Akane

Ludeon Studios

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
73
Top Critic Average
50%
Critics Recommend
Based on 10 critic reviews
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Akane

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 10 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCSep 10, 2018
Nintendo SwitchMay 17, 2019

Developer: Ludeon Studios

Genre: Action

Akane is a brutal arena arcade slasher based on one-hit-one-kill gameplay mechanics where you will:

FACE FIVE TYPES OF OPPONENTS:

- Yakuza Guy - a common mafia pawn;
- Tank - this is the only villain that will require more than just one katana slash to die;
- Shooter - a sharpshooter with cybernetic enhancements. Pro tip: they never miss;
- Cyber Ninja - a warrior who abdicated his body to become a killing machine. His dash attacks are deadly and his defense seems impenetrable. Remember however that everybody has their weak point;
- The Boss - Katsuro, your Nemesis who evolves, gets stronger and more dangerous according to the number of times he gets killed.

COMPLETE MISSIONS TO UNLOCK NEW GUNS AND EQUIPMENT:

- Different pistols;
- Katanas, each with their own unique unique abilities;
- Gadgets that grant small but significant improvements in combat;
- Boots that change the dash and the way you move on the screen.

MAKE A GOOD USE OF YOUR SPECIAL SAMURAI SKILLS:

- Dragon Slash - dash forward killing every enemy on your way;
- Dragon Slayer - kill all enemies on the screen.

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TheSixthAxis

8 / 10
Thomas Hughes

Akane is a sleek, stylish arena fighter that feels right at home on the Nintendo Switch. The simplicity of its premise and the stylish presentation are equally matched by its fun one-more-go gameplay. Akane is a game that does one thing and does it exceptionally well; its biggest flaw is that there simply isn't enough of it. Give me more damn it!

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Hobby Consolas

78 / 100
Hobby Consolas

Akane is the kind of game you pick thinking is going to be just a minute... And hours (and many tries) later you realize you are hooked. I mean, how would yo say no to a mix of katanas, cyberpunk and pixel-art?

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COGconnected

70 / 100
COGconnected

Akane is unapologetically fast, tough, and challenging. It’s setting and general yakuza/cyberpunk themes mesh incredibly well together in telling the player everything they need to know about the games’ last stand.

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Critical Hit

8.5 / 10.0
Darryn Bonthuys

Akane always ends in violence, bloodshed and the death of the titular hero. It's the journey towards that inevitable conclusion, that makes this retro-styled experience one of the finest examples of its genre as it deftly weaves a subtle strategy with some of the tightest action on the market today.

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