Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $4.95 shipping
+ $4.64 shipping
Way of the Samurai 2
|Price:||$137.99 & FREE Shipping|
- All-new samurai types, sword positions and fighting techniques
- Upgrade and collect over 60 swords, and defeat enemies to obtain more powerful swords & master new techniques
- New one-slash kill system makes your samurai deadlier than ever
- Collect items, visit shops, talk to local or take jobs to earn money -- completely interactive game setting adds to the thrill
- Final outcome depends on player choices, for a different gaming experience each time
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
The village of Amahara is under siege, captive to honorless, warring gangs. You customize your samurai, selecting swords, head, clothing and more, and battle your way toward defending the innocent people of the village. Or you may choose to side with the corrupt forces. Either way you'll find a rich storyline and an enticing array of combat moves as you follow your map, discover cool locations, interact with locals and make your way through the tyranny-ridden village.
From the Manufacturer
With a multitude of new features including expanded content, new characters and enhanced fighting mechanics, Way of the Samurai 2 improves upon every facet of the original to deliver an even deeper samurai based action adventure.
Way of the Samurai 2 is set during feudal era Japan at the end of the Edo period, in the conflict-laden town of Amahara. A once peaceful town, Amahara has become the center of a tense conflict between two powerful forces at the expense of its innocent townspeople. The Amahara magistrate office, which once upheld peace and justice, has succumbed to the suppression ideology of the rising feudal government and has become an extreme tyrannical force that rules the innocent townsfolk. They are at odds with a rogue group of warriors known as the Aoto gang. Like the magistrate office, this group had long represented values of loyalty and chivalry, but the death of their former leader left them vulnerable. Several would-be successors began claiming rights to leadership and the gang soon transformed into an uncontrollable group of arrogant and violent vigilantes that terrorize the defenseless citizens of Amahara.
Way of the Samurai was marked by its open-ended gameplay and the sequel not only continues this formula but expands upon it. In Way of the Samurai 2, players take on the role of a wandering samurai who has come upon Amahara during his travels. Instead of a two day period as in the original, players will proceed in a deeper ten day adventure where they explore the town and become entwined in its turmoil. How the main character chooses to proceed through the game and which people he chooses to help or fight will determine the subsequent storyline and consequences for the people around him. Players must prove their sword-fighting skills in heated confrontations, interact with a wide spectrum of characters and explore various locales throughout the town.
- Realistic sword fighting action based on traditional Japanese samurai films--dodge and slash attacks from multiple enemies in thrilling battles
- Outcomes determined by the choices a player makes--how a player chooses to proceed will affect those around him, change how people react to him and lead to different scenarios and endings
- Choose to play as one of three different samurai "types"
- Young male--a wandering samurai who has been weathered by many rough experiences
- Fierce warrior--a true fighter adorned with animal skins and tattered clothing
- Master--a modest and controlled swords expert
- New sword positions and fighting techniques--twin sword style, quick slash and more!
- More than 400 special moves--kick, throw and defend moves that vary depending on the weapon used
- Upgrade and collect more than 60 swords--defeat enemies to obtain more powerful swords, strengthen blades at the blacksmith and master new techniques as you advance through the game
- New one slash kill system--knock an enemy off balance with a hard attack or counter attack, then finish them off with a one slash hit; this system allows you to slash numerous enemies in a row
- More interactive setting--visit shops, talk to locals and earn money through jobs or tasks
- Purchase and find an array of collectors items throughout the game
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
You start by customizing your warrior - choosing a head, clothes, sword and ohter items. You can unlock more choices as you go, which is of course half the fun. You have a "sword safe" to store swords in from game to game. You've also got an "item box".
The plot here is that you're at a port town torn between the coming of foreigners and the traditional ways of the samurai. Think The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise. The Edo period is coming to an end, and upheaval is a result.
As with the first game, you interact with characters from set choices. The way you choose to interact with characters determines your personality, from slimy dirt-bag to honorable, noble caring person.
You can turn the blood off if you want, but this is a slicing sword game. There are a variety of swords and weapons, but they all basically hack at your opponent until the blood loss kills him. Some have samurai swords, some have hammers, and so on. You can build your weapons and attacks up over time and using special combinations.
The graphics are nice in a Final Fantasy sort of way - nice character models but not so great surroundings. The environments are on the static side, and the character movements are not overly complex. Still, the game is about what you do - not about a Myst-like absorption in your gorgeous surroundings.
The map mode makes it easy to move between the 10 or so map locations, which is very nice. As time progresses, you can see what's going on in the various spots. This is very much like Groundhog Day - you go through the same days over and over again, learning who goes where at each time period so you know what to do and when.
The sound is reasonably OK - Japanese background music and general "OK" and "Hi" noises along with the dialogue. Many of the voices just don't seem to fit - a New York accent comes out of a Japanese woman's mouth. I think they could have done a better job choosing who did the voices for the characters.
The Groundhog Day analogy really fits here. After a few playings you get to know the various characters rather well, knowing what their motivations are and how they react in different situations. You go to a location and say to yourself "OK in a few minutes XXXX will come walking around the corner ..." and sure enough, they do. It gets to be a very "comfortable" game to play - you know what's going to happen and you have to choose how to react.
While in some games you complain about the AI being the same, in this case it makes sense. You're replaying the same time sequence, over and over, and experimenting with different reactions. It's fun to see how your different choices affect your world.
We easily spent many weeks on the original Way of the Samurai, and this new version is even more immersive. If you're a fan of fun plots and sword slashing, definitely give this one a try!
Few things I need to complain about are the camera controls and certain aspects of the gameplay. The camera is not very hard to control and for some of the time it stays where you need it, but a few times I myself stuck in a corner of a room as a guy's sword slashes wailed on me because I was unable to a) get a good look at what I was doing, and b) get a good look at what HE was doing. It was a mess that happened often. When you die, you don't get another try at the place or person you died at/from. You start at the very beginning of the game (especially indoors.) Sure, it's like you get another shot at doing things right, but I found myself losing XP and items I worked hard to collect. But either way, it was avoidable by not overwritting the file you saved on and start from your last savepoint instead.
The soundtrack was pretty good. It had its good tracks, and its bad ones, but it was an overall good mash-up of traditional Eastern instruments and Western orchestra. Some tracks were repeated constantly, thus annoying me to a certain extend, yet I never got tired of playing. It's like the back of the case says, "...a real sleeper hit!" and I totally agree.
Most recent customer reviews
Sure, it looks better.Read more