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Warriors Orochi – Xbox 360

Review by Johnus Maximus


Excitedly, I bought this game yesterday, and aside from a few hours sleep, I have been playing it solidly for about 17 hours. After prising my hands away from the 360 controller, I felt it was time to express my joy and sorrow using words.

I’ve been a fan of the Dynasty/Samurai Warriors franchise, and owned every game released since Dynasty Warriors 4, a game my wife introduced me to. When I first played it, the game took me back to my youthful days, where games like Final Fight and Streets of Rage were part of my staple diet, so I was instantly drawn by the repetitive hack’n’slash gameplay.

Like most long running game franchises, little new is offered with each new game except a slightly different level of graphics and the possibilty of 1 or 2 new characters, and “Warriors Orochi” is no exception to the rule.

There are quite a few things that I like about this game:

Unfortunately, there is always something bad to be found:

As someone who is familiar with, and enjoys this type of game, despite the faults mentioned above I still think it is bloody great. To someone unfamiliar with the series, well you will either love it or hate it I guess. If anything, consider it a piece of light entertainment until Halo 3 comes out.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007, Computer Gaming, Xbox 360.