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Arslan: The Warriors of Legend

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Violent hack-and-slash adventure is fun yet repetitive.

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This action-strategy game will likely be a treat for fans of the anime/manga series -- the story, locations, and characters will be familiar (and playable!) -- but a few key flaws prevent this game from being a "must-play" adventure. While the action is fast, frenetic, and gratifying -- especially when you string together an insane chain of combos attacks -- the game grows repetitive in a relatively short amount of time. Yes, you do get to play as different characters, such as Arslan (the Prince), Daryun (cavalry commander), Narsus (strategist), and a few others, but there isn't a lot of variety overall. Aside from the story-based campaign, there's a Free Mode, but it's still much of the same (at least upgrades and ability boosts earned from completing story-based missions are retained here).

Second, the game is in Japanese but with English subtitles. As such, it's not as easy to get into the story and dialogue. Too bad Koei Tecmo America didn't invest the resources for voice-over talent. Overall, the game will appeal to a certain segment of the population that enjoys anime/magna culture and fans of similar (but superior) games such as Dynasty Warriors, but overall it's tough to justify the $60 price tag.

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