X360, PS3 Friday, January 16, 2009 | 12:15 PM

Afro Samurai images

Afro Samurai images

Atari also sent us these images of Afro Samurai, and it doesn't look bad either.


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Commented on 2009-01-16 12:32:10
Looks like POP started a trend in graphical expression. Good thing to me.
Commented on 2009-01-16 13:09:10 In reply to Nakano
Posted by Nakano
Looks like POP started a trend in graphical expression. Good thing to me.
I assume you have no idea this is based on an anime series then. It uses the exact same style, and was made long before the new POP.

POP is also far from the first game to use NPR (non photoreal rendering), people have been doing it since the inception of the game industry. Even today there are still many standout examples, such as Okami, Wind Waker, Katamari Damacy, Mad World, Patapon, LocoRoco, Jet Set Radio, Valkyria Chronicles, and may more.
Commented on 2009-01-16 13:19:17 In reply to moroboshi
Posted by moroboshi
I assume you have no idea this is based on an anime series then. It uses the exact same style, and was made long before the new POP.

POP is also far from the first game to use NPR (non photoreal rendering), people have been doing it since the inception of the game industry. Even today there are still many standout examples, such as Okami, Wind Waker, Katamari Damacy, Mad World, Patapon, LocoRoco, Jet Set Radio, Valkyria Chronicles, and may more.
I know this is based on an animated series lol. But how many games based on animations are visually different from the series? A lot.
AND, even if this is not the first game to use a stylized 3D, it's undebatable how its shaders strikingly resemble POP's.
Commented on 2009-01-16 14:29:45
And that statement regarding it being exactly like the anime....please...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS57bKRZ2Go

They could hardly be more different.
Commented on 2009-01-16 14:56:16
another game that to me would be a whole lot better if it had co-op. on its own it just seems a bit shallow...like a run of the mill hack and slash but with a cool art style.
Commented on 2009-01-16 18:54:28
That's some mighty sharp blade.
Commented on 2009-01-16 18:59:48
HD and cell-shading are a match made in heaven
Commented on 2009-01-16 20:41:10 In reply to Lafiel
Posted by Lafiel
HD and cell-shading are a match made in heaven
Valkyria Chronicles case in point.
Commented on 2009-01-17 00:02:19 In reply to Lafiel
Posted by Lafiel
HD and cell-shading are a match made in heaven
Too bad none of this matters for this game. A poor man's Ninja Gaiden, is this.
Commented on 2009-01-18 19:47:46 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
another game that to me would be a whole lot better if it had co-op. on its own it just seems a bit shallow...like a run of the mill hack and slash but with a cool art style.
Wow.
Commented on 2009-01-18 19:54:58 In reply to Phaethon360
Posted by Phaethon360
Wow.
no, it's nothing like world of warcraft....
Commented on 2009-01-19 01:33:51
Throwing co-op at everything doesn't make good games. Look at Army of Two. At some point taking liberty with a license has to be factored into the equation. Two Afro Samurai running all over the place wouldn't make much sense within the context of the franchise.
Commented on 2009-01-19 03:52:02 In reply to zlimness
Posted by zlimness
Too bad none of this matters for this game. A poor man's Ninja Gaiden, is this.
no it is not. I would actually play this than the annoyance ninja gaiden 2 was. Combat in this look great, great story and a very pleasing visuals. I'm all over this. Sides he is a samurai not a ninja. Different sword weilding dudes.
Commented on 2009-01-19 03:54:57 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
another game that to me would be a whole lot better if it had co-op. on its own it just seems a bit shallow...like a run of the mill hack and slash but with a cool art style.
There isn't another person in the anime, it's just him
Commented on 2009-01-19 23:41:09 In reply to Phaethon360
Posted by Phaethon360
Throwing co-op at everything doesn't make good games. Look at Army of Two. At some point taking liberty with a license has to be factored into the equation. Two Afro Samurai running all over the place wouldn't make much sense within the context of the franchise.
i know, but for what is essentially a no-brainer, shallow slash em up, adding co-op would benefit the game. in much the same way something like streets of rage is about 100 times more fun with a partner. games like this just need a reason to play them. and without co-op, it doesnt have one.

hell, halo 1 just cloned master chief for co-op, i dont see how it would hurt this game if it did the same...only give him a different coloured afro or something. it doesnt need to make sense in the context of the story...thats what single player is for. im willing to suspend my disbelief for the sake of fun....thats what gaming is about right? right?
Commented on 2009-01-21 23:41:25
For co-op they can put the other guy (his friend,i forgot the name (samuel jackson's vice guy x) ) ) will be fun really ,but they don't care .
Commented on 2009-01-30 11:55:55 In reply to rex41e
Posted by rex41e
no it is not. I would actually play this than the annoyance ninja gaiden 2 was. Combat in this look great, great story and a very pleasing visuals. I'm all over this. Sides he is a samurai not a ninja. Different sword weilding dudes.
Yes it is, lol. 59 on Metacritic. Have fun

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