I was really excited for this game, but I realize now that it's not all that great. There are a couple of reasons for that.
1. So little content. For 15$ you want more variety in characters, more diverse game mechanics, a decent options menu and a better single-player experience. Which leads to my next point...
2. Multiplayer with 2+ people is the only fun option. Unless you have a 2-3 controllers and have people who would play with you on the same computer, there is absolutely no point in buying the game. No online play, so forget about that. AI isn't all that challenging \ interesting, so single-player tends to get boring fast.
Don't get me wrong - Samurai Gunn is well polished. It does few things (too few in my opinion), but it does them quite well. The controls are responsive. The game is immersive and atmospheric. The attention to detail is remarkable. There just isn't enough of a game there to justify getting it at this point.
Maybe one day in the future, some bonus content is released and this review won't be relevant anymore. Maybe not.
Right now I'd stick to Megabyte Punch if you're itching for a nice brawler (though not a 1-hit-kill one), or just wait for Towerfall to make its way to the PC in a couple of months.
Posted: January 14th, 2014