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Sumioni: Demon Arts (PS Vita)

Sumioni: Demon Arts (PS Vita)
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11 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Sumioni: Demon Arts

 

Sumioni stood out the second I saw it because it appeared to blend traditional action platforming with Okami's sumi-e art style and the paint brush-related aspects of its gameplay. I initially had high hopes for it given its great beauty and seemingly...

While the gameplay disappoints a bit, the graphics don't. Just like in Okami, the sumi-e art style is absolutely gorgeous and helps the game stand out the second you first lay eyes on it. Characters, backgrounds, and the environments as a whole are...

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Sumioni: Demon Arts: A tale of ephemeral style

 

The Vita is on a roll with yet another downloadable-exclusive title, Sumioni: Demon Arts, brought to us by XSEED. This stylish 2D action-platformer combines traditional mechanics found in similar titles, while also utilizing the Vita's touch screen...

Impressive visuals, fluid controls

Very short, gameplay gets stale quickly due to the lack of variety

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Sumioni: Demon Arts (Vita) Review

 

What does this game offer besides interesting graphics? Find out inside.

At $20, it’s hard to recommend Sumioni due to its repetition and brevity. The game is interesting for a few minutes, sure, but I just found myself losing interest quick, especially when you keep seeing the same stage designs over and over again.

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Sumioni: Demon Arts

 

Sumioni is, if nothing else, absurdly beautiful. People will be quick to compare it to games like Okami, a comparison that isn't without merit. But while Okami was comparable to post-Ocarina Zelda titles, Sumioni feels more like The Adventure of Link,...

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Sumioni: Demon Arts

 

The controls within Demon Arts are somewhat customizable, which is very helpful when playing this title. You have the option to control Agura's movements via the analog stick or the D-pad. You can also set a dedicated button for both your attacks and...

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Sumioni: Demon Arts Review

 

Painting destruction becomes tiresome in the repetitive Sumioni: Demon Arts.

Novel use of ink abilities ; Responsive controls ; Performance-based progression demands efficient play

Dearth of new moves and concepts ; Tedious storytelling

Sumioni is a game you want to enjoy. The delicate artistic style and novel ink mechanics offer an enticing introduction, but the momentum halts after just a few hours. Once the novelty wears off, you're left with a competent brawler that repeatedly...

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Sumioni: Demon Arts Review

 

Sumioni: Demon Arts is a beautiful old-school inspired action game for PlayStation Vita. But unfortunately, it falls far short of greatness.

I saw Sumioni through four of its six endings, and I had enough. It’s a shame, too, because if Sumioni tried to do less and presented a more linear and coherent gameplay experience, it would have been a much better game. You don’t hear that every day,...

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Sumioni: Demon Arts [PlayStation Network]

 

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Sumioni: Demon Arts Review

 

Painting destruction becomes tiresome in the repetitive Sumioni: Demon Arts.

Novel use of ink abilities ; Responsive controls ; Performance-based progression demands efficient play

Dearth of new moves and concepts ; Tedious storytelling

Sumioni is a game you want to enjoy. The delicate artistic style and novel ink mechanics offer an enticing introduction, but the momentum halts after just a few hours. Once the novelty wears off, you're left with a competent brawler that repeatedly...

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Sumioni: Demon Arts- PSV

 

Once the novelty wears off, you're left with a competent brawler that repeatedly peddles the same recycled content instead of injecting new ideas to keep you invested. Sumioni: Demon Arts lets you use magical ink to paint victory, but it really needed...

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