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Samurai Warriors 4-II Free Download GAMESPACK.NET Stuck in a strange realm somewhere between a sequel and an expansion, Samurai Warriors 4-II is, in many ways, a follow up to last year’s superb Samurai Warriors 4 – but it’s certainly not the inevitable Samurai Warriors 5. It borrows characters, stages, music, mechanics, voice acting, and even artwork from 2015’s historical hack and slasher, but to call it an enhanced edition isn’t accurate either, since its general structure is totally different. Hey, it’s no wonder people get confused when it comes to musou titles. So let’s just start by jotting down what Samurai Warriors 4-II actually includes. Its main draw is story mode, which, instead of following the narratives of particular clans, follows the tales of individual characters. Unsurprisingly, this augments the events of Japan’s warring period with a more personal feel, as you get to know the involved samurai and watch their legends unfold. As with Samurai Warriors 4, the plot is paved with cutscenes that play out in between each battle, and it’s all done rather well. Plenty of dialogue fleshes out the personalities to a reasonable degree, and each scenario is padded out just enough so that you know what it is you’re fighting for. There are 12 different stories to see in total, and although there’s some overlap with a few characters, they all tend to follow particular narrative themes which make them distinct. Our only quarrel with 4-II’s story mode is the fact that in order to understand exactly what’s going on, you’ll likely need prior knowledge of the historical period.TOP/BEST ADULT VIDEO GAMES IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

Samurai Warriors 4-II Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Samurai Warriors 4-II Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Samurai Warriors 4’s story mode worked so well because it was spread across the bigger picture, and although you could argue that 4-II’s focus on individuals is more engaging, it’s not nearly as welcoming to newcomers. With that in mind, those who have already played the original release will likely get more out of this. Still, story mode is a lengthy, polished component, and watching how each individual plot weaves into the overarching narrative is interesting, especially if you’re a fan of Japanese history. The game’s most original addition comes in the form of survival mode, which is a little more in-depth than its name may lead you to believe. Taking place inside a castle that hosts countless floors, you’re tasked with clearing as many of them as you can. On each level, you’re given a specific objective, and when it’s completed, the door to the next floor opens up. You may have to beat down a set number of troops, or you may be challenged by a certain named officer. Unlike the big, relatively open battlefields found in story mode, survival’s cramped spaces tell you all that you need to know: this is a mode for quick and dirty action, which subsequently means that it complements the rest of the release quite nicely. Survival mode may not have the epic storylines or the vast fields of war, but it does have plenty of reason to keep you coming back. Clearing particular levels of the castle grants you bonuses, and as you work your way up, you’ll uncover more and more additional stuff. All the while, you’ll be looting increasingly rare weapons and items that can be used across the whole game, which means that it’s an efficient and enjoyable way to beef up your favourite characters.

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If a straightforward dungeon crawl isn’t you thing, optional variables are also on hand to test your skills. For example, you can take part in a gold rush mode, which tasks you with collecting as much money from your foes as possible by giving them a good whack, or you could try your luck at time attack, which, as you can probably guess, is all about slaughtering your enemies as swiftly as you can. Survival mode as a whole isn’t the most ambitious component that we’ve seen in a Warriors title, but it is an addictive addition that can prove to be a welcome change of pace. Story mode and survival mode combine to create a neat package, but it doesn’t quite feel like 4-II’s offering is on the same scale as Samurai Warriors 4’s gigantic amount of content, which included the incredibly meaty chronicle mode, and, as mentioned, the vast story. Again, this is why it’s hard to categorise 4-II – it’s more of the same, but it does enough to stand as its own release. There are things that this latest outing does better than its predecessor, however. While gameplay is mostly the same as you switch between two selected characters, complete objectives during battle, and carve your way through hordes of enemy troops, refinements have been made to one-on-one duels, and by and large, the game demands a slightly more methodical approach. As with the previous instalment, 4-II differentiates fights with tough samurai from brawls with lesser soldiers by giving you two separate means of attack.Pinball FX3

