Trek to Yomi Review

May 05, 2022

There is nothing like pressing “start” on a new game and being instantly and wholly pulled into its world. While the aim of any game with strong narrative goals is to transport you away from your own reality, few accomplish this with the same success and consistency as Trek to Yomi. Set in Edo period of Japan and inspired by Japanese films of the 50s and 60s, the style of Trek to Yomi is striking, immediately recognizable, and deeply faithful to the cinematic giants from which it draws its inspiration. Equal parts action romp and reverent pastiche, Trek to Yomi sets its sights on being the definitive interactive interpretation of the samurai film, and in many ways it finds its mark. While it’s not a perfect execution, it’s pretty damn close, and it absolutely leaves an indelible impression.