Summary: Slightly worse than its predecessor, but still better than DW6. If compared to games outside of this genre, it would get a 5.5/10, in its genre, I give it an 8, while the original got a 9, and Bladestorm got a 9.5. If that doesn't put it into prospective, try this: If you liked Orochi 1, get this used, but not new.
Summary: I had tired of Koei's hack and slash series with Samurai Warriors 2 being the last one I tried. However, recently I decided to take the plunge on the cheaper price and was pleasantly surprised. Warriors Orochi 2 is a return to the crowded battle fields of the earliest Dynasty Warriors games and introduces a multi pronged upgrade system that keeps things interesting and encourages you to try out each character.
Summary: Another great hack and slash from Koei. More varieties this time. Great if you still like this kind of games, but those who has grown tired to Koei's hack and slash this game has nothing worth noting for you to come back to.