"Despite all the silliness surrounding it, the core gameplay is both intuitive and smooth. At its heart, Sidetracked is a single-player hack-and-slash, most similar to a fully-3D Golden Axe. Like the classic old-school brawlers, levels are straightforward, there's a lot of button-mashing, and the enemies are repetitive. Fortunately, the game's always free-flowing and fast-paced. There's never any dead space... wherever you walk, enemies will follow, and those enemies must be ELIMINATED!"
Friends and enemies tell me that Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked, the latest title from the Killer 7 crew, is faithful to the anime's spirit... but I wouldn't know. I've never seen a single episode.
Since I've never seen the TV show, it would be a bit ridiculous for me to provide a second-hand synopsis. Likewise, there's no need for me to describe the game's beginning; you can watch that for yourself. So, to avoid spoiling the ending, I'll only discuss the middle.
Staff review by Zigfried (April 23, 2006)
Zigfried likes writing about whales and angry seamen, and often does so at the local pub.
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