GP: "In the world of games, there is a schism. A dividing line separates, both in style and culture, the East and the West, through differing ideologies and philosophies going into design and story. Way of the Samurai 4 embodies this; the mechanics of the East call upon the influence of the West, while its narrative shows peoples of the two cultures finding their way to deal with the coexistence. Foreign influence is creeping in, through the narrative and the design. Unfortunately, as every cracked history book on any library shelf will tell us, the confluence of cultures never comes easy."