One thing is clear from the get go: Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper is one packed game. It has over 120 playable characters and you get to unlock up to more than 40 missions. It may keep fans of the button mashing combat game like Dynasty Warriors busy for several hours - maybe even more than a dozen.
The main story involves a mythical creature called the Hydra – a eight headed dragon that took over the world. But our heroes get a chance to go back in time to prevent the tragedy from happening in the first place.
And how do they do that? By beating the stuffing out of thousands of soldiers who probably failed any physical exam any military group put forth. It seems like a great achievement for them to hold the weapon in the right way.
There are fights against officers in every level – and some of those fights can get tough depending on the difficulty setting.
But let’s face it; those of us who see these type of games as nothing more than exercises in button pushing aren’t going to be won over by the repetitive nature of almost every mission in the game: go in, beat up a huge army of grunts and a few officers, and repeat until you beat the last officer and win the level.
Even the exclusive Duel Mode (a three on three officer battle) doesn’t rise much above a basic arcade fighting game.)
But fans of these games will jump for joy at the sheer volume of material in this game – and the way some characters interact with each other in the cut scenes (though I would rather have them speak in English rather than use closed captioning.)
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper is a lot of fun to play – if a mindless beat ‘em up game is your dream game. But there’s a lot in this game, and it will keep players busy for some time. But you should rent it first to see if it’s one game you’re willing to put a lot of time into.
This addition to the series was great, with so many characters to unlock and play as contributing to high reply value.
The AI in this game from the rest of the series also has been uped quite alot so much so I died a few times while playing the game's story mode.
The Wii U version also includes the exclusive Duel Mode a throw back to the series origins on the PSone wit Dynasty Warriers. Turning the game to a 3D Three Way Tag Battle with all the characters in the game plus being able to select four assist character cards creating limitless possiblities.
The only down side was the removal of custom characters that Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors include, but with an array of over 100 playable characters it isn't missed much.