"Toukiden: Kiwami" is a hunting action game where players take on the role of a Slayer possessing unique abilities, and battle the Oni to save mankind from destruction. To defeat these huge Oni, players band together to sever, pierce, and crush parts of the Oni using the Targeted Destruction System!
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Release Date: Jun 25, 2015

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Warning concerning the use of NVIDIA video cards with the Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 OS (Update of 2015/08/20)

An update has been released in response to the issue of unstable game performance when using the Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 OS and NVIDIA video cards.

From Version 1.0.5, a new tab, "Special Settings," has been added to the game's "Startup Environment Settings."
By selecting the "Special Settings" tab and turning "Stabilization" to ON, the game performance can be stabilized even when using the above OS / video card combination.

However, please be aware that turning the "Stabilization" on will impair certain effects (particle effects) regardless of the graphics settings.

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Operational problems, including the game crashing, have been identified when playing this game using NVIDIA video cards and the Windows 8.1/10 OS.
These issues can be rectified by altering the OS and video card combination, or by using Windows 7 Compatibility Mode.

For users owning PCs which feature the problematic video card and OS combination, please take this into consideration before purchase.

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About This Game

"Toukiden: Kiwami" is a hunting action game where players take on the role of a Slayer possessing unique abilities, and battle the Oni to save mankind from destruction.
To defeat these huge Oni, players band together to sever, pierce, and crush parts of the Oni using the Targeted Destruction System!
Multiplayer for up to 4 players is supported.

Sever! Pierce! Crush! -Targeted Destruction System-
Some of the Oni players will encounter are many times the size of a human. Defeating these require more than simply attacking. Players must sever a part from the Oni's body, pierce it, and then crush it in order to destroy it. The appropriate use of blade or bow, and cooperation between friendly Slayers is the only way to successfully defeat an Oni!

Spirits of Heroes of Japan's Past (Mitama)
When Oni are beaten, they release captured spirits called Mitama. These Mitama can take residence in weapons and aid the Slayer unlock certain special powers for use against the Oni. There are a wide variety of powers and players can enjoy creating their own original equipment. Also, each of these 300 Mitama from across time come with a special illustration and voice, making them fun to collect.

An Original World painted in Japanese history
The story is set in a world set apart in time and space by the power of the Oni. The player starts as a rookie Slayer in a Slayer village called Utakata and fights the Oni in areas that display characteristics of time periods ranging from ancient days to the early Shogunate.

Friends and Allies
There to show this new rookie around are the veterans Slayers of the Utakata village. These warriors, including Ouka, a swordswoman with no equal in the organization, will guide and train the player as together they battle the Oni and save the human race.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 (64bit required)
    • Processor: Core i7 870 2.8GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 640*480 pixel over, High Color
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 21 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c over
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 (64bit required)
    • Processor: Core i7 2600 3.4GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1980*1080 pixel over, True Color
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 21 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c over
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fofo808
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
[Will update this review as I progress through the game]

Toukiden is about as close as Steam users will get to playing Monster Hunter on PC. That isn't a bad thing at all, because Toukiden is a super enjoyable game. Its very easy to learn how to play and extremely challenging to master. The PC port had a ton of issues at launch (most of which have been fixed) and I had a few crashes using Windows 10 but once I switched on Windows 7 Compatbility Mode I haven't had a single issue with performance including crashes, frame drops or anything of the sort. The 30 FPS cap may cut some people off from buying it but after playing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate playing at 30 *without* any drops was a nice change. It doesn't excuse them from not putting in the extra effort to make it 60 but personally it just doesn't bother me enough to not pick up the game. Theres very bad keyboard support but to be honest games like this should be played with a controller anyway. All in all, its a pretty good game and a lazy but playable port.
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Itching For Trouble
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I can't really recommend this product because the fps in the town is very low and it hinders the experience. The combat is wonderful and it reminds me a lot of Monster Hunter, but low fps is bad.
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Mike GGGames
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Solid monster slaying game, great button mashing fun with plenty of content!

Worth getting if you enjoy the "game loop" of the "Monster Hunter" series.

Interesting setting and story as well if you enjoy that sorta thing but no, it's not really that relevant though.
Cut up all them Oni's, get loot, repeat.


