• Publisher: team ok
  • Release Date: Jul 26, 2016
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: A flash of color. Feathers bursting from nowhere. Chambara’s color-based stealth mechanic allows you to blend completely into parts of the environment. Hide in plain sight. Leap, sneak, and dash with speed and style. Strike hard and then fade away before your position is revealed.A flash of color. Feathers bursting from nowhere. Chambara’s color-based stealth mechanic allows you to blend completely into parts of the environment. Hide in plain sight. Leap, sneak, and dash with speed and style. Strike hard and then fade away before your position is revealed. [Playstation.com] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 10, 2016
    81
    There isn’t a ton of variety within Chambara, but what it does, it does extremely well.
  2. Aug 5, 2016
    80
    Chambara is a smart, stylish, and truly entertaining game to play locally with friends and family. There's a timeless class to games of this ilk which offer experiences that you simply cannot get elsewhere. As long as you can provide a steady stream of willing players to engage with, Chambara returns the favour with a limited but excellent selection of arenas to engage with them in.
  3. Aug 15, 2016
    80
    I think the game could perhaps benefit from AI bots to play against, but it’s very well presented and there is a lot of variety to keep things entertain for a while.
  4. Chambara is a fantastic idea in need of elaboration.
  5. Aug 22, 2016
    67
    This is a great party game for when you have friends over, reminiscent of Super Smash Brothers Melee and other arena type games.
  6. Aug 7, 2016
    60
    Offering no single-player or online options, team ok’s love letter to the 90s yearns for the day when couch co-op reigned supreme.
  7. 50
    Once you get over how limited it all is, Chambara does offer a tense and tactical set of sword battles for wannabe samurai. However, the appeal wears off fast and it’s just a bit too sober to be a decent party game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Aug 4, 2016
    9
    The core mechanic of the game - stealth based combat in a dichromal environment - is excellent; simple enough to be understood immediately,The core mechanic of the game - stealth based combat in a dichromal environment - is excellent; simple enough to be understood immediately, but open enough to lead to myriad different play styles and matches experienced.

    The controls are intuitive, and mostly very precise. Occasionally it is tough to judge how far you're dashing, or how long it takes to charge up a shuriken.

    The customizability is fun, though it would be more fun if you unlocked customization options by completing trophies.

    The only real flaw: Chambara would be a lot more accessible with online multiplayer. As is, it's a great game with which to hold down a couch with your friends for a night. But if you don't have anybody around to play locally with you, there's not much to do.
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