Samurai of Hyuga Book 2
By Hosted Games LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Samurai of Hyuga Book 2 is the blood-pumping sequel to the interactive tale you already know. Return to the land of silk and steel, where fantasy and reality clash and tough choices await you at every turn.
Good thing you’re still the toughest ronin around.
Become a bodyguard, a savior, or just a killer with a good excuse. Try to keep your mind intact as you travel down the path of madness, with twisted romances and drama at every turn. Love and lust, spirits and demons. What happens when you can’t tell the difference anymore?
That and so much more await you in the second book of this epic series!
• Reclaim your role as a badass ronin, a master manslayer, and reluctant bodyguard for hire!
• Find romance or let it find you, tainted and twisted as it may be!
• Poetry and board games, dates and kabuki—try not to forget yourself in this unforgettable adventure!
• Over 215,000 words of interactive fiction!
Confusing, disappointingly flawed
First of all, I'd still completely recommend the Samurai of Hyuga. That one had a very linear yet complex approach, with great characters and a strong plot. The way this Samurai of Hyuga 2 started was on the right track. There were some interesting puzzles and funny moments. But soon I found myself thrown into a disorienting setting and story pathways which frankly killed my love of the tale. One of the biggest reels of this story was the blend of feudal Japan and sorcery. But (some spoilers) the journey taken to a strange island where people spoke in European accents threw the story off balance. The mind control and visual flashback aspects were odd as well, especially since there wasn't anything remarkably feudal Japan in it all. It felt more of like Percy Jackson than samurai fantasy all of a sudden, without all the teenage charm. I'm pretty sad how the author managed to crush the plot so badly because I was ready to immerse myself in the whole story. Please just stick to the first app and contend yourself with using your imagination to think of what happened next after you finish it.
I liked the emphasis on the character interactions, the depth one can see play out without needing the action to carry the plot along. I can respect that. The feel for established characters was there, the conflict and tension rising from the start and middle were great... Then it just took a turn for the strange that outright derailed it. One minute it is clear cut, next minute it's referencing something akin to inception in absurd ways that I felt hurt the story.
I didn't enjoy the second half of the story due to how it went from character building, to questioning the characters roles in the story altogether, to a completely different story entirely that only referenced what was the original story.
I loved the first Samurai of Hyuuga book, and I've replayed it many times. This book just felt like it was dragging its feet halfway through, tripped, and crawled towards the end with parallels to fantasy island as its crutch. Maybe I grew too fond to the flow of the previous books plot, but this felt hollow by the finish.
I agree with the whole confusion about the last half of the story. It started off amazing because it stuck with feudal Japan as its setting but then the last half is in some weird stranded island, and now apparently the characters can't get out of it too. Just where was this supposed to go? The mission was to find the 2nd demon and kill it, not stay in a fantasy island for half of the book.
It's like the saying, "If we gonna eat, let's eat." Let's kill that demon already because we all know who it is.
Another thing I didn't like was how little romance there was, despite there being options for who you could pick in some scenes. I expected a little more romance in the second book but no. If the gender of Toshio/Toshi determined whether or not my character is gay/lesbian or straight, I would want more interactions with that character and not a forced (depending how you play) "romance" scene with Momo (the only female in the gang). There were many chances and moments where it could've taken a somewhat romantic turn with the other characters, but it didn't deliver. And don't get me started with that crazy bastard Jin. He's a big NO.
I was promised romance. At least make all of the characters an option, not just one.
- Category: Games
- Released: Sep 17, 2016
- Version: 1.0.2
- Size: 73.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Hosted Games LLC
- © 2016 Devon Connell
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.