well there is a bit of a learning curve, those who cant get it think this game is garbage but those like myself who keep up with that curve will enjoy this game. the boss fights are insanely aggravating but that difficulty makes the game good in my opinion, this is a game of patients and skill if you lack either you will not like this game
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
A lot of people have been giving this game bad reviews. I on the other had simply love this game. The main thing that drew me over was its realistic fighting system. Changing between stances, having your swords clash, and pulling off those awesome execution moves. Also there are 9 interesting samurai to chose from each with a real historical background. Now I will admit this game dose have some down falls. The story mode is a bit thin and uninteresting and the online mode is really weak, because all you do is watch your samurai fight. I do really enjoy the two player offline mode though. If your a hardcore samurai person then this game is a must have, other wise just rent it and see if you enjoy it. Well that's my two cents.
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...