Warriors Orochi 3 Review
Some of you may have noticed a game on the PS Store titles “Warriors Orochi 3” and noticed that it costs $50. A PSN game at that price may have scared you away but be not afraid! Apparently there is some rules that games released in the U.S. for the PS3 with Japanese voices and only English subtitles must be PSN releases and not full retail ones (ahem… Yakuza?). This is the reasoning for why it is there. every other country and the 360 version are full retail releases. The negatives of this are of course no case for collectors. The positive is that you just saved yourself $10.
Some fans actually prefer the original Japanese voices over the English ones anyway but there are a few negatives from it. Some of the voices (mainly the narrorator) will be missed by fans accustomed to the games in English. Also you will sometimes find yourself trying to read dialogue mid battle and not being quite fast enough to catch it.
Now onto more of the actual ingame aspects. With approximately 130 characters and tons of dialogue for each you understand why they didn’t do English voicework for the game. This game is jam packed. You won’t find day one dlc or on-disc dlc here. With all the Dynasty Warriors characters, Samurai Warriors characters, Warriors Orochi 1 & 2 characters, new characters, and playable characters from other Tecmo/Koei games there are tons of characters to choose from. Did I mention they all have different movesets too? There is also a scenario creator where you can switch up the characters, rules, music, and more from past battles and share them online for others to try.
Those of you that have played a Dynasty Warriors game before but not a Warriors Orochi should know it is pretty much the same but amplified. You use three characters at once and can switch between them on the fly at any time.
Koei tried to give this game a slightly better story than the previous Orochi games had. Three warriors are thrust back in time to save their friends in order to have an army strong enought to stop the mighty Hydra and save humanity. It certainly won’t win any awards but you can tell they. Attempted to have it be more than a “we all just randomly got here together somehow… let’s fight!”
Fans of Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, or WO1 or 2 need to buy this game. It is pretty much the pinnacle of the three different series. If you have been interested in trying a Dynasty Warriors game, this is the one you should try. If you hate the series, you might be won over by this entry, but most likely you’ll still hate it and continue buying every release of Call of Duty.