Growing up with all of the Dynasty Warrior games on PS2, this game was sad in comparison. The gameplay is too jumpy, and the characters have lost their unique identities. Not being able to custom create characters and guard units was a major let down, as well.
I love dynasty warriors. I have played since dynasty warriors 2 and I played the Samurai Warriors series too. This game was a giant step backwards in terms of gameplay. It wasn't nearly as fun as it use to be. In addition, they took out the feature to make your own warrior. The only positive I took away from this addition was a noted improvement in story telling.