The style of gameplay follows closely in the footsteps of titles like God of War. You run around a level and take out hundreds of enemies beat 'em up style before fighting a boss. It takes around 4-5 hours to play through the game once, but you'll want to play through it dozens of times before it starts to get old. What makes this game great is several features not necessarily typical for games of this genre: 1) Choose from a large number of characters (many of them unlockable) 2) Choose which missions to play. Your choices will affect which ending you get. The game keeps track of which choices you made in the past, so getting all the endings and reaching 100% completion is a fun (and lengthy) objective for replay. 3) 3 difficulty levels with xp and gear carried over (new game + style). This allows you to work your way up through the difficulty levels 4) Seamlessly go between 1 player and 2 player coop in between missions. The 2 player coop mode has all the features of 1 player. 5) Hidden objectives and hidden treasures in every mission, making the missions more replayable.
If you are thinking about playing a game in this genre, this is definitely a good one.
posted by mostlyharmless (ROUND ROCK, TX) Jun 9, 2011
Member since May 2011
With there being so many Dynasty Warrior like games out there, I was kinda not sure if I wanted to bother trying this. I got it today and played it for a few hours and sent it back... but not because it was bad, because I am going out to the store to buy it. The gameplay is very basic, would also be good on ps3 I don't doubt, but until I started this review, I only knew it came out on the wii lol. If you are tired of the Dynasty Warrior games, but like the gamestyle, this one is a lot of fun and worth giving a shot. Not sure if I am going to buy it on ps3 or wii, but I will be picking this one up shortly.
Like Samuari Warriors, Dynasty Warriors, or Warriors Orochi? Then this game is for you. I love those games and this one ranks right up there. Great characters with fun weapons. Two player mode is great. Weapons are customizable which makes the game even better. Each character has muliple paths to follow and you can unlock new characters has you play those paths. The battles are all pretty much in the same locations so once you have played there and discovered the secrets there really isn't much to do but hack and slash enemies, but that is what makes the game fun. I play on the hardest level and even with very high level character, I have found myself dying so the enemies can be tough. Very fun game, great characters and weapons. I really do recommend it.