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GF Rating
7.6

1102 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

One awesome Game hidden under bad press.

posted by Psychobillynigh (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Apr 24, 2012

Member since Sep 2011

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

Sengoku Basara is an awesome game for fans of Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors. It combines the 'One man vs one thousand men' concept and adds it's own unique twists of crazy anime style visuals and unique character designs that older Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors lacked.

While this series in mainly Japanese exclusive people over seas got a 'meh' version of the first game under the title Devil Kings. Not that it was bad but characters were cut out and the name's were changed. But luckily Capcom's learned their lesson and released our first true Sengoku Basara experience.

Gameplay: While it's still SQUARESQUARESQUARE style controls, you can customize the move sets of characters for some interesting combo opportunities. It also features an interesting mechanic where you can slow down time for longer combos. Not too surprising as this came from the dude who made Devil May Cry.
Visuals: While on the Wii they look good, on the PS3 they do leave a bit to bee desired. But with all the crazyness on screen it's sort a understandable. luckily however the characters themselves sport some awesome designs (dude with six katanas, mecha dude, chick with weird shadowy hands, etc)
Sound: The voice acting is pretty awesome compared to Koei's series of hack n' slashers. It features popular anime voice actors such as Liam O'Brian, Johnny Yong Bosh, Reuben Langdon and surprisingly Vic Mignogna (which will blow your mind when you realize how creepy he can sound). It also features a pretty eclectic soundtrack and an 'Engrish' version of the original Japanese theme song.

All in All Sengoku Basara is the perfect game for fans of hack n' slashers and anime. With a stellar voice cast, fun gameplay and crazy visuals with loads of items to unlock and level up. But unfortunately this is cursed to the realm of 'Niche' games and many non niche players will find little to like in this game.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

good game

posted by tony52 (CANTONMENT, FL) Apr 19, 2012

Member since Nov 2011

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

the game is cool but i got the game that is cracked and i cant even finish the game with certain people

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

If you like Dynasty Warriors...

posted by IrishNinja3010 (SAINT CHARLES, IL) Sep 18, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

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

There's a good chance you'll like this game. A good variety of characters once you unlock em (16). I really wish I could've kept it longer but the copy I got kept skipping and freezing up on me and I got frustrated, but I may have to go out and buy this game anyway as I didn't get even halfway through with the game.

Each of the characters has many ways to get through their respective storylines, with new paths opening up as you complete them, so the replay value is pretty high. With about 10 different weapons for each character and many more accesories to slot into those weapons, you could find yourself lost in this game for many hours.

While there is more of an emphasis on hit count than DW it is very similar in gameplay, which is fine by me as ever since the third installment of that game I've been a huge fan of the series, and always have one in my permanent collection (currently 7, waiting on the extreme legends for that title).

I plan on buying this game at my earliest convenience, and look forward to wasting countless hours attempting to complete all the stories and collecting all the weapons and such. If you are a fan of the DW series and need a little bit of extra variety (as well as being able to play as Keiji Maeda) do yourself a favor and rent/buy this game.

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