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Samurai Riot

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

49

Top Critic Average

25%

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General Information

Available on:PCSep 13, 2017

Developer: Wako Factory

Publisher: Plug In Digital

Genres: Arcade, Fighting

Samurai Riot is a 2D cooperative Beat’em up Arcade game with a twist! Playing as Sukane or Tsurumaru, two charismatic warriors torn between their duty and beliefs, follow your own way of honor through multiple scenarios and story endings! A UNIQUE COOPERATIVE SYSTEM The co-op system evaluate the quality of your cooperation and rewards great teamwork. Coordinate your attacks with your partner and fill up the central co-op gauge to unleash one of the deadliest attack of Samurai Riot: the Co-op Special Move! 8 DIFFERENT ENDINGS Deep moral choices: would you rather burn an entire village to the ground or stay clean but lose the war? Any decision you make will greatly impact your story. Choose to follow the same path as a team or choose to disagree and battle it out during a PvP fight! STRONG REPLAY VALUE Multi-branching scenario: be ready to play many new games to get all the whole story of Samurai Riot! Fighting schools: the more you play, the more you accumulate points to unlock new fighting schools, each character will get exclusives gameplay variations and abilities. FIGHT WITH STYLE Characters: discover two strong and highly skilled heroes offering unique gameplay and stunning attacks, plus a bunch of vicious enemies to fight against. Controls: to remain true to arcade games history, we created very intuitive controls, enjoyable with any Controller or Arcade stick. We want the gameplay to be completely flexible, so it feels exactly like what you want it to be! SPEED-RUNNERS: ON YOUR MARKS, SET, GO! Find all the tools you need for a perfect speed-run (time ranking, score ranking…)!

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Samurai Riot Reviews

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It's obvious that Wako Games have tried to roll back the clock and provide players with a 'classic' arcade experience in a modern age. Yet the time of the arcade is long gone and the beat-em-up cannot survive on the basic formula.

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Samurai Riot is a passable experience. The fighting mechanics are fine, and the moral choices add something to the game, even if the story that accompanies it is rather uninteresting. The pacing, however, detracts enough from the game that unless you want to see all of the potential storylines, you'll stop playing if you can muster enough interest to finish one storyline. If you plan on playing this with a friend, then it isn't a bad purchase, but those looking for more from their beat-'em-ups can skip this one for now.

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Samurai Riot has a number of novel ideas, but the repetitive levels and wonky engine undo any good will. Those who are looking for the next coming of the beat-em-up will likely be disappointed with this title.

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Samurai Riot is a wonderful arcade game, but a mediocre to, sometimes, bad beat 'em up. The arcade experience is very strong, especially in co-op, as the studio has nailed what people want in an such a title down to the letter, with unlockable alternative styles for characters, and multiple routes for higher replay value and routing for points to figure out where it is easier to rack up a neat high score. However, the core gameplay feels too simplistic, and the background could do a much better job at making it easier to see what is breakable or not, and thus make finding health and one-ups less tedious.

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