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  • Summary: Shattering time and space, the venomous Serpent King Orochi kidnapped the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors in scheme to test his might. The heroes eventually defeated Orochi and his menacing army. While the slain Orochi lies in the netherworld, a mysterious alliance is hatching an otherworldly plan so that the Serpent King may rise again. Now a new group of warriors must join forces with history's finest in an effort to stop this evil resurrection. Warriors Orochi 2 takes place after the events of the original game. The game's main "Story" mode features storylines for the kingdoms of Wu, Wei, and Shu, and the Samurai Warriors, while a new Orochi storyline looks back to the first series of wars to expose some of the Serpent King's secrets. The game's newly added "Dream" mode features an original storyline different from that of Story Mode. A new two-player "Versus" mode comes action-packed with four different games including "Tag Team" matches that pit individual fighters in lethal head-to-head combat. The popular "Team Battle System" which lets players create their own three-person fighting unit returns for this sequel. At any given time, one warrior will be engaged in battle, while the other two are recuperating; restoring their Life Meters and Musou Gauges. Warriors Orochi 2 features an overwhelming lineup of over 90 playable characters from both franchises including Samurai Warriors 2 Extreme Legends, plus new characters from Chinese and Japanese history. [Koei] Expand
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Fans of the series will be thrilled by the extent of the game. In addition, the enormous play time offered outplays the competition in this field.
  2. Overall, Warriors Orochi 2 is a solid game, but the repetitive gameplay and missions that make up the majority of the game prevent it from being anything more than a rental.
  3. It's the same game you've been playing a long time ago. At least Koei fanatics might be satisfied with the formula.
  4. The game does very little to dispel the notion that if you've played one Warriors game, you've played them all. [Dec 2008, p.92]
  5. The truth is that the series’ hack-and-slash formula that had so captivated us is starting to get old.
  6. 45
    I could only recommend this game to the hardest of the hardcore Warriors enthusiasts who can completely disregard the overwhelming (and apparently increasing) number of problems that plague this title.
  7. Warriors Orochi 2 lacks a purpose to exist, even less to justify your time or a place in your collection.

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Score distribution:
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  1. JeremyCole
    Nov 12, 2008
    Sure, it's mindless hack-and-slash but what did you expect from a Warriors title? Great graphics, believable storyline, realistic AI? bahhhh! this is a video game, celebrate it as such! It's a lot of fun and there are many, many battles to be fought and days to be lost in leveling up characters and fusing weapons.

    For those of you who complain about the "idiotic AI", try the game on Hard or even Chaos and tell me the same. I have three Level 99 characters and the Chaos difficulty is still insane but manageable.
  2. Jan 31, 2014
    This game easily beats Warriors Orochi 3. If you thought Dynasty Warriors was addicted and long, then be ready for what Dream Mode has to offer for you. Expand