This game for the first 10 battles is alright then you start to get really..really...board. Every couple weeks or months a handful of great games come out and this is definitely s a horrible game. I will tell you why.
1st.There are no new characters 2nd.there are no new game modes well actually there is the same "story" mode as last just with a new name plus the took about 3 really fun ones away. 3rd.The character customization sucks dead im seruis, there are only about 5 character models for male an female and the best character was one given by the game. And 4th but thankfully freakin' last, This is a repetive hack and slash and don't even get me started on those cheese voice like, "Go cry to your mommy coward" and the reply, "Your going to pay for that insult (In a very panzish voice)" And the constant General that keeps saying defend that base and that base there, im all over it. I didn't even want to waste my time on the review but i did for all you gamefly customers cause i love gamefly, and you should blame this game on them... :The only cool part is leveling up and the ability to use horses.: 1 point is for having something to do for about a day and two for have some rpg elements
I'll start out by saying that, I am a huge fan of Koei's Warriors games. I've played pretty much all of them since Dynasty Warriors 3, and loved every moment of them. That said, I will now explain what I like and more importantly, what I LOATHE about this game.
Graphics: Most people complain about the graphics of the Warriors games. While I do agree that they are dated, I don't mind them. Honestly, it may be better that they are dated, because if they used better graphics, there is a chance that the game will lag more, due to the amount of objects on screen at one time. Therefore, the graphics are not an issue to me.
Sound and Music: I've always enjoyed the bgm's that Koei chooses for the Warriors franchise. Yes, some can get repetitive after awhile, but most are enjoyable and loop well. I really dislike the voice acting in this particular one the most. Well, not exactly just the voice acting. I don't mind the fact that they sound overly dramatic half (or maybe all) of the time. But, when you hear the same overacted lines over and over again, ("I'll go down with this BASE, if necessary!") it tends to grate on one's nerves a bit.
Overall gameplay: This particular game is too easy compared to the others. If you have a decent (not even good, just decent) weapon, all you have to do when invading a fief is set your allies to defend, cap a couple bases that will form a line to the enemy main camp, kill the enemy general when he spawns, and then do the same thing in the next invasion. It's even easier than that when defending, since you don't need to cap anything to get the general to spawn. You just ride to him, and own him, done. This got very boring after awhile.
And for achievement hunters, one achievement in particular is a pain to get (Osaka Campaign), because you have to set it up a specific way to get the event to happen, and it is a pain to keep retrying.
Overall, as a fan of the franchise, I am so very, VERY disappointed.