Summary: I used to own the first Way of the Samurai game on the PS2 and it was the best Samurai type of video game I'v ever played next to Bushido Blade on the PS1. I'm a sucker for Samurai video games and Way of the Samurai is one of the top games for anyone looking to hack and slash at their enemies. Way of the Samurai 2, unfortunately I never got my hands on but eventually I did rented it one time and played it. It was better yet some features in the game was questionable.
Flawless Execution in gameplay and style, not so good in graphics.
21 November 2010
Summary: This is a game just like the orginal Way of the Samurai ps2 game, with the added features of part 2 as well. However unlike part 2 you can decide during a cutscene to kill or surrender before the comentary. This opens up a more traverse approch to the story, unlike talking. The gameplay is rather unique. With blocking and instant killing there are combos to aquire anlong the way.
Summary: I have been a big fan of the Way of the Samurai series since it started on the PS2. The game has a choose your own adventure branching storyline mixed with a very fun and robust sword fighting mechanic. My main draw is all the different sword types, styles, and combos. This game also allows you to make your own sword by collecting and choosing thru pieces and then assigning it combos of your desire.
Summary: Although the game has everything I expected, the lack of the tutorial ensured a costly error within the first 5 minutes of game play. I was prompted to press the L1 button when some farmers arrived and they ran off, thinking i was out to kill them for no reason. Other than that early mistake, and the immensely corny dialogue that was so very rampant in the first 2 games, the game play ends up being a lot of fun.
Summary: For those who have played the first two Way of the Samurai titles, you know what to expect here with the third installment. For the unintitated, it would be best to know what this game is not. It's not GTA with swords or a hack-and-slash game, it's purely a decision-based system in which you tell the story where to go by triggering inklings or scenes or behaving differently.
Summary: Pros: An excellent plot based in the Sengoku Jidai era of Japan's history in a fictional province. Interesting characters whose relationships are intricately interwoven into the plot. Over 20 unique endings Game progression is extremely non-linear. Weapon customization is very in-depth and - more importantly - useful Panders to samurai lovers and lovers of the katana Being able to spare the lives of those you fight makes for some interesting variations in the plot combat...