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  • Summary: Featuring unique playable characters, as well as supporting generals who will make it easier to command and lead armies, players will see the battle from the perspective of each military commander with the ultimate goal of re-writing history to rule all of 16th century Japan. In the dynamic new "Hero's Story" mode, the player's decisions impact history with a redesigned story mode. Based on choices made by the player, new drama unfolds as friends become enemies, enemies become friends, and a new Sengoku story unfolds. Adding a new strategic element to the game, forces can fight for control/taking over of camps and ultimately entire battlefields. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 37
  2. Negative: 5 out of 37
  1. Oct 20, 2010
    91
    The first improvement is that everything is smoother.
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    70
    But as it stands, Samurai Heroes probably won't change the minds of those adverse to the Dynasty Warriors template.
  3. Jan 15, 2011
    70
    We already knew that Sengoku Basara: Heroes Samurai was limited to a specific audience, and while not offering anything new, and to offer less than others have already offered, is a game full of dynamism and charisma.
  4. Oct 22, 2010
    65
    Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes is the new bet of Capcom in the beat 'em up gender. Its greatest virtues are a great spectacle in the combat mechanics and a correct technical section. However, a rather unfortunate IA, some camera problems and lack of online modes just weighing on the experience.
  5. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes brings nothing new to the hack-and-slash table, nor does it improve on any of the genre's typical features.
  6. Oct 20, 2010
    60
    Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes doesn't stray far from the traditions of the genre, and is little more than the same old hack-and-slashing with new characters. Even so, I can't deny the short-lived joy of clearing out entire armies with a single character, juggling twenty men as my swords cut explosive streaks through the air, and watching the combo-counter rise with maniacal speed.
  7. Jan 6, 2011
    25
    There isn't a single redeeming quality to Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes that will justify playing the game to its full extent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 17, 2010
    10
    Amazing, if oyu like this style of game this is a top priority for you! 16 great characters, with great stories, difference paths, kick ass specials, i mean kick ass! Graphics are colourful, effects are great, Voice acting is top notch with funimation backing it up! Laura Bailey, Johhny Yong Bosch, Troy Baker GREAT VOICE ACTING! Get it NOW This is 2000X better than Dynasty warriors/ Samurai Warriors :) Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    10
    Absolutely! Samurai heroes is so. so fun. Capcom takes the cake with this game, Over the top and just freakin intense. The character leveling system is very fun and feels rewarding. Weapons and items work well together and much needed. Cut scenes are hilarious. Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    10
    for fans of button mash vs the swarm like Dynasty Warriors this is a perfect game. It introduces challenge fluid control and character customization options.
    There is really not much to say other than that I havent had this much fun slaying hordes of enemies ever before
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  4. Apr 9, 2012
    9
    I bought this game within a month of its release and after completing one of the characters main stories.
    Other games appeared and i moved
    on. Recently i started playing it again and realised how much of a classic game it is. Each character has different paths thru-out there story and too get 100% story complete for even one of the characters will take many hours of play. Gameplay is the same as Dynasty warriors but instead of musuo powers you have -Basara powers otherwise combat is the same. for each area you complete and which generals officers you defeat you will get items weapons and materials for upgrades to youre weapons when you complete a battle. some of the later upgrades are noveltys that alter the battle music or have game altering effects. Finding all the required materials to create every upgrade is a great challenge. You can also collect titles depending how you defeated a general which battles you fought and which path thru the story you chose. you also get ai controlled partners that give you stat upgrades like defence up,elemental attack bonus and so on. You can even level up youre partner so they assist you when you you a super basara attack adding even more power too this move. There is a vast array of playable characters and more unlock as you complete different areas and character stories. the graphics for the battle areas, characters and cutscenes are great thru-out the game. This game is a hidden forgotten gem so if you like dynasty warriors or oroichi and you see this anywere pick it up. Expand
  5. Oct 14, 2010
    9
    If you have played Devil Kings or any of the Dynasty Warriors/Samurai Warriors series then you likely will have a pretty good idea of what you are getting yourself into with this game. What really sets this game apart is how completely over the top it is! The gameplay is fast and smooth with not so much as a blip in framerate. The selection of characters is good, but the Sengoku Basara of historical figures that you may be familiar with from the Samurai Warriors frachise will likely be quite different than you are used to. I'm a huge fan of this genre of games and Sengoku Basara is really able to add some new excitement and freshness to the genre without making it seem too different. My only real complaint about the game at all is that Uesugi Kenshin sounds really, really, really weird. That idiosyncratic complaint aside, the game is fast, fun, and completely worthy of your time if you are a fan this genre of games. If you've never played any of the Warriors games, this would be a good place to start. Its not overly difficult, but challenging enough to be fun. There are tons of unlockables and upgrades for your charcters too.

    I'm not typically one to complain about other reviews, but some of the critics who rated this game negatively obviously don't like this style of game. If you do like these types of games or mindless action in general, I assure you it is totally fun and worth playing.
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  6. Oct 13, 2010
    8
    It's an over the top game which hinges on style and works best when the difficulty is set at maximum, though the technicality of the gameplay is minuscule by comparison to Godhand. But either way the game will suffer the same critical fate, forever doomed to misunderstanding and exile. It's worth a try by any measure of quality though. Expand
  7. Feb 24, 2013
    7
    The smoother, more stylish and faster version of Samurai Warriors. If you like the warrior games or devil kings i highly recommend you Samurai Heroes. But even improved its just a hackĀ“n slay so everyone else should look elsewhere. Expand

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