- Publisher: D3Publisher
- Release Date: Dec 8, 2022
- Also On: PC, PlayStation 4, Switch
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Dec 13, 2022I thoroughly enjoyed SAMURAI MAIDEN's combat with its wealth of skills and charming cast of lovely ladies. However, it does have its issues, especially if you want to take photos of the characters' panties because you'll end up incredibly disappointed.
Dec 8, 2022Despite having an original story and setting, many elements of Samurai Maiden bring about a feeling a deja vu. Watching the relationships develop between the four heroes over the backdrop of slaughtering endless legions of the undead feels similar to a few other games. Nevertheless, despite some of the flaws mentioned like the dialogue not being the greatest or combat mechanics being too loose, this is a good execution of the formula. Hacking through the undead soldiers and the more-powerful demons and blobs can devolve into mindless button mashing, but the various assist commands from Tsumugi’s companions keep things from ever getting too stale. Nothing about Samurai Maiden is particularly exceptional, but everything comes together well enough where it’s a still a worthwhile title for fans of the genre.
Dec 8, 2022Devotees of yuri, musou, or anime visual novels might find something to enjoy in Samurai Maiden. Aside from its genre trappings, fans of action RPGs won’t be impressed. The game’s combat is simply too frustrating, repetitive, and janky. Samurai Maiden doesn’t take any chances. The result is an overpriced, low-budget game with tepid combat bound to a collection of familiar genre tropes.
Dec 9, 2022Every time you use your partners’ skills, your relationship with them rises. They're pleasantly designed in a way that means you don't have ton rely on them, acting more as stun mechanics. In addition, these attacks help mask the game's numerous frame rate dips. Sadly, these drops, alongside your main character's stiff attacks, make Samurai Maiden's encounters much more frustrating than they should be.
Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 5 out of 12
Mixed: 2 out of 12
Negative: 5 out of 12
Dec 9, 2022The fanservice is censored. There is a black void when you pause the game and in photo mode to prevent panty shots, and you are prevented fromThe fanservice is censored. There is a black void when you pause the game and in photo mode to prevent panty shots, and you are prevented from zooming in too close to the characters in photo mode.
The translation is censored as well, throughout the entire game. Terms like "高校生" (high school student) are translated as "Gen Z" and as "21st Century Woman." There is even an entire conversation about "Gen Z," "Gen X," "Millennials," and "Boomers" that's not in the original Japanese, which has gotten a lot of attention due to how cringy it is.
The gameplay is slow and feels sluggish. The visual novel segments drag on forever. The PS5 version somehow has performance issues, which is an impressive feat given that it is not exactly at the cutting edge of graphics. The music is solid, but it's not enough to make up for the fact that the game is lacking in pretty much every other aspect.… Full Review »
Dec 12, 2022This game is censored. There is a black thing when you enter the photo mode.. and you cant zoom in too close to take screenshots
Jan 27, 2023Macht wirklich Spaß
Versteh die Wertungen nicht weil eine 80 mindestens angebracht wäre
Aber bitte auch in deutsch