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.
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.
With the biggest cast of characters of the franchise and the new magic system, Warriors Orochi 4 is one of the best games in the musou series.
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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 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.
Only the hardest of hardcore Warriors fans should even look at this title. Otherwise, there’s better games of this type from the exact same people.
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.
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 a step in the right direction after Dynasty Warriors 9, but still needs a lot of work to match up to some of the other great titles in the series.
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.
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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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 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.
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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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.
There's so much potential with Warriors Orochi 4; unfortunately, the latest installment misses the mark on so many of the shots that it takes.
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.
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'.