Warriors Orochi Xbox 360

Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
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  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    70
    A substatial no-frills package. [Dec 2007, p.82]
  2. Warriors Orochi combines the characters and features of two successful franchises into one game, but the convoluted crossover storyline, unimpressive production values, and lack of major innovation aren’t likely to have new players ready to enlist.
  3. A must buy for any fan of the series to hold them over until Dynasty Warriors 6 comes out. For those who hate the series, you really won't find anything new to sway you to the dark side, and should probably avoid altogether.
  4. Throw in some of the options that were removed from this release, such as new officer and duel modes, and they'll have plenty enough to land another $60 from the fans.
  5. 64
    What's more maddening for this particular reviewer is that Japanese gamers seem to think the Western market is saturated with little more than banal first-person shooters, but then they flock in droves to the likes of Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, lovingly embracing perhaps the most unrewarding and unchallenging gameplay mechanic ever created.
  6. 63
    Proceed cautiously with this one. It's certainly not terrible, but it's not a great action game either.
  7. It would've been nice to see Omega Software's Warriors series move forward with Orochi but unfortunately it seems to have stood fairly still in its mediocre hollow of repetitive combat/strategy gaming. Not much fun even if you were playing it on a very rainy day.
  8. It's the same solid game you've been playing since "Dynasty Warriors 2" came out back in 2000.
  9. Official Xbox Magazine
    60
    It's the current best of the "Warriors" bunch, and long-time fans will eat it up, but everyone else should keep expectations in check. [Nov 2007, p.99]
  10. It's just a shame that compared to the innovative excellence of Koei's other battlefield titles like Bladestorm or Gundam Musou, or even just Samurai Warriors 2, Warriors Orochi falls a little short.
  11. With all the complaints a new player to the franchise could find, this game feels more like a dedication piece to all the fans of both series.
  12. Oh, how many restless nights have I spent yearning for a Koei game that would combine the worst parts of "Dynasty Warriors" with those of "Samurai Warriors"! [Oct 2007, p.113]
  13. Koei delivers another beat-‘em-up that pits players against hundreds of on-screen opponents, though it barely provides any type of worthwhile replay to attract players to devote endless hours of their time.
  14. 55
    Warriors Orochi will offers a great deal of fan service to those who are already lovers of the Warriors series. For those not fans of repetitive button mashing missions there's very little on offer.
  15. While the game can be fun in small doses, the countless hours of hacking and slashing required to complete the levels is enough to drive a gamer batty.
  16. Warriors Orochi is nothing more than fan service from Koei and Omega Force.
  17. Warriors: Orochi is the very definition of shallow gaming. There is not much to like here, at least not anything that you will not get very tired of half-an-hour in.
  18. Koei's apologists will find Warriors Orochi to be an affable bit of fan service, but everyone else should just stay far away.
  19. AceGamez
    50
    I suppose that kids might have some fun playing this with a mate for a short burst, and the real die-hard fans of the series might enjoy yet more of the same, but really there are far too many awesome games available on 360 at the moment to ever justify wasting your money on this.
  20. With fantastic story lines, but without the fully realized team system, Warriors Orochi appeals much more to old fans than it does draw in new ones.
  21. Overall this game will provide a repetitive and dull experience for the majority of players but like always fans of the genre will still find much enjoyment beyond the glaring flaws.
  22. 40
    Warriors Orochi is really only for the hardcore fans of the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors franchises. We freely admit that we’re not one of those. You either like it or you don’t. You either care about the story or you don’t. Put Average Joe Gamer and this reviewer down in the “don’t” column.
  23. If you've played one button mashing Warriors game, you've played this one as well.
  24. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    35
    The genre's game of choice, but the better game of a bad, bad mix. Forget about it. [Dec 2007, p.85]
  25. It is not something that we can recommend experiencing, as even for fans this instalment does little to push ahead or celebrate both games.
  26. It wouldn't even set the last generation of consoles alight.
  27. Do not play Warriors Orochi. You'll be in desperate need of high-caliber pain-killers to stomach all that cheese.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Apr 12, 2017
    0
    ça s'appelle "Warriors Orochi" et non "Dynasty Warriors" mais c'est la même daube ! graphismes indigents, présentation indigne, mauvais goûtça s'appelle "Warriors Orochi" et non "Dynasty Warriors" mais c'est la même daube ! graphismes indigents, présentation indigne, mauvais goût généralisé, jouabilité inexistante... seules les voix que l'on peut mettre en japonais font sourire quelque temps (pas trop longtemps quand même).

    Répétitif jusqu'à la nausée et particulièrement stupide : un titre de plus à ajouter à la (déjà) longue liste des étrons à la "Dynasty Warriors" dussent-ils se cacher de honte derrière d'autres noms plus ou moins ronflants... mais çe ne prend pas !
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  2. Aug 27, 2010
    9
    The best installment to date of this genre of game. Now I am not surprised to see so many mediocre ratings, as in all honesty, compared toThe best installment to date of this genre of game. Now I am not surprised to see so many mediocre ratings, as in all honesty, compared to other games from other genres, this is about a 6/10, but for this genre, the Koei pioneered Asian-With-Giant-Halberd-Hack-And-Slash, its a 9/10. Full Review »
  3. JustinDozier
    Jun 12, 2009
    3
    Is there a reason Koei keeps making these games? Do they really sell? Is there a market for clone after clone after clone after clone of anIs there a reason Koei keeps making these games? Do they really sell? Is there a market for clone after clone after clone after clone of an engine, name, and story? The Dynasty Warriors formula was new and exciting, with Dynasty Warriors 2, a launch game for the PS2. 8 years later, it's not so new and exciting.

    This is a very simple review. If you've played one Dynasty Warriors game in your life, you have essentially played this game. And the next DW/Samurai Warriors game. And the next one after that. And after that.

    Although as much as I'm slagging it, there is indeed a cheap fun to these kinda games. Yes, it's 8 years dated, but there is an extremely satisfying feeling in getting yourself engrossed into a huge field of enemies, and unleashing a devastating power surge of violence as the foes go flying in all directions. THAT is always worth a rent. But it also won't give you hours of play time. More like a half hour, also seeing as this game is extremely small on extra features and any kind of replay value.

    But basically, just as every DW/SW game has been since DW3, this is a desperate rent.
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