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Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief

NIS America, Acquire
Oct 11, 2022 - Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

13%

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4.5 / 10
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7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief

Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A fascinating glimpse into the twilight era of the stealth genre but the outdated gameplay and awkward controls make it difficult to be all that nostalgic about it.

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Kamiwaze: Way of the Thief is a very silly stealth game that makes sneaking fun as long as you can tolerate the graphics.

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Though that Tenchu shaped hole in my heart remains unfulfilled, I do appreciate how NIS America have reached back some sixteen years in time to bring Kamizawa: Way of the Thief to an all-new audience. Sure, it's very much a relic of its time that struggles to escape the gravity of its PS2 era origins, but for those willing to invest the time and patience, Kamizawa: Way of the Thief is a steadfastly warm-hearted stealth yarn that satisfies so long as you can forgive its largely archaic/nostalgic design.

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On one hand, I love some of Kamiwaza's elements including the thievery and 'just stealth' system. But the game is sabotaged by a lack of clarity and a lack of proper quality-of-life changes.

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Maybe 16 years ago Kamiwaza was a good and engaging action-stealth game but time has not been kind with it and now this remastered version doesn't have a meaning to live in 2022.

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Kamiwaza: Way of the Thief is a technically pleasing remastered edition, able to offer an exciting and moving story thanks to the great heart of its proagonist, a gentleman thief who operates on the streets of the town of Mikado.

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Spaziogames

Unknown Author
4.5 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Kamiwaza was a forgettable game in 2006 and, unfortunately, it still is.

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Fans of the Yakuza series will find something to like about Kamiwaza. It has a lot of the absurd and over-the-top humor and bouts of intense drama seen in those games. Gamers who grew up playing Tenchu or the Way of the Samurai games will especially adore Way of the Thief.

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