Samurai Warriors 4-II Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Samurai Warriors 4-II Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Mapped to triangle, hyper attacks cut through rank and file troops like butter, but officers will shrug them off like they’re nothing. Against these boss-like rivals, you’ll have to push square for normal attacks, and throw in the odd tap of triangle to unleash more powerful charge attacks that tie into your combos. It goes without saying that this system forces you to actually think about what moves you’re using rather than just mashing the controller, and here, things are taken a step further with button prompts that pop up during the heat of combat. While blocking, for instance, your foe may attempt to break your guard with a dash, and at that point, time will slow for a split second, and you’ll have an opportunity to hit the displayed input and smack them away, or you might even be prompted to perform a counterattack if your adversary is about to unleash a special move. It’s a simple mechanic that’s not quite prevalent enough to have an impact on the game’s balance, but it keeps duels feeling enjoyably tense, particularly during high difficulty missions. Samurai Warriors 4-II is weird- and I mean weirder than the average musou game. The weirdness here comes from questions about exactly what this game is– is it a re-release? An expansion? A sequel? The name implies it’s a straight up sequel, but really, it’s a bit more complicated than just that. Samurai Warriors 4-II occupies some sort of nebulous intersection of those three spheres. It’s somehow all three at once.

Survival Mode.

Ostensibly, this is a brand new release- it features an all new story mode, that ditches the broad strokes storytelling of its predecessor, and instead presents us with a more personal take on the massive battles and wars that have always been the series’ forte. It even features a couple of new modes, one of which is probably my favorite addition to a Warriors game ever. But on the other hand, Samurai Warriors 4-II borrows liberally from the original Samurai Warriors 4- characters, music, mechanics, entire maps, and even voice work seems to have been lifted and put here as is. It’s an exercise in bold faced Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V. It gets even harder to review the game, because its actual foundation is identical to the original Samurai Warriors 4- the new game plays identically, with no change in the mechanics. While it’s a bummer, then, that this isn’t Samurai Warriors 5 (although why you would want that so soon remains beyond me), Samurai Warriors 4 was probably the best playing and most satisfying Warriors entry yet- so a new one being based on it isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the world. Even in the worst case scenario, you’re going to have a fun time button mashing your way through the hordes of enemy that show up to be sliced by your blades. If somehow you have managed to stay unaware of what a Samurai Warriors game entails, here’s the CliffNotes version- set in feudal Japan, the games serve to be a retelling of actual historical Japanese battles, though they’re usually about as accurate as a Wikipedia page.Space Haven

Samurai Warriors 4-II Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Samurai Warriors 4-II Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

The settings lend themselves to some great artstyle, music, and atmosphere, however, as well as an excuse to cut down hundreds upon hundreds of milling enemies that show up on your screen. Samurai Warriors games, much like all musou games, play like simplified action games, usually asking a player to chain a heavy attack to a light attack to string together new moves. Samurai Warriors 4 changed things up a little- it allowed you to create new moves by chaining light attacks to a base heavy attack move, meaning that all of a sudden, you had double the number of moves than you had in any Warriors game previously. These Hyper attacks are incredible, and can cut through waves of enemies in seconds. They’re completely ineffective on enemy generals, however, meaning the game discourages mindless button mashing this time around, and actually makes you think about what attack you want to use. Compared to its immediate predecessor which followed the war as a whole from a variety of different perspectives, 4-II follows specific people at the centre of the conflict and tells their stories from start to finish. This (for me) was a hugely refreshing take as the previous Warriors titles I’d played looked at the overall war which was often difficult to follow and at times rather boring. While there’s still unfortunately plenty of this here, in general I found it a notable step up and I became attached to these people and their plights. There are a good number of campaigns here – the initial five include ‘Clash of Wills’ that follows the red-armoured warrior Naomasa Li (a new character for this entry), before switching to the Sanada brothers’ conflict in ‘Trials of Trust’.

