Red Steel was a groundbreaking game in the truest sense: it broke ground. Not necessarily very well, but it was the first Wii game to really try to do what we were all thinking: guns and swords. Red Steel 2 may actually deliver on the promises its predecessor made, but at the very least it looks like a fun game to flail around in.
I mentioned this during the live blog, but it really does look and feel a bit strange for this franchise to have no blood. I don’t want to sound ghoulish, but seriously, if you’re going to have what amount to fatalities (cutting throats, stabbing in the back, etc), why should the blood thing matter? The Soul Calibur-esque sparks are okay, but seriously, let’s get choppin’.