Akane

Ludeon Studios

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
73
Top Critic Average
55%
Critics Recommend
Based on 11 critic reviews
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Akane

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

55%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 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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FNintendo

7 / 10
Rodrigo Bulhões

Akane's gameplay mechanics and very simple experience coupled with its variety of objectives and highscore system means this game will easily grab the player's attention and become an easy go-to work for quick and short-term gaming sessions. Akane fares less well on a long-term basis, as its gameplay start becoming repetitive after a while but it has more than enough value to be something fun and enjoyable when it comes to a pick up and play experience.

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