posted by tropicalrays (WILLOW SPRINGS, IL) Apr 6, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
gamers (40%) found this review helpful
I own every game in the Dynasty Warriors series and I must stay I'm disappointed with this game. The story is still great and in this version it's broken up a little and takes longer to get thru. There's a large amount of content to play thru and replay vaule is good. The addtion of the Jin clan and expaned timeline greatly improves the story. But I was hoping for some updated graphics which there isn't. Yes it looks a little fresh, but at this point in the series it needs a complete make over. These dated graphics really take a toll on the gameplay. By now most game developers have taken full advantage of the power of the PS3 and made graphics almost lifelike. There's so much potential out there for this story, that its sad Koei countinues down this path. Any gamer who has played thru a previous version of this series will feel right at home, which isn't a good thing at this point in the Dynasty Warriors lifeline.
Can't play co-op in story mode.
Plus in story mode you are forced to constantly use different characters.
Co-op in the conquest mode seems like an afterthought as both players cannot visit the towns. Without co-op the entire Dynasty Warriors series is worthless.
Too focused on the story, like I care about a Chinese civil war from like 1000 years ago or whatever it was. I play games to enjoy, not learn history from foreign countries.
The game needs another difficulty level between normal and hard. On normal, I blew through the first 10-15 levels of conquest way too easily. On hard, I couldn't survive more than 5 minutes on any level as the stupid archers now take a huge slice of life with each arrow and they are everywhere. The regular guys take 20 hits each just to kill and the generals are rediculous.
Maybe you'll like it, but as a long time fan I was very disappointed
gamers (20%) found this review helpful
This game should NOT be called "Dynasty Warriors 7" It should be called "Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce 2"
The game is NOTHING like traditional DW games, even 6 was more mainstream than this one! DW7 is almost EXACTLY like Strikeforce! The only difference was the extra mode that allows you to play single levels, many of which will require you to use different characters for specific levels.
Honestly, I would have given this game a 0/10 if possible. I HATED Strikeforce. This one isn't any better. But to make matters worse... Once you start using a character it will only take about 10~20 stages to max that character out!
I had this game in my queue, but I removed it because I went out and bought it.... BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER!! A complete waste of $60...
If you think this game might be to your liking... RENT IT FIRST! This is one of those titles that you will have to test before you waste a bunch of money on it.
To further my point: You character starts out fairly strong.. the enemies pretty much fall apart just being around you. I started out on Hard because I have played almost every DW thus far.. It was completely effortless! Starting out with a completely noob, all out basic character... and I still walked on Lu Bu my first time! This game is completely noob and nerf. Too dang easy. Period.
I think that Koei and anyone else involved in making this one were trying to get new people that need a DW without any real challenge. Any hardcore DW fans that loved the Character Creation... get ready for another disappointment. They still didn't bring it back. Another HUGE problem to me.
But possible the worst part.. YOU DON'T GET TO CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTER IN STORY MODE! You have to use the character that the story insinuates is the most relevant. Which I find pathetic and annoying.
The last order of business.. If you want to rent this game.. Please move it down in your queue... You will understand when you play it.