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  • Summary: Inspired by the greatest samurai masterpiece of all time, Seven Samurai 20XX engages players with an experience that combines intense melee-style samurai combat with an epic story that takes the timeless tale into the future. Using a variety of swordplay styles, players employ numerousInspired by the greatest samurai masterpiece of all time, Seven Samurai 20XX engages players with an experience that combines intense melee-style samurai combat with an epic story that takes the timeless tale into the future. Using a variety of swordplay styles, players employ numerous single and double katana attacks and an arsenal of moves that grows with their mastery of the samurai way. Inspired by Akira Kurosawa's classic The Seven Samurai, with involvement from Kurosawa Production and the late director's son, Hisao. Third-person 3D action focused on high-intensity, melee-style combat, with four play modes and adjustable fighting styles. Epic story that takes the timeless tale into the future, with humans facing a treacherous enemy using an army of mechanical beasts and humanoids. 40+ unique characters, with concept and design work by Moebius, legendary Blueberry comic artists and character designer on such films as The Fifth Element and Willow. Opening and ending theme music composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Academy Award winning composer on The Last Emperor. [Sammy Studios] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 31
  2. Negative: 10 out of 31
  1. I enjoyed the system’s blocking and Nitoh-Ryu, but the slowdowns really bother me. The game is also relatively short with ten chapters – I beat it within five hours, and it is very repetitive.
  2. If it had a deeper combo system, or extra weapons, or extra characters, it'd be worth checking out. It doesn't, so it isn't.
  3. The gameplay can be summed up in two words "hit square". The bulk of the game has you hacking and slashing your way though one faceless enemy to the next. [JPN Import]
  4. For whatever reason, the gameplay as so little to do with the story that this might as well have been Crash Bandicoot with the occasional Seven Samuari cinema thrown in.
  5. 50
    To put it bluntly, you'll lose all honor as a samurai if you attempt to swing this unsharpened sword that shamelessly uses the Seven Samurai name. [June 2004, p.71]
  6. The offering boasts masterful artistic design and a beautiful score, but fails in the most important aspect - gameplay.
  7. It’s just an awful game, pure and simple. The action is broken due to the graphical problems, and the lack of variations causes my brain to hurt. Instead of buying this garbage, give the original film a purchase.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. AmierH.
    Feb 12, 2004
    10
    Best game this year and am picky.
  2. KP
    Jan 19, 2004
    8
    The video was the best ever but i hope the GAME is the SAME.
  3. Hcgamer
    Mar 14, 2004
    0
    Sh.t game & shame for kurosawa!