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Afro Samurai (Xbox 360)

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Revenge. That's all that the man named Afro knows. His father was murdered when he was just a small child, killed by a man seeking the power of The Number One, a headband said to bestow the power of a god. Only he who carries The Number Two has the right to challenge The Number One, and to avenge his father, Afro has dedicated his life to becoming The Number Two and killing the man who wears The Number One.

Afro Samurai is a third-person action game based on the anime created by Takashi Okazaki and Gonzo and starring Samuel L. Jackson. Each stage chronicles an important event in Afro's quest for revenge, culminating in a boss fight at the end. The defining feature of the combat is Afro's ability to enter "focus mode," where the screen goes black-and-white and the action slows down, allowing for a "perfect slice" attack which can slice enemies literally to pieces. It must be charged after use, with the charge represented by a pendant hanging from Afro's sword.

As Afro kills enemies, he levels up earning new skills and increasing his power and stamina. Collecting "mementos" strewn around each stage will also unlock special abilities called "father's legacy", which are often extra-devastating moves that can easily take down even stronger enemies.

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Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Enter Focus mode with the left trigger. Hit an attack when the sword sparkles...
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 You can precision-slice limbs in focus mode.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro confronts his teacher's brother.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro's got the Number Two headband.  He wants to challenge Number One.

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The Press Says

Cheat Code Central 2009 4 out of 5 80
Extreme Gamer Feb 09, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
ZTGameDomain 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Good Game Apr 20, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
That Gaming Site May 05, 2009 7.4 out of 10 74
TeamXbox Jan 27, 2009 7.3 out of 10 73
Game Shark Feb 04, 2009 B- 67
IGN Jan 27, 2009 6.6 out of 10 66
IGN Australia Feb 26, 2009 6.2 out of 10 62
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 03, 2009 5 out of 10 50

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Awards

  • GameSpot
    • 2009 - Best Original Music (Editors' Choice)

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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58314) added Afro Samurai (Xbox 360) on Jun 05, 2009
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