Dana "Hear1lly" Russo of Spawn Kill writes:
"When I play a fighting game, I usually connect with a character or two after tinkering around in practice mode for a while. In Soul Calibur IV, it was Taki. In Dead or Alive 4, I was partial to using Hitomi. Samurai Shodown Sen left me absolutely infuriated. Here was a list of 24 characters I could use right off the bat, and I hated them all. Every fighter in Samurai Shodown Sen is unbalanced and lack the usual strengths and weaknesses that would set them apart from other fighters. The unbalanced characters are the least of Samurai Shodown Sen’s worries, however."