, it even got me interested in doing research on feudal Japan, reading samurai novels, and researching Miyamoto Musashi, the legendary samurai who the game is very loosely referencing. XD
I highly recommend Brave Fencer Musashi to people out there, but be warned, like most games that appeared during the start of the polygonal era, some of you might experience some system generation shock. =x