Reviews for Dynasty Warriors 8

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Fantastic sequel to a fantastic series!

britishlad | July 31, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »

I love the Dynasty Warriors series and this game is fantastic and one of the best in the series. The game has polished graphics (though not Final Fantasy quality) and awesome gameplay. If you're a fan of the series you will love this, they listened to player response and improved in many areas. Great maps, unique move sets for ALL players, improved attack combos, counter system to add strategy, and they finally fixed the horses!!! I always used to wonder where my horse was after I called it, and jumped around it trying to get on. Now you hold the button and jump right on as it runs toward you. The Heaven, Man, Earth paper rock scissors style system keeps things interesting and is new with this version. The challenge is there for people who wish to up the difficulty, there's very easy, easy, normal, hard, and chaos. Don't expect smart AI, just increased/decreased stats.

The voice acting is well done though doesn't exist for the briefing screen. I wish it did but the rest of the voice acting is well done for the most part. The ambition mode is interesting and keeps you wanting to upgrade your facilities. Story mode is similar to DW7, and retains coop play both split screen and online. I haven't even hit the "What if?" scenarios yet, but I expect they will add some welcomed replay value, looking forward to it. It's not revolutionary, but it mixes things up enough to make it new and interesting to all Dynasty Warriors fans.

If you're new to the series there's no better place to jump in than Dynasty Warriors 8! Highly recommended for fans and non fans alike!