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Bujingai: The Forsaken City
Bujingai: The Forsaken City
What happens when you cross anime, Chinese-Taiji-fencing, a Japanese pop idol, and Devil May Cry?
Published by xfighter1138
04-10-2009
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Graphics
80%80%80%
4
Sound
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4
Replay value
80%80%80%
4
Challenge
80%80%80%
4
Tilt
80%80%80%
4
Average 80%
   
Bujingai: The Forsaken City

You wind up with Bujingai: The Forsaken City. Developed by Tatio, this game is litterally Devil May Cry, on crack. The game basically boils down to you running..or leaping or flying all over various levels, beating the crap out of anything that moves.

First off, the story isn't really that strong, but it can easily be broken down. You play Lau Wang Yu and it's your job to stop your once friend now rival Lei Shen-Long from destroying a satellite that just so happens to be connected to the life support of the Earth.
I could say more but I'd be spoiling what little story and secrets await players of this game.

The real meat of the game is the gameplay and by gameplay I mean the combat. Fast, insane, mesmerizing, the only way to describe this silky smooth dance or death, is to literally compare it to a Devil May Cry fight infused with a grace of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Not only that but you have the ability to run on walls, glide, and fight midair. Of course, at first, you'll just bash the square button till your finger bleeds but later on into the game you'll find you need to actually do combos and "clash".

Whats a "clash"? Glad you ask. Clashing is what this game is really about. When you clash you go into an attack mode where you and the enemy parry attacks and fight like most action stars do in just about every Hong Kong action flic or Martial arts film. Colors fly, swords clash, and you'll even take the fights to the air and clash while running on the walls.
To be honest, you may not see these things, since the fights are entirely in your hands. I ran up the wall, the enemy followed...well the boss enemy anyway. The game itself is bizzarely easy, up until level three, where the difficulty goes up due to some very intense and crazy boss battles.

There really isn't much else to it. Your objectives run from killing everything that moves with uber style and grace, to collecting coins and such, to open a barrier. When you get to the end of the level you fight an insanely hard boss that will challenge you to the degree where you are GLUED to your TV watching every sword clash and the intensity here is what scored this game a 4.

I can however also recount some of the problems. The enemies you face are as generic as they come. They don't vary enough either so expect to beat the crud out of the same enemy type, for quite some time. You also can't break out of an attack or combo until AFTER the animation is finished. The story, as I said, is ok at best and really...they could have done much better for this. Beyond everything here? The game is very short.

About six-eight hours at max to blaze through the game, unless the bosses give you such a challenge that you die many times and spend maybe three days to beat this game. There are unlockable extras, but really, they aren't worth the time.

Bujingai is a fun game, no denying that, but it's also what could be called a serious sleeper hit that got little to no attention and it is insanely hard to find a copy at this point in the PS2's lifespan. If you find a copy and it's 25 or less you have no excuse. If you beat it and you have the real case(I don't), sell it on Ebay or something. Last I checked it was going for over 40 on there.

Either way, this game is a must have for hack and slash action gamers, Gackt fans, and people who want a Devil May Cry style game with more grace and..well, just plain killer style.
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Re: Bujingai: The Forsaken City

i think i heard about this game but not sure its the one started By gackt? ( a japanse singer all ff fans should know him because he is genesis)
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Re: Bujingai: The Forsaken City

Fixed some typos and made some parts flow better by removing useless commas.
Good review but I think I'll pass on the game.
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Re: Bujingai: The Forsaken City

hey it sounds good
i loved devil may cry
(even though i only played the first one )

thanks for this
great review
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