DarkZero: Warriors Orochi 2 Review

Review by Dominic Sheard:

"I'm going to start off this review with a very interesting video game fact for you. Koei's first Dynasty Warriors game was released back on the Playstation in 1997. It was also a one on one beat-em-up with graphics that were similar to the first Tekken. It wasn't till 2000 that Koei released Dynasty Warriors 2 on the Playstation 2, that it became the style of game we know. Playing as one soldier taking on a massive army, you go around slashing and smashing your way through simplistic minions.

Since then there haave been countless releases and ports for the franchise. Did you know that if you include every game (not including ports) in the franchise - Samurai Warriors, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam and Warriors Orochi - there are over 20 games released at this point in time. I tell you one thing, that's bloody crazy, 20 games that are pretty much identical when it comes to the core gameplay. But you know what the craziest thing about it is? They all still sell, and Koei knows this because otherwise they wouldn't keep creating the damn games.

It's amazing really that Koei can get cash with minimal effort, just by adding new characters, settings and stages, they can sell the game off to the fans. But that's not what I'm here to talk about. I'm here to give a verdict on the new game in the Warriors series, Warriors Orochi 2."

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