By far the best looking console game yet. Maybe even the best looking game, period. The lightning, the leaves and grass blowing in the wind. The motion capture. Everything is spot on.
I appreciate the slow paced combat. It's more realistic and in the vein of classic samurai movies by Kurasawa. It made me think of Bushido Blade too. No health bars, or surviving fatal blows. He parried a lot too. Considering every other samurai game seems to be over the top and full of supernatural stuff, this one stands out with its realistic approach.