Make sure you read my review and contemplate before you empty your pockets for this game
The combat in this game is quite entertaining at times, especially when you accidentally initiate a cool,brutal move. It can also get really tough sometimes. However, you wont be able to dismember/decapitate enemies like you could in NG 2
One of the boss fights will really make you pissed off at how hard he is, and the fact that you will die many times after nearly finishing him off. Other bosses are recycled, which doesn't give this game much variety.
Pros: Fun combat. God-of-War style button sequences
Cons: Recycled bosses. No essence+ No Muramasa's shop. You only use a Ninjato/ katana as a melee weapon/not able to change weapons.