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Katana ZERO

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Katana ZERO is a fast paced neo-noir action platformer, focusing on tight, instant-death acrobatic combat, and a dark 80's neon aesthetic. Aided with your trusty katana, the time manipulation drug Chronos and the rest of your assassin's arsenal, fight your way through a fractured city, and take back what's rightfully yours.
Run, sneak, walljump, grapple hook, roll, slash bullets, toss pottery, and slow down time to complete levels.
No procedural generation. No backtracking. No metroidvania gimmicks or item collection. Every level is a unique and lovingly designed challenge to overcome.
A rich story filled with unique characters, all tied into the gameplay and level design.

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Developer
Askiisoft
Publisher
Devolver Digital, Adult Swim Games
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.katanazero.com/

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System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OSX 10.7 and above
  • Processor: 1.2 ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 mb video memory
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 and above
  • Processor: 1.2 ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 mb video memory
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Katana ZERO reviews and comments

Punchy, intense, captivating combat combined with something most games can't pull off: a truly compelling story you can get invested in. An all time favorite.
Fantastic everything.  it looks great, it plays great, the story is great, the game is great.
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Meh. Opening 30 mins weren’t for me. Gameplay doesn’t feel fun (yet). Story seems intriguing but too soon to tell if it pays off.

Gameplay is getting a bit more challenging and fun but only by a smudge so far. Story has kept my interest for now. It’s weird.

I still enjoy the story beats more than the gameplay. The gameplay is okay but I don’t really find it that fun. Occasionally I’ve enjoyed the challenge of planning out a good attack but there isn’t that much creativity or planning it’s mostly just trying to get the timing right. I do think the story is fun and mysterious.

The ending to the story was pretty good. I stuck with this game because of the story, not the gameplay. And I’m happy I did it. The ending was cool.

Final Score: B-
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Wonderful succinct puzzle action. Would love a sequel please.
This indie pixel game has more story and emotional weight (as well as more intense action platforming) than most big budget blockbusters. An absolute gem of a game that I had the pleasure of playing and I look forward to more. 
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Makes you feel like a real killer
Amazing atmosphere! FX, stages, story and sound (especially sound) is amazing! 
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