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Samurai Warriors: Katana (Wii)

Samurai Warriors: Katana (Wii)
alaScore 78

34 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the gameplay, but opinions are divided on the multi player mode. There are some negative comments about the story.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Samurai Warriors: Katana (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 34 reviews)

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Samurai Warriors: Katana (Wii)

 

The Dynasty/Samurai Warriors franchise is about as polarizing as you get. Either you love the series' completely mindless hacking and slashing, or you hate it, not least of all because every entry is essentially the exact same game. This time, Koei...

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Samurai Warriors: Katana Review

 

Samurai Fight Fever Falls Short.

You can applaud KOEI for trying something different with Samurai Warriors: Katana or perhaps not if you are a big fan of the previous Dynasty Warriors game style. Even though Katana shares the same "slaughter everyone" overall goal, the on rails...

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Samurai Warriors: Katana

 

The moment the Wii's control scheme was initially announced, gamers worldwide were abuzz with ideas for games, and the concept of a swordfighting game was usually at the top of the list. Ubisoft's Red Steel was the first attempt at this, but many found...

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Samurai Warriors: Katana review for the WII

 

A slice of reality.

Short and sweet works great; Variety of weapons and actions; Heated multiplayer competitions

No co-op story; No head-to-head dueling; Slippery motion controls

As you might have noticed, I must have woken from my concussion or escaped the Twilight Zone, because I'm able to complain about Samurai Warriors again. And you were worried about me… weren't you? Honestly though, for all these complaints, Katana is a...

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Samurai Warriors: Katana (Wii)

 

Over the years, Koei has gotten a lot of criticism for its Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series. Both series play identically, and both stubbornly stick to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" theory of game design. Given how popular the games...

This review was based on a retail copy of the game provided by the publisher.

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Samurai Warriors: Katana

 

There is no doubt that Koei has managed to garner considerable following with its Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors franchises, but they're

Samurai Warriors Katana is not a bad title by any means. In fact in a lot of ways it takes the light gun game formula and transforms it into a unique sword slasher for the Wii. However there are still a handful of issues,and the problem of...

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Samurai Warriors Katana

 

One of the best executions of sword-based combat on the Wii, but still a bit rough around the edges.

Best implementation of sword combat on the Wii yet; free-movement levels

Only the best of a poor lot; uninspired on-rails levels

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Samurai Warriors: Katana

 

Use your remote to get a slice of the action

Imaginative bosses ; Decent Wii controls ; On-rails gameplay

Repetitive gameplay ; Wrists turning to jelly ; Weak graphics

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Samurai Warriors Katana (2008) on Wii

 

Samurai Warriors: Katana has a ton of potential on Wii, and we think of this first entry as a decent proof of concept for what we hope becomes a deeper, more polished experience in the future. We'll admit that we were skeptical with this one, as...

Koei's first Wii effort has potential, but leaves something to be desired.

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Samurai Warriors: KATANA Wii Review

 

Swinging a sword on the Wii is something which could be rather tiring given the consoles use of arm flailing motion sensing. Luckily, Samurai Warriors: KATANA involves button presses besides the usual silly remote waving, so at least all our favoured...

Samurai Warriors: KATANA is fun for a little while, although rarely does it have the depth and sense of freedom of the usual Warriors games. Any changes to the Warriors formula will be applauded by some, but fans of Koei's hack and slash series may not...