History VideoGame / WayOfTheSamurai

27th Feb '17 5:15:46 AM LordDack
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* {{Expy}}: The second game likes to do this. A fight broker in the second game, named Kotsubo, is basically a [[Film/AustinPowers Mini-Me]] of the first game's Tsubohachi (lampshaded by the MeaningfulName, which means "Little Tsubo"). Also, the previous major character, Tesshin, is now Tessho, the Dojo Master. Aside form the name change, nothing about them is different, even down to his iconic sword, the Dai-Kuronama.

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* {{Expy}}: The second game likes to do this. A fight broker in the second game, named Kotsubo, is basically a [[Film/AustinPowers Mini-Me]] of the first game's Tsubohachi (lampshaded by the MeaningfulName, which means "Little Tsubo"). Also, the previous major character, Tesshin, is now Tessho, the Dojo Master. Aside form from the name change, nothing about them is different, even down to his iconic sword, the Dai-Kuronama.



* ForMassiveDamage: Hitting an enemy while they're staggered,or otherwise guard-broken increases damage dealt. Some swords explicitly have moves that begin with a guard breaker, linked to another attack.

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* ForMassiveDamage: Hitting an enemy while they're staggered,or staggered, or otherwise guard-broken increases damage dealt. Some swords explicitly have moves that begin with a guard breaker, linked to another attack.



** Guns in the fourth game is very powerful. But their tendency to break after every 10 shots or so makes them terribly impractical, especially in addition to their DoubleUnlock properties. That is, unless you're patient enough (and have enough money) to repair them every time it breaks. If you repair a whopping ''200,000'' points of Durability [[labelnote:*]]for perspective, an average sword has around 500 Durability points[[/labelnote]], then the gun can be Appraised [[labelnote:*]]one-time unique upgrade by attaching a title to it[[/labelnote]] to make it literally unbreakable. Sure, every other sword can benefit from that title as well, but an Unbreakable-appraised gun is an extremely powerful weapon in your inventory.

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** Guns in the fourth game is are very powerful. But their tendency to break after every 10 shots or so makes them terribly impractical, especially in addition to their DoubleUnlock properties. That is, unless you're patient enough (and have enough money) to repair them every time it breaks. If you repair a whopping ''200,000'' points of Durability [[labelnote:*]]for perspective, an average sword has around 500 Durability points[[/labelnote]], then the gun can be Appraised [[labelnote:*]]one-time unique upgrade by attaching a title to it[[/labelnote]] to make it literally unbreakable. Sure, every other sword can benefit from that title as well, but an Unbreakable-appraised gun is an extremely powerful weapon in your inventory.



* SaveScumming: Dojima in the second game can, potentially, increase both attack and defense characteristics of a sword, doubly so (literally, it adds the your current upgrade counter and the maximum upgrade counter and applies it to attack/defense) after you've gone past the upgrade limit. The problem is, the upgrades has only a small chance of both attack and defense benefiting from the upgrade (as opposed to attack up, defense down, and vice-versa) not including the ever-present danger of Dojima ''breaking'' your sword. Thankfully, the game includes a soft reset button combination.

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* SaveScumming: Dojima in the second game can, potentially, increase both attack and defense characteristics of a sword, doubly so (literally, it adds the your current upgrade counter and the maximum upgrade counter and applies it to attack/defense) after you've gone past the upgrade limit. The problem is, the upgrades has have only a small chance of both attack and defense benefiting from the upgrade (as opposed to attack up, defense down, and vice-versa) not including the ever-present danger of Dojima ''breaking'' your sword. Thankfully, the game includes a soft reset button combination.



* SexyDiscretionShot: In the second game, choosing to side with FallenPrincess Kasumi will lead you into this as she demands you to "make her a woman", before the final confrontation. All that is shown is that your PC hugs her topless body (while she is showing her newly-tattoed back), regardless of the PC's sex.

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* SexyDiscretionShot: In the second game, choosing to side with FallenPrincess Kasumi will lead you into this as she demands you to "make her a woman", before the final confrontation. All that is shown is that your PC hugs her topless body (while she is showing her newly-tattoed newly-tattooed back), regardless of the PC's sex.



** Averted in the fourth game. Stiffing them will cause them to call the Constables which will attempt to arrest you. Establishment merchants (restaurants, mostly) has bodyguards. The blacksmith will still try to kill you himself, however.

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** Averted in the fourth game. Stiffing them will cause them to call the Constables which will attempt to arrest you. Establishment merchants (restaurants, mostly) has have bodyguards. The blacksmith will still try to kill you himself, however.
17th Jan '17 6:56:08 PM jormis29
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* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled In Akihabara]]: Acquire's ''Akiba's Trip'' is ''Way of the Samurai'' in [[WidgetSeries modern Japan and stripping vampires]]. Despite such a difference in tone, the gameplay is surprisingly similar.