Please note: The game has some technical issues when played on Win10 systems (This is easily fixed with compability mode set to win7). Also noticed lighting flickering between missions but never during missions.

I say buy it, if the game doesn't work you can refund.

Disclaimer : Bought during 50% sale.
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Wasdxz
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game has a unique setting, with beautiful environments and very inspired character and monster designs.
Combat is also great, with several unique weapons that are absolute fun to play and experiment with.

However.
Frame rate on this game is terribly low. At levels that can be quite unbearable at times. (Looking at a 15 fps in a town map, and 20-ish fps at combat.)
As a port goes, it is quite an inferior one.

If you wish to play this game, best to buy the vita or ps4 versions intead, as they will run much smoother with fewer problems.
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kriticals
( 135.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
idk what to vote
if it is cheaper, it's good.
Enjoyed it tho, buy this game on sale only :)
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Neox1986
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
lagged af on a very good rig, can only be played with a controller.. No keyboard support.
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ElementEvo7
( 148.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
In the first few 10's of hours I couldn't help but feel like I was playing a lesser Monster Hunter(MH) game. As I put more time into this game I came to realize it has a surpringle deep combat system and the macro strategy(in town) is very different from MH. Armor crafting in particlular is very simplified compared to how MH does crafting. The whole crafting and gathering of non boss materials is streamlined in comparrison to MH. If you really enjoyed taking pickaxes out on gathering quests and coming back with piles of the exact ore you were looking for, you will be very disappointed. The Mitama system in this game is very deep, but it is also very confusing and a bit overly complicated. You'll probably want to google a spreadsheet or mitama solver to have the best builds possible.
All-in-all I would say I now prefer combat in Toukiden, but I really love the Armor and gathering in the MH series.
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spooky mcdoots
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
It's super anime monster hunter for PC with even more annoying unskippable dialogue. Not worth $60 which is why I bought it on sale.
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YouAreNowReadingMyVeryLongName
( 87.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
Cannot play this game without a controller.
The game is 30fps lock which is unplayable.
It's a clone of another game.
All the stuffs above are good for nothing nonsense.
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bpfoley89
( 53.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I'm just gonna go ahead and say it. This isn't a Monster Hunter clone. Monster Hunter was a lot better than this.

No, this game is a Phantasy Star clone with the Monster Hunter crafting system tossed in.

Not really a bad thing, it actually works pretty well, BUT...


-Being locked at 30fps and dropping in town or certain areas, WITH the physics engine tied to the framerate is a dealbreaker in this game.

-The fights all play out the same, you take a weapon in, you slaughter a hoard or boss, you go home and craft.

-Storage upgrades are locked behind story mode progress, not a good thing.

-Little explanation of the Mitama combo system, and the armor one is just having the whole set. So no mix-n-match like with Monster Hunter.

+It is still fun to use certain weapons, I prefer the ones where you go arial, namely the Sickle and the Twin Daggers classes. But the surefire way to win is to get a Rifle with Abyss shot, do a charge attack and just lock the enemy boss in place while your team smashes its face in.

+The story actually tries to make sense and gives you a reason for what you're doing.

+The weapon variety helps, since everyone had their own playstyle.


I didn't play online yet because I was told it was just a bad idea unless you have friends that play, and I don't.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
148.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
In the first few 10's of hours I couldn't help but feel like I was playing a lesser Monster Hunter(MH) game. As I put more time into this game I came to realize it has a surpringle deep combat system and the macro strategy(in town) is very different from MH. Armor crafting in particlular is very simplified compared to how MH does crafting. The whole crafting and gathering of non boss materials is streamlined in comparrison to MH. If you really enjoyed taking pickaxes out on gathering quests and coming back with piles of the exact ore you were looking for, you will be very disappointed. The Mitama system in this game is very deep, but it is also very confusing and a bit overly complicated. You'll probably want to google a spreadsheet or mitama solver to have the best builds possible.
All-in-all I would say I now prefer combat in Toukiden, but I really love the Armor and gathering in the MH series.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
[Will update this review as I progress through the game]

