Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles Review - Adapting Anime into Games well

 Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles Review - Adapting Anime into Games well

Who doesn't know Kimetsu no Yaiba? This very popular anime provides an interesting story and animation that is so beautiful because it is done by a famous Ufotable studio with the details of the animation. Of course, this anime is very popular.

Kimetsu no Yaiba The Hinokami Chronicles Review - Adapting Anime into Games well

With its popularity, Sega as a publisher wants to make a game from this franchise. And the developer who works on this game is CyberConnect2, a developer who is famous for anime adaptation games like Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm.

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Chronicles was born. The author has played this game and here is a complete review for Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinakoami Chronicles.

The story that matches the anime

Kimetsu no Yabib: Hinokani Chronicles is divided into 8 chapters that can be played. Of course, 8 chapters are the adaptation of stories from the anime and widescreen movie, Mugen Train.

Tells the story of a teenager named Tanjiro Kamado who lives in the interior of the mountains whose family has been slaughtered by a mysterious devil figure and leaves a younger sister, Nezuko Kamado. Nezuko survived the mutation that made him a devil. But the difference, Nezuko is a unique devil who does not need human blood to live.

Tanjiro also decided to adventure looking for ways to heal his younger brother and return it to become human again. By joining the Demon Slayer Corps, a special force in charge of eradicating the devils, Tanjiro was also looking for ways to heal his younger siblings while fighting various types of devils.

Unfortunately in this game, there is no special story that is only made for the game version. But for gamers who have never watched or read this series, playing this story game is certainly highly recommended because it follows the original series.

Gameplay similar to Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm

When talking about gameplay, of course, this game has a very typical gameplay cyberconnect2. The author feels like playing nuns. Gameplay from Kimetsu no Yabib: Hinokami Chronicles is not so different from other fighting games made by CyberConnect2.

This is certainly not so bad because CC2 itself does have a specialist in this regard. And the fighting games they created are suitable for casual gamers who want to enjoy their favorite serial characters fighting. The battle is made simple by spam light attack and occasionally use skills, grab, and ultimate if the ultimate move bar is full.

Exploration in this game is too simple where players just walk and collect items and fight the enemy. There is no platforming action like exploration games in general because in this game when players want to jump, the system will automatically make the character jump to a place that can be accessed. This is a little boring if you like an adventure.

This game has a cool Quick Time Event (QTE). If the player succeeds in executing QTE perfectly, the player will see a variety of cool pieces of images from the anime. This detail certainly very spoils the players, especially Kimetsu no Yaiba fans.


Graphics that spoil the eyes

The graphics quality in this game is certainly very suitable for Kimetsu no Yaiba. CyberConnect2 uses a perfect anime style in this game. Detailed animation of characters and very smooth movements make the players' eyes satisfied playing it. The use of this detailed 3D animation makes the character more alive.

Cutscene Narration in this game unfortunately only displayed in the form of a collection of memory fragments containing static images from the Anime pieces. But Cutscene QTE in this game provides very good details.

Animation of battles is also very fluid so it gives satisfaction when issuing various moves. Animation in the Grab, Skill, and Ultimate Move movements is also very detailed and high quality.

Good sound, but not for streamer

When it comes to Kimetsu no Yaiba, one of the things that stands out from the anime besides animation, of course, is VA and the music that has high quality. Of course in this game, the seiyuu from the anime returns to fill the sounds of all the characters in the game. Not only that, the music that became the soundtrack of the animation was also present in this game and of course gave a great impression.

But unfortunately, this has an impact on streamers who want to play this game live. Because music in this game certainly has copyright, players can get a warning or even a copyright strike if players want to live to play this game. This of course can be avoided by turning off music in the game settings before doing Livestream or creating content. But, of course, the content will be a little empty because there is no cool music that accompanies your adventure.

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CyberConnect2 managed to bring this anime into a good fighting game. Of course, with a high experience, this developer can adapt anime into a game well. Although it looks like a Reskin from Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Chronicles successfully provides a pleasant play experience for fans of the anime.

But even so, this game also has shortcomings. Starting from a boring exploration, music that is affected by copyright for content makers, collectibles that are not so valuable, and memory fragments that are only in the form of images with narration make this game a little boring for gamers who have not followed the anime at all.

The writer thinks this game is quite good for loyal fans of Kimetsu no Yaiba, but it is not so interesting for gamers who have never participated in the series. The author suggests that players watch anime or read the manga series first to get a satisfying experience when playing this anime fighting game.