It’s the fifteenth century and one in every of Japan’s main figures, Oda Nobunaga, duties a twenty first century faculty woman and a trio of ninjas to slay the Demon Lord. With the ability of friendship and kisses, off you go to avoid wasting the world. Emphasis on kisses, by the way in which, as a result of if the title did not give it away, Samurai Maiden is that kind of recreation. Nevertheless, it’s a bit lighter on the fanservice than a few of its friends.
The plot is simply there. Nothing floor breaking, nor horrible — it’s an excuse to carry the women collectively and make a reasonably catchy opening theme. Nonetheless, the interactions and banter is entertaining sufficient to disregard the generic plot, and the fairly prolonged visible novel-esque cutscenes that typically regurgitate plot factors.
Many of the enjoyment depends on the hit or miss gameplay. There are greater than 24 missions alongside optionally available quests generally known as ‘bubble pockets’. You will discover out in a short time there’s an absence of degree design variation. It is rinse and repeat by way of fairly linear paths till you attain massive and, typically, detrimentally small arenas the place enemies are kind of a reskin of one another with comparable assault patterns.
Nevertheless, the bubble pockets do add some selection to the common method, with gentle puzzle and platforming components making a pleasant distinction to the general monotonous essential missions. They’re additionally important in boosting your fight expertise. The truth is, something remotely optionally available, corresponding to bolstering your relationship along with your teammates, is the place the sport stands out.
Each time you employ your companions’ expertise, your relationship with them rises. They’re pleasantly designed in a approach which means you do not have ton depend on them, appearing extra as stun mechanics. As well as, these assaults assist masks the sport’s quite a few body charge dips. Sadly, these drops, alongside your essential character’s stiff assaults, make Samurai Maiden’s encounters rather more irritating than they need to be.