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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii) Review
10 May 2011
Summary: PlayStation 2 screenshots used; Wii shots unavailable. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is the fifth game in the long-running Japanese videogame and animé franchise Sakura Taisen . It's also the first to get a localisation in both the US and Europe, released on PlayStation 2 and Wii last year.
Pretty Girls and Mechs? Not as Awesome as it Sounds
16 June 2010
Excerpt: Reflecting on Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love, I can't help but think of The Legendary Starfy . Each is the fifth installment in its respective franchise, each the first member of its series to be released outside of Japan.
Pros: The dating simulation "Adventure Mode."
Cons: Long battles, followed by even longer boss fights, without a break. (Or a save point).
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.
Conclusion: Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is the fifth game in the series and the first to come to the US. With its anime looks and unique battle system, Sakura Wars shows that there are still many great games from Japan that need to be brought over to the US.
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...
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii) – Staff Review
10 May 2010
Excerpt: Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love exists in a strange realm of intersections. It lies between dating sim and tactical mecha combat sim, between long-established Japanese tradition and familiar New York iconography, between the storytelling constructs we know as “video games” and “anime.
Summary: Sakura Wars is a Strategy RPG that features a unique sim-based story system. An in-depth storyline exists, much like in any other RPG; however, the player’s destiny in the game is not predetermined.