amazon Samurai Jack Battle Through Time reviews
Samurai Jack – If you used to be an innocent child, once immersed in the colorful and playful cartoon world on famous TV channels like Disney, Cartoon Network … then the name Samurai Jack is not the strange name.
Especially when Samurai Jack has accompanied the childhood of many gamers around the world, with adventures to the timeline, through hundreds of ruined worlds created by Aku to find his way home.
Although it is a famous animated series and has a very large fan base, Samurai Jack is not continuously exploited when the ending is left uninhibited after 4 seasons lasting from 2001 to 2004.
Despite being “revived” 12 years later, but Jack’s adventure has finally ended, with the final episode premiering in early 2017.
Samurai Jack ended, leaving a sad sadness, especially for the fans associated with this famous series from nearly 20 years ago.
And perhaps, nearly 20 years later is also the time when the boys / girls want to relive their fierce childhoods every year, that’s probably the reason Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time was promoted by Adult Swim Games and Soleil Ltd rebuilt in recent times.
Of course, the author also does not forget how I used to be tired of the adventures of boxer Jack, so today you read with Biareview to review Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time right below.
Although not a long-standing animated series, Samurai Jack is a series with a relative storyline … around, because the concept of “time” in Jack’s world is always changed by Aku.
Therefore, capturing the progress or plot of the Samurai Jack series is quite difficult.
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time took a rather clever approach, letting Aku “release” Jack at a time that is neither the past nor the future, from which Jack’s adventures are once again relived the moments that make this brand’s name.
The game is also not picky in the way of building gameplay, because what you have seen, each felt on TV will be brought back to the fullest extent without any annoyance or awkwardness.
The combat system in Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time was built in a very simple way, with only 2 “strong” and “light” moves, Jack was able to comfortably face the challenges that Aku – “Adorable demon” created.
Combo moves will be “unlocked” gradually through defeating enemies and collecting bonuses.
Jack’s move will gradually improve, stronger and also gradually more similar to what is shown on TV every year.
In particular, the arrangement of the fighting, moving, climbing, and adventure scenes in Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is done with a great investment.
Players will not have to constantly fight with dozens of enemies, but also have to overcome puzzles and traps that are delicately arranged by Aku.
And the key to a great level of play is a boss battle.
The battles in Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time are also shown very interesting.
If Jack encounters a small number of enemies, each enemy will have a decent amount of health and can “pants” with Jack without making the player feel the game is too easy.
However, similar to the TV series, Jack sometimes has to encounter many enemies up to … a few dozen, and that is when the moves to “wipe out” the enemy is done because now Jack takes 1 to 2 “hits” to blow away the enemy only.
Thanks to that, the battles in Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time are balanced both in speed, suspense, as well as giving players a “cinematic” experience like in the film.
Not only that, Jack can not only use each katana as usual, but he also can use a variety of weapons such as spears, sticks, axes, bows, guns … or even grips punch to “match” with the enemy.
The moves of these weapons are also not sketchy, but the developer provides one of the three skill trees for players to choose to upgrade.
All developments in Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time are described with the maximum concentration, but are very enough to show each screen as an episode, not redundant, full of drama and fun.
This is not easy for the developer, but Soleil Ltd has been able to do it without leaving any awkwardness.
The faster the tempo of the game, later on, the more excited Jack’s abilities are made, the more engaging the game becomes.
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time also supports gamers to choose a high difficulty, as well as focus on completing the game faster, more diverse to achieve higher scores.
Thereby the rewards that gamers receive will also be multiplied many times.
What when it comes to a “movie game” from the past up to now is often the quality and tuning in the development stage, the idea is a very limited investment.
However, with Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, it seems that the “splash” is no longer with the in-depth investment of the developer, making the overall quality of the game very good.
Not to say far, the graphics of Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time from the beginning have made gamers admire and admire when the flat frames this year have been 3Dized vividly without at all make it “stupid”.
Across dozens of “interesting” fantasy worlds created by Aku, every scene whether it is fighting, climbing, moving … is cared for, arranged, and color-matched by the developer’s meticulousness.
Thanks to that, every moment in Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time has reached a certain degree of maturity that hardly a gamer can easily disparage even a jagged mark is hard to recognize.
Especially when in the fierce battles of the game, character animations, enemies, effects … are done extremely smoothly, while ensuring full of familiar feelings in every move by Jack.
More interestingly, the super cute villain – Aku, maintains his usual form with a very “insolent” demeanor of the ultimate power, but still has no shortage of adorable expressions, a bit silly and “childish”, making players sometimes laugh because of the interesting personality of this unique character.
The visuals do their job too well, the sound is not too bad when most of the characters have voiced in the TV series.
Although the main character who voices Aku is gone, the overall voice remains familiar, whether it is Jack, Da Samurai, Ashi or Scotishman is still enough to give players a familiar Samurai Jack.
However, due to being a not-so-big project, the voice acting is only Soleil Ltd stop at key characters in cutscenes and almost “abandon” the supporting characters they meet along the way.
This is completely sympathetic.
Regrettably, since Samurai Jack is a brand that has been around for nearly 20 years, the reuse of the slightly “old school” sound effects sometimes makes the weight of the fighting phase lacking something powerful.
In return, the soundtrack of Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time remains in shape with the rhythm is well-placed, sharp at the right time, and able to create excitement for gamers while traveling through the chaotic worlds of Aku.