gamers (90%) found this review helpful
Some may say that this is just another mindless hack 'n slash game in the vein of Dynasty Warriors. Well in a way that is true. You set out on a typical quest to secure parts of lands important to the empire you serve. Good VS Evil, pretty generic story line. If you can forgive the less than original story line and are not sick of hack n' slash games like Dynasty Warriors, or are considering a game of this type stop and pay attention here before you spend any money! Forget about the 360 iteration of Dynasty Warriors and go strait to N3. This game is vastly superior in game play mechanics, visuals, level and sound design. It really is a strait forward slice 'em and dice 'em game but with plenty of challenge and great fun. You will notice right away at the massive amount of enemies on the screen at one time for your stabbing pleasures, and stringing together hundreds of combo moves to great delight. Getting your kills in the thousands during any one mission is just as much fun as stringing hundred of combos together...let the bodies hit the floor! Enjoy the fluid leveling up scheme to enjoy knew stunning special attacks, and along the way unlock additional playable characters, and power ups. You also must enter your missions with some strategy in mind as you control two divisions to accompany you in battle, however they seem dumb as rocks and I found the archers useless. Stick to the Infantry Heavy Inf. and Pikemen. Thankfully you cannot kill your own friends, because the shear volume of people on the screen at any given time is overwhelmingly confusing as to who's who. Collect red orbs with your standard attack to fill your meter for a spectacular special attack, and while doing so you inherit the oh so wonderful blue orbs that unleash devastation, and carnage from your blade on the enemy and or the bosses. there is really nothing new here I admit. But if you just want to mash, hack, and slash away hundreds of bad guys beautifully rendered on one screen this is it.
Great game. But no checkpoints is too frustrating.
posted by Undead (PASADENA, CA) Sep 2, 2006
Member since Sep 2004
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
Some say this is a Dynasty Warriors rip off. They are wrong. This game has more fluid animation, cooler moves, character, and levels. But if you had to compare it one game, it would be like Kingdom Under Fire for the Xbox. The both use almost the same concept. You run around and hack away at any enemies you see. Simple concept but very fun.
It's simple, kill everything that moves. But this game does it right with more enemies and everthing. But there is one huge problem with the game, NO CHECKPOINTS IN LEVELS. If the levels were short, this wouldn't be a problem. But they aren't. Some levels take 30 min or more.
Too many times I'm on the last level and have been playing for 30 minutes when I get to the boss, he kills me in two hits, and I die, forced to start the whole thing over again. If they had checkpoints, I would have given this an 8 or 9. Overall, if you can deal with this frustration, check this out. Just be prepared to start levels over multiple times.
posted by golfingig (OCEAN SPRINGS, MS) Aug 18, 2006
Member since Oct 2005
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
All of the bad ratings on this site are from people that played the demo for 10 minutes. This game is far better than dynasty warriors and looks amazing. It's a hack and slash game but the multiple story lines make it deeper than just killing tons of things...which I don't mind anyway. Different move combos...leveling up...you have to play the game to appreciate it. The only draw back is a lack of online play. I would have liked to see an online capability with a gauntlet feel. Get online with some buddies and smoke everybody...or each other...that would have been cool...maybe next time around. This is a buyable game and is deeper than any DEMO players give it credit for.