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6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 57
  2. Negative: 15 out of 57
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  1. Feb 13, 2012
    6
    I had a ton of fun with this game, still there are some problems with it. Sometimes you have to do very specific slices with your katana that were hard for me to get down. At the end when you face a nearly endless, and i mean endless, wave of the same enemy was hands down the stupidest part of the game.
  2. FredB.
    Feb 2, 2009
    7
    Pretty game, frustrating camera and controls. On the plus side; the story and graphics were amazing. The graphics were particularily detailed and unique. The chopping enemy in half mechanic truly satifying. The voice acting was actually funny and well done featuring Samuel Jackson, Ron Perlman and Lucy Lu. This game is not for the young ones- alot of cursing, sexual innuendo, naked female Pretty game, frustrating camera and controls. On the plus side; the story and graphics were amazing. The graphics were particularily detailed and unique. The chopping enemy in half mechanic truly satifying. The voice acting was actually funny and well done featuring Samuel Jackson, Ron Perlman and Lucy Lu. This game is not for the young ones- alot of cursing, sexual innuendo, naked female zombie strippers, etc. The game felt alot like an "R" rated mix of Tomb raider, XII, and Ninja Gaiden. Now onto the negatives; The left-right axis on the camera is inverted and can't be changed. The dash button hurts your thumb becuase you have to click the left thumbstick- the same button that you move with- If you ever played Monster Madness, then you know the drill. That game got horrible reviews in part due to the button layout. This would be fine if you didn't have to use dash, however, becuase you don't have a throwing weapon and bosses often do, you have to dash to get close enough to hit them, or dodge attacks. At times I would have to hold the dash in during a whole boss fight, which is painful, I guess that thumbs (at least mine) weren't designed to push down and move at the same time. There are also some cheap bosses, made more complicated by the camera and control struggles. In any event, something about this game kept me going, I wanted to get to the next level to see what happends next, and what set piece would be used. This is quite a feat considering that I personally have never seen the cartoon. Expand
  3. JasonDeatherage
    Feb 9, 2009
    6
    This game looks very cool. The cell-shaded graphics are a good touch and the gore factor stays true to the show, but after that Afro Samurai does not have much else to offer. The gameplay starts out fun but quickly becomes repetitive. The levels are pretty bland and are often recycled. Don't get me wrong the focus kills are great but the rest of it just doesn't fit. Afro Samurai This game looks very cool. The cell-shaded graphics are a good touch and the gore factor stays true to the show, but after that Afro Samurai does not have much else to offer. The gameplay starts out fun but quickly becomes repetitive. The levels are pretty bland and are often recycled. Don't get me wrong the focus kills are great but the rest of it just doesn't fit. Afro Samurai is a bonafide badass in the show but you never really get the same feeling in the game. I have read some reviews of this game and they said that fans of the show would like it more but I have to strongly disagree. Fans of the show are the ones who will notice how watered down this story is. I started playing this game before watching the show. I thought it was decent. I immediately watched season 1 and then realized how much this game was missing. Expand
  4. toltec123
    Apr 10, 2009
    5
    Great fantastic art, once again the next gen machines have produced some beautiful graphics...but once again another game not worth playing...I really really wished I could play more of it, but I just can't get myself to go back. Unlike say Viking which I completed from start to finish, something is missing in this game. Something "sticky." I dare say, one interesting excerciseGreat fantastic art, once again the next gen machines have produced some beautiful graphics...but once again another game not worth playing...I really really wished I could play more of it, but I just can't get myself to go back. Unlike say Viking which I completed from start to finish, something is missing in this game. Something "sticky." I dare say, one interesting excercise I've been doing lately is looking through the game's credits and cross referencing them through mobygames.com...its no suprise that the majority of the design team has little or now experience. A great rule of thumb is to have 1 rookie per 4 or 5 veterans. This way the new guy will gain exp and rise to the occasion. The design lead also seemed to have less experience than the one of the other veterans on the credits...this doesn't make much sense...but when you play the game things begin to add up...I looked at some of the other disciplines with similiar results. I also did this test on Liquid Ent Rise of the Argonauts, with similiar results. Its great to give people a chance to be game designers, but its also important to balance a team out in order to balance a game out...I give it a 5 because the art was cool mofos. Expand
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 70 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 70
  2. Negative: 5 out of 70
  1. 66
    Falling through the air while brawling with Afro Droid while rocking out to some fat beats is an amazing experience, but when you couple that with a piss-poor camera, terrible platforming sections, and cheap/mentally challenged bosses, the end product suffers.
  2. 70
    Far from perfect but still an incredibly entertaining play, Afro Samurai captures all of the style and substance from the hit TV show with amazingly innovative combat and absolutely stunning visuals.
  3. It’s really too bad that Afro Samurai is bogged down by nagging annoyances, because the core game is actually decent, if not spectacular. If it had a healthy dose of polish it would be a solid rental (but not full-price purchase).