posted by cue138 (LONG ISLAND CITY, NY) Apr 3, 2011
Member since Aug 2008
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
Like everyone else, I ended up getting very frustrated by the games lack of save points. If you don't have 1-2 hours to allocate to each level you'll end up turning quitting without saving any of the progress. I simply don't have the time to sit down for such lengths of time uninterrupted. It's sad because the game has pretty good production values (sans the cut scenes and voice acting). If they would have fixed the saving problem I would have rated it much higher.
First off. I like games like this. I own several dynasty warriors games. They are fun for me with their mindless and endless button pressing.
Now, this game starts off very similar to dw while still maitaining a different feel. But about halfway through little things that were an annoyance in the begining missions suddenly get multiplied tenfold. I'm talking about a minion that has a knockdown attack. This isn't a bad gameplay design by itself, except for the fact that the developer decides to put about 100 on the screen at once and it has a very quick attack and it flies, which the characters were not really meant to attack enemies in the air. This is just one of many examples.
Now besides that, there are varying degrees of difficulty in a single level. The boss fights were simple but parts of the stage would make you repeat several times. Checkpoints are few and far between and you never really know what trap is around the next corner.
I suggest that you are better off renting one of the DW games as they are less emotionally distressing. I'm not one to get mad while playing, but I couldn't help but cursing the developers for their boneheaded decisions in this game.
Oh, did I mention that I only played on Easy?
-Story(bland story involving light vs dark)
?Characters(couldn't bring myself to play through as another, so I don't know the differences)
Game came in, 15 minutes later back in the package headed back to Gamefly. Cant really see much on the minimap so your location is unclear. No tutorial to explain tactics on staying alive. Game looks like it was built in a basement. Rather play Dynasty Warriors for PS2.