Afro Samurai (Xbox 360) by Namco Bandai



Afro Samurai (Xbox 360) by Namco Bandai Box Art




Release Date
January 27, 2009.

Average Overall Score:
8.15 / 10
81.5%


For many people the Afro Samurai cartoon has been a series they have gotten into and enjoyed through its journey with Afro. Now from Surge in conjunction with Namco Bandai Games America have released the vengeance of Afro Samurai bringing to the 360 in a third person Hack & Slasher. Namco Bandai has brought us such titles as Eternal Sonata, Ace Combat 6 and Soul Calibur IV to name a few, each different in there own right."

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Achievements

A Secret History
Complete "THE DAIMYO'S STORY".
10
The Death of Innocence
Complete "SCHOOL INVASION".
15
The Price for Vengeance
Complete "SWORD MASTER'S STORY".
20
Love Lost
Complete "OKIKU'S STORY".
25
The Path to Godhood
Complete "THE LOWDOWN EAST PASS".
30
And so it begins
Complete "PRELUDE".
5
Copy-Cat Killer
Complete "THE DOPPELGANGER".
35
The Past Laid to Rest
Complete "KUMA'S STORY".
40
All That Stood Are Gone
Complete "THE EMPTY SEVEN'S STORY".
45
Revenge Served?
Complete "JUSTICE'S STORY".
50
Completionist
Complete the game on both difficulties.
200
Closer to God
Slice an enemy using a Vertical Attack with a bonus.
5
This Little Piggy
Slice off fingers and toes at the same time.
10
Give Me a Hand
Slice off an enemy's hand.
10
Two Birds One Sword
Slice 2 enemies at once.
5
Three-way
Slice 3 enemies at once.
5
Four to the Floor
Slice 4 enemies at once.
10
The Child Without a Name
Collect 5 mementos in "THE DAIMYO'S STORY".
5
Afro Samurai
Collect 5 mementos in "SCHOOL INVASION".
5
The Demon of Vengeance
Collect 5 mementos in "OKIKU'S STORY".
5
The Number Two
Collect 5 mementos in "THE LOWDOWN EAST PASS".
5
The Death Bringer
Collect 5 mementos in "THE DOPPELGANGER".
5
Widow Maker
Collect 5 mementos in "KUMA'S STORY".
5
The Samurai Ghost
Collect 5 mementos in "THE EMPTY SEVEN'S STORY".
5
The Number One
Unlock all skills.
100
Hundred Head Hunter
Slice off 100 heads with a bonus.
20
Head to Toe
Slice 50 enemies using a Vertical Attack with a bonus.
25
Meijin
Achieve 100 kills.
5
Kengo
Achieve 1000 kills.
20
Kensei
Achieve 2000 kills.
50
Made Hand Ronin
Complete a Ronin Straight Flush.
5
No Limit Ninjas
Complete a Ninja Straight Flush.
10
Kunoichi Suicide Queens
Complete a Kunoichi Straight Flush.
10
Gutshot Android Straight
Complete an Android Straight Flush.
15
Off Suit Samurai
Complete a Samurai Straight Flush.
25
Hip Hop
Slice off an enemy's foot.
10
Slow Your Roll
Slice an enemy during their attack.
5
You Are Glue
Kill an enemy with a sliced bullet.
10
I Am Rubber
Kill an enemy with a reflected bullet.
10
Mash Medley
Achieve a 20 hit combo.
5
Rhythm Section
Achieve a total of 3000 combos.
20
Let It Flow
Spill 2000 gallons of blood.
15
Bushi
Unlock 40 skills.
30
Ashigaru
Unlock 10 skills.
10
Hatamoto
Unlock 25 skills.
20
F*!# Gravity
Slice an enemy in the air.
5
Hats Off to You
Slice off a head with a bonus.
5
Torso From Tail
Slice 50 bellies.
15

User Reviews

Score: 82
Overall User Average: 7.80 / 10 (81.5%)
Gameplay User Average: 6.50 / 10
Graphics User Average: 9.00 / 10
Sound User Average: 9.50 / 10
OBL infad3ll
Date reviewed: March 31, 2009.

Overall: TV’s late night, foul mouthed, revenge crazed, hip-hop ninja makes his first appearance in the world of video games. AFRO SAMURAI is a blood soaked, action packed third person hack and slash based solely on Afro’s quest to avenge the death of his father and reclaim the fabled number one headband. With a visual style similar to games such as prince of Persia and XIII, AFRO SAMURAI gives gamers with sensation of controlling a comic book or watching the anime series. The REZ from the Wu Tang clan and Samuel L. Jackson’s voice also come to the table and provides AFRO SAMURAI with excellent audio work throughout the entire game.
Gameplay: AFRO SAMURA plays similar to many other hack and slash games on the xbox. You have your buttons for heavy attack, light attack, and a button for a kick move. The one thing that gives AFRO SAMURAI a splash of variety is the ability to slow down time and aim the angle of your sword swing, and majority of the time sever limbs, cut bodies in half, decapitate heads, and spew blood like a Las Vegas hotel fountain. The bad part of all this blood gushing gameplay is that after time it starts to become sort of tedious, and with limited variation in the constant waves of enemies, gameplay starts to become stale and feels old. The camera is another part of the game that needs some work. The camera never seems to go where you intend it to and sometimes results in you losing your sense of direction and dying.
Graphics: AFRO SAMURAI is an anime show, so it fits that developers created AFRO SAMURAI to look like the TV show, and the end product shows. The visuals look exactly like the show with their dark environments contrasted greatly with the fountains of scarlet red blood everywhere. The visuals in Afro’s journey of revenge definitely add a lot to the game and do not disappoint in the least bit to fans of the anime series.
Sound: Audio is by far the best part of AFRO SAMURAI. I was unsure at first about this game due to the fact I just don’t really enjoy rap or hip-hop. But to my surprise the soundtrack provided for the game by the Wu Tang’s REZ was really good, I completed the game about two months ago and I still, from time to time sing tunes from the game. The REZ deserves a lot of props for what he did for this game. Voice acting in AFRO SAMURAI is also great. Samuel L. Jackson’s voice as Ninja Ninja is just perfect, and its hilarious! I don’t care who you are, the things said throughout the game are super funny. Sound effects are also quite good the sound of blood hitting the ground and the “SHINGGG!” sound of our sword cutting countless enemies in half is really exciting and satisfying to hear.


Overall: 78 %
Gameplay: 65 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 95 %

Afro Samurai News

Demo: AFRO SAMURAI
Take control of Afro as he searches for Justice, his Fathers killer. Break your enemys guard with the brute force of the combo system, then learn to focus, and send them to the grave with precision and style.

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