History YMMV / SamuraiShodown

24th Dec '17 12:16:03 PM nombretomado
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* BrokenBase: Samurai Shodown 5 Special's DarkerAndEdgier nature by showing some very gory and graphic fatalities like MortalKombat and EternalChampions. An incredibly cool idea that is stylish and it fits with the series' mostly serious nature well? Or is it a rather repulsive idea that never suited the series to begin with? (And those who feel the latter are especially repulsed by the fact that the cute child characters in the game can cause and be on the receiving end of these fatalities.)

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* BrokenBase: Samurai Shodown 5 Special's DarkerAndEdgier nature by showing some very gory and graphic fatalities like MortalKombat ''MortalKombat'' and EternalChampions.''VideoGame/EternalChampions''. An incredibly cool idea that is stylish and it fits with the series' mostly serious nature well? Or is it a rather repulsive idea that never suited the series to begin with? (And those who feel the latter are especially repulsed by the fact that the cute child characters in the game can cause and be on the receiving end of these fatalities.)
14th Dec '17 6:04:47 PM nombretomado
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* {{Sequelitis}}: The first ''Samurai Shodown'' was a huge success, even in the United States (where it won ''ElectronicGamingMonthly'''s Game of the Year award in 1994), while ''Samurai Shodown II'' performed just as well as the first one. However, ''Samurai Shodown III'' made too many changes to the game mechanics that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks alienated fans of the first two games]], while reducing the character roster to only 12, replacing half of the roster in the process. While SNK addressed many of the complaints fans had with the third game in ''Samurai Shodown IV'', the franchise have already lost its luster by that point.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: The first ''Samurai Shodown'' was a huge success, even in the United States (where it won ''ElectronicGamingMonthly'''s ''Magazine/ElectronicGamingMonthly'''s Game of the Year award in 1994), while ''Samurai Shodown II'' performed just as well as the first one. However, ''Samurai Shodown III'' made too many changes to the game mechanics that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks alienated fans of the first two games]], while reducing the character roster to only 12, replacing half of the roster in the process. While SNK addressed many of the complaints fans had with the third game in ''Samurai Shodown IV'', the franchise have already lost its luster by that point.
14th Dec '17 4:12:45 PM azul120
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** Iroha seems to be another case; despite a single appearance in the series, she was popular enough to be included into many dating sims and mobile phone games, and to gain a very own spin-off game. Also, internet was flooded with {{Hentai}} images of Iroha next day after her appearance, and that flood havent stopped yet.

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** Iroha seems to be is another case; despite a single appearance in the series, she was popular enough to be included into in many dating sims and mobile phone games, and to gain a be given her very own spin-off game. Also, the internet was flooded with {{Hentai}} images of Iroha next the day after her appearance, debut, and that flood havent hasn't stopped yet.
29th Jun '17 2:17:05 AM ChrisX
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** Mina is pretty much a OneSceneWonder, only canonically appearing in one game (and the same game had her [[spoiler:''DrivenToSuicide'']]) and just making obligatory appearance in the non-canon dream match game, but her tremendous Woobie qualities and adorable look secured her popularity that she even appeared in ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Gate: SpiralChaos]]'' alongside the aforementioned Cham-Cham and Iroha (including Nakoruru would have been a complete overkill). It also helps that she's one of the first attempts at putting a literal archer that doesn't mostly clobber her enemies close range in a fighting game gives her points of uniqueness.

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** Mina is pretty much a OneSceneWonder, only canonically appearing in one game (and the same game had her [[spoiler:''DrivenToSuicide'']]) and just making obligatory appearance in the non-canon dream match game, but her tremendous Woobie qualities and adorable look secured her popularity that she even appeared in ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Gate: SpiralChaos]]'' Spiral Chaos]]'' alongside the aforementioned Cham-Cham and Iroha (including Nakoruru would have been a complete overkill). It also helps that she's one of the first attempts at putting a literal archer that doesn't mostly clobber her enemies close range in a fighting game gives her points of uniqueness.
29th Jun '17 2:16:50 AM ChrisX
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** Mina is pretty much a OneSceneWonder, only canonically appearing in one game (and the same game had her [[spoiler:''DrivenToSuicide'']]) and just making obligatory appearance in the non-canon dream match game, but her tremendous Woobie qualities and adorable look secured her popularity that she even appeared in ''VideoGame/QueensGateSpiralChaos'' alongside the aforementioned Cham-Cham and Iroha (including Nakoruru would have been a complete overkill). It also helps that she's one of the first attempts at putting a literal archer that doesn't mostly clobber her enemies close range in a fighting game gives her points of uniqueness.

