- Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games
- Release Date: Aug 29, 2017
- Also On: PC
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Sep 1, 2017If you expect a Koei Tecmo all-stars musou, that's exactly what you get. It's fun and full of well-known characters, and even if it's not the best musou available, it's original and quite enjoyable.
Oct 16, 2017While Warriors All-Stars isn’t the best crossover, it’s great for fans of Koei-Tecmo. With a lovely cast of characters and a whole lot of content to unlock, it’s a good way to pass the time until Dynasty Warriors 9. Just be prepared to go through the motions more than you’d like to.
Sep 25, 2017While Warriors All-Stars won’t convert anyone who isn’t already into the Dynasty Warriors formula, it’s a wonderful love letter to fans. Whether it was the appearance of some of my most-beloved franchises or the smattering of familiar references, I found a lot to appreciate during my time in this world.
Sep 14, 2017Warriors All-Stars won’t bring the Musou games to a new stage of prominence, but carving up swarms of enemies with a catalog of famous Koei Tecmo fighters has its fun moments. Controlling multiple fighters at once is particularly neat, as I can really cause some havoc when it’s not just one character on-screen. Unfortunately the story to earn this all-star cast isn’t enthralling enough, so any interest in plowing through it will have to come from the combat experiences alone.
Sep 10, 2017Warriors All Stars is definitely a game for fans of Koei Tecmo and musou games, filled with many interesting character interactions. Sadly, even with a nice battle system, it just feels average.
Sep 8, 2017Omega Force's Musou series meets Royal Rumble. The result is another chaotic, repetitive but entertaining experience with a lot of charismatics guest stars.
Sep 4, 2017Warriors All-Stars is a dress rehearsal. It's a great party with many special guests, waiting for the upcoming Dynasty Warriors 9. It maintains the funny and the canonical gameplay of the series, and it also features good ideas that try to deep the experience, in a manner similar to RPG. Is it is now, the game is a very good example of fanservice, but it also may represent a good starting point for newcomers.
Aug 29, 2017Warriors All-Stars sticks with the formula it knows best, and that works. For players looking to dive into a lengthy game with nothing but that satisfying punchy feel of the hack-and-slash combat, this is absolutely perfect. There’s an endless stream of side missions and content to tackle, and the unlockable cutscenes between the crossover characters are just the cherry on top. However, for players who might not entirely be sold on Omega Force’s classic combat, or even for players who have taken a 16-year break from these Warriors-style games and are just returning, you might find that it drags on a tad too long with no real variety in gameplay to shake things up.
Aug 29, 2017Warriors All Stars brings some of Koei Tecmo’s most famous characters into the Dynasty Warriors format, including characters taken straight from the aforementioned series. While a few extra bells and whistles are added here and there, along with much improved character variety, it’s still a Dynasty Warriors game at its heart—and that’s not a bad thing. Fans of the series will still love this, despite an underwhelming narrative set in a cliché new world.
Aug 29, 2017Warriors All-Stars is good silly fun as the story never takes itself too seriously, nor do the cameos. But in the process a few huge staples we've come to expect have been stripped.
Aug 29, 2017The trouble is that All-Stars has the misfortune of being released as the Dynasty Warriors 9 hype train is gathering speed, and Tecmo-Koei have made it quite clear that they're on the cusp of bringing substantial changes to the admittedly formulaic series. While it might seem unfair to judge All-Stars against a game that doesn't even have a release date yet, it's hard to see it as something more than a stopgap to keep fans happy while the promised headline act is still in development.
May 22, 2018A decent Koei Tecmo crossover experience for fans of the Warriors style of gameplay.
Sep 7, 2017The only valid reason you might want to welcome it is represented by the genuine presence of many Koei Tecmo icons, some of which could play a strong nostalgia on fans.
Aug 30, 2017Warriors All-Stars is another game from Omega Force with all its pros and cons. It's poor story can't save a game suited only for hardcore fans of the musou genre.
Aug 29, 2017Not going to convert people to musou, but a nice, non-serious departure from the stewards of musou.
Aug 29, 2017After spending over 25 hours playing myself, I was able to complete many of the character’s stories and had a pretty good time doing it. However, the issue with the game is that the dull level design, lacking story premise, minimal voice acting, and visual novel style scenes made it feel like this game could have been so much more.
Aug 29, 2017Despite the overwhelming difficulty found at the start, it is certainly worth pushing through it to enjoy the unique experience that Warriors All-Stars is. Koei Tecmo has found its own Smash Bros. mash-up game that brings together a brilliant ensemble cast of characters like Ryu, William from Nioh, and Dynasty Warriors' Zhao Yun for classic Musou hack-and-slash gameplay.
Aug 29, 2017While the fun selection of characters teaming up to destroy hordes of demons and soldiers is a hoot, Warriors All-Stars is otherwise a weak, uninspired jumble of a Musou.
Sep 26, 2017Musou Stars gives you a lot of fan service, but lacks a lot of content, and have some gameplay issues.
Sep 6, 2017Warriors All-Stars does have a degree of depth when it comes to the various interrelated systems that support what is, on the surface, rather simple gameplay when it comes to actual battles. There are plenty of endings for hardcore fans to pursue, and the game is likely to reward players who take the time to understand all the underlying mechanics. Sadly, the overall lack of polish, the game’s repetitive nature and the completely dysfunctional way in which information is presented to the player is a real let down. As a result, I don’t think Warriors All-Stars is a game that is going to win over many new fans. The combat is accessible but everything else is a bit of a chore.
