Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles entices both anime and fighting-game lovers worldwide. Much like other anime-related games, such as Dragonball Fighter Z, Kimetsu no Yaiba has a story mode.
If you haven’t watched the anime, we recommend watching a few episodes before playing the game. Undoubtedly, there will be spoilers ahead since the game heavily features the first season of the series.
However, it is part of the fighting game genre. So, you don’t necessarily have to play the story mode of the game. If you’re a fan of fighting games, check out this article on the best fighting games of all time.
What is Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles?
Demon Slayer, also known as Kimetsu no Yaiba, is one of the leading anime in the past few years. It features the young Tanjiro Kamado, a kind boy whose sister turned into a demon. Driven by immense guilt, he ventures out into the world to find a cure.
Along the way, he also meets someone with killing intent. A powerful swordsman whose blade flows like water, hellbent on killing his demon sister. Tanjiro protects her through sheer will, and the swordsman, Giyu Tomioka, sends him to his master for training.
The game follows the story after those series of events. However, it crams everything cool that happened while also skipping some parts of the anime. The story mode also spams cinematic cutscenes that are too long if you’re itching to start mashing buttons.
So, if you start playing the story mode, it’s worth noting that the long cutscenes might be worth it. After all, once you start playing, Kimetsu no Yaiba introduces an intensive tutorial through every fighting mechanic.
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Gameplay Mechanics and Combat
Much like recent fighting games, Kimetsu no Yaiba allows you to explore areas to face opponents. However, it heavily emphasizes its combo-heavy combat against terrifying enemies. So, get your button-mashing skills ready because you’re in for a fun time.
It’s also much like the Dragonball fighting-game franchise, wherein it’s a wonderful way to immerse into the story. After all, you get to meet a few significant characters and demons while playing the story mode.
Some hardcore gamers might lose interest in the simplistic approach to the game’s combat gameplay. There are also clunky defense mechanics where a hit will land no matter what. However, Kimetsu no Yaiba focuses on move sets that are easier to remember with expected results.
The only thing the game also needs is more variety. If you start playing, you will undoubtedly find the boringness of repetitive moves. However, boss battles are different in the game because they add more gameplay variety than regular demon fights.
Yet, the repeating moves do not end in the story mode. It also shows up when you decide to play against other players online. You will find it more of a waiting game to find the opportunity to land your combos.
If you like story-rich gameplay, then Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles is for you. After all, the game keeps re-emphasizing the theatric elements of the game. So, are you ready to start slaying demons?