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** Mina is pretty much a OneSceneWonder, only canonically appearing in one game (and the same game had her [[spoiler:''DrivenToSuicide'']]) and just making obligatory appearance in the non-canon dream match game, but her tremendous Woobie qualities and adorable look secured her popularity that she even appeared in ''VideoGame/QueensGateSpiralChaos'' ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Gate: SpiralChaos]]'' alongside the aforementioned Cham-Cham and Iroha (including Nakoruru would have been a complete overkill). It also helps that she's one of the first attempts at putting a literal archer that doesn't mostly clobber her enemies close range in a fighting game gives her points of uniqueness.
29th Jun '17 2:15:53 AM ChrisX
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** Mina is pretty much a OneSceneWonder, only canonically appearing in one game (and the same game had her [[spoiler:''DrivenToSuicide'']]) and just making obligatory appearance in the non-canon DreamMatch game, but her tremendous Woobie qualities and adorable look secured her popularity that she even appeared in ''VideoGame/QueensGate'' alongside the aforementioned Cham-Cham and Iroha (including Nakoruru would have been a complete overkill). It also helps that she's one of the first attempts at putting a literal archer that doesn't mostly clobber her enemies close range in a fighting game gives her points of uniqueness.

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** Mina is pretty much a OneSceneWonder, only canonically appearing in one game (and the same game had her [[spoiler:''DrivenToSuicide'']]) and just making obligatory appearance in the non-canon DreamMatch dream match game, but her tremendous Woobie qualities and adorable look secured her popularity that she even appeared in ''VideoGame/QueensGate'' ''VideoGame/QueensGateSpiralChaos'' alongside the aforementioned Cham-Cham and Iroha (including Nakoruru would have been a complete overkill). It also helps that she's one of the first attempts at putting a literal archer that doesn't mostly clobber her enemies close range in a fighting game gives her points of uniqueness.
29th Jun '17 2:15:23 AM ChrisX
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** Mina is pretty much a OneSceneWonder, only canonically appearing in one game (and the same game had her [[spoiler:''DrivenToSuicide'']]) and just making obligatory appearance in the non-canon DreamMatch game, but her tremendous Woobie qualities and adorable look secured her popularity that she even appeared in ''VideoGame/QueensGate'' alongside the aforementioned Cham-Cham and Iroha (including Nakoruru would have been a complete overkill). It also helps that she's one of the first attempts at putting a literal archer that doesn't mostly clobber her enemies close range in a fighting game gives her points of uniqueness.
16th Apr '17 6:48:29 PM aureolindays
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* CompleteMonster: ''Literally'' Kusaregedo. He was once an average, "kind" old man (with cannibalistic tendencies) that got transformed into an unholy creature after his death. He goes on to stalk a little girl (Rimururu) after picking up on her scent in hopes of devouring her, but runs into his daughter, Hakana, instead, who pleads with him. He feeds on her in the end. His current whereabouts are unknown.


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* PlayTheGameSkipTheStory: This series has a ''major share'' of [[{{Squick}} disturbing plot devices and content]] that may leave lying awake in the night, and even the violence ''within'' the game can be enough to make you squeamish.. If you're faint of heart or just ate recently, then please...skip the story, just play the game, at your own risk.
24th Dec '16 7:45:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Tachibana Ukyo, a {{Badass}} swordsman afflicted with tuberculosis, was intended for death early on in the series, when that didn't stick, they make him irrelevant to the plot thanks to Genjuro. However, due to popularity among fans, he was not killed off and has appeared throughout the series, despite the minimum roles. Most of the latter Samurai Shodown game stories are always set in a timeline where they can always include Ukyo.

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Tachibana Ukyo, a {{Badass}} badass swordsman afflicted with tuberculosis, was intended for death early on in the series, when that didn't stick, they make him irrelevant to the plot thanks to Genjuro. However, due to popularity among fans, he was not killed off and has appeared throughout the series, despite the minimum roles. Most of the latter Samurai Shodown game stories are always set in a timeline where they can always include Ukyo.
27th Nov '16 1:23:41 AM SneaselSawashiro
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** Nakoruru, a nature-protecting priestess, whose popularity grew to the levels of national idol in Japan and other asian countries . Out of Samurai Shodown fanart found on the net, around 70-80% is dedicated to Nakoruru; and in Japan big companies compete over releasing Nakoruru dolls. She may be the main heroine of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'', but in terms of the whole SNK (whose biggest draws are mostly ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'') and Japan overall? Yeah. To the point she even gets integrated into KOF canon by appearing in ''XIV''

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** Nakoruru, a nature-protecting priestess, whose popularity grew to the levels of national idol in Japan and other asian countries . Out of Samurai Shodown fanart found on the net, around 70-80% is dedicated to Nakoruru; and in Japan big companies compete over releasing Nakoruru dolls. She may be the main heroine of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'', but in terms of the whole SNK (whose biggest draws are mostly ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'') and Japan overall? Yeah. To the point she even gets integrated into KOF canon by appearing in ''XIV''''XIV''. Beforehand, she even appeared in ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK''.
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