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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii)

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii)
alaScore 89

48 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 33 expert reviews and 15 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 71/100. The average review date is May 28, 2010. We have compared these reviews to 93205 reviews from other Nintendo Wii Games. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Aug 22, 2018.

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Expert review by : Mike V. (

Sakura Wars: So Long My Love Review


Sakura Wars is a series that started with games and expanded to anime. The only way to have experience these games what either to import a Japanese PS2 and one of the games, or to install a mod chip on the PS2 and import the game. Thanks to Nippon Ichi...

The game does clock in about 20 hours, and is even longer with side quests and other events. This is one of the few JRPGs that I have come across that does have replay value and not just extra missions to lengthen the game. As said earlier, part of the...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Ken "ZeroTolerance" McKown (

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

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Cole Jones (

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...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Jenni Lada (

Gamertell Review: Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love for Wii, PS2


In a perfect world, the original Sakura Wars would have been released in English for the Dreamcast back in 2000, when it first came out. Unfortunately, it's taken until now to finally get an English-language entry in what is one of Sega and Red...

Interesting mix of actions to make choices and affect the story, interesting storyline divided into “episodes,” strategic battles work well and look great, multiple endings, photo sidequests and there are special codes for extra photos and extras. The...

Too few strategic battles and no Japanese language option. Can’t skip some repetitive animated sequences. Some people experience freezing or crashes, especially if they load saves from the middle of battles. (I didn’t, but I did witness it happen to a...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Justin Last (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love


First and foremost, Sakura Wars is a dating sim. Don't let that stop you though - it's a darn good dating sim, and to up the manliness a bit there are also giant robots and SRPG battle mechanics. It took a long time for Sakura Wars to come to the US,...

Highly replayable, interesting characters, big stompy mechs, huge flying bosses, strategic battles

Can be a bit overwhelming - particularly the dialog choices

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Matthew Prunty (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love


When you talk about Japanese RPG titles, you can't help but mention the long-running series known as Sakura Wars. While games like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Breath of Fire are usually the first games to be mentioned that come out of Japan, Sakura...

Apr, 2010

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Expert review by : Patrick Gann (

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...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Samantha Nelson (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love


A game that mixes musical theater, evil robots, a Texan cowgirl, and a tough lawyer can't possibly be tedious, can it?

Each character is limited to a certain number of actions that can be divided between movement, healing, and attacking, with an energy bar that can be used to execute special moves or joint attacks with allies. There’s basically no distinction between...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Fitch (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Review


This strategy-RPG/dating sim is over a decade late to the West -- but has its audience outgrown the concept?

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Nick Ellis (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love


One for lovers of '20s New York, Mechs, and Broadway musicals

It mashes things up to weird effect ; Interesting in an 'only in Japan' fashion ; Neat cutscenes

Too much pressing of A to get through chat ; Battles drag on ; Nothing that won't be familiar to JRPG fans

The player controls all mechs in the party, maneuvering them around the battlefield and deciding between standard, special and joint attacks, and healing and defending. See the blue bar on the bottom of the screenshots? That bar depletes as you move or...

Mar, 2010