gamers (86%) found this review helpful
I love the Dynasty series, and this one has really proved its worth. The game first starts you off where you can create your character, from there on you choose a dynasty and conquer the entire country. The graphics in this game are great, they may not be like project gotham, but for a dynasty game their pretty darn good. I really liked the new HUD. Its really shrinked down to where you can see everything around you and character without it being all clustered onto the screen. The only set back for this game is no musou mode. You gotta love playing the story over and over and over :P I'm not sure how Dynasty Warriors does it, but this game is worth the buy if you love hack and slash(you versus everyone on the screen)and feeling that power of turning the tides of war. As the other empire games, you command your army and set tactics up for the enemy.
I give this game a 8 out of 10, Consider it a BUY!
gamers (85%) found this review helpful
First, I'm not really a fan of the Dynasty Warriors franchise because it's just too repetitive for me - button mashing and more button mashing. However, this version was very addictive for me because of the Empires mode. It took the classic DW gameplay and mixed the strategy of Risk or Utopia (both of which I am a huge fan of). Adding that strategy element made the button mashing worth it. If you like DW games, you'll obviously like this one too. But if you don't like DW games, this might be the one that changes your opinion.
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
This is *mostly* like the previous Dynasty Warrior Games. If you enjoyed playing those, you will enjoy this one. If you enjoy the board game RISK, you'll be in heaven, as it is a hybrid of Dynasty warriors & RISK. Empires is not just a pick up & go game, now there is atually some learning you *have* to do before you can proceed past the first level.
The Objective in this game is not to follow a specific, prestructured game, as in ALL the DW's prior to this. You choose your side & attempt to conquer the world by conquering individual countries, one at a time.
The item menu between battles has been changed as well. In between turns you must designate which specific items need to be created. There is no more infinite amount of Red Hare Saddles, now they are made 1 at a time, and you get to designate which items you make...
The graphics are incredible, I don't recall 1 slowdown, a HUGE improvement from previous installments. The music is exactly the same as I remember it in every other recent version.
This is a fun game, especially if you are a fan. Employing officers individually (yes, Cao Cao can have Lu Bu as a commander in his army!) is an unexpected, and welcome addition. Just don't expect any more substance to the game, nor any drastic improvements in controls or camera angles from previous installments.