Which is the best game in the series? - Results (65 votes)
Way of the Samurai
26.15% (17 votes)
Way of the Samurai 2
16.92% (11 votes)
Way of the Samurai 3
20% (13 votes)
Way of the Samurai 4
36.92% (24 votes)
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Been interested in this series for a long time and now I'm wondering if I should just skip the older titles and jump in to parts 3 and 4. I heard the first was excellent. --- http://tinyurl.com/b2t6fzs http://tinyurl.com/a99se6y http://tinyurl.com/av5t4o6 http://www.backloggery.com/Kajicat
As someone who's been following the series since the first game I recommend you play them all. Each one has things that make them unique. As for my favorite, I would say either 1 or 4. --- psn: randy_marshh not changing sig till bears win the superbowl started 12-30-09
^ Thanks for the opinion. I'm so backlogged right now and busy with life that I might only get to play one title in the series. I'm thinking I might just go with part 4. If I find I want more and have the time, I'll probably then go 1, 2, 3. --- http://tinyurl.com/b2t6fzs http://tinyurl.com/a99se6y http://tinyurl.com/av5t4o6 http://www.backloggery.com/Kajicat
Wow looks like I will go with the latest installment, then if I want more go back and play part 1. --- http://tinyurl.com/arksbya http://tinyurl.com/b59xwvj http://tinyurl.com/a5heha2 http://www.backloggery.com/Kajicat
Played all of them and each had One thing that beat the equivalent in all the others I thought.
WOTS1 had the best faction and sword style in my opinion.
The best environments went to WOTS2 along with the best psychotic character in Kyojro and my favorite sword style in the game also from that character (In WOTS4 it's called the Kyoji style I think) plus it introduced my favorite sword stance (Draw/Iai).
WOTS3 was brilliant for allowing you to spend as long as you liked playing without worrying about a time limit which I loved but I can't think of anything there that was better than in any other game still a great game though.
And finally WOTS4 is amazing for separating swords and styles which is just brilliant, taking an ultra-violent style like Kyoji and combining it with a wooden sword or a fish or something is always fun plus taking the unarmed from 3 and making it a viable option all on its own.
Overall I like 4 the best though if only 2 didn't have a time limit it would beat it easily.
For me it's 1 all the way. The story, the characters, and most of all bittersweet victories when fighting to preserve the samurai way of life as long as you can before its inevitable loss. The simple fact that you know it's the end of the samurai way of life is what did it for me. All of the other games take place in a time period where it's a samurai heyday, but the original felt like I was interacting with the end of an era. --- I play games and I make rock/punk music. Listen at http://www.purevolume.com/finalround Talk to us at www.facebook.com/finalroundmusic
I haven't played the first 3 (I would now if I didn't have a such a huge games back-log :( ), but I just want to say that I haven't had so much fun playing a game in a very long time.
And this is the first game that made me want to go for Platinum, even though I never really cared about trophies.
Meeting other people's characters online is also a very nice extra touch. It's funny seeing such varied and weird characters invading my world, makes me try my best with my character design in hope that it brings the same kind of chuckle to others.
I just wish I knew that the EU version doesn't have any DLC yet before I got it :x --- http://i.imgur.com/jsS41.png / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtKuRTQAvV4 http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-28-change_language-83-kyag.html