• Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Mar 16, 2005
Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. The widescreen beauty of the PSP is entirely compromised by the fact that the action takes place in a TV shaped box to the left, while maps and stats fill all that lovely extra space. It's nice to be able to see where you're going, sure, and we appreciate not having the action cluttered by displays and icons, but it kind of takes a way the whole point of having a screen the size of Kansas, doesn't it? [PSW]
  2. 40
    There's very little satisfaction taken from pounding on some stupid NPCs for thirty seconds, and unless you're intent on unlocking all of the officers you'll probably tire of this game quickly.
  3. A test of patience. Camera and optimization troubles coupled with the loss of some cool features bring this once-proud warrior to its knees.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. DavidH.
    Nov 17, 2005
    8
    A very good beat'm up. Fast paced action, lots of characters and lots of enemies. Some minor issues that does not affect to the A very good beat'm up. Fast paced action, lots of characters and lots of enemies. Some minor issues that does not affect to the gameplay. Bad if you are looking for an adventure game, tactical game or a deep history. Full Review »
  2. Sep 16, 2011
    8
    Being new to the series, I was blown away by the large scale conflicts and dynamic battlefields. A huge roster of warriors with their ownBeing new to the series, I was blown away by the large scale conflicts and dynamic battlefields. A huge roster of warriors with their own story gives this game plenty of replay value even if the combat differences between them is less than one might hope. The map of the battlefield and the use of a supply bar give each stage a sense of scope. Gameplay is not too complex and instead allows the player to indulge in epic battles between soldiers, captains and generals. This lack of complexity does, however, become the games biggest weakness, with the player eventually becoming bored and craving more depth. Graphically, the game disappoints, with environments and lower class soldiers looking downright embarrassing at times. Full Review »
  3. DanteA.
    Dec 31, 2005
    9
    this game is a ddictive...you will not i repeat not let go of this game when your used to it...with over 40 characters to choose from and this game is a ddictive...you will not i repeat not let go of this game when your used to it...with over 40 characters to choose from and great combos, who wouldnt want a fast-paced game like this...i must admit that graphics are a little bad...but the story and addiction in it offsets the graphics completely. Full Review »