This system could easily serve as the basis for a gripping action-RPG, but Warriors Orochi 2 offers few improvements over the utterly repetitive action combat of its fl awed predecessor. It's hardly exciting to swap between three characters and unleash special attacks when you spend most of your time slashing through simpletons who seldom fight back - and losing missions when incompetent A.I. partners die. Koei fanatics might be satisfied, but everyone else will be as disappointed as ever.
* Loads of cool characters, weapons, skills, and abilities.
* Dull battlefields filled with hypnotized stooges.
* Excessively long missions end in premature defeat too easily.
* When do we get online co-op in a Koei game?