Warrior’s Orochi 3 Ultimate Review
If your a fan of either the Dynasty Warriors or Samurai Warriors series chances are you’ve heard of Warriors Orochi. The Orochi series is a scenario where the heroes of both Feudal Japan and China are forced to come together in order to stop the Snake Demon Orochi and his armies from destroying everything. Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate is an improved version of its predecessor Warriors Orochi 3, and contains over a staggering 180 stages. Needles to say this provides hours upon hours of potential game play so lets jump right in.
In addition to the massive amount of stages and scenarios that are available, there has also been an influx of new characters. Boasting over 140 different warriors we also get to play as characters from the Atelier, Ninja Gaiden, and Soul Calibur franchises collectively. This also creates scenarios where you are forced into alternate dimension type battles where you recruit said characters that are not originally part of either the Dynasty or Samurai warriors worlds. We also get a handful of completely original and new characters thrown into the mix giving the player plenty of options to pick from to make there ultimate team.
The landscapes consist of around 50 different stages, most of which long-term fans of the series will recognize. Most of which have been twisted by the Demon Orochi and his henchmen’s evil magic. The soundtrack is what we have all come to know and love with its heavy upbeat metal/techno sounding riffs. And I mean all of that in a good way, the music just fits and really puts you in the mood to go kick thousands of soldiers butts across the many stages. Plus if you’ve played Warriors Orochi 3 on the Xbox 360 or PS3, you can upload your save data to the new version of the game. There are two new game modes, Gauntlet Mode where you will be able to create a team of 5 characters to use across a different constantly evolving stages that become harder the longer you stay. Duel Mode allows the player to compete with other online players or the AI in 3v3 3D battlegrounds. It functions more like a fighting game.
Overall this installment to the Tecmo Koei franchise is well worth what the price tag is. Massive amounts of gameplay combined with beautifully enhanced graphics and soundtrack will make any fan boy drool. This game turned into a pleasantly ridiculous time sink for me and I loved every second of it. 7 out of 10.