Alright... This game was -way- back in the late 90s.
It was released by SNK who were famous for their fighting games...
Think Samurai Showdown where there's 2D fighting and power bars on
top that depletes everytime you get hit... Oh and a counter that
tells you time is running out. Yes beat them up sword style! Still
don't get it? Hmmm... Think King of Fighters... That one is pretty
popular with several releases.... Still nothing? Let's step back a
few, think Street Fighter (different company)... then fast forward
and think Street Fighter vs SNK... Got it now? LOL! Okay think about
the days when your fingers hurt trying to hit three-four buttons all
at the same time for combo moves... There... now we're back in
So what's so special about Gekka no Kenshi, otherwise known
as Last Blade for us English speaking people? Oh I know all
about it and why the character designs for Washizuka looks so much
like Saitou. Let's just say SNK developers/artist and Watsuki-sensei
knew each other ne? The old Miburo.com site had an excellent page
for Gekka no Kenshi but the site has left us which is really a shame
*sigh*. You'll just have to content yourself in this one but hey
we'll -try- to do good.
The story is set in the days of the Bakumatsu, there is a brief
introduction about the "times" at how each desire to live and the
desire to die are but one and the same. And that since that world
that was handed down from generation to generation was in a state of
disarray, that the Four Gods decided it is time to cleanse the world
and thus the start of the great upheaval was put into motion.
*dramatic sigh* And hell's gate was opened? That's where our hero
Keiichirou Washizuka comes in! Hmmm... even his name sounds fishy...
Keiichirou... Ichi... Number one... Begin... Hajime? LOL!