Samurai: Way of the Warrior

A beautiful 3D world with amazing parallax, peach blossom trees, rivers, little floaty clouds, and believable towns. The soundtrack is perfect for the time period and theme. Your job as the lone Samurai, is to rid the towns of all the pesky ne’er-do-wells, using an extensive combo system, that consists simply of directional sequences of swipes. Oftentimes it is unclear which combat move is best for which encounter, but it is fun to simply swipe the crap out of people. As you’ll note, there is a good amount of torso-splitting and blood gushing, much of which ends up on the camera. To be perfectly honest, I was hoping the game would have an unplayable framerate, just so I could refer to it is as “Samurai Slowdown”, but alas, it plays great.

Rating: ★★★½☆ icon

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