History VideoGame / TheLastBlade

1st Mar '18 8:38:45 PM nombretomado
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''The Last Blade'' (in Japanese, ''Bakumatsu Roman: Gekka no Kenshi'', "Tales of the Shogunate's End: Moonlight Swordsman") is a [[OrphanedSeries cruelly short-lived]] (two games in two years total, NGP ports notwithstanding) FightingGame series developed and published by {{SNK}} in the [[TheNineties late 90s]] -- their prime. Seen by many as a SpiritualSuccessor to the ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' series, ''LB'' still managed to stand out with its melodramatic aesthetic, extremely smooth animation and two modes of play (Speed and Power). The Neo Geo games are generally regarded as among the best SNK ever produced; at any rate, they're most certainly the most underrated. ''Both of them.''

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''The Last Blade'' (in Japanese, ''Bakumatsu Roman: Gekka no Kenshi'', "Tales of the Shogunate's End: Moonlight Swordsman") is a [[OrphanedSeries cruelly short-lived]] (two games in two years total, NGP ports notwithstanding) FightingGame series developed and published by {{SNK}} {{Creator/SNK}} in the [[TheNineties late 90s]] -- their prime. Seen by many as a SpiritualSuccessor to the ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' series, ''LB'' still managed to stand out with its melodramatic aesthetic, extremely smooth animation and two modes of play (Speed and Power). The Neo Geo games are generally regarded as among the best SNK ever produced; at any rate, they're most certainly the most underrated. ''Both of them.''
26th Feb '18 5:56:38 PM nombretomado
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* TheShinsengumi: Keiichiro Washizuka and Kojiroh Sanada.
20th Feb '18 12:23:14 AM drac0blade
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In the second game, the Hell's Gate is still wide open and to seal it for good, the 'Sealing Maiden' is required to sacrifice her life. Kaede, Moriya, Yuki and Okina tried to search for this Maiden, with several surprises in tow that there's this madman called Setsuna who claims to be a "Messenger from Afar" that wants to kill everyone, and the trio's master, Gaisei, [[CameBackWrong reborn into Kohryu]] and plotting to open Hell's Gate as well to let the spirits akin to Setsuna enter the world. Luckily for Kaede, not only he's the Seiryuu power holder (Okina's obviously Genbu), the Heavens has sent back Kagami to the mortal world, [[HeelFaceTurn on the humans' side]] in a RedemptionQuest, and the holder of the Byakko's power, Naoe Shigen, previously BrainwashedAndCrazy by Kagami, is now also back to his senses and the formation of TheFourGods power holder are complete. Unfortunately for Kaede, the Sealing Maiden [[spoiler:is actually Yuki and she resolves to sacrifice herself.]]

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In the second game, the Hell's Gate is still wide open and to seal it for good, the 'Sealing Maiden' is required to sacrifice her life. Kaede, Moriya, Yuki and Okina tried to search for this Maiden, with several surprises in tow that there's this tow. A madman called Setsuna Setsuna, who claims to be a "Messenger from Afar" that Afar," wants to kill everyone, and the trio's master, Gaisei, [[CameBackWrong was reborn into Kohryu]] and is plotting to open Hell's Gate as well to as let the spirits akin to Setsuna enter the world. Luckily for Kaede, not only he's is he the Seiryuu power holder (Okina's obviously Genbu), the Heavens has sent back Kagami to the mortal world, [[HeelFaceTurn on the humans' side]] in a RedemptionQuest, and the holder of the Byakko's power, Naoe Shigen, previously BrainwashedAndCrazy by Kagami, is now also back to his senses and the formation of TheFourGods power holder are complete. Unfortunately for Kaede, the Sealing Maiden [[spoiler:is actually Yuki and she resolves to sacrifice herself.]]
27th Jan '18 10:04:56 PM WolfThunder
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* UnfinishedDub: An odd case -- the introduction of the first game contains a lot of text and sets up the plot, yet is completely untranslated even in non-Japanese machines.

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* UnfinishedDub: An odd case -- the introduction of the first game contains a lot of text and sets up the plot, yet is completely untranslated even in non-Japanese machines.
9th Aug '17 2:09:15 AM Schitzo
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*BleedEmAndWeep: Hibiki's special winposes whenever the match ends in a death or dismemberment. The first few times [[ThisCannotBe she'll refuse to believe what just happened.]] Further victories through a fatality will get her sobbing.
12th Mar '17 11:25:02 AM nombretomado
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** Also, Musashi's haircut bears an uncanny resemblance with [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Haohmaru's]]... who ''also'' was an {{Expy}} of MiyamotoMusashi.

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** Also, Musashi's haircut bears an uncanny resemblance with [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Haohmaru's]]... who ''also'' was an {{Expy}} of MiyamotoMusashi.UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi.
12th Mar '17 11:23:34 AM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: [[MiyamotoMusashi Akatsuki]] [[NamesTheSame Musashi.]] It's actually a plot point, as Musashi is supposed to be the reincarnated soul of ''the'' Miyamoto Musashi.

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* {{Expy}}: [[MiyamotoMusashi [[UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi Akatsuki]] [[NamesTheSame Musashi.]] It's actually a plot point, as Musashi is supposed to be the reincarnated soul of ''the'' Miyamoto Musashi.
26th Dec '16 7:07:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* RealMenWearPink: Amano, who is {{Badass}} enough to wear a pink kimono and use cherry blossoms magic and look awesome while doing it.

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* RealMenWearPink: Amano, who is {{Badass}} badass enough to wear a pink kimono and use cherry blossoms magic and look awesome while doing it.
14th Nov '16 2:15:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Quite a few. [[RealMenWearPink Amano]], [[EvilIsCool Setsuna]], [[TheStoic Washizuka]]...
** BadassLongcoat: Setsuna, Moriya, Kagami and some. At the time of the games, Western-styled clothing is being introduced to Japan.
** BadassAdorable: Akari, Hibiki to an extent.

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* {{Badass}}: Quite a few. [[RealMenWearPink Amano]], [[EvilIsCool Setsuna]], [[TheStoic Washizuka]]...
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BadassLongcoat: Setsuna, Moriya, Kagami and some. At the time of the games, Western-styled clothing is being introduced to Japan.
** * BadassAdorable: Akari, Hibiki to an extent.
7th Oct '16 12:15:31 AM normal19
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* UnfinishedDub: An odd case -- the introduction of the first game contains a lot of text and sets up the plot, yet is completely untranslated even in non-Japanese machines.
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