Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in t..., Amazon
26 March 2009
Summary: Samurai Shodown V is a classic arcade-style game with its roots in those stand-up machines that you pumped quarters in. The graphics are blocky - but it's true to the original game! The first thing to get out of the way is that the graphics are NOT standard XBox good quality graphics. They deliberately made the game make the console version, "retro style", to please people who adored that game.
Summary: I will firstly mention - that unlike most of the countless narrow minded attempts at reviewing this game that I have recently read (by so-called professionals), my rating will be one aimed at the hardcore 2D fighting game connoisseur and NOT one aimed at the modern day `give me amazing 3D graphics or I'm not interested' gamer! AND, it will be about the GAME, and not an attempt to impress the viewer with cryptic metaphors and useless pulp.
Summary: This game sucks! I was shocked to learn that even though you have a great console (ps3, xbox, etc.) you can get games that contain graphics from 8-bit designs. Unless you're a hardcore fan of the title, don't get this game. It's like they took a Nintendo game from '89 and allow you to play it on your Xbox! Where's the update? I live in the new millennium and I expect my games (even 2-d fighters) to have outstanding graphics...
Summary: I remember playing this game for hours in the arcade of a bowling alley in high school. We used to play against each other for quarters, and eventually see if we can win the game using one man. The characters, sound effects, game-play, colors, and storyline are outstanding. I know this game is not like todays new games, but this brings back traditional combat games we have grown to love.
Summary: Anyone who has played Samusrai Showdown III will know what my review title means. You can't have a real Samurai Showdown video game without the French Femme Fatale. Anyway, some people may be a little angry that the controls in this game no not match that of the first game. Personally, I like the new set-up. Three slashes and one kick may not make sense, but it's effective.
Summary: For years the Samurai Shodown Series when ported over to a video game system always just plain flat sucked.....Except mabye the Game Boy cartridge version. Strangly it had good graphics for a primative hand held system and played well for only having two buttons. Anyways this is it other than shelling out a lot of money for a neo geo system and getting that 4 pound cartridge of Samurai Shodown (ok there was an arcade translation but, who the hell had 700 bucks for the...
Summary: Plain and simple this game is made for those 2d fighter fans out there who waited years and years to be able to play the 2D games they loved online. This is an excellent port of the Neo Geo original which adds online play as a part of the package. The graphics are dated and can't compare in sharpness or quality to those in SF3 or any of the GG games, but then again, if you're a Neo fan you already know what to expect.
Summary: Those who played this (or any other SS game) more than once in arcades will love it. New(er) generation of gamers may not. This is a direct port from the NEOGEO platform. Graphics prove it. They are easily the worst thing in the game. Controls are very smooth and responsive (I gave up playing SF Aniv. Ed. because of its horrible controls). Gameplay is much more advanced then I remember from SS and SS2.