Shui Gor
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Shui Gor

Needless to say, All-Stars isn’t worth its MSRP (at least when Warriors expansions and most spin-offs are concerned), then?

Geebun
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Geebun

I buy one of those game every so often so I don’t get tired of them and I usually like the side games more then the main games so having one where I can play as William, Arnice, Ayane, etc is something I’m really into, 5.5/10 or not.

Mewshuji
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My biggest gripe with the game as a concept is no Monster Rancher character. Pixie would’ve been great, and either Suezo or Mochi would be frickin’ hilarious.

It’s a shame it seems to just be “another” Warriors title, rather than upping the ante like with Hyrule Warriors or like Dynasty Warriors 9 and Fire Emblem Warriors seem primed to be. But Nobunyaga is just so temptingly hilarious a character to play as, I might have to pick it up sometime anyway. God, I’d pay good money for a proper Samurai Cats Warriors.

El Chica Incognitus
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…am I the only one looking at this review and going “who the fuck are these people fighting with Lu Bu”?

Like….I get Dragon Warriors, I get Hyrule Warriors and I get Samurai and Dynasty Warriors…but who the fuck are the rest of these people?!

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

You should recognise the Dead Or Alive girls from pornography, some of the guys from Nioh (also from pornography?), the Yakuza games (again, mostly seen in pornography), the cat from persona? (he looks like the cat from the pornography anyway) And of course, Rio from Rio Poker who is recognisable to weeaboos with gambling addictions and literally no one else.

El Chica Incognitus
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I’m a PC gamer predominantly…kind of more of commentary about how unremarkable their chosen cast of characters are as opposed to literally every other mash up game where the characters are actually iconic. After actually looking up who is in the game I have literally never heard of 90% of the cast; I mean Dead or Alive is more or less just a recognizable series name. I couldn’t tell you a single person from that series or even what genre it is.

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

not surprising as few of the games they’re from have been released outside of japan & even fewer played them – Neoromance is the only one that imho *should* probably be better known in the west, as it is the genre antecedent of 90% of english language visual novels on Steam.

But that does highlight how much of a weird in-house asset flip the thing is, like someone threw all the games that were never getting “warriors” games at some developers, shouted “furry version of the sengoku period!”, then locked them in a room until a game was produced.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

…whut? There is only 1 guy from Nioh. Yakuza isn’t represented in this game. Neither is Persona, which I’m 99% sure isn’t even a Tecmo license since it is published by Atlus. Dead or Alive was a pretty well-known series before it became “tits for days: the vidjagarme”, then it became the poster child of stupid character design.

My brain exploded on reading this comment. Take from that what you will.

Mewshuji
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Characters from non-Warriors Koei-Tecmo games. Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden, Atelier, Deception, Neoromance, Oopona, Toukiden, Nioh, and so on. Think of it like Smash Bros., but for KT rather than Nintendo.

Terry Osaurusies XI
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Terry Osaurusies XI

I don’t think KT are particularly adventurous with their character designs much. When that William from Nioh appeared, he didn’t even register to me as a person I had seen before till it was brought up. They all blend into a homogeneous mass of Japanese cliché.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Is there a way for me to say “I never had or knew of anyone who was apparently incapable of reading the large subtitles that stay on screen for like, an eternity with each line, in every single warriors game” without making you think I’m an asshole?

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

“Unfortunately, I never learned Japanese in order to play my video games”

Well I learned English to play mine, so fuck me I guess.

Zachary Organ
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Zachary Organ

Wow! If that isn’t sarcasm then good on ya man. I know enough people who say that learning another language isn’t ‘that hard’ but it definitely takes dedication and practice.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Well it took me around 20 years of my life for me to learn it by myself.

Mewshuji
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I mean there are people who can and do read those lines. But there are also people who can’t, like Jim. It’s just how different people interpret the screen presented to them. Options are good- an English dub would’ve been nice to help people out (or for those who just prefer English), as would keeping an option for the Japanese dub for purists.

Nitrium
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A lot of people would prefer games in their own language, but only English speaking folks incessantly whine about it when it isn’t in theirs. English is NOT the first language of the vast majority of the world and it likely never will be. The sense of English language entitlement never ceases to amaze (and I’m from New Zealand).

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

At least some people in Japan think English is the most popular language on Earth. Or they did in 2006 anyway.

Death Note goes out of its way to make the book itself written in English in the animation despite taking place in Japan, and Ryuk explains it as him not caring where it landed since just about anyone could read it.

Chris
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This has nothing to do with ‘english language entitlement’, this is about it being difficult to read text on screen in the midst of an action game when you have dialogue subtitles going off at the same time in game instructions are at the same time that damage and K.O. text is flashing up. This is a problem with Warriors games and it is going to be true of any gamer who can’t understand the voice over language.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

I suppose.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
Devil’s Advocate time: I was in the middle of the big “choose your ending” mission at the middle of the game on my first playthrough. I had been following along pretty well this far. Suddenly I had to capture like 3 bases, while characters were waxing on about their motivations and arguing about who was right. Between my playable party shouting over the story with their own subtitles (William yelling in English), the fact I was killing things and dodging attacks, the onscreen blurb announcing level-ups, sub-missions, and objective clears, and the sheer amount of stress I was under since… Read more »
Chris
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There might have been, but you didn’t find it. This has always been a problem with the Warriors games, or at least as long as I’ve been playing them. The amount of information they throw up on the screen while you are paying attention to gameplay and then how quickly that information goes away. If you are a fast enough reader or you process information in a way that means you don’t have problems with it than good for you. But yes, you are an asshole for simply assuming that everyone who has a problem with it is ‘incapable of… Read more »
Terry Osaurusies XI
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Terry Osaurusies XI

Japan: The Game: Twatwaffle-filling Screen Edition: ALL OUR OLD ASSETS MILKED TILL LAST DROP… ALLIANCE!

Chris
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The fact that this game got localized when half these franchises rarely if ever are is just weird. I’m all for it, but it’s super weird.

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