Aug 29, 2017Warriors All Stars is a grand celebration of the history and popularity of Koei Tecmo. Unfortunately, the celebration fails to deliver a satisfying video game experience. Every time I had to re-unlock a character, or study three different menus to try and guess which missions I had to avoid so I could get the next proper story chapter, Warriors All Stars felt less like a celebration, and more like homework.
Aug 29, 2017Warriors All-Stars is a colourful hack and slash title that can be fun in short bursts thanks to its varied cast of playable characters, but it just has too many problems to be considered a good Warriors game. Frustrating, tedious mission design, a throwaway story, and a wildly unstable framerate make it very difficult to recommend when there are so many better Koei Tecmo titles on the market.
Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 20 out of 36
Mixed: 10 out of 36
Negative: 6 out of 36
Jul 1, 2018As a big Musou fan this was a disappointment. It felt like a step back from previous games in every way. 100% recycled maps from other gamesAs a big Musou fan this was a disappointment. It felt like a step back from previous games in every way. 100% recycled maps from other games and nothing interesting to do on those maps besides take over bases and kill officers. Procedurally generated missions are supposed to pad out the length but can be completely ignored. And the characters are not given their own story lines or missions, they're just all lumped together and you're expected to fight the same storyline missions over and over to get the multiple endings. I got bored halfway through and this is from someone who platinums every other Musou game.… Full Review »
Aug 29, 2017Warriors All Stars
Repetetive but Still fun
Warriors All Stars is a Dynsaty Warriors game where you choose 1 of 12 character all fromWarriors All Stars
Repetetive but Still fun
Warriors All Stars is a Dynsaty Warriors game where you choose 1 of 12 character all from different koei tecmo games, only one of them speaking english.. that being William from nioh.. other than William, if you don’t understand japenese, youll be reading subtitles throughout the entire journey as there are no other English voice actors…
But the worlds greatest heroes have been summoned to save a world and they cant go back home until they do so, so you set out with your selected hero and your 2 companions to go gather the other heroes that were spread across the land..
theres a base where you can trade, craft, and accept tasks…
But theres a map with missions all over it.. main story missions as well as missions to recruit heroes, obtain cards, gold, and materials…
Depending on the difficulty you play this game on, you may not need to focus much on these side missions that are just more of the same..
Sticking to the main story will allow you to beat this games campaign in about 10 and a half hours, and story missions gave me plenty of cards and materials to do just this…
Despite the character you choose at the beginning, you are not stuck with playing as this character…
you have a team of 3 but you set out to recruit more to eventually have a party of 5..
Like every other dynasty warriors game your goal is to just get to the main points on the map until victory…
But as you journey through these maps youll run into monster enemies with a bravery level..
you have to defeat these monsters to raise your bravery as it resets every battle..
So it’s a balance of hunting weaker monsters down so you can take down the stronger monsters for the main tasks..
there are also points on the map you can take over to be able to refill your health for example…
You play as your groups leader which can be swapped out with any character you recruit before you start a battle…
while the other 4 follow…
There are only 12 characters to choose from at the start, but by the campaigns end youll have around 30 to choose from…
This game impressively feels like it has no loading, when youre ready its ready…
while youre in battle you can use your 4 characters to do a special move on a cool down meter, but a mechanic I thought was really cool is that also on a cool down meter is the ability to use any of the 4 characters briefly in combat - this allows you to get a feel for them without the commitment of making them leader
that way its much easier to find your favorite character that suits your play style the most…
the combat here is fairly simple…
you have a light attack and heavy attack, you can do and unlock combos as you level up, youre also able to dodge and roll…
and again use special moves from your allies as well as pull off your own special move from a meter that’s filled by defeating enemies…
But there is also a rush ability.. activating rush will cause an infinite amount of enemies to storm in while youre invincible and try to kill as many as possible for the best rewards, this rush is also useful for tough to deal with enemies… as they cant stun you or hurt you while you get in some free damage ignoring everything around you if youd like as smaller enemies are just there, posing no threat whatsoever…
youll also pick up cards off of enemies that can be assigned to your party members to boost their stats, youll also level up their friendship towards you for friendship gifts and to run into them in the bathhouse
annoyingly though while your party members do level up.. their card will only level up if that character is the leader… almost making cards pretty useless…
and I only say almost because you can craft and find better cards with slots to add abilities to and slap them on your party members
And that’s it.. this is the game…if you’ve played 1 battle you’ve played them all… its that repetitive..
but I still actually enjoyed my time with this game..
I wasn’t blown away but despite every mission feeling exactly the same, I was having fun all 10 and a half hours
things did get a little annoying towards the end where id have to actually strategize because it turns into a bit of a baby sitter mode where you can lose the battle and have to restart if an ally dies, but luckily this only happened to me twice through the whole campaign, and I didn’t mind that much having to strategize a little bit..
There isn’t really anything special here…
The game is fun, but it’s the same throughout, the story is throwaway,
Everyone is speaking in Japanese during battles so I had no idea what was going on and couldn’t break my focus to read the text…
Warrior All Stars is just an okay game
I give Warrior All Stars
a 6.5/10… Full Review »
Jul 1, 2021Gameplay is good but repetitive.Storymode is fun but it suffers from non sensible logic.Its as if Koei-Tecmo took the second or third stringGameplay is good but repetitive.Storymode is fun but it suffers from non sensible logic.Its as if Koei-Tecmo took the second or third string writers from Warriors Orochi or Dynasty Warriors and gave them something to do.… Full Review »