posted by JDracovia129 (MISHAWAKA, IN) May 21, 2013
Member since Aug 2012
For the common people who know about Koei's game play, they might think this as just an average hack n slash, which to them, is boring. BUT, if you really engage yourself into this game, this game is helluva good time.
The story is actually really good. Here's the gist without spoilers. Some time after Warriors Orochi 2, a giant Hydra comes out of nowhere, and starts killing everyone. Orochi's previous lackey, Kiyomori Taira, is also mind controlling some of the named (playable) officers, and add them to his ranks. There are three survivors, Hanbei Takenaka, Sima Zhao, and Ma Chao who decide a last ditch effort. They fail however, and are rescued by the time traveler Kaguya. Now they are traveling through time, undoing the spell of Kiyomori, and saving people who originally died.
The game play is the regular hack n slash that fans will love, but others will not. The game play is pressing X over and over, then the occasional Y. At VERY rare times you need the Musou attack, which is either crowd clearing, or owns a single enemy. This formula is somewhat changed with the 3 character teams. With 120 characters available, and 4 different types, there are tons of teams. These teammates can save you for when you're knocked back, you can switch with them to continue a combo, and they can do a collaboration attack. The 4 types are Technique, Speed, Power, and Wonder. Techniques can sidestep, Speed can double jump, Power can beast through attacks, and Wonder can break guards.
The music is also really good, with remixes of the original stages from the Dynasty and Samurai Warriors games.
I mentioned that this game involved time traveling, but some people are just destined to die not matter what. Now the redux stages are the stages that allow that character to not get injured, and that causes them to join.
My only complaint is the peons are too weak, and the officers are too strong. 9.5/10
THIS GAME IS BEAST. The only thing missing is some kinda vs mode. Over 100 characters and each has their own original moveset my fav Yoshitsune Minamoto is the best and i have MANY more. You start out gettin smashed by the hydra then a mystic take you back in time to rescue and recruit lots of characters so much you wont get to use all in one gameplay-im serious. With thousands to mow down this game is the best for takin on numerous armies and ownin officers by the end of the game youll be smashin the hydra...and whats to come!
First off, I am a fan of this franchise so I look at every detail of these games. Some were good and some were bad over the years. I like this game becuase it has nice graphics and the audio is just awesome. The game mechanics are easy to pick up and the different combos most of the characters have keep this game from being a repetitive hack and clash where all the characters do the same actions. I would have given this game a higher score if it weren't for the lack of having the option to switch from Japanese to English voices. I don't have any problem with the Japanese language (I am trying to learn it) but when I am playing a game that usually requires me to be looking at the screen so I don't get mauled by a barrage of enemies, I prefer to hear what I have to do, who I have to save, or where I have to go to advance in the story. Bottom line, If this game is priced lower than $40 then I would recommend it for everyone. If you are not a Hack n Slash fan, then rent it and give it a whirl. One note to people who are not familiar with this game, if you play it for the first time, then don't freak out if there is a giant Hydra in the first stage of story and can't seem to beat it, that's part of the story. You are not meant to "beat" the Hydra.