Quickly tap X,X,X,X. Press X,X,X,y. Hit X,X,y. Run about a bit and press X,X,X,X, again. If this is your idea of fun then Samurai Warriors may just be the game for you. It’s a button-bashing piece of mayhem, but if you can live with the repetition, then it isn’t a bad little title. The game isn’t overloaded with expressive visuals but the close-up fighting sequences look good and, despite the frenetic pace of your attacks, remain as sharp as the sword you’re using. The trouble is that there isn’t really a great deal more to it than that. There are five characters to choose from, each with their own weapons and rather limited skills. And although you do get to choose your own route, every path is simply filled with wave after wave of slow and stupid guards for you to slice through. This is an entertaining enough game for a while, but after a few hours your mind and body will ache to the point that you simply stop caring.