Quality Open World Samurai Game: Has there been one? Should there be one?

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#2  Edited By napalm

wtf.

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#3  Edited By Aegon

I want a quality open world samurai game. 
What I want: 

  • Beautiful visuals
  • Swords, bows, spears, clothing, a horse
  • Traveling around as a Ronin taking on missions
  • Participating in huge wars between feudal lords
  • One on one duels at sunset by the seashore
  • Huge character development (lone warrior to family man)
We got Red Dead Redemption from Rockstar, now it's the samurai's turn. Right?
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#4  Edited By Animasta

honestly way of the samurai is fairly close. Also I don't think samurai's would work right for an open world game

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#5  Edited By Video_Game_King

What about that Yakuza game?

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#7  Edited By Aronman789

Nah man, African Tribals come first, then come Romans, then Samurai.

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#8  Edited By napalm
@Video_Game_King said:
What about that Yakuza game?
I was about to mention this.
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#9  Edited By FluxWaveZ
@Video_Game_King said:

What about that Yakuza game?

As far as I know, that's not strictly a 'Samurai' game at all 
 
2 mentions? Isn't the Yakuza series a take on modern Japanese gangsters?
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@H2Oyea said:

I want a quality open world samurai game.
What I want:
  • Beautiful visuals
  • Swords, bows, spears, clothing, a horse
  • Traveling around as a Ronin taking on missions
  • Participating in huge wars between feudal lords
  • One on one duels at sunset by the seashore
  • Huge character development (lone warrior to family man)

I want this.

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#11  Edited By FateOfNever

There is probably something of a difference between a Samurai game and a Ronin game, but, I get where you're coming from.  
 
This is sort of tough for me, on one hand, I think a samurai game that abides by what a samurai actually was, where you would have a lord and have to follow his orders and all of that (especially because it could lead to some very difficult decision making when your lord orders you to do something you very clearly know is wrong).  The samurai game could also sort of go down a path of ending up being able to become a ronin at some point, or, alternatively, it starts with your character about to commit sepukku, and is retelling his story, which could offer different endings depending upon when you bring shame to your family (though, this would admittedly be difficult to make feel good and not just sort of like a lame feature that could be abused easily to remove all of the importance of decision making if you could just reload from a save right before that happened, and an auto-save feature would mean no one would ever want to take the risk.  Though, I'm sure someone could come up with something if that is the way it were to go, or those would simply be the branching off points to becoming a ronin.  
 
On the other hand, though, I recognize that most people would probably have a ronin game where you're free from any kind of lord and can just do whatever you want and almost everything is optional.  I mean, it could also be a quest for redemption of a ronin trying to bring honor back to his family, but, that might feel a bit played out or something, especially since it would end up with one of the main flaws that people keep bringing up about the main characters in rockstar games lately of "Oh he says he's trying to change his ways, and then he turns around and brutally murders a bunch of innocent or near innocent people".  
 
Either way, or even on completely different notes/ideas, I actually would be pretty into a samurai game that had a bit more...let's say polish, I guess, than Way of the Samurai.

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#12  Edited By Video_Game_King
@FluxWaveZ said:
@Video_Game_King said:

What about that Yakuza game?

As far as I know, that's not strictly a 'Samurai' game at all  2 mentions? Isn't the Yakuza series a take on modern Japanese gangsters?
You obviously don't know what that Yakuza game is.
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#13  Edited By McGhee

@H2Oyea: As a fan of old samurai movies this is a good idea. Something like this would be awesome.

Spoiler Warning: If anyone hasn't seen Sanjuro, they should go and watch it because this is the end of the movie. But if you don't care watch on because it's one of the most intense scenes ever filmed.

A game where you play as Toshiro Mifune's character from Yojimbo and Sanjuro would be fucking awesome. He's the ultimate badass.

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#14  Edited By toowalrus

You just described Assassin's Creed 2- Ezio's a samari, eh?

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#15  Edited By AssInAss
@H2Oyea said:
I want a quality open world samurai game. 
What I want: 
  • Beautiful visuals
  • Swords, bows, spears, clothing, a horse
  • Traveling around as a Ronin taking on missions
  • Participating in huge wars between feudal lords
  • One on one duels at sunset by the seashore
  • Huge character development (lone warrior to family man)
We got Red Dead Redemption from Rockstar, now it's the samurai's turn. Right?
  
 It's an open world action-adventure with plenty of decision making (like Witcher/Deus Ex), deep combat system. No big wars I think. Were samurai ever family men? Weren't they always mercenaries? 
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@H2Oyea said:
I want a quality open world samurai game. 
What I want: 
  • Beautiful visuals
  • Swords, bows, spears, clothing, a horse
  • Traveling around as a Ronin taking on missions
  • Participating in huge wars between feudal lords
  • One on one duels at sunset by the seashore
  • Huge character development (lone warrior to family man)
We got Red Dead Redemption from Rockstar, now it's the samurai's turn. Right?
I want this.
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@TooWalrus said:

You just described Assassin's Creed 2- Ezio's a samari, eh?
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@xobballox said:

@H2Oyea said:
I want a quality open world samurai game.
What I want:
  • Beautiful visuals
  • Swords, bows, spears, clothing, a horse
  • Traveling around as a Ronin taking on missions
  • Participating in huge wars between feudal lords
  • One on one duels at sunset by the seashore
  • Huge character development (lone warrior to family man)
We got Red Dead Redemption from Rockstar, now it's the samurai's turn. Right?
I want this.

It already exists; it's called Way of the Samurai. We even have a QL of the most recent one.

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@iAmJohn said:

@xobballox said:

@H2Oyea said:
I want a quality open world samurai game.
What I want:
  • Beautiful visuals
  • Swords, bows, spears, clothing, a horse
  • Traveling around as a Ronin taking on missions
  • Participating in huge wars between feudal lords
  • One on one duels at sunset by the seashore
  • Huge character development (lone warrior to family man)
We got Red Dead Redemption from Rockstar, now it's the samurai's turn. Right?
I want this.

It already exists; it's called Way of the Samurai. We even have a QL of the most recent one.

I know about Way of the Samurai, but it's not exactly like that unless I missed a lot of stuff when playing it at a friend's place.  It also controls a bit weird in my opinion.  Don't really know what it is about it.
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#20  Edited By DukeTogo

The Samurai series - now known as "Way of the Samurai" - pretty much did this to an extent.  It started off like some form of Groundhog Day where you had two days to play through the game then played it again doing things differently to see how many paths you could take.  Sort of like Majora's Mask or the Dead Rising games, you can't do everything in one playthrough, you just do what you feel is how you want the game to be.
 
Kengo focused on the swordplay, in the early games you never left the dojo, but recently it included some story elements.
 
The Yakuza game we never got is pretty much Yakuza set in the Edo period, but unless Sega thinks enough people would buy it here, it's import only and will be a chore to play unless you don't mind sitting through hours of untranslated conversations that series is known for.
 
I'd go with the Way of the Samurai games and maybe Yakuza 3 1/2 if you were ready to tackle an import.

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#21  Edited By Ramone

I would love this. Someone mentioned Assassins Creed and it would be awesome if one of Desmond's relatives was a ninja or a samurai.

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#22  Edited By spiceninja
@FluxWaveZ said:
@Video_Game_King said:

What about that Yakuza game?

As far as I know, that's not strictly a 'Samurai' game at all  2 mentions? Isn't the Yakuza series a take on modern Japanese gangsters?
There is one spin off that never left Japan that was purely a samurai game. I don't know how well it was received.