Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story is a isometric dungeon crawling action RPG where you play as a ronin during Japan’s Meiji Restoration in the volatile Rokkotsu Pass. The swordsmith Dojima falls into debt and his beautiful daughter is taken as collateral. Your objective is to help repay the debt by crafting swords by day and exploring the mysterious, twisting dungeons of the Ipponmatsu Cave for valuable materials at night. Check out our Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story Walkthrough and Guide to get help in the game.
Choose a Stance
In Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story there are 9 different stances with unique attacks. Choose the style that best suits the way you play and pick from over 100 types of blades. Then let your weapon taste combat to raise its rank, learn new skills, and unlock perks.
When you unsheathe your sword, you can attack can perform the following actions by pressing the corresponding buttons.
• Weak Attack (LM)
• Strong Attack (RM)
During a fight with an enemy you have to not only attack but also evade or defend. You will need to utilise these actions to defeat the enemies.
• Parry (Guard)
• Evade (Step)
Sheathing/Unsheathing your Sword
It is important that you know when to unsheath your sword as walking into an area with you shield sheathed will not only decrease your movement speed but can also appear threatening to people,
• Unsheathe/Sheathe (F)
Check out our PC Keyboard Controls Guide to see a full list of the actions you can perform in Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai along with their corresponding keyboard command.
Be aware also there are destructible environments in Jikai and you should try breaking things everywhere you go.
Experience and Level
You will gain Experience points by defeating monsters in Oikai. Experience points are needed in order to raise your Level. When your Level goes up your characters maximum HP and Vitality will increase. Remember though that when you return to the surface it will return to normal and you will have to repay the debt in installments. Check the 'days remaining' and 'debt balance' so you can ensure you prepare enough money by the deadline.
Use your Orb Gauge
Parry or dodge an attack with perfect timing to activate a Kiwami counter and mow down a line of foes in a series of death blows. When cornered, use your Orb Gauge to unleash a flurry of special attacks dependent on your stance.
Craft and sell swords with materials obtained in dungeons to manage the blacksmith business. Raise tensions between the town's three opposing factions (Akadama Clan / Kurofu Family / Post Town Faction) to increase the demand for weapons.
Make Money Completing Quests
In Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story you will receive Quests from people in need. Completing these Quests will enable you to get rewards such as money or items. To check what Quests are currently available either go to the 'Pause' screen or the bulletin board next to the Smith. Make sure you check often, usually Quests update every morning and those that you did not complete will be discarded the next day.
In Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story you can advance time from day to night or night to day by sleeping on your bed. If you have nothing to do, are tired, or just don't want to do anything, sleeping through the day is a valid option.
Check out our Trophy Guide to find out how to earn the different trophies in Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story.
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