Genji: Dawn of the Samurai
Developer(s): Game Republic
Publisher(s): SCEI (AS, JP, KO), SCEA (US), SCEE (EU)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Game review links: : 74/100
Game description: Genji: Dawn of the Samurai is an intense 3D action-adventure game. Inspired by the 11th century Japanese literary masterpiece, "Tale of Genji," Genji: Dawn of the Samurai provides a dramatic samurai plot fused with fantastical Japanese mythology. This historic samurai tale is set against the beautiful and elegant environments of feudal Japan, and delivers a story of two noble warriors engaged in a crusade against mythical forces controlling Japan. In addition, Genji: Dawn of the Samurai features authentic swordplay choreographed by Japan's leading swordsman, and production directed by acclaimed industry veterans.
Gameplay is third-person combat. The player controls Yoshitsune or Benkei, and both characters are equipped with two basic attacks: Normal and Special. Yoshitsune is your archetypical fast and agile warrior, making up in speed what he lacks in strength. He is able to jump on small platforms (which, if jumped on by Benkei, would collapse). He wields two swords, and can also use his sword to 'hang' onto a ledge before jumping again, allowing him a double jump of sorts. Benkei is the more powerful but slower character, with greater range than Yoshitsune. He uses a large war club, which can also be used to destroy certain structures and heavy doors in the game.
||pre-0.9.7 Beta (r1888)||GSdx (r1650)||
||FPS: 30-60. Will run super slow, even with speed hacks. Speed is very dependent on sound plugin. Turning sound off will make it run at full speed, and if you have to have sound try messing with the latency bar.||Deedopers|
||1.1.0 (r5480)||GSdx SSE41 (r5442)||
||Runs above full speed.|
||1.1.0 (r5628)||GSdx (r5631)||
||HACKS: Default ones and MTVU. Game runs fine with the revision of PCSX2. Probably with the later ones too. Some occasional texture blinking in HW mode., Heavy on resources. Hardware mode uses about 65% of CPU and GPU power. Software mode working fine with the above mentioned processor.||Yuri|
||Performance: Runs fine altought I played only the first level. 60 FPS on walking, 50-60 on combat. Drops a lot in boss battle up to 45 FPS not very light game, but not very demanding too. Overall playable.||Razor96|
- Original names: 源 (SCPS-15095) & (SCPS-19318), 겐지 (SCKA-20052)
No post-processing effects
- Status: Active
- Type: Minor
- Description: Post-processing effects are not visible in hardware mode.
- Workaround: Use software mode.