Excerpt: Dynasty Warriors 5 must have sold a few copies on the 360 earlier this year as Omega Force has brought the very similar Samurai Warriors 2 to the Xbox 360. Unfortunately, the likeness to DW5 is the main reason this game still exudes amateurish, blundering qualities.
Summary: Koei's Dynasty Warriors franchise, the long-running and once-revered saga of ancient Chinese warriors beating each other with swords, has had a few moments of evolution throughout its lifespan.
Pros: Sugoroku board game mode makes for an amusing distraction, New skills and upgrades system is a little more interesting
Cons: Gameplay suffers from the same boring hack-and-slash action with no strategy to tie it together, Ugly, bland environments that look even more hideous on the Xbox 360, Nonofficer enemies are still dumb as rocks, Cheesy voice acting, and no Japanese language track option, Online play is a joke
Conclusion: There’s nothing here in Samurai Warriors 2 that we haven’t seen before. The fact that the shop is the single largest addition to the gameplay should be a good indication where this game is headed, straight to the bargain bin.
Excerpt: Spears, swords, guns and a variety of other sharp objects? It must be Samurai Warriors 2 for the PC. I, like many others am a huge sucker for Koei, every iteration of their games from Kessen to Dynasty Warriors; I lap up whatever they produce no matter how little they have added, no matter how...
Excerpt: Those creative minds are back with yet another hack ‘n’ slash to add to the countless sequels and clones to the list of this genre of game. Samurai Warriors 2 is the sequel to the original version of the game on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
Conclusion: Au final, sans être foncièrement révolutionnaire, ce Samurai Warriors 2 s’avère être un bon défouloir pour tous les inconditionnels du genre. Pour ceux qui feront l’impasse sur sa réalisation indigne de la Xbox 360, le titre procurera un plaisir de jeu immédiat notamment grâce à un gameplay bien...
Pros: Les modes de jeu variés, Le système d'évolution bien fichu, La prise en main, facile d'accès
Cons: Des objectifs variés mais parfois confus, Techniquement indigne de la console, Répétitif, mal doublé et intégralement en anglais