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Content Rating: Teen
The Imperial combat revue takes the stage as Tokyo's defense force against a demon threat in this extravagant adventure. Soldiers in wartime, but theater performs in peacetime, the revue's Flower Division is not living up to their legacy and is at risk of being shut down. As newly appointed Captain seijuro kamiyama, it's up to you to turn the team around. • dramatic character interplay - engage with a colorful cast through the dynamic lips dialogue system where what you say and how you say it has a profound impact on relationships off and on the battlefield. • exciting combat payoffs - your bonds with team members flow into the high-energy combat finale of each episode, Featuring action-packed fights with giant steam-powered mecha. • brilliant anime production - gorgeous animated sequences, a lush soundtrack, and characters Designed by anime and JRPG luminaries will transport you into a vibrant 1940S steampunk Tokyo.
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It’s a decent blend of multiple genres but does not particularly excel at any of them. The setting and backstory are interesting, but unfortunately, Sakura Wars did not fully utilize them to their advantage. With Sega recently doing good things with their franchises, it would not surprise me to see them improving upon a hopeful next iteration of the series. For old fans or those interested in the overall mashup of features that Sakura Wars has to offer, the game may be worth your time.
Sakura Wars is a hard experience to put in words, but that experience doesn’t come around often. It is a captivating ride, striking a great balance between its funny and heartwarming moments. Just like the struggling theater group, the performance doesn’t always come together exactly as planned, but it has so much heart and charisma to leave the audience wanting an encore.
Despite its gorgeous world and accessible veneer, Sakura Wars isn't going to win over the masses. It's simply too restrictive design-wise to achieve the broad appeal of games like Persona and Yakuza. For those willing to look past the blemishes, there's a certain beauty to be had here. It may not be the next Sega cult-hit, but Sakura Wars is a powerful love letter for series fans. It' not half-bad for anime fans, either.