Story wise this is the best DW game in my opinion being that it stays very close to the true story of the Three Kingdoms but can be slightly different depending on who you are playing with. The story mode is different in that you dont choose a character and play 6 battles and you are done, you go through the story of each faction with many more battles but you do not choose the character you want to play with it depends on the battle who you are. The thing you will find different with the stories is that characters will die through the story unlike some before. The main thing that is lacking to me is character weapon originality. Yes many have there old weapons back like Zhang He with the claws and Xiahou Dun with the sword. But any character in the game can use almost any weapon depending on male or female and some weapons are not wielded well by certain characters but besides a special combo that each character has the weapons are mainly the same. For example Xiahou Dun, Sun Jian, Cao Cao, Sima Zhao and others main weapon is the same sword and the combos are the same except for the special which can be very similar to. It is like this for many others to. Another disappointing thing to me is there is no choosing the horse you want. Yes all the characters have their horses from the previous game and Red Hair looks awesome but from looking all throught the game I can't find anywhere to equip a horse that can level up. Another thing missing is a free mode to battle whatever battle you want to be in whichh realy sucks. Althought the game takes a step up with the story telling side, and goes back to the roots with weapons and combos, which still lacks originality, and graphics are no better than before if not worse than the previous game especially during game play. This will be fun for fans of the series to see the new story mode but it can also be very disappointing to, don't look to be overwhelmed and you won't be disappointed.
posted by ToastHunter59 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Jul 21, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Being a person who has played many dynasty warrior games and their branch off series i can safety say that DW7 was rather good compared to previous titles. While these things improve game play on a grander scale kaoi still is missing aspects of its genre that they really need to explore.
The Good: 1. Story mode is actually played out with you being forced to play as a pre picked hero letting the story mode contain more of what story mode should, Story. You are also given one extra clan to play as giving the distinction of 5 clans if you count their "other" clan. 2. No more free mode. While this wont come off as good news to most fans it actually is. Free mode has been given a shiny new car and some much needed depth. No more random battles and hello to a hexagonal game board where each hexagon has its own type of quest and reward. 3. No hero has 1 weapon that they have to use which ultimately makes continuous game play less stale. 4. Musou got a much needed revision
The Bad: 1. Even after games like mount and blade, 99 nights, and bladestorm kaoi continues to produce games that leave the battlefield heavily lacking and even more so in DW7. The combat may have keep true throughout the entire series but i feel its time for a change up. Make me want to kill them, give me a reason to kill them. After 1 hour of playing i found myself ,more then previous titles, Officer rushing. Each battle was just a random number of officers i had to run around and find with 100's of pawns in the way. 2. Getting over powered weapons is far to easy which in previous titles would mean just transitioning over to hard and eventually chaos mode but i failed to see what hard mode gave me over normal besides a few higher power-ups 3. The difficulty modes were even more stale then before. Officers carry stronger weapons "woooo" i occasionally get better power ups "yaaaay" sarcasm much?
Conclusion: DW7 is for sure the best dynasty warrior game to date but kaoi needs revisions bad.
posted by southman (WINSTON SALEM, NC) May 27, 2011
Member since Sep 2010
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
i went out on day one of its release and bought this without knowing that for some reason that Koei the makers of the game decided to raise the price of this DW game to 60$ instead of the 40-50$ range that the others normally are priced at . which was a total waste i was expecting something different for this game but was disappointed in it . the up side to it is you can do 2player co-op online this time but it is hard to find someone to help you out tho . and the choice of weapons was a good improvement over the last one but i still prefer DW6-DW6 empire over this one this is worth a rent not a buy . but i like hack n slash so i wasn't too let down by the game itself .