Toukiden is about as close as Steam users will get to playing Monster Hunter on PC. That isn't a bad thing at all, because Toukiden is a super enjoyable game. Its very easy to learn how to play and extremely challenging to master. The PC port had a ton of issues at launch (most of which have been fixed) and I had a few crashes using Windows 10 but once I switched on Windows 7 Compatbility Mode I haven't had a single issue with performance including crashes, frame drops or anything of the sort. The 30 FPS cap may cut some people off from buying it but after playing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, playing at 30 *without* any drops was a nice change. It doesn't excuse them from not putting in the extra effort to make it 60 but personally it just doesn't bother me enough to not pick up the game. Theres very bad keyboard support but to be honest games like this should be played with a controller anyway. All in all, its a pretty good game and a lazy but playable port.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Solid monster slaying game, great button mashing fun with plenty of content!

Worth getting if you enjoy the "game loop" of the "Monster Hunter" series.

Interesting setting and story as well if you enjoy that sorta thing but no, it's not really that relevant though.
Cut up all them Oni's, get loot, repeat.


Please note: The game has some technical issues when played on Win10 systems (This is easily fixed with compability mode set to win7). Also noticed lighting flickering between missions but never during missions.

I say buy it, if the game doesn't work you can refund.

Disclaimer : Bought during 50% sale.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
It's super anime monster hunter for PC with even more annoying unskippable dialogue. Not worth $60 which is why I bought it on sale.
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1,708 of 2,093 people (82%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
Another terrible PC port by Koei Tecmo:
- No mouse control.
- Terrible keyboard control: Q, E, R, F to control camera. L, P and Backspace to attack.
- Framerate is capped at 30fps. Sometimes it's capped at 20fps for no reason. Neither CPU nor GPU was in 100% usage when the game runs at 20fps.

The game itself is decent, but play with the controller, or grab other versions instead. The game is nigh unplayable with only the keyboard.
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1,923 of 2,364 people (81%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
Awful port.
30 FPS lock.
No mouse.
Awful keybinding, you can't rebind many important things.
Controller support is limited to the already existing controllers (Xbox 360 and PS3or4).
Nothing more that console version.
60€.
Refund time.
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849 of 1,044 people (81%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IN ITS CURRENT STATE

This is a list of all issues we've known so far on day 1:
- Breaking the 30 FPS lock breaks the entire game
- Lowered FPS while in Windowed mode
- UNPLAYABLE FPS while in the village even if missions run fine
- Quests not giving out appropriate rewards
- Online mode completely broken (for now)
- Broken particle effects
- Broken light shafts
- Constant crashes for no apparent reason

I have over 150 hours logged into the Vita version of this game. I love it. It's a great game. But do NOT buy this version of Toukiden Kiwami.

The game is locked at 30 FPS. There is no going back from that. But FIX YOUR DAMN GAME KOEI. This is completely shameful. We paid $60 and receive a broken heap of a game? Come on! Warner Bros. did the same mistake and look all the good it did to them. Don't make the same mistake.
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527 of 636 people (83%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
91.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2015
Edit 3.5: Short conclusion: I personally enjoy the game content itself, but list several shortcomings below. If you still want to buy the game after reading this, there's a really good chance you'll enjoy it.

You may enjoy this game if:
* you like co-op action/RPGs or games similar to Monster Hunter or Phantasy Star Online (PSO)
* looking for a feudal / ancient Japanese themed setting
* have a game pad or don't mind playing with keyboard without a mouse
* have an existing group of friends playing this game for multiplayer co-op
* do not mind playing in full-screen
* do not mind playing with capped frame rate of 30 FPS
* appreciate a well-rounded soundtrack
* don't mind payng full game cost (at the time of this review)

