Excerpt: Oftentimes, I find myself asking questions while playing a video game. No, they don't involve the meaning of life or something similarly significant. They're more along the lines of "What time is it now?" and "Should I take a break?" The answer is always "Just after I beat this stage," and it gets swept under the rug for at least a few more hours. It's entirely possible that this entry in the Warriors franchise will have you asking questions like "Do I still have a job?
Excerpt: I’ve got a confession to make – in the last few days, I’ve slaughtered thousands of people. I don’t know their names, I don’t know if they had hopes, dreams, lovers or children. I killed them, in cold blood, just because I wanted to beat a 500-hit combo. Now, before I get dragged off in handcuffs, let me explain.
Conclusion: If your looking for something to finish in a weekend this could be your game but the repetiveness of this game could change you idea of this game proceed with your own caution but if you are a koei a fan like me you can find some enjoyment just its limited with a game that was rushed to be ported of the ps2.
Excerpt: I swear we’ve been here before. In fact, I’m almost sure of it. We’ve already reviewed this game; we did it last year – two reviews if my memory serves me right. Granted there’s a number at the end of the game title this time, but I’ve checked screenshots and videos all over the Internet and it’s the same game. It looks the same, sounds the same, and three minutes in – it still plays the same. Yes, we’ve already played this game before.
Excerpt: Since the release of Dynasty Warriors 2 in 2000, Koei has churned out a remarkable number of games in its Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series of hack-and-slash action games. Yet over the years, for all these sequels, the gameplay has hardly evolved at all. A year ago, Warriors Orochi brought these two series together, but aside from its unusual crossover concept, it did nothing to differentiate itself from its predecessors.
Pros: You can share the boredom with a friend
Cons: Painfully repetitive action, Idiotic AI in both enemies and allies, Horrible voice acting, Bland visuals
Conclusion: However, in many ways Orochi is simply preaching to the converted. Regardless of the faults and the lack of any type of technological or artistic progression, this is simply a game which will be loved and hated in equal measure. If you've played and enjoyed any Dynasty or Samurai Warriors title in the past, I can’t help but recommend it. If you haven't, it'd be wise to hang around until Koei finally decides to update the formula.
Excerpt: In case the return of Dirty Den in Eastenders - or maybe Jason Vorhees for our overseas readers - didn't prove it, Warriors Orochi 2 shows that you just can't keep a good (or bad, however you want to look at it) villain down. In the first Warriors Orochi game, the nefarious Serpent King kidnapped the Samurai Warriors and the Dynasty Warriors in order to test his might against the most formidable warriors from across time and space.