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Do I recommend Warriors Orochi 4? If you are a fan of Musou games, beat em ups or hack-n-slash games, I absolutely recommend picking this game up as soon as possible. I have already poured dozens of hours into it, and I know that I am going to be pouring hundreds more as the days go on.
Conquering the battlefield with new improvements and a neat new magic system, Warriors Orochi 4 is a welcome addition for the series and stands as one of the best overall games in Koei Tecmo's beloved hack n' slash genre.
Warriors Orochi 4 is the latest in a long line of Musou brawlers, a new entry in its own sub-series that assumes your fandom already as a multi-series crossover. Despite its roots in historical fiction, Warriors Orochi 4 allows itself to dip into over the top, supernatural territory, using mythology as an excuse to put real-life generals and warlords into even more bizarre combat situations. Bringing the likes of Zeus and Ares into the mix only makes things more fantastical, and the combat mechanics are bumped up to scale. The ceiling on combat potential has been shattered here, and using the new tools at players' disposal can allow them to more or less combo indefinitely to their hearts' content. While the breezy, fast and simple style of Musou isn't for everybody, fans will undoubtedly have a blast pushing this one to its breaking point, should one even exist. Warriors Orochi 4 is an easy highlight in a series that has consistently improved (Dynasty Warriors 9 being an exception) over the past few years.
Warriors Orochi 4 is a true celebration of what means to be a great musou. Proud of its essence and its mission to deliver its own style of fun and unique gameplay, everything was done with the fans in mind, making it one of the best games of the genre in this generation.
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Overall, with a cast of over 170 characters to play as, an absolutely insane amount of character dialogue and an equally insane amount of enemies to slay, Warriors Orochi 4 will keep you busy for hours and hours on end. The story mode featuring missions that take anywhere from 7 to 20 minutes each to complete results in satisfying battle sessions that are rewarding. Gameplay is excellent despite being repetitive hack and slash based since it is quite simply, incredibly fun and implemented in a non-aggravating non-grindy manner. The sheer number of characters each with unique weapons makes Warriors Orochi 4 a must buy game for fans of the musou game genre and is quite easily one of the best fun games of 2018.
Warriors Orochi 4 is a great offering in the tactical action genre with massive scale, excellent combat solid RPG offerings. Some repetitive NPC usages coupled with the grindy nature of the title might be a turn off to sum. However, if you are someone who loves develop overpowered characters and teams, is a completionist at heart or is looking for a title to grind through while binging whatever is on Netflix, Warriors Orochi 4 delivers!
Warriors Orochi 4 is a celebration of Koei Tecmo's Warriors series, and it's a great game to pick up for those interested in some good old hack-and-slash goodness. With its record-breaking roster of characters and some new gameplay mechanics, this is one adventure that is divinely entertaining.
Warriors Orochi 4 is another game in the series. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel and basically stays the course. It’s good for fans, but if you felt like there was something missing before, then this one won’t do much to change your mind.
With thrilling, classic Musou gameplay, new systems, and a fun story, Warriors Orochi 4 is a really great game that both fans of the series and newcomers can enjoy. It might be the ultimate Musou game following the same traditional blueprint Omega Force stuck with for almost two decades, as future games might all pick-up the open-world formula.
Warrior's Orochi gameplay can be a little repetitive, but the chance of switching betwen characters and the great variety of different attacks makes it a must play of the Xbox One catalogue.
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Warriors Orochi 4 is like a dream Musou game: matching up the two largest rosters from Omega Force, but like a dream, can at times be pointless or without direction.
Overall, Warriors Orochi 4 might not do much to break the mold, but it's a lot of fun. With arguably too many characters, new attacks and powers to use, it's a nice twist on the familiar series. Toss in a new foe and a tons of things to level and do and it's hard for fans to say no. Sure, it might not have the best story or stand out in terms of the franchise, but if you're looking for a new Warriors game, this is a solid choice.
Warriors Orochi 4 is successful in maintaining the essence of the series while introducing new gameplay mechanics, making it a definite step in the right direction for the evolution of the series.
As a fan of musou games, it would be impossible for me not to recommend this game to people who might be curious about the series or veterans looking for their next button mashing fix. While more than half of the stages are lifted from the games they were originally from, a fun story, great music, and enjoyable frantic combat makes Warriors Orochi 4 a must have for any fan of these characters or franchises.
Warriors Orochi 4 is probably the biggest hack and slash game ever made. Even though its gameplay is pretty straightforward, you can certainly find fun in it.
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Offering up a huge selection of characters and content, Warriors Orochi 4 isn't bringing a lot of new ideas, but it is dishing out a very refined and welcoming minor evolution to the tried and tested Warriors formula.
