Summary: Where there is a new system, there is a new Warriors game waiting in the wings. Tecmo Koei has gotten in early this time, ready for the 3DS' launch with Samurai Warriors Chronicles , yet another button-bashing foray into the world of medieval Japan.
Historical hack-and-slash game with moderate violence.
Common Sense Media
26 June 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Samurai Warriors Chronicles is a hack-and-slash adventure game. The main objective is to run around battlefields and take out as many enemies as possible. Players are scored based on how many opposing soldiers they kill.
Excerpt: Koei’s Warriors franchise is the most polarizing series in gaming. It is one of the only franchises to continuously get scores at opposite ends of the spectrum with every release and there’s a very simple reason for that: Fans love it and everyone else thinks it’s repetitive and a constant rehashing...
Excerpt: Getting right to it, I greatly enjoyed Samurai Warriors: Chronicles , but perhaps for the wrong reasons. The game has its problems, yes, and depending upon what you expect, they may be significant enough for you to bide your time with Face Raiders until that title you really wanted at the 3DS’s...
Pros: Excellent graphics and character art, huge battles, great mix of action and strategy,
Cons: Repetitive, fighting is mostly about button mashing, muddy interface, can’t skip level introductions, level grinding required
Summary: Samurai Warriors debuts on 3DS with additions and limitations.
Pros: 3D effect is one of the better uses in comparison to other launch titles, Manages to capture the essence of the Samurai Warriors games on the go, Utilizes the features of the 3DS well, especially controls and networking
Cons: Combat can be repetitive and downright boring if unfamiliar with the series, Smaller area size reduces the feeling of epic battles