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GF Rating
3.2

1003 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

I discovered how to play this game...

posted by momenteer (SAN DIEGO, CA) Jul 15, 2009

Member since Jul 2009

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Yeah, I know everybody says this game sucks, but I'm going to tell you how to play it so you can enjoy it...this is not a button mashing game!

It looks good, and they don't tell you how to play it so it is INFURIATINGLY FRUSTRATING - which is why so many people gave it a negative review.

I stuck it out. Here's the deal. The ONLY objective is to kill everybody. There are 3 ways to take REGULAR guys out:

1. Non-Locked-On Attack (couple hits and they are down)
2. Grapple Throw (lock on to an enemy first, then press x once to initiate a grapple, wrestle for a moment, by pulling the stick to pull the dude around, then press in a direction and hit x again to throw opponent and follow-up kill with a slash of b or y)
3. Special Kill (There are places on each level like a log, a wall, etc. where you can grapple throw an enemy near it and the lock on indicator will turn red above their head - then press b or y and you will trigger a special kill that gives you big points and gives a cinematic breather)

Most of the fights are with characters that are stronger than you. Use the same tactics - though play more defensively as they will grapple you too (in which case move the stick to or counter what direction they pull you in, and press x or a & x to escape) Hitting x after escaping a grapple will make you jump out of the way from the follow up attack, if there is room to move.

There are no health powerups, so try not to take any damage at any time. Breathe, Relax, and get to choppin bodies!

Man, I wish I had someone to play this game one-on-one with! That is where this game shines I imagine...

In-Joy!

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GF Rating
3

Bad

wow

posted by tomatohead (Seattle, WA) Jun 23, 2008

Member since Apr 2008

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I haven't played a game this bad in a long time. The gameplay is all about slow button response time. The environments were boring. The AI was monotonous. I think this has been my fastest return to GameFly.

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

It really IS bad...

posted by peacefrog (CHERRY POINT, NC) Sep 20, 2007

Member since Feb 2007

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I usually disagree with the haters of "bad games". But they were right this time. This game WILL get on your nerves. You will get cheap-o killed MANY times. You WILL wish you didn't rent it! You will see the title screen about 600 times until you give up from starting a level over and over and over again. I'm a hardcore samurai fan, and this game did not satisfy me in the least. Please just listen to the haters this time, don't even rent it.

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