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  • Summary: Years after the battle against Orochi, the Serpent King, the heroes of the Three Kingdoms and the Warring States struggle to seize control of the new universe they were thrown into when a new threat arises. A terrible and colossal monster, resembling a serpent with eight heads, casts its shadow across the land and defeats most of the brave warriors.

    The ones that survived, assisted by the mysterious Kaguya, travel back through time to save fallen warriors and forge new alliances, collect powerful weapons and build an army so they can have a chance to defeat the terrible Hydra.
    But that is not all the help they’ll get this time, as the vortex created by Orochi drags a few more allies to their universe. Dragon Ninja Ryu Hayabusa, Achilles, Jeanne d'Arc, Nemea and Ayane are only a few of the new additions to the 120 plus playable character roster!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Mar 28, 2012
    91
    Overall, Warriors Orochi 3 is one of the best examples of a modern Dynasty Warriors title, and something that all fans should definitely check out. It's not going to do much to sway naysayers and those that don't care for the repetitive button mashing of the series, as it doesn't do much to change up the core gameplay, but if you're at all vested in the series, you should think about picking this up.
  2. Apr 1, 2012
    85
    Warriors Orochi 3 is quite possibly my favorite Warriors game of the series. It's stuffed to the gills with content, featuring enough characters, stages, and unlockables to keep the hardcore fan enthralled for months.
  3. Apr 18, 2012
    80
    The best and most complete musou game of this generation, with a good number of characters, some of them really charming. If you like this genre, this is better than the recent Dynasty Warriors games and has a lot of possibilities.
  4. Apr 8, 2012
    72
    Warriors Orochi 3 is an example of evolution and expansion. But it is still not a brilliant game, it fails the usual things. The appearance of Ryu Hayabusa and Ayane are used to refine the gameplay, now faster and more precise.
  5. Apr 16, 2012
    70
    A nice twist in the saga: a lot of new moves and an appealing structure.
  6. Mar 28, 2012
    70
    Warriors Orochi is certainly not a bad game; it's just a stale game. It's a gameplay formula that we have seen before on an engine that is incredibly outdated.
  7. Apr 16, 2012
    30
    The third round of Dynasty Warriors vs. Samurai Warriors is almost identical to the first two, with more characters, more options, but even less innovation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 28, 2012
    10
    TRUE Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors fan game. Mixes both of the genres into one epic story. The best Orochi game to date. The amount of characters is insane, you're going to constantly forget who to play as. Tons of bosses and for the first time in WARRIORS history an EDIT LEVEL MODE! Great game by far. Sad thing is, it's hated so much in the West we only got Japanese voices. Expand
  2. Apr 16, 2012
    9
    For die hard fans of Koei warriors games like myself this game cannot get any better, a massive roster of characters from multiple franchises, combat more like the ps2 dynasty warriors titles which makes every character more unique than they were in dynasty warriors 7, kick ass soundtracks from games new and old, and a awesome story scenario for Koei fans, on top of a massive amount of content that fans should not miss out on. If you never liked Koei warriors games before this game won't change your mind, if you haven't played a Koei warriors game before this is the perfect place to start. All of the massive amount of content is well thought out, polished, and streamlined which makes for hands down the best Orochi game yet and one of the best warriors games ever. Expand
  3. Mar 26, 2012
    9
    Really enjoying this game so far, I love the changes they've made throughout this series. Though I haven't played the previous WO games, I really enjoy the battle system where I can switch constantly unleashing hell. Many of the things that bothered me about these games, such as archers/rifleman being broken as hell, have been fixed and the new way they've handled weapons (you can fuse your old ones into your new ones) makes it so you don't just toss away the weapon you worked so hard to upgrade.

