Warriors Orochi PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Without warning, the Serpent King Orochi descended from the heavens. Using his unworldly powers to shatter time and space, Orochi kidnapped the strongest, wisest and most courageous warriors from Ancient China and Feudal Japan to test his might against the heroes of these ages. Most of theWithout warning, the Serpent King Orochi descended from the heavens. Using his unworldly powers to shatter time and space, Orochi kidnapped the strongest, wisest and most courageous warriors from Ancient China and Feudal Japan to test his might against the heroes of these ages. Most of the great armies of these two periods would succumb to the might of Orochi. Yet powerful warriors remain and are ready to continue the fight. Now, the greatest showdown in history is about to take place. [Koei] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. PSM Magazine
    75
    With over 70 playable characters, you're sure to be going for a while. [Nov 2007, p.89]
  2. Warriors Orochi combines the characters and features of two successful franchises into one game, but the convoluted crossover storyline, unimpressive production values, and lack of major innovation aren’t likely to have new players ready to enlist.
  3. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Still the same old, unsubtle scything we expect from a Warriors game, but given extra substance by some neat strategic twists. [Sept 2007, p.98]
  4. Warriors Orochi is another fanservice game, plain and simple, and really doesn't appeal to gamers who don't appreciate the "been there, done that" rehash. Because really, despite a few small upgrades, that's all this is.
  5. 50
    More a mediocre tribute to past games than a fresh experience. Unimpressive graphics, a mundane fighting system, and a slate of characters borrowed from other titles leaves Warriors Orochi a stale appetizer left on the plate as you wait for the "Dynasty Warriors 6" main course.
  6. Koei's apologists will find Warriors Orochi to be an affable bit of fan service, but everyone else should just stay far away.
  7. As expected Warriors Orochi can only be an attractive proposition to dedicated fans of either series or even then only the most loyal of elite.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jun 23, 2016
    10
    Warriors orochi is besy ps2 game, without a warning the serpent king brought japan and china together to challange anyone, can the warriors ofWarriors orochi is besy ps2 game, without a warning the serpent king brought japan and china together to challange anyone, can the warriors of japan and china defeat the serpent king, get warriors orochi if you want to to destroy orochi Expand
  2. Anonymous
    Oct 25, 2007
    10
    Tyler Durden dont even think about saying your a HUGE Dynasty Warriors fan cause ur not. u cant even beat a one or two star difficulty level?Tyler Durden dont even think about saying your a HUGE Dynasty Warriors fan cause ur not. u cant even beat a one or two star difficulty level? ur the worst playstation gamer i so far know on this planet. Anyway Warriors Orochi is one the best games on the PS2 today and best Warriors game developed by KOEI as the PS3 is starting to take over. and u annoying critics that ALlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllways say this game is average u guys are stupid, dumb, retarded fuc@#$% that can suck some balls. why dont u go and pound master chief please. Expand
  3. WedgeA.
    Sep 23, 2007
    9
    Ignore the critics, this game is the only DW/SW game you need until DW 6. The combo variety has really been upped hugely with the R1 special Ignore the critics, this game is the only DW/SW game you need until DW 6. The combo variety has really been upped hugely with the R1 special attack variants, musou combos, character switching, weapon customization... all on top of the smoothest and fastest paced combat in the series. Expand
  4. RemosC.
    Oct 4, 2007
    9
    If your a fan like i am, u will love this one also!!
  5. TylerD.
    Oct 12, 2007
    4
    I am a HUGE Dynasty Warriors fan and have been since DW2. I never did get into Samurai Warriors, but that could be due to trying to start I am a HUGE Dynasty Warriors fan and have been since DW2. I never did get into Samurai Warriors, but that could be due to trying to start with the Empires games, which aren't my style (cumbersome interface, false sense of strategy). All that being said, I find Warriors Orochi to be nearly unplayable. I've never had an issue with the difficulty of these games before, but even with more-than-reasonable leveling you are overpowered rather than superpowered. The appeal of these games has always been one character who can (beyond reason) plow through hundreds of opposing warriors. In Orochi, you are battered by minions and rendered immobile by officers constantly. It leaves you with a feeling of helplessness and frustration - it took me five tries to beat even the second (one star difficulty) battle. Besides the combat, I find the menu system to be completely unintuitive. Some nice options from the previous games are incorporated, such as leveling weapons, but for the most part having to organize/combine weapons or officers appears to be pointless and time-consuming. Collapse

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#39 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
#26 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007