Format Xbox 360

Publisher Rising Star Games

The long-standing and critically acclaimed Samurai Shodown sword-fighting series finally makes its way on to current technology, but it’s been a bumpy ride. Gone are the boldly animated characters, replaced by sluggish polygonal fighters, which would have appeared substandard even on last generation consoles. Sen’s gameplay is a departure from previous installments too, swordplay feeling sluggish, unresponsive and devoid of any real skill. It’s difficult to recommend this to anyone except hardcore Sen fans.