So yeah, I’m kinda back. This is my 3rd entry in this corner where I talk about games that I have played in my younger days. This time I’m going to talk about Brave Fencer Musashi.
Brave Fencer Musashi, is an Action Adventure RPG game that was developed by Squaresoft (now Square Enix) and released for the Playstation in 1998. This game is basically a hack and slash game combined with quests and a “semi” open world to explore. This game is often compared with Nintendo’s Zelda Ocarina of Time and often said this was Square’s attempt to rival Nintendo’s Zelda series, since both games were released in the same year.
The story starts in the Kingdom of Allucaneet (All-you-can-eat…there’s more where that come from), which is being invaded by the Thirstquencher Empire. To save the Kingdom the Princess of the Kingdom who is called Fillet decided to use a Hero Summoning spell to call forth the hero who once saved the Kingdom Musashi. Even though successful, they found out that the Musashi they have summoned was not the same Musashi, but his reincarnation which looks like a small boy.
Musashi’s mission is first to recover the Legendary sword Lumina (Reigand in the Japanese ver.) Equipped with Fusion (Raikomaru) he successfully retrieved the sword, but Princess Fillet was quickly kidnapped by the Empire. So, to save the Kingdom he must find 5 Legendary Scrolls, save all the people who works in the castle and defeat the Empire
Intro + Gameplay Video
As you can see from the video, the game involves more hack and slashing and you can use Fusion’s special ability to assimilate enemies powers, Lumina the broad sword will serve as the Powerhouse weapons and can utilize the powers of the 5 Legendary scrolls. This game also has a day night system, which makes some events time exclusive. You’ll also have to interact with people from Grillin Village, which most of them helps your journey by giving you hints and quests.
Collectibles in this game are in the castle people that was kidnapped and turned into Bincho Fields, after you rescue them they will either teach you new sword techniques or help you find places.
This game is great game by Square, it manages to be different with Zelda games due to it’s heavier content of Action. Voice action might be on the quirky side but that aside, I still consider Musashi one of the best PlayStation games. If you’re looking for a top-quality action-adventure game this is what you need to play. The game is available in Sony’s PSN for roughly $6.
This game also have given birth to a sequel called Musashi: Samurai Legend, where it happens in a more modern “steampunk” world.