Average User Score: 7.4Mar 13, 2014A thoroughly enjoyable game from Popcap & EA. It has many shortcomings but like many fun, silly multiplayer games in the past such as Twisted Metal or the Super Smash Bros series, it's lighthearted gameplay keeps you playing. A few more modes would be appreciated but no doubt some DLC will be released at some point. Character customization and unlockables are a great addition that adds to the 'one more game' mentality. I bought this at £30 (a steal compared to other XBox One titles on shelves) and would say it's good value for money so far.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.5Apr 7, 2012Having love the past SSX games, I preordered my copy long ago. I loved that it was getting back to it's roots or so it seemed. The end result left a lot to be desired. Yes, almost everything is there but it seems like it's missing it's...fun! In past games I would retry slopes over and over again for the pure fun of it whereas now all I want to do is get to the finish line so I can move on. The character customisation that I hoped for is basically choosing a different color outfit. Some of the most amazing peaks can only be played with survival gear which makes it more of a chore. The online play sounded awesome has a very lonely feel to it as I haven't actually played 'with' anyone, just their best times. Friends can be raced with properly but to race anyone else you need to sent friend requests to them. (Maybe I'm alone in this but I don't want to switch on my Xbox to be told I have several hundred friends online with all their notifications popping up.) Now it's not all bad though. Music is great (though I had to dramatically change the volumes so I could hear it) and although it's nice to see my fave characters return they don't seem themselves. Perhaps due to a lack of interaction? It does have some great features like the GeoTag system and the way the world map is designed. The slopes though are all very similar, no skidding though cities or down pinball style tracks. It's all snow, rocks and places to fall (there are an abundance of those by the way!). At the end of the day, I've started so I'll finish but this isn't a game that will have me wanting to play that bit extra.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Apr 7, 2012I should start by saying that if you're a fan of any Warriors game to date then chances are you will love this. And if you've played a Warriors game before and felt unimpressed, I would advise that this isn't for you.
That said, Warriors Orochi 3 is the best at what it is. Not having played Samurai Warriors or any recent Dynasty Warrior games, I found the new character (added since WO2) initially confusing in their roles & relationships but quickly grew to like them. The new move sets have been used and although I miss some of their old weapons & actions, what they've been replaced with is still great!
Due to the long and costly process of dubbing over 120 characters, all speech is in Japanese. While most people enjoy this authenticity I wasn't so keen. It's not bad by any means but I've grown to like the terrible voice acting over the years and when you're in the middle of a fight it's not easy reading all the text that's being thrown at you.
In terms of content WO3 beats any Warriors game, ever! After a whole night of battling my way through hordes of demons, I'd only just scratched the surface of unlockables and leveling up!
Although there's still plenty of room for improvement, this has been the best game in the series I've ever played and as I said to begin with, if you're a fan, you're gonna love this.… Expand