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  • Summary: Long before the twilight of the samurai, Japan was ruled by powerful leaders hungry to unite the land under one banner. The samurai and ninja who defended their land and honor became legends. Features 26 playable characters in all. 10 new warriors are ready for battle including the legendary Musashi Miyamoto, the unifier of Japan Ieyasu Tokugawa, and the enigmatic ninja Kotaro Fuma. Once forbidden secret techniques for each warrior are revealed. Set traps, summon ninja decoys, and more. Use powerful Linked Charge attacks and for the first time power up to three Musou gauges. Now castle warfare blends seamlessly with field combat. Take control of castles on the battlefield to gain a significant morale advantage. Experience new tales in Story, Free, and Survival modes. Team up with friends for two-player Co-op play or compete with them at "Sugoroku," a bonus party game for up to four players. Challenge an opponent in two-player Vs. play exclusively through Xbox Live. Over 70 cinematic sequences supervised by Shinsuke Sato, director of the cult hit, "The Princess Blade" and new music from fusion artist Minoru Mukaiya. [KOEI] Expand
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. There is literally no difference between the PC and the Xbox versions of the game, apart from the clunky keyboard controls, but feel to buy a game pad or map the keys to places you find easier to use… all 17 of them!
  2. Samurai Warriors 2 is a bottle of Saki that's well past its sell-by date.
  3. Slightly fun, but only in the most stupid definition of that word. [Sept 2008, p.115]
  4. Badly ported and badly dated. Not a game for the PC at all. [Oct 2008, p.91]
  5. If you liked Samurai Warriors, then you'll like number 2.
  6. Console conversion. Two simple words and so much sadness behind them. This game is such an unsuccessful matter you can’t stand more than a few minutes in its proximity. Not to mention the stupid horse riding. [Aug 2008]
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  1. Jan 15, 2013
    This was the first game I played of the Warrior series (I didn't even know Dynasty Warriors), and I have to say I enjoyed it a lot. WIth all the details on, it looks so much better than the PS2 version and plays at smoother framerate (even though you'll experience slowdowns if you have a slow gpu, and you don't get the patch, as the game seems to not skip frames at all). Every character has a different story mode, and I loved playing with many of them, though it starts getting repetitive as many of the stages are shared with lots of characters
    9 is the score I would have given the game when I played it for days, but after playing so many Warriors games (Samurai Warriors 1, XL, 2 XL, 2 Empires, 3, Dynasty Warriors 4, 6) I somehow understand the complains of the critics... the game is a fun buttonmasher, and is also fun to play with someone, it's a rather simple game, but it's fun.

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