Time for a new game review, this time on "Warriors Orochi 3".
Starting with the graphics all I can say is that there allright, there not anything spectacular like you might see in games like "Halo 4" or "Bioshock Infinite" but they do manage to get a lot of good details into what are actually fairly small character and weapon models, so props for that. Gamplay wise it's very smooth, you basically run around a large battle field mowing down hoards of enemies with a team of three warriors from Chinese and Japanese myth/history and this one also includes Achilles, from Greek myth, Ayane, from the DOA series, Ryu Hayabusa, from Ninja Gaiden, and Joan of Arc, from Christianity. My personal favorite characters are Liu-Bei, Cao-Cao, and Sun Jian. As you fight you will encounter enemy officers wich, when defeated, will grant you bonus EXP to level up the character that defeated them, you continue this process until you meet the "Victory condition" wich can vary from mission to mission. It's a little monotonous but overall enjoyable. Every character falls into a category, the catagories are Power, Speed, Technique, and Wonder. These catagories will determine that characters stats (attack, defence, speed, and life AKA health). Unfortunately some characters play very similarly, for example, Cao-Cao and Sun Jian have nearly the exact same combos save for there Charge Attacks and Musao Attacks (wich we will cover momentarily), speaking of combos each character has a combo that they can perform by mashing the X button on your controller and by pushing Y during the combo you can perform a "Charge Attack" to both end the combo and deal bonus damage, some charge attacks can even start a new combo by continuously pushing the Y button. As for Musao attacks, these are perfomed by pushing the B button when the "Musao Gauge is full, you fill the gauge by defeating enemies and performing combos. Musao attacks for each character from the "Dynasty Warriors" series (who make up roughly half of the playable characters) are unique and have a large area of effect making them good for use if your surrounded my a large amount of opponents. Musao attacks for characters from the "Samurai Warriors" series (who make up nearly the entire other half of playable characters) are slightly different and not as unique, for them you have to hold down the B button, this will unleash a long combo on you opponent that ends in a single powerfull strike making these better for tanking officers. Lastly there is the True Triple Attack, this is the most powerfull attack your team can use, as you fight enemies and use combos and musao attacks you fill the Triple Attack Meter, when this is full you simply push the Left and Right bumpers simultaneously to activate it, this puts the characters into Triple Attack Mode, in this mode your character are invincible and enemies move in slow motion for about 30 seconds, all you have to do now is simply run past enemies and officers you and they will glow blue, this means that they will be targeted for the Final Blast that happens when TTA mode runs out this deals MASSIVE damage to all the targets, making it great for clearing large hoards and for tanking officers. In the music department there really isn't much to say, none of the music is bad but there just aren't any really memorable tracks, and for me that's a little disappointing, it might not be as big a deal for the rest of you though. One good thing though is that if you haven't played the previous 2 games you can simply go to the Gallery section of the menu screen and find a quick rundown of the events f the last 2 games under the Galleries "Orochi World" option. One last unfortunate bit with the game though is that there is no english voice acting, all the dialogue is in Japanese only, though you can set the subtitles to any other language, and, again, while this doesn't bug me too much it might effect others out there. Overall the game is pretty good though and hold up well with the rest of the series, it is a 360 exclusive title though so PS3 and Wii owners are sort of left out, the game is a pretty cheap buy though, I got mine new for only $20 and is well worth it, hell for all the fun I got out of it, I would have paid $40. And now I'll answer a question that some of you are probably asking, how does it compare to "Dynasty Warriors gundam 3"? Well... I'd have to say that there are things I like about each one, and things that I dislike and in the end there about equall. That's all for now until next time, remember, keep the getaway car running.