A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
All characters are cardboard cut-outs in terms of their accents and comments; the samurai is told to go back where he comes from.
Violence & Scariness
Get ready to hack and slash. Killing produces buckets of blood.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Token cowgirl in a bikini.
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Some stuff like "hell."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Bottle of what appears to be liquor appears after killing some characters, though actual consumption is not shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that players advance by killing everyone in their path and that blood shoots from bodies in fountains (although blood can be turned off). Also, it features overt stereotypes, including the main character, identified by his distinctive dress and heavy accent.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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