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  • Summary: A tactical action title based on the epic novel, manga, and anime IP The Heroic Legend of Arslan. It recounts the story of the young crown prince of Pars, Arslan, as he is forced out of his kingdom when his father, the King, is betrayed and defeated and his domain conquered. Arslan and hisA tactical action title based on the epic novel, manga, and anime IP The Heroic Legend of Arslan. It recounts the story of the young crown prince of Pars, Arslan, as he is forced out of his kingdom when his father, the King, is betrayed and defeated and his domain conquered. Arslan and his few companions need to re-assemble an army and fight against overwhelming odds to regain his throne and liberate his kingdom. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. 90
    In most other regards Arslan is a fairly standard Warriors experience, but between the strong, epic, narrative, gorgeous setting, and the varied bunch of really enjoyable characters there is more than enough here to justify its place among Koei Tecmo’s growing stable of licensed work.
  2. Feb 9, 2016
    80
    For fans of the manga, anime series, or of the Dynasty Warriors franchise, this game is an absolute winner.
  3. Feb 15, 2016
    75
    A really faithful and exciting Musou recreation of the epic battles seen in the memorable manganime/novel Arslan.
  4. 70
    Arslan boasts great story and character concepts woven beautifully between stunning action sequences. Gameplay is straightforward, but a diverse cast of playable characters prevents too much monotony.
  5. Feb 23, 2016
    70
    Just playing one or two missions feels like you’re playing the equivalent of one episode. This emphasis on emulating its established story is its main strength and is also a bold move when compared to most other anime game adaptations. If Omega Force experimented with more noncanonical scenarios in its Free Mode, this could have ranked among the best Warriors spin-offs.
  6. Feb 10, 2016
    65
    It's a mediocre tie in, lacking content, personality and interesting mechanics. Fans will at least find that their favourite characters have been treated with respect, but that's not enough to make a good game.
  7. Feb 19, 2016
    40
    Arslan Warriors of Legend is a car crash that you simply shouldn't even slow down to look at!

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 9, 2016
    9
    Do you like the Warriors series? Did you wish Bladestorm was better? This is what you've been looking for. Fun combat, decent story,Do you like the Warriors series? Did you wish Bladestorm was better? This is what you've been looking for. Fun combat, decent story, flattering graphics and massive battles. Worth the impulse buy. Expand
  2. Feb 10, 2016
    8
    By this point everyone should know what they're getting out of a Warriors style game and that is mindless fun. There's nothing wrong with thatBy this point everyone should know what they're getting out of a Warriors style game and that is mindless fun. There's nothing wrong with that either, the formula may not change very much from title to title but it also doesn't need to. Until someone comes along and seeks to challenge Tecmo Koei they will be the kings of Warriors games. They know what they're doing and they do it best and by now I would think reviewers would be tired of always docking it for it's inability to change. Other game series change less from iteration to iteration and yet they still get good scores, Warriors games add in new and fun ways to tear through crowds (Like in Arslan where you can control an entire army at once and charge down the resisting forces) and they're accused of never changing. The introduction of being able to change playable characters without leaving the stage is an excellent new addition and it really mixes up the action. I don't know what this stigma is that people in the West have about Warriors games but the rest of the world loves them and they're not going anywhere. Arslan is just another great hit among Warriors games and just like other anime spin-offs it stands heads and shoulders above the main series of Warriors games. I for one and happy with this game and with Attack on Titan coming soon I look forward to even more great Warriors action from Tecmo Koei. Expand