Warriors Orochi 2 is like a temptingly tasty ice cream that you really want to eat. Unfortunately, when you reach out to grab it, you discover that your hand only moves at three frames a second. And before you even get close, someone else has snatched away all the frosty goodness.
The franchise's satisfying combos and charismatic heroes are usually enough to slice through its technical limitations. Unfortunately, the slowdown in this sequel is absolutely unforgivable. OXM has played the PS2 version and it doesn't stutter anywhere near as much. It's painfully obvious that this HD port has had very little optimization.
* A huge selection of characters and missions
* Monkey magic
* Plenty of replay value
* Terrible frame rate
* Poorly executed two-player modes