Seriously. I'm a big Dynasty Warriors fan, so naturally when I saw the new features (Fury Form, aerial combat, etc.) I was determined to get this game. I never thought I'd see the day where I would HATE a Dynasty Warriors game. Only Bosses and major units have displayable health bars. No difficulty setting meaning casual players will quit at the Hu Lao Gate battle (Lu Bu and his Bi Xie are rediculously strong when you face them at around level 15). The wierd contraptions that are used (Thunderstrike, Butterfly Thunder Wall, etc.) are just plain stupid. Koei really lost some fans with Strikeforce, and they'll have to bring back the good old you-against-China scenarios before I consider playing the next Dynasty Warriors game.
posted by yagain (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA) Mar 10, 2010
Member since Mar 2010
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
This game is good-Howerer, I have played most of the Dynasty series and this one is not there best. As someone who has played 100's of hours of these games I felt that this realease was too diferent than the last two or three-(Dynasty Warriors 5-6 and both Emipires). You can't charge you Musou so using it in the classic way can't be done. New combos are not easally learned and there isn't anything that is imeadaiatly useable that is droped on the battlefeald. It just felt as if they had gone away from a good formula. For those who have never played any of there past games-I would recomend it.
gamers (69%) found this review helpful
Well, when going into this game I figured "This will be awesome! I'll be able to relive all the epic battles of the Three Kingdoms Era with insane superhero like powers plus the online co-op! Hooray!" Nope. Simply a let down.
The game takes the stories of the Three kingdoms Era and removes the redeeming feature of the entire series, the epic large scale fights. Instead, you're forced to play as one of 4 allied officers pitted against a neverending slew of enemy troops, officers and strangely sentient siege equipment. If you can trick your friends into also getting the game it might be fun (sadly most of my friends have dignity), but I, being a jaded jerk, refuse to associate with the anonymous vagrants that pollute xbox live. Thus the game has turned into a dull hack & slash fest with a bunch of illegible menus that remain unexplained.
I suppose I should list out the good and the bad to give a more objective and concise review..
Good -Ability to use and easily switch between Two Weapon Sets in battle -Fury/Muso/Whatever God mode transformations -Tactic Cards -Allied AI is almost on par with the enemy
Bad -The Flying/Hovering/fighting mechanic is broken -FPS death when more than (20ish?) enemies are on screen. -No large scale conflicts -Menus make it feel like I'm playing the Battletech tabletop RPG at times. (That obscure geek reference means bad) -Only officers and other important objects have visible health bars.
I'd suggest renting it if you feel very strongly about wanting to try, but definitely not a buy.