"The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai is a game that will break a lot of hearts, but not because of devious yet ingenious design. There are some that still get their kicks out of what starts and finishes as a masochistic experience. For the rest of us, it's a real shame, because virtually everything else is here in place for a good or possibly a great package. It should be a lesson to other independent developers, to really keep gameplay design the focus, over trying to make the game 'cool' or audacious. Otherwise, things just fall flat."