KATANA KAMI: A Way of the Samurai Story

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

36%

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7 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2020

Katanakami: A Way of the Samurai Story is on the easier side of the spectrum for a Mystery Dungeon title, but the way it infuses the genre with decent swordplay.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2020

Katana Kami: A Way Of The Samurai Story attempts to bring back a beloved PS2 franchise with a new twist. However, its lackluster execution and heavy repetitiveness leaves very little excitement in its wake. Fans might find some appeal here, but only consider this game if you're looking for a repetitive and simplistic dungeon crawler.

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6 / 10
Feb 20, 2020

It's just not good enough for a game that revolves around loot and item management.

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6 / 10
Feb 21, 2020

Way of the Samurai returns with a smaller, more restrained, spin-off title that's an interesting experiment of how it would fare as an isometric roguelite, yet it never manages to capitalize on its ambitious gameplay systems.

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55%
Feb 20, 2020

No one should play this. Whatever your genre or thematic preference, there are assuredly several better options.

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6 / 10
Mar 27, 2020

Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story will most likely not satisfy fans looking for the next Way of the Samurai, due to the smaller scale and its genre.

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7.1 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2020

Katana Kami A way of the samurai story is a nice throwback to the PS2 era, with an interesting combat system and plenty of replay value, but also plenty of repetition and a dull UI.

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4 / 5.0
Feb 25, 2020

Katama Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story is a well-crafted adventure that mixes rogue-lites with sword play in interesting ways.

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8.2 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2020

You don't need to love Way of the Samurai to love Katana Kami, it stands out on its own merits, and it does so brilliantly. Through its addicting gameplay loop to its humour, refined combos, and great range of weapons, you find yourself losing hour upon hour. It is great fun, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anybody wanting a bit of randomly generated dungeon crawling action.

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70 / 100
Mar 12, 2020

Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story manages to balance, in a very competent way, a simple, dense and efficient gameplay with a differentiated system of resource and objective management. It brings a very direct story that has its greatest asset in the setting. Menus, canvas elements and even the artistic style bring good ideas, but they also present some problems, and the repetition of iterations can be more tiring than it should.

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