Rated 6 out of 10 by Johaun348 Should You Buy This Game?
I receantly purchased this game from my local Gamestop just to see what was so amazing about this game. I was really impressed in the begining, but when I got into the action I wasnt sure what my objective was. I actually had to go read the instruction manual to figure out how to play, because the game did not provide a good enough "tutorial". once I figured out how to play I started playing again. I found myself doing the same thing pretty much on each mission: go kill a few guys and do within time for a small reward. Also, the conversations you have with other people you come accross is basic. The person talks and you answer a question. If you want a game where you have better conversations or reactions to people I would suggest playing Dragon Age. To sum it up, I was expecting more that what I actually got from the game. If you want a game that has some action and a story line you should buy this game soon or wait untill after June for some nice games to be released.
Rated 10 out of 10 by bluejoey Great Game
I was looking up reviews of this game from online sites, such as IGN(But I dont really like IGN for their reviews) and saw this game had only 7's and such. I asked my friend if it was good, he convinced me, I picked it up after christmas, starting playing, and man, I was hooked.
I loved reading the actual stories of what happened and then fit into the story with your mane character(Although, I know Japanese didn't have magical powers and such)
I loved the events with different characters, events that make you have a closer relationship with the warlords and such
The CGI cutscenes were amazing.
The game was still in Japanese voicing, but that just made it even more great.
Overall, for a game that came out around launch, I play this WAY MORE than my other favorite games from the past couple of months such as Mario Kart 7, and Super Mario 3D Land. I've never played any Samurai Warriors game, never played any Hack-and-slash games(I used to think they would get boring) But, OH MAN, this game is a great first for the 2.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Ultrajon How can a Hacking game go wrong?
Picking up this game was a last minute descision for me because i originally wanted to pick up nintendogs to play it safe. I wanted to take a chance on this game since it is very popular in Japan. The graphics on this 3ds game look very nice and the 3d effect gives alot of depth to the enviroment. The charecter special moves also look awsome in 3d. There are great 3d cutscenes that feel very true to Japaneese culture and provide the game with charecter. Gameplay wise it is very different in a good way. I have never played a Samuri Warriors game before so it was a new experience. You can upgrade weapons, level up your charecter, combine weapons, switch charecters whereever you are in battle and just attack anything that moves. The only downside to the game was that it was only in japaneese with english subtitles. There didnt seem to be an option for english. It was a little difficult to focus on what the story is trying to say while your also trying to read in english. I sometimes found myself lost but since the cutscenes looked great I really didnt mind.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Pandajoker Great if you've never played other games like it
This is my first game for the 3DS and it isn't that bad.
Gameplay isn't bad at all and is similar to Dynasty Warriors. The gameplay bored me out a little since I'm used to play Dynasty Warriors on the PS3. They do have a new addition in which you can switch the officer you control during battle and also control it as an AI. If you never played Dynasty Warriors before, you would enjoy this game, however, if you were a huge fan of the Dynasty Warriors gameplay, then expect a little slower pace in this game.
Graphics is good and has nice CG movies that utilize the 3D. However, personally, I don't see much difference in the 3D during gameplay. The 3D doesn't enhance the game that much.
This game can be easily replayed since it uses a level up system and also you have to collect weapons, gold, and items. Gold can be used to buy things or upgrade weapons.
Overall it is a decent game for the 3DS. A little slow paced for me, but I believe casual gamers will be able to enjoy this relatively easy. If you want a fast paced beat em up game, this isn't for you. It uses more strategy than beat em up.
Rated 9 out of 10 The BEST Launch Game For 3DS
Yes, even better than Street Fighter. You get to be a boy or girl, who even have different attacks, and you go around Medieval Japan, hopping from army to army, with apparently no loyalty to any area, meeting real people from that era, such as Nobunaga Oda, and Takadatsu Honda. In the battles, you are given objectives, but the ultimate goal is defeat the enemy commander! You are controlling 4 people, where u decide where they go and can hop control of them when needed. All speaking is in Japanese with sub-titles, adding to the authenticness. After completing the story you can go through with any characters and get new items and horses and...just alot of stuff. There is a cool Streetpass/Spotpass feature that helps you get more items. I highly recommend this underrated game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by ekolis Excellent game which crosses familiar genres
I picked up this game because "it just looked cool", but I'm even more impressed with it the more I play! First you've got your RPG elements (though admittedly they are a bit light - the character dialogues have only two options!), then you've got your fighting game elements (and in 3D, too!), then you've got your strategy elements (do I capture that base now to get reinforcements, or do I move on deeper into enemy territory to seize the enemy commander's camp?) So, yeah, if you like RPG's, or fighting games, or strategy games, you're bound to find something of interest here! I haven't tried the online aspects of the game yet, because I don't know anyone else who has this game, so I can't comment on that...
Rated 8 out of 10 by heyitsmikeymoo Great Visuals
I picked up this game because it looked the least childish of all the 3DS games on the market at this time. I will say it's fun, but confusing because I had no idea what was going on even after the 3 minutes of Japanese audio dialog (sounding like G4 Network's Ninja Warrior). I eventually got the hang of it and it becomes entertaining. Kind of violent seeing Nintendo's recent "family-friendly" games binge. If you're looking for a fighting game and pwning mobs of guys, this is your game. If you get confused easily, I would go for something simple. Like Nintendogs. ^_^
Rated 10 out of 10 by Fennec Japan has never been more awesome!
I bought this game after failing to enjoy Super Street Fighter IV 3D, and this was a much better buy. While the graphics are fairly simple, it's not really needed when you're facing off against an army of enemies in quick battles. The game is quite interesting overall and gives a lot of customization choices for both your own custom character and the characters you bring into battle with you. The action is top-notch and each mission in-battle will keep you busy. Overall, I really recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good action game!
Rated 8 out of 10 by metaridley Great launch title
I am a long time fan of the dynasty warrior series and liked samarui warriors on the wii this game is amazing and has a lot to keep you hooked.The graphics are not the best though,They are like playstation/PS2 graphics.The gameplay is fun but on the repetive side.The sound is emotional and breath taking.This game has a lot of lasting appeal,It has three long champagin and the very fun miltiplayer it is my most played 3DS game and im still playing it.I would suggest if you can only pick one 3DS game either get this or Rayman 3D
Rated 9 out of 10 by NotSoGamerGirl Great Gameplay. oh and it's really pretty too.
I bought this game on a whim, like many others, because it looked nice. I had originally planned not to get this game and hold out for DOA, but I convinced myself to get one game so I could take advantage of the 3DS being in 3d instead of waiting and only playing my old games.
I was not disappointed at all. The first problem I thought I'd have is that quite frankly, I'm complete cr@p at anything not turn based or rhythm based. I was especially intimidated by the idea of controlling multiple characters. I found the gameplay easy to follow and the transitioning between active characters was introduced gradually so it was easier to handle.
Everything is nice to look at and the 3d adds a lot to the experience, but you don't lose anything by turning the 3d off. I absolutely love most of the characters and the social interactions give each character more personality.
The game is fully voiced, but only in Japanese, and there is no way to turn it off as far as I know. But who would want to? The music is amazing as well and immerses you into the settings.
I haven't gotten too far yet, but that's probably because I've been playing though all the missions multiple times. I'll probably play the game through multiple times because of the option to play as a girl or boy.
Eh... I've never written a review so this is probably too long...
All in all a very good game for everyone because of it's colorful cast of characters and balance between gameplay and story.