Set just after Japan opened its borders to the West in 1853, Way of the Samurai 4 inserts players into a world of opportunity and uncertainty as a masterless samurai looking to make a name for himself and continues the series' blend of customization, exploration, action gameplay and quirky h humor. Taking their place in the overall power struggle amongst the region's powers, players are given the choice to align themselves with one of three factions: the shogunate pro-government forces, the nationalistic isolationists, and the foreign powers who are directed by the British Navy.
The idea of a Saints Row: The Third-esque samurai game is quite intriguing. When I first witnessed Way of the Samurai 4, that’s what I thought the game was – an over-the-top open world romp where you could mess around and just have a blast. After actually playing the game, I can certainly attest to the fact that it’s a crazy action-adventure experience with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Is it as effective as the Saints Row-inspired action-fest I envisioned? No, it isn’t. But is it still worth playing? For a lot of gamers, I’d say it definitely is. You take on the role of a wandering samurai. A fictional port town known as Amihara is in a period of turmoil as Europeans attempt to colonize, causing friction between the strict Japanese government... Read Review