Warriors Orochi 4 is one of the best Warriors series games with more than 170 warriors, and the Ultimate version makes the gameplay even deeper. However, the updated content is very limited and a little bit expensive. For those gamers who already own Warriors Orochi 4, it doesn't seem worthy.
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Warriors Orochi 4 is the type of Musou release that diehard fans will get a kick out of. As for everyone else who's grown tired of these types of games, this sequel won't rekindle your past appreciation for them. Ultimately, Warriors Orochi 4 is still a good time.
I must say that Warriors Orochi 4 is one of the best installment in this unique series. As always, gameplay is the key part in this Franchise and Warriors Orochi 4 provide you with an entertaining and fun gameplay elements that could satisfy you for many hours of playing it. 170 playable characters from Warriors Orochi, Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors series as well as some new characters, create one of the most huge roster in gaming history and meaningly increases the replay value of the game. Although Warriors Orochi 4 has some issues like repetitive level design, weak AI and lack of challenges in many parts of the game, but as a full package, it is a valuable and entertaining game. Warriors Orochi 4 is a must-buy game for fans of 3 mentioned series, and can be a good start for gamers that are new to this type of games.
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Warriors Orochi 4 has the biggest character roster to date (GWR), but is it the best in the series? In my opinion, Warriors Orochi 3 had a much better story and a more interesting core mechanic (time travel), but Warriors Orochi 4‘s story does get better as you get deeper into the game. There are parts of the game which annoyed me, such as the weapon and upgrade management side, but the actual gameplay is solid for a ‘Warriors’ game and delivers hours of mindless fun. I was also saddened to see the gauntlet and paint mode are absent, especially when it’s replacement is a king of the hill style game, but at least we have full local and online co-op in every one of the 65 stages.
If you can look past the little annoyances like grinding and the frame rate, then Warrior Orochi 4, coupled with fun gameplay and pretty looking environments, makes for a rather welcome instalment into the franchise.
A great, relaxing button-masher you can turn your brain off for and just power through and watch legendary heroes become friends, though it is missing a sense of wonder this time around that not even the Greek and Norse gods could replace.
Warriors Orochi 4 is just another Musuo game with improved gameplay, additional features, and more characters to choose from. Still, it gets boring and tiring to play in the long run if you’re alone, and I’d just put this in my gaming shelf until another player convinces me to play it together with me. I still had fun though, don’t get me wrong.
Whether you've been away for a decade or kept up with every release, you'll find something to like here. The character variety and self-serious nonsense mesh into a breezy good time that's easy to recommend
Despite rocky presentation and a ho-hum story, Warriors Orochi 4 has been some of the dumbest fun I've had with a video game all year. There's always been something magical about sending dozens of foes flying with giant swords and massive spears, but to up the ante with cross-character combos and absurd magic attacks makes the whole thing even more fun. While the lacklustre story mode didn't provide a strong hook for me to keep playing, I was driven by the swath of new characters I'd unlock with each mission and the new tools and tricks I had at my disposal when I went into the next battle with these additional soldiers. Warriors Orochi 4 doesn't get everything right, but I'd argue it gets the most important thing spot on.
Flashy animations and seamless transitions mark a step up for the Warriors Orochi franchise. However, a bloated cast means several tend to get ignored. Likewise, tacked on mechanics will need some fleshing out.
Even with these flaws though, Warriors Orochi 4 is still a fun game. It serves its purpose and delivers on what it advertises, giving players a power fantasy experience where they can tear through waves of enemies with the touch of a button. It's an enjoyable Musou title which will keep fans entertained, and takes some small steps forward that future installments could use to great effect.
Warriors Orochi 4 brings two different series together for a large and content-full musou game that features a solid gameplay and a lot of fan service that will leave dedicated players very satisfied. For all its qualities, Warriors Orochi 4 is not the most accessible game for new players and its visual presentation is somewhat disappointing due the Nintendo Switch technical limitations but that should not stand in the way of exploring this musou celebration.
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Although I feel this is the best Mosou game currently available for the Switch, there's not enough here to bring over any converts, especially those who played Fire Emblem Warriors or Hyrule Warriors specifically for the franchise tie-ins. And although I don't prefer all of the changes from the previous Warriors Orochi game, they've made just enough to make things fresh for fans of the series and keep them entertained throughout the game's robust campaign.
This is a typical Musou experience with some new mechanics added to it, while some elements don't really make a difference fans of the series will have fun playing for lots of hours and trying various characters.
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Warriors Orochi 4 will not turn a non-believer into a believer. If you are already uninterested in the Warriors franchise, or musou games in general, Warriors Orochi 4 isn't going to change your mind. Yet, I imagine that for most fans, they're merely looking for more of the same. Despite being formulaic and repetitive, you know what you're getting with a Warriors game. And if that's your thing, you'll no doubt have some fun with Warriors Orochi 4.
