Summary: Overall, it's not world class material, but it's decent, and I truly found Samurai Shodown Sen to be pretty fun. It's not like previous iterations as the gameplay is watered down for attempts to change it with brutality, which I thought actually worked to some extent. If you go into it, not expecting typical Samurai Shodown, you'll enjoy it.
Pros: Game can be really fun even alone, good variety of unique characters and stages.
Cons: Setlist is a bit limited and a generic throw for all, A.I. can be cheap on harder difficulties, visu
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Conclusion: Recommend having the "King and Baron Expansion Pack" for getting more points per game, but the cost (300 MS points) might not be worth the little extra time you'll spend without it. Even when done with the achievements, this game is worth keeping around to play a little here and there when looking for a pick-up-and-play game that doesn't take too long per session.
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Excerpt: I’ve been a huge fan of the Samurai Shodown series since the very beginning. I can remember going to arcades in the mid-90’s to track down the original Samurai Shodown to prove my skills with my favorite fighter, Nakoruru and her pet hawk Mamahaha (no, seriously, that The good news is that like pretty much anything else on next gen console systems, the graphics look great.