Low quality may be expected out of most video games based on established licenses, but the gameplay and direction taken in Power Rangers Super Samurai is truly appalling since it totally misses the mark. Failing to capture the dumb yet enjoyable charm that has been present in the Power Rangers franchise for nearly twenty years, Super Samurai is a soulless action game that presents an annoying experience that for some reason utilizes the Kinect. Those who grew up watching the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as kids will likely be disappointed with Super Samurai as well younger gamers who merely want to play a fun game.
+ The main menu music is one hell of a buttery beat.
+ Controls may be horrid but there aren’t any sudden spastic control issues during combat.
- Gameplay is atrocious. Combat movements are horrid and there’s no variety.
- Visuals look extremely dated and are plagued with recycled assets and noticeable environmental proportion issues.
- The Rangers and baddies may be there, but there really isn’t a pronounced feel in the game that one would expect from a Power Rangers experience.
-Voice acting is terrible even when compared to the sometimes stiff acting we expect from Power Rangers.
If any of you were born between 1985 and 1992 then you likely grew up with one glorious piece of entertaining as part of your life: The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. While we may have had things like The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe, or even Care Bears, the Power Rangers was something that struck a chord with a lot of kids.