To easy, No Difficulty Setting, No trophies!
When I bought the Afro game for PS3, I thought it was pretty cool. I even pre-ordered it when I saw the trailer. It looks like the development guys at Namco were trying to sew god of war with prince of persia. Which is fine, because I don't mind it, I think the game has an excellent feel and look. However, the platforming parts needed more action, like not just repetitively jumping from one platform to the next. But I'm a little disappointed about not having a difficulty setting. It decreases the replay value when you want to play again. I like games that are uber-ultra hard, like God of War, or Contra. I just wished they put a normal setting and an Ultra Hard setting, or an ultra ultra God Mode setting. Other then that, I'll trade this in at gamestop and wait for part 2, but the game needs work in the difficulty settings department. Also, no trophies for PS3, Come on! Too easy! Afro needs more difficult challenges, bosses, puzzles, and enemies.
A great cult hit for any fan of hack and slash, the anime or Samuel L. Jackson.
Afro samurai is a good but ultimately flawed game, but you have to take it in individual pieces and not the sum of all its parts. It plays very well, the combat is wonderful and you can either button mash, use combos or slice your enemies with precision using focus. The Voice acting and writing is great and true to the show although the story is confusing and disjointed it explains many elements that were touched lightly in the show. The alternate ending also fits well and ends with a good close, it shouln't anger any fanboys. The combat is delicious and satisfying but the platforming is too simple and has strange hit detection. The game is fairly easy and much more fun on the number one headband difficulty, the platforming is the only real flaw, that and the number six boss battle being too easy and badly made. I really liked the game, it is a great tribute to the show and just overall a good albiet insanely violent and curse riddled romp.
Short But Fun
I got this game a while ago and played through it once in about one or two days. It is a short game in my opinion, but it was one of the best games I have ever played! The graphics look kinda cheesy, but that doesn't take away from the actual gameplay of it. My favorit fight was with the robot, which I won't spoil. I would say that this game is worth the 15 dollars it is right now. It has a god of war or devil may cry feeling to it but a little bit faster pace if you ask me. I don't have this game right now, but I am going to try to pick it up tomorrow if I can.
The over all game is really fun to play. The graphics are similar to the new Prince of Persia game. I would say that the camera angle thing does get a little frustrating at times, but for the most part if you can get over it then you will enjoy the game. The boss fights in this game are ridiculously long and difficult. Ninja Ninja helps and pretty much gives you hints on how to beat them so listen up! The music in this game is great i love the soundtrack and all the commentary is freakin' hilarious! If you are a hack and slash kind of gamer then definitely spend the cash on this game cause you will have a great time doing the new combos you get throughout the game. Samuel L. Jackson plays perfect in this game always talking smack through the whole thing. Remember if you play this game don't play it around children cause my son now says a lot of words I didn't want him to know yet. Overall good game!
This game is a great game if you love the Afro Samurai series. It tells it from a different angle, but you will get used to it. The controls to this game are pretty much your normal hack and slash game. Lots of square and triangle combos to do. The in-focus ability in this game is amazing. It makes for some excellent finishes and comes in handy verse the bosses. The boss battles take quite a while so if you have somewhere to be I wouldn't start one. The graphics in this game are beautiful. The game uses the same graphics engine as the new Princes of Persia game so that is why they look so similar. The game could have been a little longer and added some more challenges that made you actually think. All the puzzles are pretty easy to figure out. The music in this game is amazing. The RZA does a great job. Plus how couldn't you like a game where Samuel L. Jackson does the voice of the main characters. If you are a fan of the series this is a must buy. I Pre-Ordered mine so I got the Afro Samurai figure. If you have never heard of this series before you might want to rent it first, or watch the tv series first.
Good Enough for Me
Afro Samurai the game is a lot better than most video games that are made about movies and television shows. The creators of this game definitely put some effort into this, but, they could've done better. The difficulty of certain areas of the game seem out of place considering just how much more difficult they are compared to the rest of it. And the game really is little more than hack and slash with a few things sprinkled in here and there. With the flaws that be in this game as apparent as they are, they still won't stop a big Afro Samurai fan or even a casual gamer from enjoying themselves. If you're a game collector or one of the said major Afro Samurai fans, buying the game now when its new is for you. But for just about everyone else, wait a while till the price drops and try to find yourself a used copy that's in pretty good shape. Overall Grade: C+
THE BEST GAME EVER
I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH.IT HAS SO MUCH ACTION AND ADVENTER AND IT IS JUST BREATH TAKEN IT IS THE BEST GAME EVER. GET THIS IF YOU HAVE WHAT TAKES TO BE A SAMURAI!!!!!
But its a little repetitive and it can be frustrating if you don't know what to do,but if you like cutting peoples in half and fighting peoples with samurai swords this is the game for you.And the game is very beautiful, it has a great scenery and is easy to look at, cutting peoples heads off isn't the only thing worth seeing in this game.And fighting normal grunts in the game is way to easy, and so are most of the bosses, except like kuma he's quite annoying .And the fact that there is no trophies kind of annoys me a little and some times when your lost ninja ninja doesn't tell you were to go! witch is very frustrating, and the groups of men that try to get the head band from you are very pathetic you saluter them in seconds.but overall its a very good game i especially like the mid air battle you get to do its really cool.
Next Gen to nothing
I have always wanted to see a beloved anime go big screen go video game go poo and this is just a perfect example of it. The game play was some of the loosest I have ever touched. Graphics were nice but a bit out of date lets get off the PS2. The sounds of a unique tittle such as Afro samurai should have been a blast to listen to if I didn't have to listen to it over and over and over. The lasting appeal wasn't there and if it was it didn't last. I was so disappointed by this transformation of this beloved anime/ manga creation.
This Game Gets My (Afro) Pic For Hack and Slash of the Year
Truth be told I went into this game with no knowledge what-so-ever of the show. I was just a Gamestop employee who wanted to play the game to better answer people's questions. That was a week ago. Now I own the game, the show and the movie. The game, for a hack and slash, is actually pretty good! The controls are fairly standard when you start up. There's two sword buttons, a kick and a jump and you use them like crazy. But, if you're interested in adding more there's a really good block and perry system where, if done correctly, opens up whole new move sets. There's also the focus button which slows down time allowing you to aim and pull off a charged slice where you actually control, not only the strength, but exactly where on the enemy you want to cut via a white line that works like a laser sight. There REALLY needs to be trophies though as the first time I figured out how to flick a sniper's bullet off the edge of my sword back through the sniper's head I felt like I deserved a pat on the back since the game tells you you can do it by hitting X (it's SO much more then just X). The story is really good as well. It's your traditional anime/manga fair where you're a guy trying to be number one of whatever it is you are. While this seems to be the same recycled plot of kids shows like Pokemon and the like this story actually shows a dark side to the whole ladder climbing process. My BIGGEST qualm though is the platforming. While in some parts it's ok, there's some parts, especially when you battle the Empty 7 where the game glitches like mad and you remember that they had to cut down on design to make this game work on the 360 as well. You'll jump from one platform to another only to find your guy stop half way because you knicked the wall and he got stuck in it. Or you're be wall jumping back and forth and out of no where he'll jump towards the camera instead of to the left. Weird things like that. The biggest surprises, in my opinion, were: 1) Ninja Ninja and Kuma, who looked REALLY corny in the booklet, turned out two be my favorite two characters. 2) There's topless female enemies. That just threw me off. 3) The game follows the story of the manga and the show but at the same time events play out different enough where it'll be new for games who have seen the show first. Definately a game worth picking up and trying out.