It’s been somewhat quiet in the news front recently, so here’s something to quench your most burning thirst for Akira Kurosawa news: last week, Wired listed Seven Samurai 20XX among the top ten worst video games based on movies.
This is what Wired’s Chris Kohler had to say:
Wired.com reader Fnord called this PlayStation 2 game “a generic-to-bad brawler game that was trying very hard to be Ninja Gaiden, shoehorned and chopped and hammered into something that tried to resemble the plot of one of the best movies ever made.”
We simply call it an atrocity. Akira Kurosawa wasn’t even five years in his grave, and already his son Hisao was whoring out his classic films to the highest bidder, allowing Japanese pachinko-maker Sammy to turn Kurosawa’s samurai masterpiece into a campy futuristic fighting game. It’s embarrassing to even say this game’s title out loud, let alone play it.
The full article can be found here.
I am actually still wondering if I should get a used PS2 just to try this game, as well as the few other games based on Kurosawa’s work that have been released exclusively for Sony’s console.