Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 Image
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Creating and maintaining relationships with officers and warriors is a very important part of Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3, as it allows players to listen in on their thoughts and plans, and affect them to their desired result. In that way, the game takes a different turn as the story modeCreating and maintaining relationships with officers and warriors is a very important part of Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3, as it allows players to listen in on their thoughts and plans, and affect them to their desired result. In that way, the game takes a different turn as the story mode is completely in the player’s hands and the outcomes of battles, alliances, and ultimately the conclusion of the game, are altered by their actions. Expand

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 - Announcement Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 13, 2015
    91
    Does that mean you should give Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 a chance if you've previously written off musou games? Probably not; it's different, but it's not that different. It's also, however, a very, very good musou game that was clearly made to be played on the Vita, which means that if you tried one of the previous handheld entries and weren't impressed, that's not a reason to write this one off, too.
  2. 75
    If you’re already a fan of the Warriors series, this will provide a great fix for you on the go. If you’re not a fan, then this is a good place to start, as Chronicles has many of the same features as its console brethren and will provide many hours of entertainment.
  3. Jun 29, 2015
    70
    Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 is a solid handheld Warriors title that's let down by a couple of questionable design choices, namely the tedious bonds system, and the initially overwhelming battle objectives.
  4. Jun 24, 2015
    70
    Having played literally dozens of Warriors spin-offs, sequels, expansions, and ports, Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 has perhaps been one of the most surprising. By dramatically altering its story-telling method and making a few welcome refinements, it stands out as the franchise’s best handheld instalment to date.
  5. 70
    But for newcomers to the Warriors franchise, I can't think of a better title to introduce you to the history, characters and action, either on PlayStation Vita for Nintendo 3DS.
  6. Jul 7, 2015
    70
    It lacks that something that really makes it unique, but we've enjoyed our time with SWC 3. There aren't too many games like this on handhelds, so it is indeed a great choice.
  7. Jul 1, 2015
    56
    Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 is a tedious and repetitive game that will see you mindlessly slash your way through thousands of enemies without a care for the story that it tries to create around the main missions. With a 10-15 hour story mode, you'll be wishing it was over by the end of the first 5 hours.

See all 9 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 5, 2018
    8
    Although literally a handheld only spin-off of Samurai Warriors 4. Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 ends up simultanously being the best andAlthough literally a handheld only spin-off of Samurai Warriors 4. Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 ends up simultanously being the best and worst version of Samurai Warriors 4 at the same time.

    This game is unusual in that it ends up being very inferior to Samurai Warriors Chronicles 2 but better than Samurai Warriors 4. In SW4, you were able to choose between two warriors in battle. In this version you are able to choose 4. If you enjoyed SW4 then you will almost certainly love this game because after you've cleared a stage once, you can go back to it with any four characters of your choosing, all accessible via the touch screen. You can switch between any of them, almost at any time, on top of that you can issue orders just like in the original SW4. The difference being is now there are four characters to control, you place characters strategically all over the map if you need or group them together to follow you around. As if you were playing an Empires game. Four characters provides a lot of variety and flexibility for who you want to bring into character, EXP is split between all four characters, so levelling up weak and new characters together? No problem! Grinding a character you hate with three characters you love and letting the CPU control the weak character for the whole battle? Sure! You can do that with his game.

    The biggest issue with the game though is the way the weapons are levelled up. It's very similiar to Dynasty Warriors 4 in that simply playing as the character, the levels upgrade with various weapons. Which can seem a little tedious. Finding random loot drops like in SW4, that is gone from this game.
    Each time you play a stage you must use your CAW warrior character along with the other three characters, but means that even one character levels up constantly, balancing issues are a bit of a problem later in the game. As you CAW is with you at every level, CAW character will be quite levelled up and you'll be put in a new battle near the end of the game with three characters you haven't played yet, all starting at level 1. Resulting in having to use your CAW in more areas of the map than you'd probably like.

    It's a bit of annoyance, but if you're into grinding and enjoy these types of games. It's an problem that can be overcome later, it's just the games balance is a bit awry at the start. Levelling up weak characters using the game's shop is highly recommended.

    There's a lot of stuff to do and upgrading weapons and elements is all fully customisable. I've had a lot of fun with this game. There's a lot of content on offer, perhaps more than even Samurai Warriors 4 itself, but it can be grindy, and almost half the levels you've practically seen before unchanged from the original version. For handheld owners of Vita and also 3DS, this is the best version to buy, especially since it's exclusive to handhelds only.

    I've had a surprising amount of fun with this. Although I can imagine it's not for everybody. The framerate is absolutely stable 30fps at all times, which sadly can't be said for Dynasty Warriors 8 : Complete Edition on Vita...
    Expand
  2. Jul 28, 2015
    7
    Usually I love this kind of game but for what ever reason I couldn't get into this title. I absolutely adored the first chronicles game, soUsually I love this kind of game but for what ever reason I couldn't get into this title. I absolutely adored the first chronicles game, so I'm annoyed that I don't absolutely love this game. Don't get me wrong I love all of the changes they made story wise adding in if scenarios. But I think my main issue is that they didn't change up the protagonist. The fighting style is the same and so is the look unless you choose to change it. You can have other weapons sure if you get a high enough friendship with the character with the weapon you want, but even then you basically just become a clone of that character that looks a little different. Expand