It’s that time again folks! We have just entered 2019 and we now have a look over all the KOEI Tecmo games released within the prior year, and pick out our favourite title amongst them all! Last year we gave our GOTY award to Ni-Oh, so let us see what this years pick will be!
In all fairness, 2018 hasn’t been the greatest of years for KOEI Tecmo, releasing the poorly received Dynasty Warriors 9, a bunch of re-releases or “Deluxe” editions, and a ton of collaborative titles with other companies and licenses. With that all being said, we do have some games that hold a special place in our hearts.
But before we get to the meat of the award, we have some special mentions to give! First goes to Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition – those of you who were with us in the early days may remember we gave the original title our 2014 GOTY award. We still hold the game high up and is still to this day one of the best Warriors games to date, chock full of content that’ll take 100s of hours to get through. We want to also give a mention to Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT – a game though severely lacking in single player content has struck nicely in the online competitive scene, and bringing some much loved characters to life in HD with full voice acting.
Now with the mentions out of the way, let’s get to our game of the year! Though probably obvious by now as we have been specifically avoiding mentioning it above. Probably the biggest title and most desired from KOEI Tecmo that released in 2018.
Yes that’s right, Warriors Orochi 4! While it may not be packed to the brim with content like it’s predecessor’s Ultimate form, it has over 170 unique characters with tons of battles and a long decent story to play through (and a side-mode we will pretend didn’t exist – it’s for the best). After the debacle that was Dynasty Warriors 9, bringing warriors to an open world environment and being purely a single player experience (though patched in at a later date), Warriors Orochi 4 brought back what a Warriors game is meant to be, an action packed stage filled hack n slash that you can enjoy alone or with friends.
You can check out our full thoughts on the game in our review here, and we are glad that KOEI Tecmo stayed true to the Warriors spirit with this game and didn’t tread too far into gimmick territory. With the game also still receiving post-release content, we hope the game continues to expand far into 2019. Here’s to KOEI Tecmo in having a promising 2019!
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