Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Afro Samurai Demo Impressions

This would probably be the other big release online right now besides Chronicles of Riddick and Wanted, which I haven't really got to playing yet. This one's different in that the game's actually been out for a quite a while now, which makes the release of this demo a little strange.

Honestly, not too much to say about this one other than a comment about the awesome Rza-inspired soundtrack that the game features. It's your basic beat-em-up with a really terrible camera and some good presentation thanks to the cell-shading, muted color scheme and thatched textures. There's a slow motion Max Payne-style feature that lets you slice enemies apart instantly, and it's cool the first few times, but you quickly grow tired of having to keep charging your sword up to finish enemies off.

Give it a shot if you're a fan of the show or of eastern-inspired hip hip beats. Otherwise, it's probably not worth your time. The highlight is probably Samuel L. Jackson's humorous take on otherwise mundane tutorial segments.

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