Looking for a cool game on Japanese history/mythology

Avatar image for rainvillain
#1 Posted by RainVillain (764 posts) -

Okami comes to mind, but I've played that already. There's also Genji, but I didn't like it.. 
 
Any other games set in Japan, be it historical or mythological Japan? 
 
I am also not against suggestions for games set in China (except Romance of the Three Kingdoms.. that series just looks too intense)

Avatar image for superfluousmoniker
#2 Edited by SuperfluousMoniker (2928 posts) -
Muramasa? Not sure how much is made up specifically for the game, but it's very mythical feudal era Japanese.
Avatar image for diamond
#3 Posted by Diamond (8678 posts) -

Pocky & Rocky -- filled with Shinto spirits

Avatar image for august
#4 Posted by august (4039 posts) -

Shogun: Total War (US)
Shogun: Total War (US)
Avatar image for shirogane
#5 Posted by Shirogane (3630 posts) -

Muramasa kinda works... 
 
Samurai Warriors? That's the Sengoku Era. Simlar to the Three Kingdoms stuff. 
Sengoku Basara/Devil Kings. Although...that's very...different to actual history.
Avatar image for thehexeditor
#6 Edited by thehexeditor (1436 posts) -

You could import Yakuza Kenzan! if あなたは日本語をわかる。(you understand japanese XD )

Avatar image for august
#7 Posted by august (4039 posts) -

Also

No Caption Provided
Avatar image for shirogane
#8 Posted by Shirogane (3630 posts) -

Oh yes, Way of the Samurai? I believe there's a quicklook on site.
Avatar image for heatdrive88
#9 Posted by heatDrive88 (2934 posts) -
Avatar image for thehexeditor
#10 Posted by thehexeditor (1436 posts) -

Way of the Samurai seems perfectly suited to your needs. The GB community serves once again!

Avatar image for diamond
#11 Posted by Diamond (8678 posts) -
@thehexeditor:  Haha, but yes.  Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan is a really cool game.  Insane that it didn't get brought over when Yakuza 4 is...
Avatar image for rainvillain
#12 Posted by RainVillain (764 posts) -
@thehexeditor: 少しわかる。。。大学で毎日勉強しています。おもしろいですが。。とてもむずかしいですね! 
 
Also, Muramasa I forgot to mention that I've played already. Thought it was lovely. Here's hoping the PSN/XBLA rumours turn out to be true. 
 
Samurai Warriors kinda looks like Dynasty Warriors, which, uh, I've never been a big fan of. 
  
Pocky & Rocky looks... kinda cool! But might not be what I'm looking for. Thanks though. 
 
Shogun Total War... nice. I'll look into this one, thanks :D
Avatar image for rainvillain
#13 Edited by RainVillain (764 posts) -

Just noticed the posts about Way of the Samurai. Word, will look out for that game at my local game store. Cookies for the GB community! 
 
(Though keep suggestions coming!) 
 
edit: Yakuza Kenzan looks neat.. though my Japanese in its current state is nowhere near strong enough to make out 90% of what they'd be saying.

Avatar image for kingclaw
#14 Posted by kingclaw (785 posts) -

  

    
   
 
Avatar image for freshakiff
#15 Posted by freshakiff (96 posts) -

Okami!

Avatar image for mike
#16 Posted by Mike (17289 posts) -

 Giant Enemy Crab
 Giant Enemy Crab
Moderator Online
Avatar image for thehexeditor
#17 Posted by thehexeditor (1436 posts) -
@MB: Haha, I was waiting for someone to bring that up!
Avatar image for kingclaw
#18 Posted by kingclaw (785 posts) -
@MB said:
"
 Giant Enemy Crab
 Giant Enemy Crab
"
FUUUCK. Not fair I couldn't upload the video.
Avatar image for buzz_clik
#19 Posted by buzz_clik (7470 posts) -
@MB said:
"
 Giant Enemy Crab
 Giant Enemy Crab
"
*laugh* First thing I did was come in here and, without scrolling, do a search for "enemy" on the page. Ding ding ding, winner!
Moderator

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.