The long standing Warriors franchise (known as the Musou series in Japan) has always been a favourite of mine, especially the spin off Samurai Warriors series so to say I was excited for this game is a bit of an understatement. Samurai Warriors 4: Empires is the latest entry into the series and mixes the usual hack and slash gameplay of the Warriors games with strategic elements. Focusing on the Sengoku period of Japanese history you control the fate of one of the many clans vying for power, each with it's own goal through various historically accurate scenarios. The Empires series has always had a strong focus on customisation and this entry is no different, you can create your own scenarios and officers. Will this be an Empire to stand the test of time or will it just end up crumbling?