Conclusion: Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is one of those titles that not everyone will run out immediately to pick up. It’s a great SRPG that took five years to finally reach our shores, and was and is well worth the wait. If you are into dating-sim styled RPGs and or have a history with the series, I recommend rushing out to your local retailer and picking up either the PS2 or Wii versions.
Conclusion: Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is a great niche release if you're into Japanese games that are heavy on anime, SRPG, and dating. For those gamers, they will find a polished, if not perfect, localized title with a lot of content and reason to comeback.
Excerpt: JRPGs are like Lost . Those who love them can't get enough and won't shut up about them. Those who don't, see them as a cultural anomaly that can't go away quick enough. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is one of these titles, so if you count yourself as part of the latter group, jump on over to another review now... you won't like what the game has to offer and I doubt much will sway you.
Summary: Sakura Wars is a strategy RPG that features a unique sim-based story system. An in-depth story line exists, much like in any other RPG; however, the player’s destiny in the game is not predetermined.