Samurai II: Vengeance is a hack and slash adventure released by Madfinger Games.
The application is a follow up to Samurai, which was a similar game, but due to the annoying controls, touch screen and swiping, the original did not get great reviews. For this version the controls have been changed to virtual joystick and buttons and the game is greatly improved for this.
The game offers the main story mode, dojo (arena survival combat) and also chapter selection play once they are finished in the story mode. There are three levels of difficulty to select from. As you gain points in the game you can spend them on extra health or new combos.
The story mode has you exploring very linear levels, walking into an area that then locks off, and warriors teleport in for you to combat. Once all the warriors are dead the area unlocks and you walk onto the next area. There are a few limited puzzles to solve, but these are mainly find a lever to pull.
The combat is solid, but a bit of a button basher at times.
The graphics are excellent with there cartoon styling. The music is generally very good. However, I found the sound effect of the warrior shouting just annoying.
On the upside:
- Beautiful looking game
On the downside:
- Gameplay is not very exciting
Overall, this is a good game and a large improvement on the original, however, the game just feels more this going through the motions rather than an enjoyable adventure. I wanted to love this game, but there is something in the gameplay that just makes it dull. It is a solid game, but that magic something is missing.
Size: 82.2 MB
Price (at time of review): £1.79
Link: Samurai II: Vengeance