Do NOT get this game if:
* (Partial Addressed as of 7/6) if you have any of the "problematic" hardware or software (may want to check the discussion boards here to see what those have been) as you may be troubleshooting or reconfiguring your hardware just to play this one game
* you're hoping for an seamless multiplayer interface as it is a lobby-based interface that requires a player to be idle in a lobby for you to join (cannot play a mission, cannot select a mission, cannot be crafting.)
* no automatic refresh or join on the lobby system, either create a lobby and wait around or manual refresh to find a compatible game
* you use keyboard and mouse, because the game cannot reassign actions to the mouse (if the reverse happened, where a PC port to console required you to use a keyboard/mouse to enjoy the game, I suspect many console gamers would not be pleased that their primary interaction method is not supported)
* you like to play in windowed mode and have a decent framerate -- the game speed is literally tied to frame rate, so a steady frame rate of 20 FPS means 66% gameplay speed
* you like to play games at 60 FPS and run at normal gameplay speed (Omega Force had the DW6 port for PC capable of running at 60 FPS in 2008)
* would like to use the keyboard to chat with people you meet, input names or notes -- you have to use the game's UI to select one letter at a time
* would like to look up the Steam name of someone you meet to chat with them there, because there doesn't seem to be a way yet -- use the preprogrammed messages in the game instead
* you would like an English dub or even English subtitles for the "battle cries," -- neither exist and I don't think they will
* do not like a UI that does not move if you move too fast through it
* if you would like to customize your face by eye style, eye color, nose style, mouth style, chin style, or facial hair -- you have 1 of 20 pre-configured faces per gender to choose from and possibly only two with facial hair that does not reflect your hair color
* if you want other body types per gender -- as you cannot be a slim ninja, a short rifleman, or a hulking hammer wielding warrior, you all have the same body size

Minor things I personally don't like on top of the above:
* animation locks and slow animations can make combat feel not as fluid as Dynasty Warriors 8 (a Tecmo Koei game)
* segmented maps with multiple loading screens during a mission
* (7/6 update) frame rate dips in full screen have been rare these days

Things I do like:
* the music
* the Japanese era-like setting
* story character portraits
* used to like forcing V-Sync on the GPU and running at 60 FPS even if the game speed is doubled ~ actually feels more fluid (accidentally ran with V-Sync off and the game was running 200+ FPS ~ could not even select Continue) (7/6 Update) this is no longer a possibility with the current executable and is far more stable across my three machines
* variety of bosses to fight
* variety of combat styles and configurations
* the ability to hide helmet on most armor styles
* hoping senpai will notice me in the hot springs
* no crashes on primary machine yet

The store page game summary reflects single-player gameplay elements and story well enough.

Conclusion as of July 2, 2015):
I saw the negative reviews in the most helpful section and could not find a positive review for many pages so I looked at the positive reviews only. I was cautiously optimistic for what looked like a "samurai" themed co-op action RPG. Some may wonder, "You have a lot of hours clocked in and it works for you, why don't you recommend it? I don't understand." In terms of the game working for me, I feel like I happen to be lucky. I typically don't feel lucky with these pre-2012 machines, but it's like this game was made for it (and that's bad in 2015.) At first I tried to give the game at least three hours to give my review some weight and then once I was past the reasonable refund point, I felt obligated to get my money's worth. I'm also starved for this niche atmosphere with RPG elements. The gameplay is a 3 out of 5 stars for me with co-op tipping it upward.

I probably dialed my expectations back to 2007, because when I think about things we've seen in other games these past fews years: separation of character face options, the ability to dye clothing, drop-in and drop-out co-op, responsive controls, KB/M support (look at almost any 3rd person action game for working examples), the list goes on. And then I realized how much potential the game doesn't tap into, but even before that, some basic PC features aren't addressed properly. Even the "console expectation," that the game will work right out of the box is not an unreasonable expectation. Even still, there's a few things that would nudge this game into the recommended / thumbs up side:

* Keyboard and Mouse support
* Improved PC optimization
* Support for 60 FPS

In general, if Koei addressed those three points above on top of not cutting out features found in console versions, I believe that TK could prevent most of the negative reviews (and probably get a lot more sales out of not just this game, but their other products as well.) Please consider this for the future TK.
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897 of 1,131 people (79%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
Unless you have gamepad, do not buy until they have mouse support.
The keyboard control is very awful.
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631 of 786 people (80%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
Its a interesting looking game, that is if you can play it. Its full of bugs, doesnt work for some people (me being one) and for those people who care (which I dont) its locked at 30fps. I would love to play this game in its working state, but right now this game should not be for sale, as it doesnt work at least for 95% of players. If this is ever fixed, I'd probably recommend buying. But right now its a poorly ported game.
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