The only thing better than chopping through thuggish clones with a katana is doing so to the tune of an electro-jazz soundtrack. And the only thing better than that is the absurdity of samurai cinema, coupled with visuals that’ll spark every nostalgia bulb in your body. Oh, such a treat for the eyes and ears, it is.
Shin Samurai Jazz is as much a platformer as it is an action-packed adventure through the cinematic streets of a gang infested Japan. Players will run, jump, dash and slice through waves of enemies, intricate puzzles and some deep-seated frustrations.