gamers (94%) found this review helpful
Warriors Orochi 3 is a game that won't receive mainstream praise. The reasons are varied, but among them are the fact that the voice tracks are only in Japanese and the combat is mainly just hack and slash to a dark world filled with demons. To fans of the series, this is just what the doctor ordered. This being my first Orochi game (I'm a big Dynasty Warriors fan though) I am pleasantly surprised by the enemy types and the similarities to the other series. I wish there was an English track because it can get hard reading subtitles and knowing where you are on the battlefield but it's not so bad. The graphics are what you would expect and the enemies are awesomely demonic.
If you are new to the series and love hack and slash games, this is a good game to rent. Fans will have to compare the previous version of the game to this one and see if it's worth a purchase. For everyone else, you might want to look elsewhere because if you didn't like these types of games in the past, you most likely won't like this one or have your mind changed anytime soon.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I'm serious when I say that this is one of the most time-consuming games I've ever played. I'm also serious when I say I've enjoyed every minute of it thus far.
Now, Warriors Orochi 3 continues the storyline from Warriors Orochi 2. Haven't played Warriors Orochi 2? Me neither! And I've managed to figure out the storyline just fine. Essentially, the Japanese snake/demon Orochi (the snake), has brought together the heroes of the Three Kingdoms era of China (Dynasty Warriors) and heroes of the Sengoku Era of Japan (Samurai Warriors) and... I dunno. He basically wants all-power or something; I can't recall the plots from the previous games.
This one has to do with time travel. Don't worry, it works fairly well as a plot device, and takes a more Back To The Future way of altering the past to change the future. (Though, not quite as humorous or epic.)
So, the game's a hack-n-slasher, all about annihilating vast quantities of enemies. That's about it. There isn't a great deal of strategy involved in this game aside from kill this guy, THEN kill that guy.
Still, this game's a good rental when you've got nothing else to do. The graphics are passable, the character interactions are amusing, and the controls are tight. The game does have Japanese-only voice acting, so if you've an issue with it, look elsewhere.
So, here's my final words:
+120 characters to unlock and upgrade (and each of them has several weapon variants, meaning if you want each.. it's gonna take a while.)
+Great character interactions (characters have loads of unique dialogue to exchange, and the vast majority of it is voiced)
+Megaboss battles (huge monster bosses are in certain stages)
-Weak story (though, did we really expect a grand story from Tecmo-Koei?)
-No English voice track (nitpicking, I know)
This game's a great rent, or even a decent buy. Loads of content for the price, and the local co-op is always entertaining.
gamers (93%) found this review helpful
The Game it self is beautiful being able to play as 120+ characters is a 1st for W-Force. The way the story plays out its fun and interesting kept me busy trying to get rare items and weapons. But some levels may seem like they are the same and can get boring to some. Game play is smooth except the jumping... but each character has his/her own unique moves and movements and special moves. To all the true Dynasty Warrior/Samurai Warrior fans this game is a must have. New character interactions you get to play as Ryu Hayabusa with his moves from the Ninja Gaiden series. Plus there are a few endings good/bad/and true getting all of the people necessary for the true ending is time consuming and may turn into a bit of a grind fest. but the characters you get after getting the true ending are insane. If You love a hack and slash video game this game is it, Tons of characters to choose from and hours of gameplay plus you are also able to create your own map and make it how you like it. also there is 2 player online co-op as well as offline co-op. This game is a awesome edition to the Franchise