Samurai Warriors: Katana Wii

  • Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: Jan 16, 2008
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. DanS
    Feb 15, 2008
    7
    I was excited when I first heard about this, then worried when I saw game stores dropping it's price to $40 just a week after it came out. I'll agree that the graphics are NOT outsatnding and the sound library is weak at best, but the game is just incredibly fun. Having up to 50 enemies on screen to fight with at once is pretty wild. I'd suggest it to any ight gun orI was excited when I first heard about this, then worried when I saw game stores dropping it's price to $40 just a week after it came out. I'll agree that the graphics are NOT outsatnding and the sound library is weak at best, but the game is just incredibly fun. Having up to 50 enemies on screen to fight with at once is pretty wild. I'd suggest it to any ight gun or Dynasty Warriors fan. If you are like me and enjoy mindless fun, then this is a great game for you. Expand
  2. SteveT.
    Feb 4, 2008
    6
    I rented this game and I think it is kind of cool. The controls are a little wonky, but the graphics and gameplay are ok. The fun part is the Musou attacks where you get to swing your weapon (Wii Remote) wildly. If you have a good sense of imagination this can be pretty entertaining. All in all this is not the greatest game, but it is fun to play if you are willing to get up off your buttI rented this game and I think it is kind of cool. The controls are a little wonky, but the graphics and gameplay are ok. The fun part is the Musou attacks where you get to swing your weapon (Wii Remote) wildly. If you have a good sense of imagination this can be pretty entertaining. All in all this is not the greatest game, but it is fun to play if you are willing to get up off your butt and act like a dork for a while. I'd recomend renting it or buying it at a discount when things get slow. Expand
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 30
  2. Negative: 11 out of 30
  1. Samurai Warriors: Katana is fun, and makes good use of the Wii's motion controls without being tiring. [Jan 2008, p.87]
  2. Throw in boring unskippable intros and interstitials in every stage, and congratulations: Katana completely lost my attention. [Feb 2008, p.79]
  3. 45
    Appreciation goes out to Koei for attempting a new direction for the series, but they could have left out the dull repetition. Struggling with the motion controls in the first few stages, being forced to traverse on rails (and when the rails do come off, dealing with awkward movement), and facing wave after wave of repeated enemies just isn't all that fun.