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Red Steel

by Phenwah

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Original Thread: If there's no blood, why call it Red Steel?


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Act 1: Sato's Legacy
1-1 Bloody Sunset Youtube
1-2 Fire Escape Youtube
1-3 Angel's Heaven Youtube
1-4 Extreme Wheels Youtube
Challenge Video Youtube
1-5 Broken Wing Youtube
Act 2: The Path of the Katana Giri
2-0 Harry's Club Youtube
2-1 Burning Trash Youtube
The Sanro Kai Youtube
2-5 Geisha House Youtube
2-3 Tetsuo's Games Youtube
2-4 Business Plot Youtube
2-2 Fish Market Youtube
Act 3: The Ghosts of the Sanro Kai
3-0 Interlude Youtube
3-1 Blind Date Youtube
3-2 Night of the Komoris Youtube
3-3 In the Name of the Father Youtube
3-4 Reunion Youtube
Ending & Credits Youtube
Bonus: Off-Cameras and Multiplayer
B-0 Attract Mode Youtube
B-1 Swords Training Youtube
B-2 Guns Training Youtube

Note: Watch Act 2 in the order listed above (5-3-4-2), not the numerical order.

Red Steel is a first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft Paris exclusively for the Nintendo Wii, featuring gunplay and swordplay that take advantage of the Wii remote's motion-sensing capabilities. It was released alongside the Wii in November of 2006. This is the game that Nintendo hoped would get the Halo audience interested in its new console. Red Steel was critically panned, but some early adopters were still ignorant and hyped-up enough to sink $50 into it on launch day.

I am Phenwah, and I am an idiot. Welcome to Red Steel.

Game Overview (from
Fight to protect your honor.

Red Steel is an exclusive Wii launch title that takes full advantage of the console's innovative controller and puts players directly into the action-packed first-person experience with the weapon in their hand - literally.

An engaging storyline unfolds as you learn that your fiancée has been kidnapped and her father - a Japanese mafia kingpin - murdered by a rival gang. The only way to save your loved one and defend your honor is to journey from Los Angeles to Japan and confront the Tokyo underworld.

By learning the ancient art of Japanese fighting with your katana and the focused precision of modern firearms, you will progress and adapt yourself to this foreign environment, where skills alone may not guarantee you victory.

LP Overview: The game has no difficulty levels. I'll be editing out most deaths and all loading times (with the exception of the first video), and recording post-commentary with friends. The game also features some sword- and gun-training, which I'll be uploading on the side with no commentary. At some point, I'll try to record some multiplayer as well.
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