One of the best Action-RPG's I've ever played.
The next thing you'll notice is just how easy it is to control your character. This game supports the options to play with the WiiMote + Nunchuck, Classic Controller, and Gamecube controller. I never tried out the Classic Controller or the Gamecube controller options, as the WiiMote and the Nunchuck worked very well.
The movement is all handled with the control stick, attacking is done with the A button, and changing your sword is as simple as tapping the C button. The B button will also unleash the sword's special powers, at the cost of the blade's soul power. My only complaint with these controls is that you are forced to jump with the control stick and you are unable to change this.
This leads me to the bulk of the game: the combat. The combat in Muramasa is fast-paced and, later in the game, will require a certain amount of skill. The combat is also a bit simplistic and only requires that you tap the A button repeatedly. Although, there are certain skills that you have to change up the fighting.
Thankfully, the game rarely sees any slowdown or drops in frame-rate, so you will never feel cheated when die. By the time you are halfway done; you will start to feel like a master, and will be chopping down enemies left and right. That is, if it is on the easy difficulty. There is also a harder difficulty for people who want a challenge.
There is a reason this is called an action-RPG. There is a leveling system, and everytime you level up, your health will increase, and you will gain strength and vitality. Both of these attributes are necessary for equipping stronger swords.
There is also a different storyline for both characters, Kisuke and Momohime. Each campaign will take about 10 hours to complete depending on how many of the optional side quests you complete. The storyline may be a bit confusing to follow, but you will soon learn what it is all about.
Overall, I greatly enjoyed this game. There are a few small shortcomings, like the inability to customize the controls, but they are very easy to ignore while playing fantastic and beautiful game like this. I'd say give it a try if you were on the fence, I know I did, I haven't regretted it.
Overall score: 9.2/10