Excerpt: It isn’t often that you can pick up a game by a relatively unknown company and have a more than even chance of it being any good. KOEI have disproved this theory over the last couple of years, with titles such as Dynasty Warriors and Mystic Heroes proving to be great fun when you really needed to take your anger and aggression out on a couple of hundred army foes.
Excerpt: Like its older brother, Samurai Warriors takes its background from a historical basis. Set in the turbulent Sengoku period of Japan’s past, Samurai Warriors is a tale of numerous clans and factions fighting each other for control of Japan. Up to three separate banners can take the field of battle, raising the level of chaos to a fever pitch as each side fends for itself.
Conclusion: Samurai Warriors is nearly identical to the DW series of titles in that it is a love it or hate it affair. If you have a love for the Koei/Omega Force titles, you would be a fool not to check out Samurai Warriors, which trumps Dynasty Warriors in just about every area. If you want to learn a little more about the hack n’ slash genre, you may want to consider a game like Ninja Gaiden first before delving into Samurai Warriors; if you can’t deal with the swarms of ninja...
Excerpt: Samurai Warriors review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com For most companies, the lack of gameplay innovation can easily kill a franchise, as gamers turn their backs on purchasing what seems like the same game over and over again. Not so with Koei, the publishers of the cultishly successful Dynasty Warriors series.
Conclusion: The sound is pretty much average with it mostly consisting of sword slashes and clashes. The voice acting is better than usual coming out of Japan with voices that usually fit the face… apart from one guy who sounds like a woman.
Pros: You’re a hero!, Hundreds of enemies., Locked high frame rate.
Cons: Why can’t I control the camera?, Repetitive for some., Some cut scenes are a pain.
Conclusion: Samurai Warriors is the kind of game best recommended as a weekly rental...persistence pays off in regards to leveling your warrior and taking on tougher battles, but for a lot of people this won't be enough to get you hooked. One thing's for sure though: Samurai Warriors has massive potential for refinement and improvement. You can tell this is the first in the series, and that Koei obviously plans to expand on it with numerous sequels and 'extreme' add-ons.
Pros: good range of diverse warriors and missions, a real sense of changing the course of history, a challenging and addictive game on the harder setting, there's enough to keep you going for months
Cons: pal regions robbed of Japanese voice acting, repetitive castle stages, alot of time needed to get the best from it, a lot of potential lost in porting between systems
Conclusion: Non content d'enchaîner des suites dans sa série fétiche Dynasty Warriors, Koei nous propose de manière relativement fourbe une déclinaison de cette dernière, en la personne de Samurai Warriors. Reprenant dans les grandes lignes les principes de jeu de l'ode historique chinoise, le dernier titre du studio nippon sous des airs évident de copier-coller, parvient tout de même à intéresser, par un miracle simplement nommé "fun".