Jan 15, 2008
Samurai Warriors Katana is finally here, and after several so-so earlier titles, it pretty much has the ‘remote as sword’ field to itself.
In Campaign mode this is basically Time Crisis with a sword. This is a very good thing. Relentlessly on-rails fighting can get boring, but Katana mixes up the missions in imaginative ways- you’ll have to creep through forests filled with archers, spotting them before they can shoot you in the back, hide behind fences and shoot onrushing cavalry, or simply hack away at ninjas. It works well, although there are only so many variations before missions begin repeating patterns.