Summary: The Sakura Taisen series is considered to be one of, if not THE best, RPG series of all time when it comes to consistent levels of excellence and nothing showcases that aspect more than when Nippon Ichi can take a five year old PS2 game, port it to the Wii and have it outclass every other RPG for that system.
Excerpt: Despite being an old and beloved series in Japan, it’s easy to see why publishers haven’t exactly been queuing up to localize Sakura Wars for the west. It’s a curious mixture of strategy and character interaction, a concoction that doesn’t have the same appeal over here as it does in Japan. Thanks to NIS Europe, those with a Japanese taste in gaming are finally getting a mouthful with Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love, and, god, does it taste funny.
Excerpt: Sakura Wars is one of those games where you feel like you're playing an anime, specifically in this instance it’s like playing Voltron squished together with Tenchi Muyo. You pilot giant robots trying to save the world while working together with a large group of women who can all act as love interests.
Conclusion: A unique gaming experience that owners of the 360 and PS3 should be jealous of. Sakura Wars: So Long My Love offers Wii owners and fun and polished title with memorable characters, great music, and stellar gameplay.