SAMURAI SHODOWN FOR PC REVIEWS

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There are few games I want to lớn be successful more than Samurai Shodown. I adore fighting games, & SNK has an undeniable pedigree, the studio well known for the Fatal Fury and King of Fighters franchises, in addition to many more. After years of inactivity & uncertainty, SNK returned with King of Fighters XIV, & more recently Samurai Shodown. I want these games to lớn be successful because they"re unique & I adore them. This is why it hurts me deep down to admit that if I were to lớn recommend a 2d fighter to someone looking for a new game, Samurai Shodown probably wouldn"t be it - especially not on PC.

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At its core, Samurai Shodown is a grounded, smart, & patient fighting game. Unlike in many others where you can get away with rushing your opponent down and unleashing as many attacks as you can until you manage lớn get through their block, in Samurai Shodown each move has khổng lồ be calculated when you"re up against a skilled player. The key is fairly lengthy start-up animations for your bigger attacks và plenty of minus-frames on blocked hits. What this means for more casual fighting trò chơi fans is essentially that if your opponent blocks an attack, you can expect lớn take a lot of damage.

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Kicks and light attacks in Samurai Shodown vì very little damage và combos in this game are very limited, meaning they"re not ideal ways lớn get through to an opponent and deal damage. Instead, they can be used lớn interrupt an opponent"s slower attacks and set them up for a devastating hit. This is a trò chơi that has, from the ground-up, been made khổng lồ force players to feel the weight of each decision they make. Every fighting trò chơi player knows the risk that comes with a wake-up shoryuken, và in Samurai Shodown it can feel like every move you make carries that same weight.

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Most characters have decent methods to lớn attack from a distance, so the neutral trò chơi is all about taking your time & spacing out your opponent, trying your best to lớn bait out their attacks và punish them for it. In many fighting games, it feels lượt thích once a player lands a hit the momentum swings. One attack leads into a combo, leads into a wake-up situation, which can eventually lead lớn a stun and a loss. In Samurai Shodown it feels lượt thích that momentum doesn"t swing quite so violently. A variety of rolls from lying on the floor allows you khổng lồ avoid tick throws & some more punishing wake-up scenarios that other games are known for - but the fact is, if you find yourself on the ground, you likely just took a lot of damage before you got there. Each attack you use and take is more meaningful than most other fighters - even the Super Special moves can take far more than half of a health bar, so it"s possible to lớn finish a fight in just two hits.

But if you"re a casual fighting game fan, all of this means little, và what you really want is some fun, flashy fights. Well, Samurai Shodown is a gorgeous looking game. It is honestly one of my favorite art styles for a modern fighting game, the classic Japanese artwork comes khổng lồ life. Backgrounds are detailed, & the đen outlines on the cel-shaded fighters look beautiful in motion. Couple that with the fact that combos are heavily de-emphasized in Samurai Shodown, and you over up with a trò chơi that is actually very approachable for newcomers. All you really need to lớn learn and understand in the neutral, which can be boiled down to lớn avoiding attacks và getting your own in.

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Which would be great, if there was more content for those newcomers to jump into. Samurai Shodown is very disappointing because after playing the game on multiple platforms I have to report that I have very seldom ever been able lớn find good online matches. Và those online matches are needed because there"s not much single-player nội dung here to satiate you. The Story mode is nice, where you get short cutscenes with each character a final climactic battle against a quái vật enemy, but once you"ve played through the story mode with a couple of the characters, you"ll find out it quickly becomes repetitive. Of course, you can vì chưng a more traditional Arcade-style mode, or fight against friends, but this is pretty barebones. The trò chơi has had several characters added since launch, a couple of which I particularly like, both aesthetically & in terms of gameplay, & I would love to lớn play with those characters against others if there were more people playing online.

And that"s what it all boils down to. Samurai Shodown is more than a competent fighter, but it"s one that is also languishing because of a lack of an audience. This could be a perfect introduction to lớn the world of fighting games for the right person, but they won"t find the singleplayer nội dung keeping them invested for long, & the lack of an online community gives you fewer reasons to keep coming back. It"s a massive shame, but this isn"t the first time I"ve played Samurai Shodown, this isn"t the first time I"ve enjoyed it a lot, and this isn"t the first time I"ve stopped playing because I feel like there"s not enough reason for me khổng lồ keep playing.

But of course, the PC version offers a reason to play it over the console versions, right? Well, not really. Out of the box, the PC version lacks a lot of settings & features. There are no graphics settings aside from turning anti-aliasing or bloom on và off, & the maximum resolution allowed by the trò chơi is 1080p - you can of course get 4K by editing a .ini file, but you shouldn"t have to bởi this. It"s a disappointing showing. Not khổng lồ mention, I played the Epic Games Store version of the game, which doesn"t recognize my PS4 arcade sticks immediately as a Steam version would. A minor complaint, sure, but it all adds up. In addition lớn that, while changing the few display settings there are, I did have a spell of constant screen tearing - though after a restart that issue seemed to resolve itself.

Reviewed on PC (code provided by the publisher).

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Samurai Shodown is a great fighter that looks beautiful, & deserves a much bigger audience than it has - but as of right now, there aren't enough players online khổng lồ satisfy fighting trò chơi fans, and there isn't enough singleplayer nội dung for more casual fans. The new characters that have been added since launch are great, but Samurai Shodown still feels lượt thích a game that needs an overhaul. I still have my fingers crossed that the future of Samurai Shodown & SNK will be bright, but I still have my doubts.