This Dynasty Warriors reflected, in my opinion, the epitome of games that should not be played. It was nothing like any of the other Dynasty Warriors. It was 3 steps backwards. Offline co-op being nonexistent was a big "no" for me. Without requirement to actually fight the little people, this game lost much of its value. Capturing pieces of the map was actually challenging in the other games. You used to have an army at your back, but you didn't, and without the ability to capture pieces of the map made one useless. Moving on, combos don't exist. They're all the same few buttons hit, and nothing different ever happens. The floating enemies added nothing to the game at all. AIs couldn't hit them when they floated just out of their reach. I could continue on, but this game is just... terrible. The only good things about this game were the town system and the equipment menus. Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce shouldn't be played by any Dynasty Warriors fan.
It is an okay game. It kind of just throws you in the mix and expects you to know how to play. I have had previous Dynasty Warrior experience, so the game was kind of enjoyable. I think this is good rent but a bad buy.
However:the fatal flaws laid in a lack of good new features. they introduced online multiplayer (which unfortunatley I was unable to try) which is a step in the right direction. However the problem lies in single-player, my major complaint is the platforming elements (large gaps to cross, rising and falling platforms) which break up the action and can cause extreme frustration, especially when you're timed.