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78

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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  • Summary: Become Samurai Jack, the greatest warrior of the past, present and future. Journey through time to finally stop Aku’s evil reign in this new adventure told by the creators of Samurai Jack. Encounter your favorite characters from the show including The Scotsman, Scaramouche, Sir Rothchild and more.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 21, 2020
    80
    Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is a faithful adaptation of the beloved series. Much more than a simple tie-in game, Battle Through Time provides great gameplay with a variety of weapons and abilities, even though the skill tree leaves a bit to be desired. With characters and a story so true to the source material, Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is an excellently executed adaptation that Samurai Jack fans will adore.
  2. Aug 21, 2020
    80
    While not the slickest, fastest character action out there, Battle Through Time feels like a game that fans will be playing time and time again.
  3. Aug 21, 2020
    75
    Although Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time has the occasional frame rate drop, and it doesn’t pose that high a challenge, Soleil’s game direction has proved worthwhile. Having all the tools to shape your experience provides a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the player, and it’ll keep long-time fans of the series happy seeing Jack’s old allies in action once more. However, with such a short time-to-complete and weak story, it will have you yearn for more.
  4. Aug 26, 2020
    75
    Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is an enjoyable nostalgia trip both in gameplay and story, but it’s just not quite $40 worth of game.
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  1. Aug 23, 2020
    Story and character do not drive the action like in Tartakovsky’s series — air flips and fist punches do. A sense of exhaustion sets in almost immediately, while a hunger to get just a little more Samurai Jack in my life kept me soldiering on. By the standards of tie-in games, that feels like a success.
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  1. Sep 30, 2020
    7
    A challenging game which is faithful to it's source material in both art style and gameplay.
  2. Sep 7, 2020
    6
    GOOD:
    Feels really polished. The graphics are pretty and do a great job of capturing the animation style of the series and gameplay. Gameplay
    GOOD:
    Feels really polished. The graphics are pretty and do a great job of capturing the animation style of the series and gameplay. Gameplay is pretty basic, but it's fun slashing robotic monsters with Jack if you're a fan. It also features the original voice actors which is a big plus.

    BAD
    The game is fun for the first hour or so. Then it starts getting extremely repetitive and annoying by endlessly throwing waves of the same enemies at you. It has nothing else to offer other than okayish combat and half-way through it feels like an empty, shallow and unfinished game. Story is almost non-existent. Side-characters are there just as props that you run into occasionaly to repeat generic babble at you and give you an item.

    Upgrades are kind of unsatisfying and getting them is a horrible grind. I finished the game with barely 1/3 of the upgrades unlocked.

    It's somewhat fun if you're a big fan of Samurai Jack, but not a great game.
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  3. Sep 3, 2020
    5
    This is really for diehard SJ fans only, it's short and features some pretty levels but graphically is at a PS2 level. Gameplay is really atThis is really for diehard SJ fans only, it's short and features some pretty levels but graphically is at a PS2 level. Gameplay is really at PS2 level as well, very janky combat which isn't too responsive and gets stuck in finishing animations. This doesn't work too well when it constantly throws enemies at you in large numbers. In fact it does this most of the time and gets really old, that's the whole game really besides boss fights which aren't too hard or interesting.
    --Another thing I didn't care for was the constant closing/opening gates which is an animation you have to watch every time after defeating said hordes of enemies, there are a few other annoying animations of doors opening etc that you have to watch, breaks up the flow way too much.
    ---Your weapons degrade and need repairing which is an uninteresting way of managing difficulty and also of making it seem to be a longer game than it is. For the simple game that this is this is an unwelcome addition for sure and out of place.
    - Annoying menu UI etc also doesn't help. No save control, it's all auto and you have to choose the save to continue, why? Like a PS2 game you have 3 slots and you can choose the other two but that's just to start a new game.
    --Played fine at high settings, you really need to use a gamepad for best results as I did.
    --I can't really comment on the story and how it relates to the tv series, I watched a season or two back in the day but was never a big fan.
    --Way overpriced at forty dollars, for that same amount you can get recent or older games that have a wealth of better gameplay and more gameplay. Cash grab. I could see 20-25 bucks for fans of the series everyone else just pass on this.
    -I'd also like to say that metacritic's embargo on user scores until 36 hours after release is fine BUT please apply that to the game sites as well because they don't play the whole game in most cases before reviewing either and they are VERY much influenced by game publishers to give unrealistic scores through advertising dollars and other forms of bribery. But of course money talks don't it.
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