Warriors Orochi 2
|a game by||Koei|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Playstation 2|
|Editor Rating:||7.5/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 7 votes|
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|See also:||Hack and Slash Games, Warriors Orochi Series|
If you have played any of the “Warriors” series of games before you know what to expect with Warriors Orochi 2. I love Dynasty Warriors, Hyrule Warriors, and Dragon Quest Warriors so as you have probably guessed, I love the Warriors Orochi series as well. This is something of a “mash-up” game as the idea is that some of the Warriors from the other games are brought together to fight an ancient evil!
Story, We Don’t Need No Stinking Story!
Like other games in this series, there is a story here, but good luck trying to make any sense of it or care at all about what is going on. Even the more recent games in the Dynasty Warriors series or the Zelda themed, Hyrule Story, have odd stories. Warriors Orochi 2 is set right after the first game and once again you are trying to defeat the big evil Orochi and that is all there really is to it.
To The Limits
As this game was released on the PlayStation 2 it is really lacking in terms of the visuals in comparison to the more modern games. Still, I do feel that this game has a cool almost anime style to it. There are plenty of characters (many with big boobs!) and the game manages to have a lot of enemies on the screen at the same time. While the PS4 and even the PS3 are able to handle this and still keep the graphics fairly solid. This game they clearly had to make a few cutbacks.
My Thumb Holds All The Power!
There are different game modes in Warriors Orochi 2, but they all basically have you doing the same thing. You run around a map, killing as many enemies as you can trying to take points and defeat certain people. You do this and then you do it again and then you do it again. This is what the Warriors series is all about and I have always had a fun time doing it, even though I know it is very repetitive.
What this game introduced was the team aspect. You pick three Warriors to play as and you can have one on the battlefield at a time. You can switch them in as you please and this gives them a chance to heal and charge up their super meter.
Hacking And Slashing
You have four attacks at your disposal, but most of the game will be spent spamming the square and triangle buttons until your meter is filled enough to do a devastating attack. On paper, this sounds like it would get very old fast. For fans of the series, we know just how addicting this kind of gameplay is!
I would not say that Warriors Orochi 2 is one of the best games in the series as there are many others that do what this does better. However, if you want to play one of the earlier games, you can certainly do a heck of a lot worse than this. For those that have never found the gameplay of the Warriors series interesting, nothing here is going to change your mind I am sorry to say.
- Plenty of characters to play as
- I liked the team mechanic
- The game is satisfying as hell once you get into a rhythm
- The soundtrack is pretty rocking
- Anyone can jump in and figure out how to play this
- It shows its age in the graphics department
- While fun, it is not one of the best in the Warriors series