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* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled In Akihabara]]: Acquire's ''Akiba's Trip'' ''VideoGame/AkibasTrip'' is ''Way of the Samurai'' in [[WidgetSeries modern Japan and stripping vampires]]. Despite such a difference in tone, the gameplay is surprisingly similar.
24th Dec '16 8:52:00 AM SutairuMasuta
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** In ''4'', the sickly-looking Kogure Jinrai for the Prajnas and master of the drunken fist kung-fu Moro Shigeru for the Constables. Kotobuki Hikaru himself later becomes the dragon for Kinugawa Onsen. You can become one yourself if you side with either Akagi and Kogure or Kinugawa and Kotobuki as a Co-Dragon[[note]]in the latter's case, [[spoiler: if you do not object to the main goal of the BigBad, that is. Which is featured in one specific ending]][[/note]].

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** In ''4'', the sickly-looking Kogure Jinrai for the Prajnas Prajnas, proud female knight Melinda de Cameron for the Foreigners and master of the drunken fist kung-fu Moro Shigeru for the Constables. Kotobuki Hikaru himself later becomes the dragon for Kinugawa Onsen. You can become one yourself if you side with either Akagi and Kogure Kogure, J.J., Laura and Melinda or Kinugawa and Kotobuki as a Co-Dragon[[note]]in the latter's case, [[spoiler: if you do not object to the main goal of the BigBad, that is. Which is featured in one specific ending]][[/note]].
8th Dec '16 7:20:35 AM SutairuMasuta
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** In ''4'', the sickly-looking Kogure for the Prajnas and master of the drunken fist kung-fu Moro Shigeru for the Constables. Kotobuki Hikaru himself later becomes the dragon for Kinugawa Onsen. You can become one yourself if you side with either Akagi and Kogure or Kinugawa and Kotobuki as a Co-Dragon[[note]]in the latter's case, [[spoiler: if you do not object to the main goal of the BigBad, that is. Which is featured in one specific ending]][[/note]].

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** In ''4'', the sickly-looking Kogure Jinrai for the Prajnas and master of the drunken fist kung-fu Moro Shigeru for the Constables. Kotobuki Hikaru himself later becomes the dragon for Kinugawa Onsen. You can become one yourself if you side with either Akagi and Kogure or Kinugawa and Kotobuki as a Co-Dragon[[note]]in the latter's case, [[spoiler: if you do not object to the main goal of the BigBad, that is. Which is featured in one specific ending]][[/note]].
6th Oct '16 7:19:38 AM Vorpale
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** Also, some of the endings in ''3'' involve [[spoiler: you getting cornered by foes, and your character dying in battle or at the very least failing to defeat them all... Even though in gameplay, thanks to the "chain kill" mechanic, you can slaughter through an entire horde unscathed. Looks like the protagonist simply [[ForgotAboutHisPowers forgot he could do that]].]]
20th Sep '16 3:27:37 AM Vorpale
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** Same could be said about Dojima the Blacksmith: knocking him out will have him wonder why you attacked him and what you had in mind. Since the brothers Dojima are very useful, friendly [=NPCs=] (and that they ''will'' [[CurbstompBattle mop the floor with you]] [[BullyingADragon should you attack them]]), you basically have ''no'' reason to knock them out unless you want to unlock their character model.
12th Sep '16 5:25:52 PM Vorpale
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** Similarly, nobody in ''3'' will bat an eye at a samurai clad in futuristic armor complete with glowing TronLines and a pair of high-tech [[GogglesDoNothing goggles]].
12th Sep '16 5:23:26 PM Vorpale
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** In the third game, one of the outfits [[AndYourRewardIsClothes you can unlock]] is a white and grey kimono that looks ''very'' similar to the one worn by [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack good ol' Jack]]. Good thing ''this'' one won't be reduced to shreds after your first fight, though.
11th Sep '16 10:52:59 AM KitsuneZeta
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* ''Way of the Samurai 3'', released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} in 2008 in Japan. The game was released in the US on October 20, 2009.

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* ''Way of the Samurai 3'', released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} in 2008 in Japan. The game was released in the US on October 20, 2009. The game finally made its way to PC via Steam in March of 2016, courtesy Ghostlight.
23rd May '16 12:34:52 PM Wyldchyld
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* BlondesAreEvil: Due to your ever-shifting allegiances each run, any "foreigner" character that has a blonde hair may or may not be this. Case in point are Chelsea in 1, and the whole schtick with the Melinda and her Blondie Knights in 4.
** Played straight with Nami in 2. A minor [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative bitch]] on her own, she is no slouch in combat as well and is unambiguously portrayed as your enemy since she appears as one in multiple routes.
** Inverted with Laura in 4, who is [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold probably the nicest person in the entire game]].
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