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.
My title is basically the TL;DR.
I am not a huge fan of musou games but i wanted to try it with my friend. The game is fun and they added some cool mechanics that keep the game fresh as well as some fun modes to incentivise picking a main character, and playing the Sheet out of them. Its a good game, i personally didnt like it because its a musou game and i dont like them very much.