Odin Sphere for PS2 is one of the FINEST games of all time in my opinion. I would rank it as the #1 game of last generation, putting it above my all time favorite franchises like MGS, FF, God of War, etc.
it was great, it was beautiful.
so DUH, i bought Muramasa for Wii. And what can i say? my jaw is still on the floor =O absolutely beautiful! This one doesnt have the excellect english voice acting Odin Sphere has since Muramasa takes place in a Japanese setting. But the Japanese voice acting is top notch! characters have dimension, which is something you dont even really see in anime or most games. The character and stage designs are mind blowing (so much color!) and the combat is like odin sphere on steroids!
Unlike OS's attack and defend style fighting where you play defensively and look for an opening, Muramasa rewards offense and speed above all else. The second your enemies apear you need to just tear into them and never let up. Thats not to say its a button masher, as your health will plummet very quickly if you mindlessly hack away. Much like OS you have to be more calculated. I prefer using normal length swords and constantly moving. I prefer to send enemies skyward and beat on them in mid-air before doing a drop attack and then more combos and special moves
anyway...i'm very pleased with what i've seen so far! go vanilla ware!