Story Mode.

You’ll then experience the emotional tale of Koshosho in ‘Love & Fear’, in which she loses her true love but finds a new family, culminating in ‘Visions of Hope’ which follows Mitsunari, a diligent warrior with a sea of hope for the nation put on his young shoulders (plenty more campaigns follow showing the journeys of the side characters in these tales). There’s a remarkable amount of content here told between full CG scenes and talking conversation pieces and it’s the first time in a while that I felt like I really got to know the characters in a Warriors title. My favourite of the bunch is ‘Sparks of Rebellion’ that follows Matsunaga, a jaded man who constantly tries to kill Nobunaga Oda… and constantly fails. It’s surprisingly humorous and again endeared me to a character who was otherwise just a stock war general/historical figure to me – and that in itself is worthy of praise. Now I don’t claim to be an expert at this time period in Japanese history, so I treat each title like this as an entry-level course – in that regard, 4-II is a mixed bag. It is still a dense story to get into and there’s not enough time spent explaining the world, the events or even the characters in some cases – but that doesn’t mean you can’t find enjoyment from just experiencing its events and following what is presented. I do know that plenty of what’s here is romanticised, but if that makes a more compelling narrative then I’m all for it.

One big problem with the game though is there is lots of chatter between the characters during battles and this is all Japanese voice acted. There are English subtitles at the same time but with all the action happening on screen, it’s difficult to keep up with these – which makes it hard to follow any story beats while you’re actually playing the game. It is hard to pinpoint what Samurai Warriors 4-II actually is. I wouldn’t call it a remaster or an expansion, nor is it a sequel; it’s more a polished, streamlined version of Samurai Warriors 4 that adds some brand-new features while removing a few others. This iteration has changed the way the story of turmoil in 16th – 17th century feudal Japan is told and brings a more personable edge to it. The narrative is no longer focused on the larger groups and regions involved in the Warring States, but instead you are told the individual stories of the soldiers, generals and people that saw the effects of war with their own eyes. Each story is well told and there is a well-balanced mix of drama and action keeping you hooked until the end. The history is relatively on point as well, so if you get into any arguments about video games not being educational, give them a copy of Samurai Warriors 4-II and watch them eat their words. It may not be completely accurate (their approach is similar to Ubisoft’s on Assassin’s Creed), but it does a great job of sticking to the main history of Tokugawa and the Sengoku era.

Samurai Warriors 4-II Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Samurai Warriors 4-II Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

There is a fair amount of dialogue in-game, and when you are up to your neck in dead bodies and frantic combos, the subtitles are the last thing on your mind. I have absolutely no issue with the Japanese dialogue, but when you are concentrating so hard on surviving the constant onslaught, the last thing you’ll be able to do is stand still for a few seconds and read what Nobunaga is trying to tell you. Even now, I have no idea what I missed; the story did make sense to me, but there’s no doubt in my mind that I skipped some important information. As great as the story is, its communication during the fighting could have been better executed. In battle, you’ll follow the same kind of pattern featured in previous Warriors games: fight waves of enemies, take out the officers, adapt to objectives you’re given and progress to the next stage. The game starts off relatively challenging, but with every new stage the difficulty rises to almost impossible levels. Samurai Warriors 4-II is a hack-and-slash in every way, but if you go in with naïve arrogance, you won’t succeed. Much like the strict code of ethics associated with the samurai, you must focus, train and persist if you want to beat the game. My first death came relatively early on, but up until then, I thought I wasn’t doing too badly; of course, I was being naive. I remember taking part in Naomasa Li’s story and I was so close to reaching the end of the third stage when the final officer killed me. I lost everything and was sent right back to the start of the stage, erasing over 40 minutes of hard work; my aching thumbs had suffered in vain and my rage was bigger than my bruised ego. Samurai Warriors 4-II isn’t a hard game to master, but you can’t just bash the buttons to succeed.Sail Forth

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