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  • Summary: Shattering time and space, the venomous Serpent King Orochi kidnapped the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors in scheme to test his might. The heroes eventually defeated Orochi and his menacing army. While the slain Orochi lies in the netherworld, a mysterious alliance is hatching an otherworldly plan so that the Serpent King may rise again. Now a new group of warriors must join forces with history's finest in an effort to stop this evil resurrection. Warriors Orochi 2 takes place after the events of the original game. The game's main "Story" mode features storylines for the kingdoms of Wu, Wei, and Shu, and the Samurai Warriors, while a new Orochi storyline looks back to the first series of wars to expose some of the Serpent King's secrets. The game's newly added "Dream" mode features an original storyline different from that of Story Mode. A new two-player "Versus" mode comes action-packed with four different games including "Tag Team" matches that pit individual fighters in lethal head-to-head combat. The popular "Team Battle System" which lets players create their own three-person fighting unit returns for this sequel. At any given time, one warrior will be engaged in battle, while the other two are recuperating; restoring their Life Meters and Musou Gauges. Warriors Orochi 2 features an overwhelming lineup of over 90 playable characters from both franchises including Samurai Warriors 2 Extreme Legends, plus new characters from Chinese and Japanese history. [Koei] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 17 out of 28
  1. 70
    Warriors Orochi 2 is a divisive game and one that many will over-look due to the largely negative reviews circulating for it.
  2. The premise undoubtedly has promise, and there are now enough characters within Omega Force’s franchise to make a truly epic action/strategy title. But with same-old-same-old gameplay and the visuals to match, Warriors Orochi 2 ends up feeling very much like the original Xbox’s Dynasty Warriors 3, which released six years ago.
  3. That being said though, judging the game on its own grounds, Koei have never failed to populate the series with its many options and the tradition continues here, this is something definitely shedding fifteen or so pound for the Playstation 2, but to pay an extra ten or so on top for the Xbox 360 is hardly justifiable.
  4. I tend to review KOEI titles higher than some other reviewers as I have no interest in panning a game that people have put some effort into; on the surface this is not one of those games.
  5. Warriors Orochi 2 elevates hack-and-slash action to amazing levels of repetitive boredom.
  6. 35
    Personally I get a similar amount of pleasure from cleaning the oven or mowing the lawn, both of which I can do for free and both of which provide some tangible benefit when I'm done rather than just making my thumbs hurt.
  7. I simply don't understand how this got the green light in its current condition and I am gravely concerned that something like this is going to be sold to people. Maybe it's fine on the PS2, but the Xbox 360 version is poison for your disc tray.

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  1. Aug 27, 2010
    8
    Slightly worse than its predecessor, but still better than DW6. If compared to games outside of this genre, it would get a 5.5/10, in its genre, I give it an 8, while the original got a 9, and Bladestorm got a 9.5. If that doesn't put it into prospective, try this: If you liked Orochi 1, get this used, but not new. Expand