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Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii)

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii)
alaScore 89

48 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : SirLink (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love


PlayStation 2 screenshots used; Wii shots unavailable. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is the fifth game in the long-running Japanese videogame and animé franchise Sakura Taisen. It's also the first to get a localisation in both the US and Europe,...

The Sakura Wars series’ debut in the Western world proves to be one that’s well worth checking out, especially for gamers who are interested in these types of things. If you are one of said gamers, make sure that you don’t overlook this game. There...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Simon Wigham (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Wii review


Despite being an old and beloved series in Japan, it's easy to see why publishers haven't exactly been queuing up to localize Sakura Wars for the west. It's a curious mixture of strategy and character interaction, a concoction that doesn't have the...

The quirks and odd marriage of game styles leaves Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love as a game that is hardly going to have broad appeal. For many, despite its western setting, it's still going to be too quintessentially Japanese for their more local...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Dominic Sheard (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (Wii) review


The Sakura Wars franchise is a series that I?d heard plenty about, but have never been able to play because the entire series was exclusive to Japan. It's a strange predicament because the franchise is developed and published by Sega, but it's Nippon...

If you like strategy RPGs then you owe it to yourself to check this 20+ hour game out. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love will be one of the freshest experiences you?ve had in the genre for a while and shouldn?t be avoided because of the word ?dating sim.?...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Schilling (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Review | Wii


Mecha critic.

The thought process behind the conception of the Sakura Taisen series is obvious. Combining two Japanese loves (dating sims and big robots), it's little wonder the franchise has spawned multiple spin-offs, a film, a TV show, manga and other merchandise...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Mike V. (

Sakura Wars: So Long My Love Review


Sakura Wars is a series that started with games and expanded to anime. The only way to have experience these games what either to import a Japanese PS2 and one of the games, or to install a mod chip on the PS2 and import the game. Thanks to Nippon Ichi...

The game does clock in about 20 hours, and is even longer with side quests and other events. This is one of the few JRPGs that I have come across that does have replay value and not just extra missions to lengthen the game. As said earlier, part of the...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Ken "ZeroTolerance" McKown (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love


It has been a long time coming. The Sakura Wars series is probably one of the longest running franchises in gaming history, yet not one title has ever made it...

Monstrous replay value ; Addictive combat ; Great fan service ; Multiple endings

Some translation woes ; Might be too quirky for its own good

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Cole Jones (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Review


Anime fans need apply

Plays out like an interactive anime with lots of replay value and a unique gameplay twist for the U.S

Dialogue choices can be tough to get "right" without a guide; SRPG element could use more character customization

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is a rare gem that'll certainly find its niche among anime fans and RPG perfectionists, but I fear that your average gamer won't have the patience for the dialogue and runaround involved in each episode. Once you get used...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Jenni Lada (

Gamertell Review: Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love for Wii, PS2


In a perfect world, the original Sakura Wars would have been released in English for the Dreamcast back in 2000, when it first came out. Unfortunately, it's taken until now to finally get an English-language entry in what is one of Sega and Red...

Interesting mix of actions to make choices and affect the story, interesting storyline divided into “episodes,” strategic battles work well and look great, multiple endings, photo sidequests and there are special codes for extra photos and extras. The...

Too few strategic battles and no Japanese language option. Can’t skip some repetitive animated sequences. Some people experience freezing or crashes, especially if they load saves from the middle of battles. (I didn’t, but I did witness it happen to a...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Justin Last (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love


First and foremost, Sakura Wars is a dating sim. Don't let that stop you though - it's a darn good dating sim, and to up the manliness a bit there are also giant robots and SRPG battle mechanics. It took a long time for Sakura Wars to come to the US,...

Highly replayable, interesting characters, big stompy mechs, huge flying bosses, strategic battles

Can be a bit overwhelming - particularly the dialog choices

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Matthew Prunty (

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love


When you talk about Japanese RPG titles, you can't help but mention the long-running series known as Sakura Wars. While games like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Breath of Fire are usually the first games to be mentioned that come out of Japan, Sakura...

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

Product properties

Also Available on:PlayStation 2
Miscellaneous:Published by: NIS, Region: PAL Version. The Format for UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand
No. Of Offline Players:1
Other Names:Sakura Wars, Sakura Wars 5: Farewell my Love!, Cherry Blossom Wars 5: Farewell my Love!, Sakura Taisen V: Saraba Itoshiki Hito yo (JPN)