The first thing you should notice when turning on this game, is that the game looks amazing. Very much like, yes "A Painting drawn to life." There are two stories in the game. You can play as either a boy or a girl. I chose the girl as the boy is just quite ugly, so i figured i might as well look at something pleasant  for the first play. The story can be difficult to follow as all the voices are in Japanese. But you don't need to follow it at all, as a handy map system always tells you what to do.

Combat is flashy and chaotic. Depending on what side of the fence you're on, button mashing is either the best way to go, or will get you nowhere. There is an extensive amount of moves, and each sword comes with it's own special move. Using these special moves will drain your sword's durability. When your sword's soul meter runs out, you sheath it, allowing it to heal and whip out a new one.

While playing, I noticed that it has similarities to a whole lot of other games. It has the backtracking of Metroid, the combat of Street Fighter and Ninja Gaiden, and the exploration of Zelda. all of them go quite nicely together.

The game is actually quite challenging, even on easy, with bosses getting hard as early as the 3rd. If that's the case, I don't even want to know what hard mode is like.

This game is fun and enjoyable, and easily one of the best action games on the Wii.