    Overall I gave the game a 9 (more an 8.5), because although the game is a blast it does have some things that bring it down. First of all would be that some of the enemy officers can do an obscene amount of damage with their musou attacks, often killing your character during it's duration as you're stun-locked the whole time. The other being what other people generally gripe about is that although they have refined many aspects of the game, it still feels very much like every other game in the series, which means if you have recently played other games of the genre, you may lose interest in this game rather quickly.
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  4. Apr 26, 2012
    8
    The Oroichi series is my second favorite series after dynasty warriors empires which adds an extra layer of strategy. Oroichi 3 is absolutely packed with content which for fans of the series makes it the best yet. And with the extra guest characters appearing from other games like ryu hayabusa (ninja gaiden) and ayane from dead or alive (ninja gaiden? and guests from the samurai series gives you a roster of 120 playable characters all with there own move set and musou attacks,And there own individual weapons which are upgradeable by weapon fusion of two weapons to add different types of elemental and xp,hp stats to strengthen the weapons. Just collecting and fully upgrading youre favorite characters weapons to create you final ultimate weapon could take you many enjoyable hours of play.
    Also added is the option to play any completed mission in co-op online mode. Unsure if there is an option to trade weapons items but i would guess yes more than likely. Then there is create edit a mission mode were you can alter the written script to make youre own story and change who appears in the mission. The more missions you complete the more pieces of content you unlock for use in the edit mode. Edit mode is an interesting addition adding hours of playtime as you can upload and download these custom missions too play. Cgi and character wallpapers are lovingly detailed and well drawn over-all the art work is high quality thru-out the game. There are a few minor issues like the menus the save option is hidden away in options so unless you look you think the game can only save an interim save within a battle and you lose that save when you continue. So if you dont find the save option straight away you can lose a few hours of play due too the save option not being available on the main menu. there is pop up enemy syndrome when turning the camera quickly or moving towards a new area but none of this is a game killer its just due to the amount of action shown on-screen. One minor bug that totally ruined one early mission for me was a gate closing behind me and locking me in an area with no enemies and no other way to proceed i was then told the gate controller needed killing to open the gate but he happened to be on the opposite side of the locked gate i had passed him in my rush to stop diamond back escaping. i interim saved and hope when i continue it may put me back at the other side of the gate. An amusing minor bug. Overall in these days of paid for add on content taking the place of free in game unlockables. Warriors Oroichi deserves praise for having so much content straight out of the box and for fans and new players a like is a great title.
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  5. sgb
    Apr 14, 2012
    7
    It really does nothing new other than add even more characters to the franchise. If you've playing WO2 you've played this game already. That said, tired as it is, it's still great fun in short doses. Obliterating hoardes of peons with flashy moves is great bit of fun when you want to turn your brain off for a little while. The AI is still awful, there's still no depth to map missions beyond 'go here, protect this, kill this', and all your deaths will only come from an powered up enemy officer one-shotting you with a random true mousu mid-combo; otherwise there's no way to lose unless you're really bad. The graphics are okay, the music is pretty good, and the voices are Japanese-only which is just fine considering the series is infamous for bad English voice-acting. Unlike the past WO games, they actually put a bit of effort into giving it a decent plot (well, for a WO game). They included a mode to edit maps and upload them for others, but the editing features are so limited there's really not much you can do other than switch a few officers around and make it harder. Just as a fair warning, this is download-only on the PS3 so prepare for a 11 GB download if you want this. All in all, it's fun to play which is where games count, and certainly better than the DW games of this gen, but it's certainly not something that's going to hold your interest for more than a couple weeks. If you haven't played a Warriors game in a while, give it shot. If you've recently played one, you're be bored VERY fast. Expand
  6. Sep 21, 2012
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is awesome adding over 120+ characters! and tons of stages!
    But severly neglected the story , serously, the plot just seems like an excuse rather an intricated story.
    Koei/Omega Force didn't went deep into any of those characters, they all appear once or twice saying some bland and tasteless dialog and nver to be seen again interacting with no one.
    The Allied AI is utterly useless, is the weakest ever, i've seen an allied SunCe taking 2 minutes to beatdown an archer...AN ARCHER!
    Plus they (The allies) don't fight the enemies, they just run from point A to point B and randomly run in cirlces hoping to hit something with that attitude, plus if you're ever in trouble and looking for some allied help, forget it, the allies RUN AWAY FROM YOU like if you were on fire or got the plague, they "Make room" for the hordes of enemies to finish you.

    Forget about 2p splitcreen or Online MP, this game is THE WORST EVER on the disappearing soldiers and officers issue.

    All in all is a fun game, but Koei/Omegaforce just make and effort in adding tons of characters and stages and completely neglected the Story, AI behaviour and 2p Splitscreen option.
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  7. May 27, 2014
    7
    WARNING! This game does NOT have online CO-OP campaign. you can only join someone in a level that you have already beaten solo. If you and a friend want to meet up and play some levels you've never played- you can't. So you pretty much have to beat the whole game solo to be able to play the levels with your friends.

    Otherwise this is actually a pretty fun game. I enjoy the classic DW feel. The weapons dealer was a nice touch as well as weapon fusion.
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