Conclusion: Not since the days of " track & field" has button mashing seen such prominence in a game. The hack and slash genre is not something I would normally find myself playing and the first few hours I spent with Samurai Warriors 2 made me remember why.
Conclusion: Samurai Warriors 2 is a dull, repetitive slog against unresponsive A.I. across hideously detailed environments. Despite the improved musou feature it manages to take a backwards step for the hack-�n-slash genre. Only Warriors fans will be interested, and even they may now abandon ship.
Kick! Punch! Slice! Pose! Now repeat, ad infinitum...
31 May 2007
Summary: Just four months after releasing Dynasty Warriors 5, the series returns with another tale from its sprawling tactical warfare and hack 'n slash franchise. So little time has passed between both releases, you'd be forgiven for thinking that KOEI threw Samurai Warriors 2 together from DW5's leftovers. Unfortunately, it isn't just the too-close-for-comfort release dates that reinforce this initial suspicion.
Pros: Hard setting a real challenge
Cons: Drab plot, No Sugoroku online, Not enough variety, Poor voice acting