Finally getting around to playing my $32 copy of Sakura Wars. Played through the end of the 1st chapter. ...Didn't like it. But I have no experience with any of the past Sakura Wars material. Anyone feel like it's worth sticking through the game? Is the first chapter pretty representative of the whole? Thinking of getting rid of the disc to break even.
I played through it and really enjoyed it, but the main appeal is going to be the dating sim elements and story. The combat is okay, but nothing above average. It's a nice change of pace when it shows up once in awhile, but it's a fairly minor part of the game. The majority of the game is walking around and talking to people and making dialog choices.
If you're not interested in the characters/story it's probably not worth playing through.