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  • Summary: Experience exhilarating action set in a dramatic historical setting in Samurai warriors 5. As the latest numbered entry in the Samurai warriors franchise, the story, characters, and visuals have been re-imagined to set the stage for a thrilling new series. The story takes place after theExperience exhilarating action set in a dramatic historical setting in Samurai warriors 5. As the latest numbered entry in the Samurai warriors franchise, the story, characters, and visuals have been re-imagined to set the stage for a thrilling new series. The story takes place after the ōnin war during the Golden age of the Sengoku period, and features a story that centers on the lives of two of the most representative military commanders of this era: nobunaga oda and mitsuhide akechi. Choose from a number of new and returning characters while utilizing new abilities to take on evolving enemy forces. Experience electrifying Musou action like never before in Samurai warriors 5! Features: • announced and showcased on Nintendo direct with over 1.4mm real-time viewers. Featured on this week on Xbox. • experience an intense historical drama set during Japan's Sengoku period, told from the perspective of this era's foremost military commanders: nobunaga oda and mitsuhide akechi. • 27 playable characters - both returning heroes and brand new characters have received re-imagined designs in order to Showcase the captivating world of the Sengoku period. • Enjoy exhilarating strategic action on an evolved Battlefield. Enemy forces continue to evolve as time passes in the story, making full use of a number of different military tactics to take on the player. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Jul 26, 2021
    100
    Not only is Samurai Warriors 5 the best-feeling game in the franchise to date, but it's also the best-looking too. The character roster features a mostly returning cast with some new additions, but even the older additions have been given a whole new design to fit the new ink-brush aesthetic. Some of the visual presentations haven't changed such as the stiff dialogue scenes making a return, but when in the thick of it, the Samurai Warriors franchise has never looked better.
  2. Jul 28, 2021
    80
    Samurai Warriors 5 is over the top in its action, beautifully painted in its presentation, and offers a surprisingly decent narrative. It may get grind heavy, but that doesn’t stop it from being the freshest Warriors game in years.
  3. Oct 11, 2021
    80
    Samurai Warriors 5 is a breath of fresh air that shows the developers have learned a lot from their previous entries. They’ve taken pieces of their spin-off games such as Persona 5 Strikers, Hyrule Warriors, Fire Emblem Warriors, and even their Dragon Quest Heroes entries. Omega Force took a look at what players of the aforementioned games like beyond general fan service involving their favorite games and used it to reinvigorate their long-running Samurai Warriors series. If you’re someone who tried one of the spinoffs and liked it, or if you have even a remote interest in The Warring States period of Japanese history, this title is a perfect place to jump in. While there is room for improvement upon, Samurai Warriors 5 is a strong foundation for future entries. With Omega Force’s track record of releasing expansion packs and side games, I’m eagerly awaiting more.
  4. Jul 27, 2021
    79
    Rich in content and with an excellent artistic direction, Samurai Warriors 5 is aimed at a specific group of fans, but does not disdain to tickle the newbies.
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    Aug 24, 2021
    70
    Delivering 1v1000 hack-and-slash goodness, this is a more promising reboot than Dynasty Warriors’ last attempt. It leaves us curious about the series’ future. [Issue#5, p.76]
  6. Jul 27, 2021
    70
    Samurai Warriors 5 is a lot of a good thing, but you have to be confident you’ll enjoy that good thing for it to be worth the price of admission. If you’re already a fan of the singular “1 vs 1000” gameplay that can only really be found in Warriors games, your time will be well spent with this title. Similarly, if you haven’t played a game like this before and are intrigued by the way it plays or the visuals, but not turned off by the idea of a passable story and a gameplay experience that doesn’t feel the need to surprise you, Samurai Warriors 5 is more than a fine place to jump in.
  7. Jul 27, 2021
    60
    Samurai Warriors 5 is a strange case. The overall design is new, and some of the gameplay systems were touched upon, but there is nothing truly unique about this iteration, while the technical side is even worse than in the previous game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 30, 2021
    10
    it's really very well made and refreshing, i can't stop playing since i bought it, i really needed game like this, thank you for this amazingit's really very well made and refreshing, i can't stop playing since i bought it, i really needed game like this, thank you for this amazing game, the only thing i don't like the artstyle, very colourful, but it's okay, the game is so much fun.. Expand
  2. Jul 29, 2021
    10
    The story and cutscenes are beautiful and the gameplay is very polished. The combat feels better then any mosou before. The draw back is theThe story and cutscenes are beautiful and the gameplay is very polished. The combat feels better then any mosou before. The draw back is the likeness of each character how they play very similar to each other. Besides that its an amazing mosou game i recommend it. Expand
  3. Jul 29, 2021
    8
    Nothing innovative or new but just good old mindless button mash till nothing stands. Story is boring but honestly you buy this game for theNothing innovative or new but just good old mindless button mash till nothing stands. Story is boring but honestly you buy this game for the story?Just press skip and go into the fun. Expand
  4. Jul 28, 2021
    8
    Wow! I bought it because I have nothing to
    play and expected nothing cuz the series have been downhill for years, and boom! The game is
    Wow! I bought it because I have nothing to
    play and expected nothing cuz the series have been downhill for years, and boom! The game is awesome. Just good old mindless hack n slash. The game offers nothing new, but it manages to put together everything that works to make the game just pure fun to play. Love the new art style as well. If you are a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. Once again, this game is just pure fun. Bravo! Hope Tecmo keeps this standard from now on.
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  5. Aug 12, 2021
    8
    For a “Warriors/Musou” game, Samurai Warriors 5 is a solid game. The story telling and voice acting is far better than the most recent DynastyFor a “Warriors/Musou” game, Samurai Warriors 5 is a solid game. The story telling and voice acting is far better than the most recent Dynasty Warriors, and the gameplay is a lot of fun. Keep in mind, the “Warriors” games have, more or less, had the same gameplay since the beginning, so don’t expect anything groundbreaking. There definitely are additions and changes but nothing significant. Overall, if you like this kind of game, you’ll definitely like Samurai Warriors 5. Expand
  6. Oct 13, 2021
    8
    The new cel-shaded graphics and music soundtrack are excellent. The new story mode is good. I like the series 'reboot' and focus on OdaThe new cel-shaded graphics and music soundtrack are excellent. The new story mode is good. I like the series 'reboot' and focus on Oda Nobunaga. The UI is streamlined. The new combat system feels smooth and fluid. The generic officer portraits are nice.

    The new experiment Citadel mode is too grindy for my liking and feels phoned in and totally unnecessary. There are character clones. No English dub. The loading times are slow on the PS5. Why?

    SW5 is a solid entry in the series. However, after completing the story mode I found no replay in this game. At this point I am looking forward to SW5 Empires. Hopefully it arrives soon!
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  7. Sep 26, 2021
    5
    this is a hack and slash game, but the developer made the weapons in this game are cloning, it's very bad. and for character combos madethis is a hack and slash game, but the developer made the weapons in this game are cloning, it's very bad. and for character combos made almost the same. the characters in this game are few, should be made different for the weapon to be unique. Expand

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