Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles Review

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles is a 3D fighting game, based on the 2019 anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga series, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the game was released by Aniplex in Japan and by SEGA worldwide.

Adapted from the events of the first season of the anime series and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, the single-player story mode follows Tanjiro Kamado, the series’ protagonist, as he teams up with the Demon Slayer. Corps and faces off against various demons. His sister Nezuko who has turned into a demon, he fights in the hope that she will be fully human again.

The story features some elements of exploration and is told through various scenes and boss battles with demons seen in the anime series. However, we see a great interaction in the game since missions must be completed in order to reach the objectives, which in this case are the demons that we have previously seen in the anime.

The game has a mini map which presents the places that we must go through. Most boss battles are really great and require good skill and execution. The final confrontations, has a touch of execution with the control buttons in the game that make it more special together with a cinematic that makes the execution look perfect, just as we could see in the anime, something similar to what We have seen in the game DragonBall Z: Kakarot, which talks about the entire Dragon Ball Z arc, from the Saiyan invasion to the Buu saga.


Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles also features a versus mode, where players form teams of two fighters from the roster of 18 characters, including the six that appeared in the spin-off anime Chuukou Ikkan. Kimetsu Gakuen Monogatari. The multiplayer mode can be played locally and online. At first we will only have some characters since while we go through the story mode they are giving us other characters, they are also unlocked as we progress. You’ll hike through locations looking for clues and collect easy-to-find unlockable items like memory shards and Kimetsu points. Story mode is required to play, because this is the only way to unlock the full roster of characters for VS mode and online. The game offers the full story arc up to Mugen Train.


The experience of the online multiplayer mode is quite stable, between the games that I was able to play online I had no problems with opponents that came out at random. However, it doesn’t feel as competitive as other titles we’ve seen before. The combat tool system is of few combinations and even when executing the maximum power, the final blows or executions we see this in all splendor and that makes it great.

Characters have access to regular and special attacks, as well as a couple of additional tactical options and the block and dodge button. It is possible to approach most of the fights in a way of pressing the buttons, but because it is very fast and the personality of each character is reflected through his combat style and everything will depend on the technique that each player uses. However, I am one of the players who in this type of game do not use the technique of dodging, if not to go immediately and attack the enemy without compassion and in this case, in some combats with demons that appear before reaching a boss , it becomes easy to eliminate them using aggressive mode against them.



Demon-Slayer-Kimetsu-No-Yaiba-–-The-Hinokami-Chronicles-Review-GamersRDThe graphics on PS5 are quite beautiful in every way as they show well-crafted details, at times I thought I was rewatching the anime instead of playing a video game. The characters are well developed in every way, there is no waste in this section both in cinematics, fights or when we are exploring somewhere in search of the breath of a demon. The sound of the game is really phenomenal, in my case I was able to play it with the original voices in Japanese and the experience is truly incredible, as for the sound of the blows in the fighting, it is spectacular since it is well synchronized with the game together with the dialogues. and the screams of Tanjiro and the other characters in the game, it is worth mentioning that the loading times are fast and take advantage of the technology of the PS5 SSD.


Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles is a game that every anime fan will fully enjoy, as it offers the very essence of anime. However, for fans of fighting games you will be able to see the game from another point of view, as it has some weaknesses in the combat system due to the lack of depth, many of the cinematics that some of the fans that we already know what is going to happen, they will try to avoid them to get to the meeting point of a fight against a demon that comes our way or one of the bosses faster. The visual and sound value is to be appreciated a lot since we get very into what we have seen in the anime and the movie Mugen Train. It is possible that later when the second season of the anime comes out we can see a DLC of this in the game. This review was made on PS5 and the copy of the game was thanks to SEGA.

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