Akai Katana Xbox 360

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
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  1. Oct 5, 2012
    7
    As a big fan of Deathsmiles, this was a bit of a letdown from Cave. Gameplay was there, but the charm was lacking and a lot less "wtf?" moments. Pick it up when its a bit cheaper. Otherwise, stick to Deathsmiles.
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 80
    A lot of bullet-hell fans have declared Akai Katana the best there is when it comes to the gameplay mechanics and especially love the slash-mode. I think I understand them, even though I'm not so sure I understand everything that's going on in this game. In slash, Akai may well be the most complex Shoot 'em Up there is.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jun 20, 2012
    70
    Intense shmup-ing but overpriced. [July 2012, p.107]
  3. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Jun 19, 2012
    70
    This is more of the score attack goodness that Cave does best. [Issue#86, p.86]