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Kengo: Legend of the 9 by Majesco




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  • Blood
  • Violence
Kengo: Legend of the 9 is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 6.
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  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Publisher: Majesco
  • Developer: Genki
  • Category: Fighting

Product Details:

Become the best samurai warrior in the land by playing one of nine real-life samurai, including swordsmen Musashi Miyamoto, Jubei Yagyu, Sanako Chiba, and more.

  • Each samurai has different storylines, attributes and attack techniques
  • Battles are loosely based on historical events including the raid of the Kira mansion and the battle at Ganryujima
  • Choose between 4 unique game play modes:
    - Main Mode - Select a character and advance his/her storyline that interconnects with other character storylines.
    - Mission Mode - Includes 10 different missions that must be completed within a set time limit.
    - Combat Mode - Compete in a 2-player head-to-head match.
    - Xbox Live Leaderboard: Connect to Xbox Live and compete against other gamers by pitting AI Characters against each other. Once the match has begun, your character will act according to his or her AI Traits. Your rank will change based on the outcome of the match, and you will be rewarded with various items for reaching certain ranks that you can use in game.
  • Customize your samurai's nickname, fighting stance and weapons using items won online.
  • Collect and use Spirit Spheres to upgrade your samurai's attributes including health, stamina, attack power and defense.
  • Earn experience points in battle to unlock new attacks
  • Three difficulty levels: Easy, Medium or Difficult
  • Perform Instant Kills by mastering grapple moves and using the environment to your advantage
  • Edit your own range of diverse combo attacks.
  • Gorgeous high definition, next generation graphics employ light scattering, normal mapping and atmospheric subtleties
  • Follow your ranking on Xbox Live and become thebest in the world.
    1. Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth it at all. I just bought this game and I thought I would give it a try. After playing the game I can't get past the first chapter and its impossible to figure out what I'm doing because it has no training/tutorial or even a button layout settings. I am a experienced gamer and I've had my fair share of bad games but this game is so bad I had to make a review about how bad this game is. I would only recommend this game to someone that has the change for this game and is willing to sit there and die and die and die, OVER AND OVER! I picked the first samurai and then the others and its the same thing you hack and slash with the B and Y button then when the boss comes there is technical moves that you need to do and you don't know what your doing because it doesn't tell you. I am returning this game for my money back even if its only $3.00!
      Date published: 2012-07-09
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Realistic themes! I have enjoyed this game more than other fighting games, mainly because it is designed more as a simulator instead of a game. I always enjoy simulator style games rather than more fictitious games, so if your looking for a traditional Japanese sword fighting game, I would get this one. If you only want a game based on purely the gaming elements, I am not an avid enough gamer to comment on this.
      Date published: 2011-06-06
      Rated 2 out of 5 by from Kengo was OK but seiriously lacked a ... Story / I personally felt that Kengo Ledgend of the 9 seriously lacked a motive. The Game-Script is about nine ledgendary samurai, and the story of their life. But I felt the game hardly had a story to it. You go on almost completely random missions. Though they are somewhat fun, they have hardly any point oncesoever. Graphics - Sound / Graphics are pretty good, especially the fine detail. And Sound is OK. Battles - Difficulty / Bosses are pretty hard, and take some strategy to defeat. Though, battles are very easy, do to fact that you only have to push one button the hole time, giving it no strategy. In fact raising the difficulty only makes you die faster, making the game even more frustrating. Also may I add that if you die you must restart the entire mission. Achievements - Multiplayer Achievements are hard to get, and have hardly any gamescore. and a lot of achievements are Xbox Live only. The multiplayer is pethetic because it,s pretty much just about who hit who first, as soon as the match starts. Overall / The game is somewhat fun, very frustrating, multiplayer is not so good. pushing the same button all the time in battle is weird but OK. Bosses are hard and do take some strategy, Achievements arn't worth it, and the story makes no sense. Final thoughts / I would say... If your a fan of kengo games, or other sword fighting games, your choice. But if your new to the genre I'd say (NO).
      Date published: 2010-06-17
