Excerpt: It’s always interesting to see how a popular action-based anime is made into a game. With different shows having different “rules” about how people can fight, it’s always fun to watch how that world’s unique fighting laws are translated into gameplay. Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked takes the hip-hop soundtrack that makes the show unique and transforms it into a 3D action game where combat revolves around hip-hop themes and soundtracks.
Excerpt: Bandai Namco Games has released loads of anime-based games in the past, including titles such as DICE, the Mobile Suit Gundam series, and even a few Inuyasha releases as well. The majority of such games have done nothing major to stand out from the rest of the crowd, and as a result they havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t received a lot of attention.
Excerpt: From Ghost in the Shell to Yu-Gi-Oh!, the majority of anime-license-based video games tend to go for the lowest common denominator. As if the core audiences of these games have never played a real shooter, fighting game, role-playing game, or any other borrowed genre before, anime games generally seem to dumb down their mechanics to the point of banality and attempt to make up for it by including various bits of esoteric fan service that nobody who hasn't watched every...
Pros: A delightfully weird sense of style, Story and dialogue seem right at home with the anime's sensibilities, Combining the music with the combo system makes the combat more interesting, Three full storylines to play through
Cons: Combat remains button-mashy and easy at practically all times, Graphics aren't very impressive technically, Pacing will drive some people crazy
Excerpt: In this first bit of news concerning the game, from September 15th 2005, the person reviewing the game said that “In terms of basics gameplay and looks, the early version of Samurai Champloo came off somewhat like Dynasty Warriors, only fought with a handful of dangerous enemies instead of a couple dozen punching bags.”.. so is that a good thing, or a bad thing?
Excerpt: Несмотря на чудовищное «окно» в сетке показа, аниме-сериал «Самурай чамплу» взял свое за счет безупречного качества исполнения. Детище Синъитиро Ватанабе (Cowboy Bebop) и молоденькой студии manglobe (Ergo Proxy) пробилось на зарубежное ТВ, не преминув обзавестись одноименной мангой. Разумеется, обойтись в таком случае без игры для PlayStation 2 – трагедия.