* SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: The game is packed to the gills with it.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The whole soundtrack is gorgeous. Music by [[HitoshiSakimoto Bas]][[ManabuNamiki isc]][[MasaharuIwata ape]].
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Jinkuro possessing Momohime's body to get drunk, and Momohime complaining about the resulting hangover.
** [[CatGirl Okoi-Miike the nekomata]] [[WeaksauceWeakness in the hot springs]], [[CatsHateWater panicking so much it causes a comical expression]].
** Otae showing up in front of Gonbe during the night, [[DeadAllAlong as a spirit]]. Gonbe quickly thinks she's there to send him to the afterlife.
-->'''Gonbe''': "Oh no! I pay homage to the Infinite Light! [[MadnessMantra I pay homage, I pay homage, I pay homage]]..."
* GameBreaker: Just about [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning any swords with the spinning wide range special arts]].
** And the sharpening stone that prevents your sword's Soul Power from being lost. [[SpamAttack Press Y button for instant win]].
** The Narukami Bracelet/Thunderous Bangle also prevents any Soul Power loss from using special attacks, only it lasts forever. Since you get it for beating [[BonusDungeon Total Pandemonium]], it's almost a BraggingRightsReward, except the game is skills-based, and you can never become so powerful that the game becomes a walk in the park.
** There's also the Nio bracelet you get from the dragon god in the post game of Momohime's story. This item makes the attack of all swords 700, which becomes brutal when comboed with something like Gale II. Very few swords are made worse by this item, and you don't get them until you start getting the 3rd endings.
* GoddamnBats: Pheasants and poison moths. Tengu can also be pretty annoying, since they usually show up in areas with differing elavation, which makes chasing them down or avoiding their attacks a pain.
** Kite ninjas as well, as they love to fly just out of reach while pelting you with shuriken and bomb, and have a nasty habit of blowing up in your face when they die.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: [[spoiler:[[OneHundredAndEight When you forge the last sword]], Senji Muramasa is very touched for achieving it.]]
* LesYay: Kongiku is infatuated with Jinkuro... Who now inhabits Momohime's body.
* {{Moe}}: Momohime, when she's not possessed. Miike when she's not busy being vengeful.
* MoralEventHorizon: The act that finally gets Momohime to give up on Jinkuro? [[spoiler:Killing the shogun during Kisuke's second ending.]] Oddly, he [[AssholeVictim kinda had it coming]].
* MST3KMantra: During the reign of Shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa, it was illegal to be a prostitute, sell silk, hire waitresses in your restaurant, or hurt animals. The game pretty much only paid attention to the "hurt animals" part. Justified in as much as these things are part of the JidaiGeki feeling it is attempting to emulate, and their loss would make for a poorer game.
* NightmareFuel: Some of the bosses are truly awful-looking. ''Especially'' the giant centipede. ''*shudder*''
** [[spoiler:Inugami]] is disturbing as hell.
* PolishedPort: The Vita version adds a lot of improvements over the original Wii version. Aside from DLC characters and even prettier HD graphics, the presence of an actual jump button instead of the awkward up button to jump improves the gameplay immensely. The localization was also handled by Aksys (the same localization team of the ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' series), with an eye toward a more faithful translation than Ignition's widely disliked version.
* PropRecycling: The scenery ''is'' very nice to look at, but be prepared to see the same screens over and over.
* ScrappyMechanic: Enemy scaling rears its ugly head. You can be fifty levels above the recommended minimum for a lair, with thousands more HP and ten times more attack power than you're 'supposed' to have, but they still hit hard and soak up the punishment you deal out. So fighting random battles doesn't do you much good... but you ''have'' to level up because there are minimum stat levels on the swords.
* [[ThatOneAchievement That One Trophy]]: Two, actually. One for each character for seeing all three endings in [[OneHitpointWonder Fury]] [[HarderThanHard mode]].
* UglyCute: [[spoiler:Ippondatara]]'s boar form. When you're fighting him he just seems like some regular monster, [[spoiler: but then you beat him and he asks you to spare his life in exchange for information.]] Gets even more cute when he explains that he [[spoiler:transforms into the giant monster you fought, because he wants to protect his hot spring from humans. He tells you this while bathing in the hot spring himself with Momohime and Kongiku.]]
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