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GF Rating
6.7

153 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

A fun little distraction, but low replay value

posted by LegatoB (APOPKA, FL) Apr 22, 2006

Member since Feb 2006

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you've played any of the Dynasty or Samurai Warriors games for the PS2 or Xbox, you should know exactly what to expect - ancient Chinese or Japanese warlords with flamboyant costumes and flashy special attacks slaying thousands of nameless soldiers in an attempt to conquer the country for his or her faction of choice. The gameplay is pretty much always the same - chain combos, powerful special attacks that knock your foes away, the mighty "musou" super attacks, and archers shooting you in the face from off-screen and chipping away at your life.

State of War doesn't change any of this. It's basically a port of Samurai Warriors for the PS2 with the extra characters from the expansion pack Xtreme Legends. The only real differences are that it has adopted the segmented battle areas of Dynasty Warriors PSP and that the fairly weak long-range arrow attack that you've had in nearly every other installment of the series has been removed in favor of using the right trigger for a dodge move. The graphics are improved a lot over DW PSP - the game now takes advantage of the PSP's wide screen rather than running in a small box, and the characters are more detailed. Unfortunately, the draw distance is lower than ever, meaning that often you won't be able to see the huge cloud of enemy soldier around you until they're stabbing you. Each character has several story campaigns you can play, but most of these are only a mission or two long, and fairly easy. You're probably not going to play anywhere near all of them. Some playable characters are still vastly more powerful in the situations the portable game throws at you (i.e. Nobunaga Oda, who is playable at the start now). There's plenty of content here, but a lot of it is very samey, and won't hold your interest for long. There's apparently multiplayer in the game, but reportedly, it doesn't support the awesome co-op modes of the console versions. And really, that's the most fun part of the series.

Worth a rental, though!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

great

posted by insanty101 (DAYTON, NJ) Aug 29, 2006

Member since Aug 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

this is a simple game with one objective kill. Although the game gets repetitive the replay value is high because each character has there own storyline overall a good game that will last a while an will never really get to boring to play.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great Game

posted by coisafixe (SYRACUSE, UT) Jan 2, 2007

Member since Nov 2006

Had a lot of fun playing this game. Each character has its special skill. Find it and you rule! It was a bit easy though. Enjoyed it!

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