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Sakura Wars

Sega, Sega CS2 R&D
Apr 28, 2020 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

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Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
7 / 10
3.5 / 5
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Hobby Consolas
78 / 100
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Sakura Wars Trailers

Sakura Wars - Combat Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Sakura Wars - Combat Trailer | PS4

Sakura Wars - Announcement Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Sakura Wars - Announcement Trailer | PS4

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Critic Reviews for Sakura Wars

Eager to please genre fans, Sakura Wars delivers an olds-chool experience with a hefty dose of drama.

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Metro GameCentral

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5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the best attempts at an interactive anime ever, although the nonsensical story, weak combat, and dubious portrayal of female characters will ensure it a limited audience in the West.

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Sakura Wars is not perfect, but it is a delightfully charming experience. Between the sweet bonding moments and high-stakes battles, there's plenty to cheer for.

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Sakura Wars' unique world, fun character interactions, and high-stakes melodrama help it overcome mediocre action sequences.

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It's not going to be a memorable tale, but this Sakura Wars is an enjoyable adventure while it lasts.

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Sakura Wars represents an ambitious new start for the franchise, one that might not be to everyone's tastes.

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Sakura Wars may be a crisp, fully 3D modern release, but every inch of the story, characters, and sound feels like it's straight out of the 90s. This soft-reboot may not revolutionise gaming as the original game did, but it still manages to deliver an expertly crafted love letter to those old-school stories and characters that will put a smile on anyone's face. The combat scenes may lack the same depth and intrigue as the story beats of the game, but they're a minor part of an otherwise unforgettable anime adventure.

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It might look too shallow (and it probably is) in a first glimpse, but the representation of the characters is certainly charming. It's like giving life to a shonen TV show.

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