Summary: Warriors Orochi 3 is Tecmo Koei's Super Smash Bros. Considering Nintendo's pedigree as compared to Tecmo Koei's, that statement can be seen as quite laughable, but nevertheless, Warriors Orochi 3 dabbles in the kind of crossover content usually reserved for the most prestigious companies in this industry. Regardless, Warriors Orochi 3 asks no forgiveness for the self-congratulatory way in which it shovels cameo appearances and fan service into the player's face.
Excerpt: The Warriors Orochi series has been around since 2007 as a crossover between Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors. With more than 130 playable characters from both franchises, Warriors Orochi 3 is supposed to be the pinnacle of the franchise. Tecmo Koei even threw in characters from Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive and Greek mythology for good measure.
Conclusion: Pour les amateurs des productions Omega Force, il est clair que Warriors Orochi les laissera sur leur faim. En effet, le soft est en deçà de la qualité des récentes productions du studio japonais, faisant l'impasse pure et simple sur les améliorations apportées avec les différentes versions de Dynasty Warriors 7.
Pros: 120 personnages dont certains inédits, Présence d'un mode multijoueur en ligne, Voix japonaises
Cons: Techniquement en retrait, Gameplay décevant, Gestion de l'équipement pas assez poussé, Éditeur de mission peu intéressant, Sous-titres en anglais
Excerpt: At the end of the day, Warriors Orochi 3 is the logical next step in the series, and it boasts an insane amount of content and characters that should keep anyone busy for quite a while. If you’ve never checked out a Warriors title before, this is a great one to get started with, as it’ll introduce you to characters from both Samurai and Dynasty flavors of the game, plus some of Tecmo Koei’s other notable characters.
Pros: Massive hack and slash battlefield, tons of playable characters
Excerpt: I'm a big fan of the Warriors games. When asked whether I favor the Samurai or the Dynasty series, I always have a tough time because I honestly enjoy playing both. The Orochi games, however, bring these two universes together into an alternate reality with a demon king who threatens to destroy/takeover/enslave the world.
Summary: By far the best Warriors game to date. The combat is simple yet adaptable and the legion of characters provide many different fighting styles and weapons as well as showy and often hilarious special moves. Warriors games have always favoured relaxing, cathartic and repetitive combat over challenge and strategy but here the balance of engagement and ambience is belligerently compelling.
Conclusion: This game continues that tradition, bringing together characters we’ve come to know and love (along with a few surprises) in an enjoyable but often simple title that more than surpasses the hopes of the people that decided to buy this game perhaps even before it was announced. To anybody else, well, I suggest you give it a go.
Conclusion: Warriors Orochi 3 introduce una storyline interessante, con molte missioni extra ed alcune da ripetersi con leggere variazioni, in modo da offrire a tutti i 120 ed oltre personaggi del roster la possibilità di ritagliarsi almeno un po' di protagonismo. Il risultato è un titolo assolutamente in linea con le aspettative, le quali però sono veramente alte solo nei fan sfegatati della saga.