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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 legendaryLong 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. With each installment, Koei and Omega Force are not reinventing the wheel; it's there, and it rolls just fine. They're smoothing it out, steadily working out the bumps and making the whole thing roll much more smoothly.
  2. For fans of the series, Samurai Warriors 2 is a sure bet, the best of the regular series since Dynasty Warriors 3. For newcomers, don’t be afraid to try this one out, it has a lot of new features and great replay value.
  3. Despite the addition of a Monopoly-based game that you might not play a whole lot of (except to unlock certain characters), it is a fun way of going through a rough history lesson of feudal Japan, although it may not be completely accurate.
  4. The gameplay really needs an upgrade before I can recommend this series again. [Nov. 2006, p.130]
  5. 58
    The core gameplay is in serious need of an overhaul, though. We've seen this too many times before and are ready for something new. Couple that with painful audio and visuals and it's hard to find a reason to recommend this to any but the hardest of hardcore fans.
  6. Samurai Warriors 2 doesn't introduce any new problems to the series and corrects a few of the glaring inadequacies of the first game. Nevertheless, it fails to add enough to the series to justify being a full-priced sequel. [Oct. 2006, p.85]
  7. With twenty-six unique charaters and as many stories to play through, this is the hands-down, be-all, end-all, motherload of button pushing. The rest of us, however, understand why George Jetson hates his job. Ok, you can stop doing it now.

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  1. bubbyw.
    May 8, 2007
    10
    If you are into game with swords and bows you will defintly love this game. When I first got Samurai Warriors 2 i liliked it out of all of If you are into game with swords and bows you will defintly love this game. When I first got Samurai Warriors 2 i liliked it out of all of KOEI's Games. Collapse