Samurai Shodown V (Xbox)

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Seven years after the fourth game in the series, Samurai Shodown returns. In the game's time frame, this is the earliest game, hence the Japanese title Samurai Spirits Zero. It takes place in 1786 from January through the later summer. The game is therefore considered a prequel to the series.

The overall gameplay was slightly altered. It is a little faster, and the Slash/Bust system has been removed. Each character now has only one version, or the Bust mode is simply replaced by a new character of very similar setup. Combo slashes, sidestepping and fatalities have also vanished. The basic moves have been modeled after the first games in the series. They consist of three types of slashes, a single kick, and various dodge maneuvers similar to Samurai Shodown II.

There are 24 characters, a familiar cast with some new faces. Unlike the previous games, it is not possible to kill your opponent.


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Worth Playing Jan 18, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
TeamXbox Jan 18, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Diehard GameFan Jan 16, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Gamer 2.0 Feb 01, 2006 6.7 out of 10 67
The Video Game Critic Aug 27, 2006 B- 67
Play Magazine 2006 6.5 out of 10 65 May 22, 2006 6.4 out of 10 64
Game Chronicles May 01, 2006 5.8 out of 10 58
Game Shark Mar 01, 2006 D+ 33
Game Critics Oct 14, 2006 3 out of 10 30


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