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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
83
3.3
Wii
69
2.8
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This installment of Sakura Taisen series takes place in the New York of 1928. For the first time in the series, you don't play as the brave young Ichirou Oogami, but as his nephew, Shinjiro Taiga. The young man is sent from Japan to serve in New York under the command of Ratchet Altair, the leader of the local Kagekidan (New York Combat Revue, Star Division), a group of young ladies who can pilot giant mechs and fight supernatural evil. A resurrection of a medieval Japanese warlord is about to take place in New York, and it's up to our heroes to stop the evil.

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love utilizes the same gameplay system as in the previous installments of the series. The gameplay is divided into adventure and battle modes. During the adventure mode, you walk around downtown New York, talking to characters. During most conversations and situations, you'll have to quickly choose one of the several available answers or actions. Those determine the level of affection your lovely female comrades feel for you. Depending on your choices, you'll reach one of the six different endings, being together with one of the six girls. The strategic battles take place on a 3D battle field, on which you navigate your battle mechs. You have a special bar that allows you to perform a limited amount of actions. You can attack, defend, or perform special attacks, unique for each party member.

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Alternate Titles

  • "樱花大战5" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "サクラ大戦V ~さらば愛しき人よ~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Sakura Taisen V: Saraba Itoshiki Hito yo" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Cheat Code Central Wii 2010 4.6 out of 5 92
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 2010 4.6 out of 5 92
Gaming Nexus PlayStation 2 May 14, 2010 A- 91
RPGFan PlayStation 2 Aug 15, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Pixel-Heroes.de Wii Sep, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Digital Chumps PlayStation 2 Apr 18, 2010 7.8 out of 10 78
Gamer.nl Wii Apr 16, 2010 7 out of 10 70
RPGamer PlayStation 2 2010 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot Wii May 14, 2010 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de Wii May 14, 2010 44 out of 100 44

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