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: Koei is back with yet another Warriors game in the series. This time around you are faced with the character Orochi who is a demon who wishes to face off against the most powerful warriors from previous games that have come before. Not the most original plot but still proving to be fun for those who are fans of the series.
Pros: A total of 77 playable warriors from both Warriors franchises, All-new storylines mean you won't have to play the Yellow Turban Rebellion for the billionth time, Team-up mechanic is at least a nice idea
Cons: Gameplay is as boring as ever, Bland presentation, Irritating voice acting, Little content beyond the story mode
Conclusion: In Warriors Orochi , the worlds of Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors collide. The results? A decent game, but one that has flaws. The premise of the game is that the Serpent King Orochi has broken time and space to test his strength against the best warriors from Ancient China and Fedual Japan.
Conclusion: Warriors Orochi is nothing more than fan service from Koei and Omega Force. If you love the Warriors series of games then Warriors Orochi has everything you could ever want including 77 playable characters, being able to switch between three characters during each mission, an insane degree of levelling up and last of all, high definition graphics, be them barely better than last generation quality.
Pros: unashamed fan service, 77 playable characters to unlock, switch between 3 characters during missions
Cons: it's a straight PS2 port!, the series has barely changed in seven years, potentially incapacitating for those prone to RSI
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Excerpt: One of the staple story arcs for an episodic hero based fiction losing its marbles is the abduction, or wilful enticement, of its protagonists by an evil entity wanting to pit their skills against the best warriors in the universe. X-Men had its Mojoverse, a ridiculous television fuelled universe run by the maniacal and grotesque Mojo, the Ninja Turtles of the teenage variety followed their master through a portal into a alternate dimension where warriors from all over...