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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

PGNx Media Feb 26, 2006 7.4 out of 10 74
Gamer 2.0 Feb 01, 2006 6.7 out of 10 67
Play Magazine 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Mygamer.com May 22, 2006 6.4 out of 10 64
GameZone Feb 03, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 2006 5.8 out of 10 58
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 (245760) added Samurai Shodown V (Xbox) on Jan 24, 2007
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