Published on March 5th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner0
Bring It! Samurai 2: Vengeance for Apple TV
Samurai 2: Vengeance from Madfinger Games was, for the longest time, the game I’d launch to show off my iPad’s gaming capabilities. Gorgeous graphics, smooth animations, fluid combat—it’s everything an action game should be no matter the platform. I eventually had to clear it off my iPad to make room for other games, but I’d love to use it for the same purposes on my Apple TV.
As you may have put together from the title, Samurai 2: Vengeance is about a Samurai warrior…seeking vengeance. The sequel to Samurai: Way of the Warrior, Samurai 2, “…sends [our hero] Daisuke on a quest for revenge across the war-scorched countryside. From a seafaring village to a flying fortress to the legendary Isle of the Dead, the samurai will stop at nothing to hunt down his arch-enemy Orochi. Will he get his Vengeance?”
Who cares? What matters is all the violent, gory fun you have along the way (this one’s rated 17+, mom and dad). The battles are quick and action-packed, and the stylized graphics help the violence come across as artistic, not disturbing.
It’s because of the art style that I’d love to play Samurai 2: Vengeance on my HD TV. It’s a great game to play with others watching, allowing them to take a turn, and that’s just easier to do on the TV. It helps that Samurai 2 already supports MFi gamepads, which was my preferred way of playing it on the iPad. It is optimized for touch controls on the iPhone and iPad, but you wouldn’t be able to play it with the Siri Remote. Something like the SteelSeries Nimbus is the way to go here.
If you haven’t played Samurai 2: Vengeance on your iOS device, go check it out now (if you’re old and stable enough, of course). It really is a fantastic, high-quality game. Before too long, then, we’ll hopefully find it in our list of Apple TV compatible apps.