Canadian Online Gamers - "Way of the Samurai 4 follows the plot tradition established in previous games in the franchise. You step into feudal Japan as a nameless Samurai, and based on your choices you affect the climate of your village with your sword-for-hire activity. In this case, the setting takes place in the fictional port town of Amihama in 1855. Japan has only recently opened trade with the West, and as a result there is strife and grief. The British Navy has arrived to establish relations with Amihama, but the Disciples of Prajna, an anti-immigration faction, want them out at all costs. It’s up to you to decide if you’ll protect the foreign visitors, join the Disciples to kick them out, or work with the local government to keep the factions apart, by any means necessary."