I think the game is okay, but I admit that it's not as good as the past Samurai Shodown games I had played from Anthology for the PS2. However, it is better than Samurai Shodown: Warrior's Rage for PS1 imo. As for the gameplay, it's pretty much mediocre at best. The fighting system is unbalanced, but kinda fun. Although it sorta plays like a mixture of Soul Calibur and Tekken. Which I don't mind. The computer ai is kinda challenging. But can be difficult at times. The only way you can abuse the ai is to spam with a Super Vertical Slash. Which is very cheap and overpowered. I usually fight my opponent fair without it. The graphics in the game is not that good. It looks like it came straight out of a PS2 game and a Xbox game. Also, I do like the fact that it has blood and gore this time. Unlike the US console version of the Samurai Shodown games where they heavily censored. And lastly, the controls. This may not be much I can say about it. They're pretty responsive at least.
Overall, Samurai Shodown Sen is somewhat a solid fighting game. But it does has its flaws. For me, I kinda enjoyed it and I'll might buy it.
I had very high hope for this game and its not the graphics the disappointed me. It was the chulky game play of the character, the AI moved like gracefully. This game is a very poor attempt at being the original soul caliber game,