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Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma: Volume 1

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Flawed, violent, ultimately disappointing action game.

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With shallow gameplay and numerous technical issues, this third-person hack-and-slash action game is one of the year's biggest disappointments. Unlike its predecessor, Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma: Volume 1 has overly simplistic combat and equally uninspired platforming. Even worse, it suffers from a number of technical flaws, most of which should have been fixed before the game was released. Not only does the game slow to a crawl if there are a lot of enemies on screen at the same time, but you also can fall off the world if you make a wrong turn. One enemy won't die regardless of the hits it takes; during review, the game had to be restarted a couple of times before he finally fell. Even the volume controls don't work, as turning the music off only lowers it, and it doesn't even do that all the time. This is not only one of the worst games of the year but, for fans of the original animes and manga, one of the year's biggest disappointments.

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