Tin Salamunic: A little over a decade ago, the Dynasty Warriors games were my go-to franchise for reliving the retro days of brainless, albeit therapeutic, button mashing. Despite their simplicity, slicing though hordes of enemies with extravagant Wushu maneuvers was exhilarating. As the current generation rolled in, the series became somewhat stagnant; introducing meager changes to an already barren formula and with so many yearly permutations, I lost track…and eventually interest. It’s been years since I picked up a Dynasty Warriors title; so going into this updated expansion to DW7 evoked a certain sense of nostalgia. I can’t say that my expectations were high, but to my surprise, Tecmo’s latest is a superb little gem for fans reminiscing the days of vintage brawlers.