Posted by psgels on 13 September 2010 with categories: Sengoku Basara



Now this is more like it. This episode was entirely building up to that finale again, but it also packed a punch when it comes to action. This really shows a number of things about this series:

– This series keeps its action scenes short and sweet: it wisely chose not to drag out the action for too long.
– This series knows that an action series isn’t just about action, but also creating a good setting and characters to carry this action are just as important.
– This series has huge balls and guts to let everything depend on the final two episodes.

I mean, I’ve said this before: this really is the school example of a series you can only judge after it fully ends. Out of all the series this season, this one really lets the most depend on its finale, even more than Occult Academy. And unlike Occult Academy, I still have full confidence that the creators know what they’re doing. All they need to do is give everything they’ve got, like what they did with the sixth episode, and that will make the entire series worth it.

In the meantime, I enjoyed the action of this episode a lot. It was well directed, and a pretty nice taste of what’s to come. I especially loved the parts in which Date Masamune was so cool that he could have entire conversations on his horse while in the air, in the middle of explosives. I also loved the rest of that explosive horse scene. The entire episode was just a ploy of Toyotomi and his allies to slow down his enemies enough for his main force, and I liked how all those plans seemed to be working.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

2 Responses

  1. kuromitsu says:

    I’m partial to Masamune, Motochika and their gangs flying over the chasm on horseback. Because they’re cool like that.

  2. Watcherzero says:

    Why does the voice of the old man from the west seem really familiar?

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  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:34 AM)
    @K-off: try it m8, this is genuinely different then most adventure games that I’ve played, and I’ve played a lot. It also helps immensely that the game looks really good and the character models are based off the Granada series’ actors. The new voice-actors take a bit to get used to tho.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:31 AM)
    @K-off: oh yeah she sounded like she was in need of a good screwin all her life. I forgot who we had here that like her a lot. You know the funny thing is how Republicans hold unto her writings as life guidelines, and then completely ignore all the anti-religion stuff that she had to say lol
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:29 AM)
    @Bam I’ll try that, but for a casual gamer like me those are usually off-putting.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:26 AM)
    @Bam I personally have no problems with CS Lewis but I cannot get through some of Ayn Rand’s books because she’s such an asshole.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:23 AM)
    @K-off: I see, well I guess that doesn’t necessary makes them bad writings, but he does lose a bit of respect in my eyes for that.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:21 AM)
    I might’ve mentioned this before but Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments is an excellent adventure game that actually puts you in the shoes of Holmes and at the very helm of each investigation. You make inferences and deductions based on evidence and conversations, and is up to you to decide who is guilty. It is often pretty complex and requires noticing of details to make the right call.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:21 AM)
    @Bam I’ve read his other writings and I’m 99% sure he meant for it to have Christian undertones. That last percent is from Plato, but that’s about it, lol. Even that had been turned into an allegory for Heaven.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:18 AM)
    Cumberbatch is gifted, but Sherlock the series is never meant to be taken seriously as any kind of adaptation. At least not in my eyes.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:17 AM)
    @K-off: sorry, prolly missed that.
    You know I’ve never read those actually, I was put off by the Christian undertones and whatnot. But to be fair I never noticed any of those until I saw them pointed out in an analysis, so who knows, he might’ve personally never meant for it to have those connotations.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:16 AM)
    @Bam Benedict Cumberbatch is going through the same thing right now, but I’m sure it’s only because the Internet loves him so fucking much. I’m not watching that show.

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