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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii)

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

49 reviews

Aug, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the gameplay. The value for money also gets good feedback.

story, value for money, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii)

 

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is a strategy role-playing game that cleverly mimics Japanese animation, presenting a highly original and hilarious adventure. The game unfolds like an interactive anime, implementing wild situations and comical...

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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...

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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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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...

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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

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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...

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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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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...

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

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