Excerpt: Afro Samurai, the cult cartoon series, is a unique blend of an afro and yes a samurai, hip-hop, Samuel L. Jackson and Japanese culture. It’s unique even in the field of anime, which is saying a lot. Conversely, the game version doesn’t share its namesakes uniqueness.
Excerpt: Across the generations, every platform has catered to a few titles that fall into the “beat 'em up” or “hack-and-slash” genre—off the top of our heads we can name a couple: Kung Fu Master (NES) and Streets of Rage (Genesis) .
Conclusion: If you're a fan of the show, then Afro Samurai is definitely a game you should take the time to play. It may lack polish in a few key parts, and it may be shorter than we'd like, but the fact of the matter is that the game is a blast.
Excerpt: The legend says that only the warrior who wears the Number 2 headband has the right to challenge the Number One for the sacred power he possesses. That Number One used to be Afro Samurai’s father right up until a man named Justice chopped off his head and became a god.
Conclusion: In the end, I was glad it was over. The initial flare it possessed had faded away long ago, and the whole experience began to dull and repeat itself. I do commend Jackson for working on projects such as this. It’s very similar to to his reason for playing in Snakes on a Plane .
Excerpt: In a hack 'n' slash genre dominated by God of War, Ninja Gaiden and Devil May Cry, you need something pretty special on your hands to stand out. After spending five minutes with Afro Samurai we thought Namco's game of the popular anime series might have a chance.
Summary: Based on the animated TV series, Afro Samurai delivers a new kind of cinematic game experience, a living episode that offers addictive, immersive and compelling gameplay that's dripping in style.