This has been technically the most polished Warriors game so far. Despite the overwhelming number of playable characters, the combat is fun even if it iterates on the same traditional dated formula. As a whole though, Warriors Orochi 4 lacks an engaging story and directly serves more as a fan-service game.
The honest truth is that despite being a lot older, Orochi 3 is the game I'd prefer to play over Warriors Orochi 4. It feels more fully featured, more well-designed, more interesting to play, and it has a more interesting cast. If you're burned out on Orochi 3, then Orochi 4 might give you a nice fix. It's not a bad game — just a very by-the-numbers entry in the series. Fans of the franchise will probably get their usual enjoyment out of it, but there's little to strongly recommend it over most of the recent Warriors games.
Warriors Orochi 4 is a solid addition to the long history of the Warriors franchises, with more punch than you can shake a bo staff at. Fans of the series will find a lot to sink their teeth into and more than just a little bit to enjoy, but newcomers may have a hard time investing into the series especially after repeated recruitment missions kill the flow of the narrative. Even considering that, it's hard not to feel that a lot of corners have been cut with even some of the most simplistic bugs (such as looping sound at a held button) still making their presence apparent repeatedly in the final version. While flashy animations feel like the newest generation of gaming, the entire system still feels as if it were built on a console from the early 2000s. Fun comes first in this installment of the Warriors franchise titan, but it still feels as if the series is recovering from the blows laden at the feet of Dynasty Warriors 9.
More than 160 characters, standard arenas, and thousands of enemies to mow away: Warriors Orochi 4 remains faithful to the musou formula, but it's too easy and excessively repetitive.
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Mixes bland enemies and environments with spectacular bosses, playable characters and effects. Repetitive and sometimes a chore but the story is worth SOME of it.
If you enjoy the Warriors franchise this is a fantastic experience and a joy to get sucked into "just one more battle" but despite its new features it still feels stale.
It's not for everyone, but Warriors Orochi 4's multitudinous hordes can be pleasurable to sweep through, despite the game feeling by-the-numbers in many ways. This is simply more, and while fans might be able to forgive the bland presentation, we'd wager that non-devotees would have a much better time with the Zelda or Fire Emblem spin-offs – with the characters, settings and accoutrement you know and love helping to temper the monotony when you're not quite ‘in the zone'.
Warriors Orochi 4 is not a particularly bad game, but it does feel like it's trying its best to innovate on a tired formula, but those new additions might not be enough. Compounded with finicky menus and performance issues, it leaves the game leaving a little bit more to be desired than what it offers currently. And no, that doesn't mean they should add more characters.
Warriors Orochi 4 doesn't do much to advance the Orochi spin-off, but it does bring a return to the old formula, something fans will no doubt enjoy after Dynasty Warriors 9‘s misstep.
The story is take it or leave it and Warriors Orochi 4 isn't too welcoming to newcomers in general. If you are a fan of the Orochi games and have a need for this on the go, I guess the Nintendo Switch is the only way you can go. However, in every other instance, there would be other versions of the same game I would recommend more.
Warriors Orochi 4 suffers from lots of problems and issues, and if you are not familiar with the series, think twice before going for it, as there are far better options available on the market. But for the hardcore fans of the genre, Warriors Orochi 4 can be entertaining, especially for those who doesn’t like the open world setting of Dynasty Warriors 9
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Warriors Orochi 4 captures some of the nostalgic magic that’s made the Musou games a fun button mashing romp. But the game is painfully safe – doing very little that feels new or exciting.
Perhaps the largest issue with Warriors Orochi 4 on Nintendo Switch is that it is on the Switch. With both Fire Emblem Warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition available on the console, choosing a lesser version of the game with less recognisable characters isn’t realistic. If you want a good hack-and-slash game then there are already two here, this just doesn’t come close.
There's too much packed into Warriors Orochi 4 making it an over-complicated mess. It's fun at first, but you'll lose interest as the challenge wanes and you get burdened with micromanagement.
Warriors Orochi 4 is a disappointingly cheap sequel. Stripped back and basic, it feels like a quick and easy apology aimed at fans who were left disgruntled by the dire Dynasty Warriors 9. There's still enjoyment to be found here, with the series' trademark action holding strong, but poor presentation and unstable performance drag the experience down. Koei Tecmo really needs to get its Warriors games back on track, but until that happens, you're better off nabbing the far superior Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate.
It is so difficult to recommend Warriors Orochi 4 right now when the series has made a name for itself through re-released games with added story content, characters and modes. Why would this title be any different? The main story is an enjoyable enough ride for hack and slash fans, but that's really all there is to it (unless you have an online subscription and want to battle with friends). Just wait for the inevitable ultimate edition in a year's time.
Omega Force touts a fresh story, new mechanics, and a massive cast of characters but this is yet another Warriors title that succumbs to the series' repetitive hack 'n' slash formula despite signs of passion from its developers.