Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Wii

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
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  1. Edge Magazine
    70
    The premise may be wild-eyed, but the systems that fire it are robust... Deserves the small but vociferous following it will no doubt find. [Apr 2010, p.95]
  2. Sakura Wars: So Long My Love might be one of the most unlikely western releases of recent years, but the very fact that an English language version of such a niche title exists at all is cause for some cheer.
  3. Dating sims and giant robots really do mix in this compelling cocktail of Japanese obsessions.
  4. Combat is a bit lackluster and more interactive minigames are sorely needed, but those who enjoy zanier, simpler strategy RPGs should appreciate the game's casual tone.
  5. Sakura Wars is quite a strange beast. The combination of the fighting and keeping up social contacts, paired with the familiar Japanese graphical style, makes for an interesting mix. Even though it's far from perfect, this game keeps on surprising.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    61
    Interesting in an "only in Japan" fasion but both the dialogue and the battles drag on. And on. And on. Manga fans will like it though. [Mar 2010, p.59]
  7. Sakura Wars might just be too Japanese for us. The dialogues are quite boring and the fights in the game just don’t bring that spark we were hoping for.
  8. Games Master UK
    52
    Full of energy, humour and zest, but the actual gameplay is far and few between. [Apr 2010, p.85]

Awards & Rankings

#56 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 19, 2011
    10
    As much as I love this game, I am going to keep this review short and simple: This game is incredible. The gameplay is innovative and fun, theAs much as I love this game, I am going to keep this review short and simple: This game is incredible. The gameplay is innovative and fun, the story is engaging, and the characters are unbelievably real and fleshed-out. The replay value is beyond anything I have seen in a game in a while. A single playthrough will last about 15-20 hours, but believe me: you will want to play more than once. Branching conversation paths, multiple endings, and plenty of hidden secrets will keep you busy for far longer than you might think. Don't let the critic reviews fool you; as long as you are okay with the Anime art style (which is very well drawn, by the way), this game is well worth your time and money. Full Review »
  2. Jul 4, 2015
    9
    Great game for casual RPG-ers or for those who are new to the genre. I thoroughly enjoyed it and although it was short, it makes up for itGreat game for casual RPG-ers or for those who are new to the genre. I thoroughly enjoyed it and although it was short, it makes up for it with replay value. The controls were not the most intuitive but the art style was one of my favourites and suited the game. I would love for others in the series to come to North America. Full Review »
  3. Oct 13, 2014
    10
    If you want to play a good game that features a visual novel dating sim system as well as some strategic elements, this is a game for you.If you want to play a good game that features a visual novel dating sim system as well as some strategic elements, this is a game for you. Both parts are equally good. It's not Persona 3, you know. Full Review »