It's sad to see what's become of the Samurai Shodown franchise over the years. Back in the day, this was a fighting game that you could mention alongside the likes of Street Fighter and King of Fighters. It had rich, beautiful artwork complimented by an anime-inspired style, and it had exciting weapons-based combat, which was huge for a 2D-fighting series.
But ever since SNK moved the franchise to 3D, the quality has degraded to the point where you're left wondering the series is still around. Samurai Shodown Sen, the newest addition in the lineup, is further proof that some franchise should retire gracefully rather than hang on long after they've worn out their welcome.