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  • Summary: The Way of the Samurai is forged in battle! Play as a ronin during Japan’s Meiji Restoration. The swordsmith Dojima falls into debt and his beautiful daughter is taken as collateral. Help repay the debt by crafting swords by day and exploring the mysterious, twisting dungeons of theThe Way of the Samurai is forged in battle! Play as a ronin during Japan’s Meiji Restoration. The swordsmith Dojima falls into debt and his beautiful daughter is taken as collateral. Help repay the debt by crafting swords by day and exploring the mysterious, twisting dungeons of the Ipponmatsu Cave for valuable materials at night. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 90
    While I probably enjoy Katana Kami more as a cultural work than a game, such as it is, that’s so much more important to me anyway.
  2. Mar 4, 2020
    71
    Katana Kami A way of the samurai story is a nice throwback to the PS2 era, with an interesting combat system and plenty of replay value, but also plenty of repetition and a dull UI.
  3. 70
    Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story is fairly likeable. Despite the small shell, there's depth to uncover and a lot of systems to engage with. Combat is interesting and you always seem to have a goal to work towards. Unfortunately, I feel the dungeon's repetitiveness can outstay its welcome but the online aspects and post-game content does try to give players something else to dig into.
  4. Mar 12, 2020
    70
    Katanakami: A Way of the Samurai Story is on the easier side of the spectrum for a Mystery Dungeon title, but the way it infuses the genre with decent swordplay.
  5. Feb 20, 2020
    60
    But by far the weakest part of Katana Kami is its user interface. Menus are rough to say the least. Even something as simple as switching weapons or organising your inventory can be a chore, often forcing you to click through several confirmation screens that aren't clearly signposted. It's just not good enough for a game that revolves around loot and item management.
  6. Feb 24, 2020
    60
    As a Way of the Samurai spin-off is interesting, but there are better alternatives in this genre. It is enjoyable, but some of its ideas need better execution.
  7. 50
    Katana Kami: A Way Of The Samurai Story attempts to bring back a beloved PS2 franchise with a new twist. However, its lackluster execution and heavy repetitiveness leaves very little excitement in its wake. Fans might find some appeal here, but only consider this game if you're looking for a repetitive and simplistic dungeon crawler.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 17, 2020
    9
    Game is great my only complaints are the menu system and multiplayer system. I wish the game had 4 player co OP samurai dungeon crawling.
  2. Mar 4, 2020
    9
    It's not way of the samurai 5, but for what you're paying its a good game. The gameplay is fun, addictive and challenging. The characters andIt's not way of the samurai 5, but for what you're paying its a good game. The gameplay is fun, addictive and challenging. The characters and your interactions with them are quirky and funny. It leaves you wanting to revisit the series if you're a fan.

    Personally, I love this game. There's a lot of heart put into this game and it allows you to see how your actions impact the world around you. Newcomers to the series might be put off by its weirdness but fans of the series will love it. It has a lot in common with the Souls genre as well, so if you like challenges, you'll enjoy this game. For fans awaiting a potential way of the samurai 5, this is a good game to play in the meantime.
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  3. Oct 3, 2020
    6
    There is nothing great behind this game and the small basis it has is nothing spectacular or catching. You basically grind the same dungeonsThere is nothing great behind this game and the small basis it has is nothing spectacular or catching. You basically grind the same dungeons over and over for some errands and money. The menu system is horrible the same goes to smithing system. Katana Kami is not especially bad but it is neither good or motivating either.

    I bought this game on a sale and uninstalled it after some hours of grinding that felt pretty pointless. I had the feeling beforehand that this game would not be worth it but still wanted to give it a try. I do not recommend buying this game, not even on a sale. There is just not enough of substance behind it and for the regular price it is actually somewhat disgusting for the content it provides. Not really sure how people can give this game a 9 or 10 score when there are literally stunning triple A titles on the market for half the price this title costs. The graphics are looking also pretty outdated. The combat system has potential, the monster design is not too bad either but the game play loop is just boring as hell.
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