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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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The Press Says

Worth Playing Jan 18, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
PGNx Media Feb 26, 2006 7.4 out of 10 74
TeamXbox Jan 18, 2006 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers Jan 21, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Darkstation Mar 28, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Gamer 2.0 Feb 01, 2006 6.7 out of 10 67
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 23, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Shark Mar 01, 2006 D+ 33
Game Critics Oct 14, 2006 3 out of 10 30
Gaming Age Jan 16, 2006 D 25


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Sciere (243642) added Samurai Shodown V (Xbox) on Jan 24, 2007
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