posted by Prisoner_No_6 (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Oct 8, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
I'll come right out here and save people some time: This game will not change any opinions if you have negative feelings about the Dynasty Warrior series. It's the same mechanics, it's the same horrible menu system, and every other stereotype its earned over the years.
For fans of the series, there's not much it can do to make you happier.
The key things missing that people may indeed miss are the Renbu system being absent. However, the three-team system has been tweaked to the best its ever been. On-the-fly member swapping on a horse is possible, characters you've bonded with will save you from a potentially bad combo, and the Triple super-attack will clear just about anything off of your screen. The other missing feature is create-a-character, but with the entire roster from both DW and Samurai, you'll have plenty of time on your hands even unlocking everyone, nevermind mastering them.
The aspects of time travel in the story make progressing the plot have the most 'interaction' outside of the Empires series (though it still pales in comparison), but you'll be picking if you go back in time to help save an ally that would have been injured and thus die in a future battle, or focus on charging through the main plot instead.
The cinematics are as clunky as they've ever been, and they didn't even bother to dub the game in English... but if the atrocious menu system of the game gives you more of a sense of nostalgia than inspiring rage, and the repetitive combat still holds sway over you, than this is definitely a Warriors pick-up worth your time.