- Without pre-rendered enemies, attack scenes are unending in their possible combinations
- Strikingly beautiful art style and texturing, with smooth balletic moves for amazing visuals and action
- Star-studded cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Pearlman and Kelly Hu in their series roles
- Follow the exploits of the original series, with all new material and background for fans to enjoy
- Hip-hop inspired soundtrack created by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan actually affects the enemy AI’s movements
Afro Samurai Description
Hip-hop inspired soundtrack created by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan actually affects the enemy AI’s movements..
Reviews By mfx3 : Date February 24, 2009
I have to admit that this game was a bit of a shocker– it hits hard and fast. There, I confessed. Love the graphics, the story, the content is hilarious, I never expected this thing to work but it’s probably going to be one of the must-have-yet-flying-under-the-radar games of the year. I haven’t seen it featured in any of the popular gaming mags, probably because it’s based on a show and was considered to be a way of cashing in on an existing brand. Oh well, their mistake. Instant cult classic, and yes the gameplay suffers somewhat because of the tripped out camera; however, this is insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Games like Tomb Raider Underworld have shown us just how bad whacked-out camera controls really can be, and this game doesn’t come anywhere close to being that bad. This game, in a word, is FUN.
Reviews By William Masten : Date January 30, 2009
I have only played the game for a little while, but so far it is awesome. Great graphics that look like they are straight out of the TV show. Good soundtrack even though I do not like rap. Ninja ninja (Samual L. Jackson) has great lines through out the game that make you laugh and keep you in good spirits, plus no one can curse like SLJ. All in all it is a fun hack and slash game full of blood, violence, nudity (naked ninja bit$hes), incredible graphics, and cursing. Just like the show. My major problem is the same as everyone elses, the camera sucks. Inverted left/right with no way to adjust.
Reviews By Michael T. Clarke : Date February 13, 2009
The first thing one notices in this game are the graphics, which are indeed awesome. It is like playing a comic book. The story line is classic–a son avenging the murder of his father. Samuel L. Jackson’s voice overs definitely add to the fun. As does the first-rate soundtrack.
As another reviewer has noted, the weak point in this game is the camera movements. When one starts, the camera’s default mode is the reverse of every other game one has ever played–the camera moves as if one is looking at a mirror. One can fix that in the options menu by deselecting “default.” However, that fix only results in the camera moving in the right direction. One can still only pan horizontally in most places, which is very annoying when one has to jump to a platform but can’t see where the edge of a cliff is or what, exactly, one is jumping to. Beyond that, even the horizontal movements are spotty, especially in the midst of combat where one is often disoriented.
If it were not for the camera movement, this would be a 5 star game. It is very disappointing as other game designers have figured this out. The camera movements in Tools of Destruction and Uncharted are so flawless one doesn’t even notice them. The folks at Surge should consider enrolling in “Camera Movements for Games 101″ and then reissue the game with this rather substantive problem corrected.