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Way of the Samurai 4

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Based on 8 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

13%

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General Information

Available on:PCJul 23, 2015

Developer: Acquire

Publisher: Ghostlight

Genres: Action, Adventure

Way of the Samurai 4 takes place in the humble port town of Amihama during the mid 19th Century, several years after the arrival of the “black ships” from the West ended Japan’s long history of cultural isolation. Amihama’s downtown area has slowly been converted to a “Little Britain,” complete with European-styled buildings, occupied by an influx of adventurous foreign settlers. Not everyone welcomes these new residents though, and three distinct factions with opposing ideals begin to take shape.

Way of the Samurai 4 Critic Reviews

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An open-world samurai adventure with an interesting structure and a lot of personality that is, unfortunately, not very good.

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A must-have samurai sandbox title for those who treasure player agency and reactive narrative above high-level production values. WotS 4's absurdist videogame take on Yojimbo is surreal, funny and magnificent.

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It lacks polish, but the freedom found in this samurai adventure may be worth a look.

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John Paul Jones
7.5 / 10.0
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Deserving praise for encapsulating the sort of Japanese-themed action RPG shenanigans that PC owners rarely glimpse, it's nonetheless fair to say that Ghostlight's latest is far from perfect. For those willing to forgive its more archaically-rooted foibles however, Way of the Samurai 4 very often proves to be a hugely entertaining prospect while providing a gleefully quirky look at one of the most enticing and formative periods of Japanese history.

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