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Samurai Warriors Chronicles
7.9 out of 10

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Overall 5

Samurai Warriors: Chronicles review

24 June 2012
  • Pros: Historical accuracy!, Mowing down hapless soldiers can be satisfying, Impressively long game
  • Cons: Useless ally AI, Long, unskippable history lessons, Stroke-inducing difficulty
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Samurai Warriors Chronicles (Nintendo 3DS) Review

26 October 2011
Overall 5

Samurai Warriors: Chronicles Review

Cheat Code Central
5 August 2011

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.
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Overall 8

Samurai Warriors Chronicles (3DS) - Review

8 May 2011
  • 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...
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Review: Samurai Warriors: Chronicles for 3DS

3 April 2011
  • 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
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Overall 7

Samurai Warriors Chronicles

Nintendo World Report
31 March 2011
  • 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
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Overall 5

Koei’s Tired Formula Fails To Bring History To Life

Game Informer
29 March 2011
  • Conclusion: Concept: Manage a team of four characters as they wage war against Japan’s mindless feudal armies Graphics: These environments look only marginally better than what the DS is capable of.
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Overall 6

Samurai Warriors: Chronicles

4 February 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 9

Samurai Warriors Chronicles review: In our opinion this is the standout title in the Nintendo 3DS launch line-up

Good Gear Guide.au
4 August 2011
  • Summary: If you haven't given a Warriors game a chance, and have a shiny new Nintendo 3DS, then please do give Samurai Warriors Chronicles a whirl. It'll surprise and delight you.
  • Pros: Looks and plays great in 3D, offers up a few new twists to the formula to make the game even more hectic, StreetPass feature is really good fun
  • Cons: It's going to be hard to find other people with copies of this game to StreetPass
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