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Background

Way of the Samurai is set in the year 1878. The fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the rise of the Meiji Restoration Era have brought an end to the Age of Samurai. For centuries, Japan has remained untouched and separate from other cultures. But now, Westerners have finally arrived on the island nation, rocking a culture that has developed in seclusion over hundreds of years. Born to a time that no longer needs them, these samurai are a far cry from the heroes and legends before them.

Gameplay

In the game, the player takes on the role of a wandering samurai who in drawn into a conflict between the Kurofu family and the Akadama Clan over an iron foundry. As the player meets the both sides in the dispute, the player will begin to make the choices that will shape the outcome of the conflict. Deception and betrayal are tools at the player's disposal, but ultimately combat will be the final deciding factor.

Features

  • A true multi-path adventure. The game changes depending on your actions
  • Realistic sword combat in a dynamic 3D environment
  • Master 40 different swords featuring 200 unique fighting stances and attacks
  • Unlockable single player and two-player head-to-head fighting mode
  • From Acquire, the developers of the Tenchu series

Editor's Note:

North American release date given.

Added on: March 04, 2002

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Very good game, love that you can make your own path in it. WayOfTheSamurai PS2
8.6

This is a good game... I liked the music and especially liked getting to chose from 6...

2.6

I bought this game simply because of my love of swordsmanship and samurai culture....

2.0

It total this is a very very sad depressing game that came out way way way too little...

10

This game is great, you start off as a wandering samurai, As you start you fight a man...

8.4

The gameplay in this title is what makes it so good. As you get better it will give...

9.8

Its a fun game...you have freedom, a arsenal of kick @$$ weapons and you even get to...

10

Their are 6 different endings and 61 different sword plus if your a younger buyer of...

2.0

If the developers actually make a greater storyline, and offered you so much more to...

10

Like I said, any choice you make effects your actions....based on the score from...

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