Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Review: A hack 'n slashing good time | GameZone

GameZone's Mike Splechta: "This is officially my third time reviewing this game, and each time I come back to the latest updated edition, I fall in love all over again. The Orochi series is more of a celebration of past Warriors games than a numbered title that falls in line with either the Dynasty or Samurai games. This hybrid, which mixes heroes from both of those franchises as well as throwing in some sweet surprises from Tecmo's other games, like Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden, or Achilles from Warriors: Legends of Troy, is a fan's wet dream. Ultimate brings it home with an extensive, near nausea-inducing amount of content, with new characters, new chapters, new items and new modes."

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Sly-Lupin1389d ago

It always baffles me how some gamers will just completely overlook certain aspects of game quality in certain genres.

FullmetalRoyale1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

In what way do you mean?

Sly-Lupin1389d ago

Like how some people give fighting games or strategy a free pass on single-player content, or in the case of Musou games (like this one) how people will just ignore the fact that there's hardly any mission variety and that the narrative is an unintelligible, barely-coherent mess.

rebeljoe141389d ago

Because nobody cares about that crap, they just want to go around and kill things, earn weapons and items, and boost their favorite characters to max

Canary1388d ago

No, people do care about that crap. That's why the older Musou games are pretty poorly regarded in average, and the newer stuff (Dynasty Warriors 7+, several of the spin-offs) are being recieved so much better.

Musou games have evolved from D or C-grade games to B-grade games, chiefly because TK has taken the time to contextualize the action.

You may enjoy turning your brain off and passing out in front of the screen while you play games, but you do not represent ANYONE but yourself.

FullmetalRoyale1389d ago

Ah. Thank you for specifying. I would have hated to misunderstand your intentions, to which I will say, different strokes.

DVAcme1389d ago

You're missing the point, dude. This series isn't about story or gameplay variety, it's about flashy combat pitting ubermensches against poor mooks, huge amounts of characters with VERY distinct personalities and loads of content. It is cathartic and entertaining. This series is actually what could be considered the modern incarnation of games like Double Dragon and Final Fight. Sure, those games didn't have much in the way of story or variety, but they delivered what they promised: lots of butt-kicking martial arts action. The Warriors games are the same way, but trump those other games in having loads of personality. The difference between Guy, Cody and Haggar is like the choice between mustard, ketchup and relish, but Guan Yu is drastically different from Yukimura Sanada who's drastically different from Lu Bu. They have lots of personality, vastly different move sets and strengths, which demands *gasp* STRATEGY to use them most effectively.

I understand if you don't LIKE the games, since I'll be the first to point out they're not for everyone, but dismissing them as shallow and monotonous is really doing them a disservice. I for one love this series, and I'll be getting this particular entry soon enough.

Sly-Lupin1388d ago

No, you're missing the point. And inventing points.

I'm a big fan of the musou games. And you know what, the better games DO have coherent narratives. They DO have mission variety. The former adds necessary context to the action and the latter provides variety to the experience. Ignoring those aspects of the game, or dismissing them is irrelevant, is damaging to the franchise as a whole.

Take this review, for example. If a musou game with an incoherent, hackneyed plot and essentially zero mission variety weighs in at a "9/10," what does that say about the musou games that DO have mission variety and well-articulated narratives? Those titles--the DW7s, DW8s, DWG1s, OPMs, SMs, etc., etc. are -BETTER- because they are -MORE- than just mindless action.

People like YOU are why the musou series takes so damned long to improve.

Xof1388d ago

Dunno why you're getting so many disagrees.

This bothers the hell out of me, too. And it's bad for gaming in general because it disincentives developers from putting much (if any) effort into those aspects of fighting/strategy/action games.

It's so goddamn half-assed. On both the part of the developers, and the gamers who are too timid to ask for better.

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kratoz12091389d ago

Does it look better than Dw8 on ps4