Trek to Yomi Review | PC player

Trek to Yomi emulates the style of Akira Kurosawa’s iconic black and white samurai films: rice fields in the wind, villages in flames, a great black vortex in hell. Okay, so Trek to Yomi goes to some places the Kurosawa movies didn’t. But the path there is full of flaws, and I only managed to get past the delicate, floating combat to see where my samurai’s descent into madness would take him.

Need to know

What is that? A 2D side scrolling game in which you take on the role of a vengeful samurai.
Expect to pay: $19.99
Developer: flying wild pig
Editor: return digital
Revised in: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5600U CPU @ 2.60GHz, 2.59GHz
Multiplayer: No
Link: Steam

After his city is sacked by bandits, protagonist Hiroki must decide whether to remain bound by his duty, protect his loved ones, or seek revenge. It’s a classic samurai thing, but the story is well told as Hiroki faces his personal demons (also literal demons) and I have to make decisions that influenced exactly how this samurai tragedy would end. All of the Japanese voice actors deliver raw performances, and the Hiroki actor in particular manages to convey his downward spiral of anger and regret.

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