Samurais, ninjas and ronin star in some of our favourite options to play in Japan, if you’ve already finished the new From Software.
The arrival of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has revived one of the favourite scenarios for video game lovers: medieval Japan. Fight in the light of the moon in bamboo fields, loads of samurai armies, infiltrations in castles, katanas and shuriken. A whole series of ingredients that have established a small genre within the industry, among which are already legendary games such as Amiga Lords of the Rising Sun, curiosities like Ninja Hayate, or new bets such as Ghost of Tsushima, which presumably will reach PS4 this year.
So that you do not stop pressing buttons at full speed, we dive in this period in search of strong emotions and we recommend some alternative titles set in Japan during the Middle Ages that may interest you, in case you have already finished the new From Software project.
Despite the insistence of the fans, SEGA did not distribute outside Japan this installment of the Yakuza franchise, which moved the action to Kyoto in 1605. Its plot is heir to the historical scenario after the famous Battle of Sekigahara and in it appear real personalities like the famous warrior Musashi Miyamoto.
Shinobido: The Path of the Ninja
A curious title of stealth and action in the third person who has as hero a ninja in search of his lost soul. Along with the combats, the use of the verticality of the environments to create attack options is the most outstanding element of Shinobido. Its relative success led to the release of two sequels for PSP and Vita.
I’m sure that many players expect From Software to recover the Tenchu titles, but for the moment they should be satisfied with Sekiro, which is not bad either. This title for 360 initiated the player in the ways of ninjutsu, and despite certain technical limitations, today can still be considered as one of the King of Stealth.
Game Republic knew to create for PS2 a quite solid game, in which certain deficiencies in the control during the fights were balanced with some really remarkable graphics for the console of 128-bits. Pity that its sequel, although also very striking in the visual, will not improve the weaker aspects of its predecessor.
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
Surely more than one reader fondly remembers this title. In it, the famous Japanese warrior Samanosuke Akech was involved in a convoluted argument with demons and time travel, thanks to which he travels to Paris today and managed to join forces with the French military Jacques Black, played by the actor Jean Reno.
Team Ninja regained its good work by posing demanding and fun matches, in a title that prevented players from separating from the command for a moment. Its elements of RPG, and the depth of the progression system and the options of improvement of the character, make Ni-Oh one of the most interesting releases of 2017.