Hello everybody and welcome to a new section within this blog. Yep, this is not solely gonna be a countdown blog.
So, amongst the hack and slash games I have played, Samurai Warriors or Sengoku Musou by Koei-Tecmo stands amongst the top games I have played. Tons of characters with solid gameplay and great characterizations, and it’s also kind of enriching me about the Sengoku Period in the Japanese history. It’s fun, and in each game, it gets better and better. However, there is another game that is similar, yet different enough that it is also competing its place.
The Sengoku Basara series. Made by Capcom as a ‘competition’ of the Warriors series, this is one over the top stylish action series just set in Sengoku period that sacrifices a lot of historical accuracies for more outlandish and outrageously crazy (as in WHOA, not a bad thing) designs… which still managed to contain a lot of solid characters around…
Ah yes, characters. That is the purpose of this section. Eventually, characters in Samurai Warriors and Sengoku Basara end up overlapping. For instance, both game has their own rendition of Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune, but aside of taking pages from the actual person, they’re like almost really different characters to each other for their counterparts. It is inevitable that someone is going to make comparison and which one they think is better.
And here, I’m going to compare the characters that have been featured in both series and how I think of them, mostly based on their presentation. Their personalities, their design, their weapons and how they ‘feel’ around playing (of course Basara will have an edge on this one, but this is not everything). While most has their own charms, these sections will delve into more and which incarnation in my opinion I would ultimately like better, mostly when it comes to which one is the more compelling version of the character.
And last but not least, these are all gonna be just my own opinions. If you don’t agree with my thought, that’s cool, let me know in the comment section! All in all, this will express how I feel about both series, setting-wise, character-wise and story-wise.
Look forward to further posts in this!