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.


Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Afro confronts his teacher's brother.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Occasional platform challenges.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Your pendant sparkles when Overfocus mode is ready.
Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Main menu.

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Extreme Gamer Feb 09, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
GameFocus Mar 02, 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
Official XBox Magazine Jan 27, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
NZGamer Apr 21, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamer 2.0 Feb 19, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
Armchair Empire, The Feb 17, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65 Mar 27, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Video Game Talk Feb 22, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Mar 27, 2009 6 out of 10 60
UOL Jogos Feb 06, 2009 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58417) added Afro Samurai (Xbox 360) on Jun 05, 2009
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