THE BAD: Gameplay lacks a bit. Needs a bit more. But considering its a 2D fighter, it is not bad.
SUMMARY: Samurai Showdown is one of the best 2D fighter games out there. You have the rivals Haohmaru & Genjuro. These 2 are some of the best characters ever created. Not only does this game have great character designs, but the gameplay is pretty good considering that period of PSX gaming. It is the old fashion arcade style 2-D game but it is still fun. Things that you can do are: Cut your opponents down to size, literally. Slashing and Hacking apart your enemies with cool samurai swords and also having the ability to disarm them too. There is also the ability to break opponents weaponary. Not a bad game for that time of gaming, I would love to see a 3D PS2 version.
SUMMARY: Samurai Showdown is THE best 2D fighter u'll find! Not only does it have great character designs but u can literally cut ur opponents down to size, heh What could be more fun then trying ur hardest to slash apart ur enemies with razor sharp swords and having the ability to disarm them too, not only that but u can also break ur opponents sword!