Why 'Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time' Is Everything We Need Right Now

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If you’re a 90s kid or millennial, chances are you remember the popular animated series, Samurai Jack. The show originally aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2003 spanning four seasons, and for one season on Adult Swim in 2017.

You may also remember the two video games that came out as well; Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time and Samurai Jack: The Battle of Aku, which were released in 2003 and 2004. Now sixteen years later, we are seeing another Samurai Jack revival with the release of Battle Through Time. A 3D action platform that allows players to experience that classic mid-2000s video game feeling. The only problem is, some people aren’t completely feeling it.

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For those Millenials who were born in the early to mid-nineties, it’s a blast from the past. The gameplay, graphics, dialogue, and music makes you feel like you’re back in the year 2006. It reminds you of action games like Tekken, Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts, all while making you feel like a kid playing on your PlayStation 2 again.

But some of those Gen Z’ers aren’t as impressed, calling Battle Through Time slightly outdated when it comes to the storyline, visual elements of the game, and camera style. Another common complaint is the lack of dialogue and sound effects amongst the characters. 

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