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from not a button smasher I was looking at the sales crate thingy and though all the sports plain weird games i found this and decided to give it a try. This game is really challenging master swordsmen are really, well, masterful. I love how you can have the ability to kill a boos with one kill, if you have to skill. unlike in the past where nearly all melee based games have been "a a a" this one is different., you have to use different approaches for different opponents. the controls are easy to use. unlockables were a disappointment because all you can unlock are other samurais so you cant buy new swords. The best part is the storyline, each character has a unique story of there own,there are nine charecters in all, making the game a good 75 hours or longer.
      Date published: 2010-04-16
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from History is fun! Kengo:Legend of the 9 is a fun and challenging swordfighting game loosely based on the battle history of 9 of the most famous warriors in Japanese history.The warriors are Miyamoto Musashi, Okita Soji, Sakamoto Ryoma, Jubei Yagyu, Sasaki Kojiro, Chiba Sanako, Ito Itossai and 2 others that i can't remember...Anyway, the main mode is a story mode where you play through each character's 9-level battle history, hacking up swarms of enemies.At the end of each level, you fight one-on-one with one of the characters you're not currently playing as.Keep in mind, when you first start story mode only Musashi, Soji and Ryoma are playable.There's also a mission mode which puts you through various timed challenges.Each warrior has a different style of fighting which ensures a constant challenge.All in all, this is a great game.I highly recommend it!
      Date published: 2010-02-24
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from AFTER A WHILE IT REALLY GREW ON ME I had read many reviews on Kengo Legend of the 9 and just about every review really BASHED this game. Many of them had said that this game is nothing but a button masher. I don't know if those reviewers played this on the easy difficulty or what not, but I can DEFINITELY confirm that this game is in NO WAY a button masher. If you think you can just button mash your way to victory, you're dead wrong, and you will find yourself dying a lot. When I first got Kengo I really didn't like it, mainly because I didn't know what the heck I was doing and there's no tutorial when you start the game to let you know what the controls are and how exactly the gameplay works. After much patience and perseverance I got a hang of the controls and gameplay. Once I got the hang of environmental kills, the stamina bar, and the 3 different fighting styles with each of the 9 characters. I found an enjoyable samurai game with a pretty deep fighting/combo system. PROS: Kengo Legend of the 9 has you playing as 9 real life samurai warriors that in each and every level all you really do is battle through tons of enemies until you reach the level boss. The catch or hook of it is HOW you dispose of your enemies. You can use combos or you can use the "environmental kills" that once you drain the stamina of your enemies you can knock them into walls, wells, lanterns, etc. and kill them in 1 slash/stab. These environmental kills are very cool and they help you gain more points to unlock more combos when you level up your character, in which you upgrade your health, attack power, defense, and stamina (REALLY IMPORTANT). But you most be careful because enemies and bosses can also use the environmental kills on you. The music is alright, nothing really great but it does fit with the tone of the game. CONS: Kengo can be BRUTALLY DIFFICULT especially on the hardest setting (there's an achievement for beating it on hard) when it comes to the bosses. This is because once you get to the boss of each level it only takes them a few shots to kill you. Not only that but there are no health power-ups throughout the levels, so if you take a lot of damage while beating all the enemies and then you get to the boss you're stuck fighting him/her with that same remaining energy. This becomes INSANELY FRUSTRATING because if you die on the bosses (and you will, trust me), it's back to the beginning of the stage and you have to fight all the enemies again. Graphics look like a regular Xbox game, controls while not complicated do take a decent amount of time to get use to, and the Xbox Live mode (if it can even be considered that) is massively weak. When on Xbox Live you don't actually play someone, what it does is it takes the way you played the game in the main mode and adapt that A.I. into the Xbox Live mode and you WATCH matches with other samurai players. WOW, THAT'S LAME. The only bright spot to the "Live" mode is that you can pick up some pretty easy achievements when your character wins matches. That sums up my review of Kengo. Personally, I don't think it's anywhere near as bad as all these video game sites have claimed it to be. If you're interested in it, I say go for it, it's really inexpensive now. Just remember if you do pick it up be ready to commit some time to learning the controls and gameplay/sword fighting.
      Date published: 2008-07-12
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