Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. A game with gorgeous models, intense combos, magic-driven action, and a cast of characters that make character selection a really tough decision. [Oct 2002, p.84]
  2. The frantic fighting and creative spell-casting are highly addictive, and the difficulty is where I'd want it to be. [Oct 2002, p.86]
  3. An action game with appealing and simple gameplay but with flat characters and no connective tissue.
  4. Nonstop action through and through. [Sept 2002, p.164]
  5. The ineffable sense of charm, the hypnotically addictive gameplay, and the sheer cartoon histrionics on offer offset any minor niggles. [Edge]
  6. 70
    Chaotic, fun Dynasty Warriors–style action that lacks DW’s up-front variety (only four characters) but makes up for it with a more complete battle system and a fantasy setting that’s easier to get into.
  7. It’s just that it isn’t all that fun, nor a worthy purchase for any serious gamer.
  8. The frustrating camera and repetitive gameplay will ward off most older players after a few hours.
  9. 63
    Becomes pretty dull after a short time. It's too much of doing the same thing over and over.
  10. Gets very boring after a while. There isn’t enough strategy or different battle methods to keep most people interested.
  11. 60
    The game really does roughly the same thing as "Dynasty Warriors," but with slightly less complexity, though with some new and flashy magic effects.
  12. It's too simplified and repetitive for even the most desperate of action-starved gamers. [Oct 2002, p.194]
  13. 50
    This game adds a lot of great stuff to KOEI's long-in-the-tooth Dynasty Warriors formula, but the sum experience is still way too repetitive to be enjoyable. [Oct 2002, p.42]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Tom
    Jul 9, 2005
    This is games great. i loved it. it's graphics arent that great but it blows if your looking for a game with a lot of action u have to try mystic heroes. Full Review »
  2. MysticMichael
    Mar 4, 2003
    This game is DOPE.
  3. Rei
    Jan 10, 2003
    It is such a rip off, you cant even get the secret characters! The story is ok and the attacks are fine but its only worth buying for the PS2! That way you get more runes, secret characters, and even more modes. DONT GET IT ON THE GAMECUBE! Full Review »