Graphics are better, but other than that- I'd rather play my Dynasty Warriors 7. I had this game on Hard mode and was completing it with ease. I am not a fantastic gamer, so for a game to be that easy- its pretty sad. The new abilities in addition to mousou make defeating enemies super easy and I was bored within two battles. I rented and returned the very next day. Thank God for Gamefly! I hope Dynasty Warriors 9 is much better and brings back and expand on some elements of 7.