Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Games Played 02/02/2009

Castle Crashers - X-Box 360
Culdcept Saga - X-Box 360
Death by Degrees - PlayStation 2
Drill Dozer - GBA
Heavenly Sword - PlayStation 3
Resident Evil 5 Demo - PlayStation 3


Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked (2006)
Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
Platform: PlayStation 2
Purchase Date: 04/14/2006

Button-mashing eating contest included.

Not to be mistaken as a brand of shampoo, Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked is a strange action adventure game that combines wicked samurai fighting with hip-hop sentimentality. Basically, it is about two samurai and a woman looking for the "samurai that smells of sunflowers". Yeah. I am not familiar with the anime that the game is based on but one thing is for sure, this is another totally offbeat game from Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture. The storyline is minimalistic and fragmented and the transitions between screens are often quite flashy. The fighting itself is highly stylized where the enemies explode into bursts of red pixels when they are destroyed. The game is definitely more style over substance but it is charming enough to be playable.

LIBRARY STATUS: 3 out of 5

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