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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (PS2)

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (PS2)
alaScore 91

15 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (PlayStation 2)

 

Quick Specs - Developer: Idea Factory - Genre: Role-Playing.

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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

 

It has been a long time coming. The Sakura Wars series is probably one of the longest running franchises in gaming history, yet not one title has ever made it...

Monstrous replay value ; Addictive combat ; Great fan service ; Multiple endings

Some translation woes ; Might be too quirky for its own good

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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Review

 

Anime fans need apply

Plays out like an interactive anime with lots of replay value and a unique gameplay twist for the U.S

Dialogue choices can be tough to get "right" without a guide; SRPG element could use more character customization

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is a rare gem that'll certainly find its niche among anime fans and RPG perfectionists, but I fear that your average gamer won't have the patience for the dialogue and runaround involved in each episode. Once you get used...

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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

 

Fans of the series have been waiting over a decade for the Sakura Taisen games to make it to North America, and they finally got their wish thanks to NIS America. NIS was able to secure the fifth game in the series, Sakura Taisen V for the Playstation...

There are still plenty of things I haven’t mentioned, but they are ultimately smaller details and would only add unnecessary words to an already lengthy review. To put it quite simply, I haven’t been this addicted to a game (particularly an RPG title)...

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So Long, My PlayStation 2

 

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is a perfect send-off for what may well be remembered as the greatest console in gaming history.

I'll be honest, though: I'd already spilled so much digital ink in describing the ins and outs of Sakura Wars' gameplay on another site (yes, that big three-letter one) that I completely forgot to finish one for my true home. Having played no shortage...

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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

 

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is not a new game, but one that has been in Japan for about five years. Of the Sakura series, this is the first to get localized and released in North America. With any luck, RPG fans will have more from this series to...

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is a great niche release if you're into Japanese games that are heavy on anime, SRPG, and dating. For those gamers, they will find a polished, if not perfect, localized title with a lot of content and reason to comeback.

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Sakura Wars ~So Long, My Love~

 

It took five years, but after a lot of hassle and fighting, someone has brought Sakura Taisen V to the US. Sure, we never got any of the other games, but it's still a groundbreaking achievement. And who better to localize it than NIS America? Yes, in...

So I would urge you, dear reader, to enjoy what you can get. And this is what we get. Sakura Wars ~So Long, My Love~ is a great game in its own right. It sports NISA's best localization to date and has truckloads of replay value to boot. I would even...

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Review: Sakura Wars: So Long My Love (Playstation 2)

 

So long as you can get past the fact that everyone in both languages pronounces “Gemini” like “Jiminy”, anyway. I get that she's supposed to be southern, and that the name is being pronounced weird for that reason, but it's kinda silly that Red decided...

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is probably the last great game the PS2 will ever see, and if this is the note the system is to go out on, well, that’s not so bad at all. The game is a real treat for RPG fans, between its engaging and well written story,...

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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Review for the PS2

 

Ai Love New York.

Unique tri-style mash-up of genres; Animé movie-scenes in dual voice-overs; Character-bond 'branching', multiple endings; Pokes fun at ethnic stereotypes

Long patches of "hit the button to continue"; Dialogue can sometimes d-r-a-g on

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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love hands-on preview

 

Some games are supposedly "not meant" for American audiences, but that doesn't stop us from clamoring for their release. In the case of the fifth (and final?) entry in the Sakura Wars series, Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love, we're finally witnessing an...

The fifth installment of the epic series does not disappoint and resonates with me, though I am a prior fan of visual novels and games in the same vein that Adventure Mode follows. It should be interesting to see who takes a chance on this relatively...

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