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All I can say is that I am disappointed that I purchased this game instead of just renting it first.
I am a huge fan of the Dynasty Warriors series, but this one just seems as though they phoned it in.
The story doesn't make sense and is highly disjointed, the hack an slash gets constantly repetitive as you simply don't have as many moves as you do in the console games, and quite simply it takes way too much time to complete any of your objectives. Even on the easiest difficulty, resources that I take are retaken by the time that I am able to get 2-3 sites ahead.
Constantly trying to re-take things that should be protected by all of the forward positions that I have secured.
If I had rented at first, I certainly would not have purchased this portable addition to the franchise.
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A Little backstory. I bought the First Edition PS Vita and pre-ordered Dynasty Warriors Next. As the days went by, I was super excited to play it because it looked great! I went and picked it up and ya...about that greatness....I returned it and bought Dynasty Warriors 7 for ps3
-It looks amazing on the Vita!
When I say gameplay, I mean the hack and slash we all love. It's here and it's glorious espcially since they added two different types of Musou.
-Amazing Soundtrack (As always)
I love DW games OSTs because they get you in the mood to chop down thousands of soldiers. A lot of the songs are from DW7, which is fine with me because I loved DW7.
The Horrible Bad:
-The Touch Mini-games
This is what made me return the game. Yes, I know it sounds dumb but hear me out. Most of the mini-games using the Vita's touch screen are okay EXCEPT for Duels....this has to be one of the most annoying concepts ever put in a game. The problem with Duels are they pop up all the time and cannot be skipped. Add that Duels are non-responsive and extremely cheap. An example of this goes as such, I was playing a level that took me about 10mins to go through completely and then went and faced the final boss of the map....the duel took me an hour to beat because I kept losing to it's cheapness. You have to hit the computer about 50+ times while you can only take about 4-5 hits. Trust me when I say this, it ruins the game...seriously. I tried getting through it but you have a 1-3 duels each map. It was nerve wracking.
The Kind of Bad (But not huge):
-You cannot pick the track playing
Not a deal breaker but I did enjoy choosing the more epic tracks of the OST
-Story was all over the place
I say this because a new person to the franchise would probably be confused like none other.
-The progression system is kind of weak
DW Next was a great idea but poorly executed. If you were like me thinking that this was just a port of DW7...you