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6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  1. Nov 25, 2012
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game has multiple problems that set it back from actually being good. The main problem is the combat, its very generic. The game also has 10 endings, which sounds cool, but with stale levels and game play, not much is keeping you going to try and achieve all of them. Eventually the player may stumble upon the true ending. Which may I add, requires INSANELY cryptic requirements that needs to be done, to the point where its nearly impossible to unlock. To add it all up, maybe in the year 2005 or 2006 it could have been something great. But with today's competition, it just can't hold its own. Expand
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58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Dec 17, 2012
    50
    Acquire's joyously unusual samurai series, totally unmade by some seriously questionable gameplay tweaks. [Jan 2013, p.76]
  2. If you crave a slice of nudge-nudge, chop-chop weirdness, it's a curio shop worth visiting. [Dec 2012, p.105]
  3. Nov 6, 2012
    60
    Way of the Samurai 4 places a lone samurai straight into the conflict between the local Shogunate, a British trade attaché and a local extremist faction near the end of the Edo era. Through five very busy days, the fate of a small town may be decided. What could have been an interesting period piece falls a bit short due to shallow combat, a reliance on repetition and relatively low production values.