Summary: Okay, this game is very fun if you just start out and leveling and all. But then once your characters start to max, you then have to level up the pathetic crap characters and that's when you start to lose interest in this game. But once your in a battle, it "gets" you no matter what no matter how small the map is. One of the funnest parts of the game is getting the level 4(5 as well if you get Xtreme Legends expansion) weapons! They are usually difficult or semi-hard.
Summary: Koei's warrior series has always been as basic as they come, and with each sequel the gameplay would improove as well as the graphics. With Samurai Warriors 2, this is no exception, Faster gameplay more characters and better graphics than the orginal, and still has things to offer a player who is into the beatem-up gamestyle Overall if you enjoy Samurai Warriors 1 or any of the Dynasty Warrior games, than getting this will just add to the fun and playing the updated...
Enough to finally break away from Dynasty Warriors
Kilroy "Old Ram", Amazon
9 April 2007
Summary: When I played the first Samurai Warriors and found little differences from the DW series. I expected the game play to be much of the same but the character development and combos were almost identical. I was hesitating to get the second one especially since I played through Dynasty Warriors 5 and thought I done with the series. I was surprised by this game and have found that it has brought back some life to this old hack & slash game play.
Summary: Samurai Warriors 2 was enjoyable if you like the other Koei button-mashers of a similar ilk. Even though is nothing original or new (there are 5 Dynasty Warriors and another Samurai Warriors, after all), sometimes it is just nice to sit back and cream who armies of enemies. The new skill system was a good idea because it allows you to make your characters uber-powerful without having to pick and choose what items you want to equip them with.
Lisa Shea "medieval swordfighting enthusiast", Amazon
30 September 2006
Summary: Samurai Warriors 2 is another chapter in the Dynasty Warriors / Samurai Warriors line. You get a warrior with a long weapon who bashes his way through thousands of enemies. If you've played any of the Warriors saga, you know exactly what you're in for. A series of battles, based loosely on historical events in Japanese hisory.
Summary: These types of beat-em up games get alot of flack and criticism because they lack depth and innovation, but sometimes the same old goodness is what's needed. I'm a huge fan of dynasty warriors and I think this game is just another solid addition to that type of play. There's some new variations, but overall its same thing, which isn't always a bad thing.
Summary: Samurai Warriors 2 is not only an improvement on the first game but possibly the best game Koei have released in the UK. The first reason this game is a worthy investment is unlike a lot of other games out there you don't have to spend an hour desperately looking for a save point when you have to do something, since you can save it in the middle of any level as well as at the end.
Summary: Both myself and a friend own a copy of this game. All i will say about this game is fantastic. If you liked the first Samurai warriors or Dynasty warriors then you will like this. Great fun hacking and slashing. Quick briefing on the game The game itself is set in fudal Japan and you get to play as several different characters and follow different stories about what happened. Once you start playing this you wont be able to put it down.
Summary: This is definitely the best game made in the entire 'Warriors' series by Koei (and similar games by other companies...!). There is much more to do than in any previous games (Dynasty & Samurai Warriors) and it's much more of a challenge; levelling up is much harder as you must earn your new skills by defeating enemy officers or buying them in the shop. The shop is also where you can buy bodyguards, horses and upgrade existing weapons.