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SummaryVery enjoyable and addicting.
The GoodWay of the Samurai 3 will begin by making a character with it's own name and personal outfit. You start out as a nearly unconscious samurai picked up by the villagers from the battlefield in Amana. During the game, you can interact with villagers and be presented with various options in which your player can freely respond, I have always liked this feature in the series.
Your player can take jobs from three factions, the villagers, the Sakurai clan or the Ouka clan with each having different missions and eventually a different ending. The missions were not to hard, but they get repetitive sometime. There are also several mini games like chopping food with your sword or making rice, which is a nice addition.
When moving on to the gameplay, Way of The Samurai 3 had worked out just as I expected from the previous series. You draw your sword by pressing the L1 button or defend during an attack with the R1. You can also choose to defeat an enemy by using a blunt attack, but remember when you attack or kill people in Way of the Samurai 3 will let you lose respect and affect the overall score you get when you finish the game.
The BadThe only thing that I did not like were the animation of the characters. The majority of the graphics in this have a PS2 look, and I encountered a slower gameplay when fighting multiple enemies. I think that whole game would look a lot better if the developers would spend more time on making the characters more detailed than the environments. I have also spotted a few glitches and bugs here and there, but they were not to distracting.