addition to the standard versus and practice modes, the game offers a
twist in the form of Xbox Live support. This allows you to compete in a
variety of different modes including one-on-one against a single opponent,
or against a series of foes in a grand tournament online. This is a pretty
cool feature that adds a lot of replay value, and enhances the already
solid single player experience.
Conclusion: Rumors about a U.S. release of Samurai Shodown V Special , a more complete version of this game with more fully-realized fighters, have been making rounds at some forums. That might be worth waiting for, because this version certainly isn't. If you own Samurai Shodown IV , this deserves no more than a rental.
Pros: Online and mostly lag free, 26 characters, Minor gameplay tweaks
Cons: Half of which are bland, Low production value, Barebones gameplay options
Excerpt: The sho must go on. In a culture where emo is manly and enjoying booth babes makes you a wanker, macho geeks can find solace in 2D fighters. It's a great way to get out your aggressive instincts, and if you've mastered the quarter-circle fireball, you can pretty much pwn in any of them. After all, the 2D franchises have evolved about an inch over the last decade. But that doesn't make 2D fighting fans morons, a fact apparently lost on SNK.
Pros: Online and mostly lag free, 26 characters, Half of which are bland, Low production value, Barebones gameplay options
Conclusion: If I was limited to one word that described Samurai Shodown V , it would have to be unique. From the character designs, to amazingly thematic music, and unique twist on combat, this is a 2D fighting series that may not have gotten the crappy Hollywood movie like some other games in this genre, but it deserved a look then and warrants one now.
Summary: Samurai Shodown V es una interesante nueva entrega de la saga tras su poca repercusión en los últimos años. Esto implica muchas cosas, tanto malas como buenas, y es que si bien técnicamente deja bastante que desear, tanto en el apartado visual como en los numerosos e interminables tiempos de carga, el juego sigue siendo entretenido y ofrece muchas posibilidades de lucha.