Parents' Guide to

Samurai Western

By Raffi Kevorkian, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Repetitive jumping and slashing in the Wild West.

Game PlayStation 2 2005
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The premise is kind of strange and fun and the repetitive action can be therapeutic, but the game has plenty of quality-control problems. For one, you mostly fight clones of the same core group of bad guys, including riflemen, shotgunners, knife-fighters, and sombrero-wearing machine gunners. Despite their simplicity, the fight sequences are fun. Adrenalin junkies will enjoy moments when bullets are deflected with swordplay and three enemies at once simultaneously give up the ghost.

Players have the option of first- or second-person perspective; second-person is clearer even when fighting as many as 10 characters at a time. In either perspective, you'll find that if you go too near to a wall, the wall envelops the character, in effect blinding you. The violence and blood in this game make it inappropriate for younger players. Mature gamers looking to spend a few mindless hours should be fine, and may actually enjoy this goofy game for what it is: a not-too-deep, slash-'em-up, rip-roaring killing frenzy.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release date: June 8, 2005
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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