Beautiful strings and wind instruments on the soundtrack make for an authentic experience, as do the excellent Japanese voiceovers. Great stuff.
Bold and colourful, Samurai Shodown looks like a watercolour painting come to life. Backdrops and character models alike look stunning.
The nuts and bolts of Samurai Shodown are utterly superb, seemingly simplistic mechanics quickly giving way to masses of depth and intricacy.
A plethora of options and features make SNK's game feel almost comprehensive. Story mode is fine, but nothing spectacular. The Dojo is fantastic.
A good, solid achievement list that has the perfect spread across practically everything Samurai Shodown has to offer. Fairly standard fighting game fare, though.