Those who have followed the series have probably all played 6. The changing of character weapons in 6 and the ultimate renbu turn the game to even more button mashing than before. The weapon changes also hurt the game taking some of the favorite players and making them and the new weapons they weild craptastic at best. but enough about 6 this is 7 where the weapons are back and the game feels back on track. I liked the new special skills and the ability to weild multiple weapons. I would say my only complaint is on hard modes the archers even stronger than they were in dynasty 4. Not only is it almost impossible to dodge them shooting at you (which you could do in 4 becasue you could see the arrows comming) but on harder modes they destroy you while your fighting a group of mele troops. Other than that its a fun game and alot of new characters and weapons to mess around with. I cant wait for Empires which is always my favorite in the series especialy if i get to create my own.