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Way of the Samurai 4

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Overall 6
5.5

Review: Way of the Samurai 4

New Gamer Nation
18 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Overall, Way of the Samurai 4 is a mixed bag. On one hand you have an interesting setting that sets up the story in a meaningful way. The open-world concept really works for this title and there are tons of ways to customize your look, skill-sets, and weapons. The ability to move freely and experience the story at your own pace works very well.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
6 September 2012
  • Summary: The arrival of European sailors on Japanese shores ushered in a strange and turbulent period in Japanese history. The clash of cultures gave rise to radical xenophobes, scheming magistrates, and unscrupulous traders, all of whom you have the chance to ally yourself with in Way of the Samurai 4. You can also wear a tuxedo jacket and no pants, brandish a giant fish in combat, and be pursued through the forest by a dozen angry sumo wrestlers.
  • Pros: Abundant silliness, both scripted and player-generated, Multiple storylines reward replay
  • Cons: Klutzy combat, Lots of menu navigation and loading screens, Some things are never explained properly
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Overall 7
6.5

Way of the Samurai 4 Review

ztgd.com
31 August 2012
  • Excerpt: This quirky series continues as a download-only game for PSN. How does it stack up?
  • Pros: + Strangely unique, + Tons of options, + Lots of branching stories
  • Cons: Combat is stiff and boring at times, Some goofy things are too strange, Bad screen tearing, Bland visuals
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Overall 5
5.0

Way of the Samurai 4 review

GamesRadar
21 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Way of the Samurai 4 is sequel that can succinctly be described as: "What you see is what you get." If you enjoyed developer Acquire's niche approach to serpentine, multi-threaded plotlines in past installments, there's a good chance that you'll be happy with the expansions in this sequel. If you're thinking about dipping your toe in the water, well, there are quite a few things to take into consideration.
  • Pros: Unapologetically cheesy characters, Funky character customization, PSN-integrated character hunts
  • Cons: Bland, uninspired swordplay, Lack of tutorials and explanation, Shallow side activities
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Overall 6
6.0

This Samurai Should Find A Different Way

Game Informer
21 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Concept: Let players loose as a samurai in a feudal Japanese city to do almost whatever they want Graphics: This would have been a great looking Dreamcast game Sound: The music is appropriate and sets a mood, but it does nothing to set itself apart from the music appearing in other games taking place during the same Japanese era Playability: Fighting is difficult, time consuming, and boring.
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Overall 5
5.0

Way of the Samurai 4: review

Critical Gamer
19 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Way of the Samurai 4 is set in the fictional port of Amihama in 1855 during a turbulent time in Japanese history when European sailors started arriving in Japan. This led to a clash of the different cultures and a tense fear and distrust of each other. The game starts with players creating their own samurai from a selection of appearances, and then arriving at the town’s harbour in a boat.
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Overall 6
5.5
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 5
5.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Singleplayer 6
6.0

Way of the Samurai 4

bluray-disc.de
23 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Grossansicht Es ist Teil vier und es hat Fans und eben diese Fans werden das Wort Pflichtkauf in die Runde rufen. Auch werden sie sagen, dass „Way of the Samurai 4“ so ist, wie ein Teil dieser Serie sein muss. Auf keinen Fall soll dieses Spiel schlecht gemacht werden, denn es hat spielerisch einige tolle Sachen unter der Haube.
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Overall 6
6.0

Way of the Samurai 4 - Test

Eurogamer
19 October 2012
  • Summary: Wie sehr das auch für eure Begeisterung für diesen beachtlich liberalen pseudo-historischen Japan-Sandkasten gilt, hängt ganz davon ab, wie groß eure Kompromissbereitschaft in Sachen Kampfdynamik und Technik ist, denn hier verlangt Acquire nicht gerade wenig Entgegenkommen von eurer Seite. Und dann ist da immer noch die albern inszenierte Geschichte, die mit ihren klischeebeladenen Figuren und Wendungen hart mit dem Rest des Spiels um eure Aufmerksamkeit zu kämpfen hat.
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Overall 7
6.5

Way of the Samurai 4

Gamers.de
2 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Zum Einen muss ich den Enthusiasmus der Macher von „Way of the Samurai 4“ bewundern, denn kaum ein anderes Team würde mit so viel Überzeugung eine Samurai-Simulation machen. Aber zum Anderen fallen einfach sowohl die technischen als auch die erzählerischen Schwächen auf. So habe ich bis jetzt nicht verstanden, warum die Botschafterin der Westler aussieht wie ein kleines Mädchen, mit dem man dann auch noch eine Liebesbeziehung anfangen kann.
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Overall 6
6.0

Way of the Samurai 4

Everyeye Network
20 September 2012
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