"Since the introduction of the current generation of hardware, the Dynasty Warriors series has been quite a rollercoaster ride. Omega Force, the franchise’s development studio, initially tried to shake things up with a completely new combat system and a number of other mechanical changes in Dynasty Warriors 6, but these changes were received with strong criticism from fans. In response, Omega Force went back to the drawing board for Dynasty Warriors 7, reverted back to the original combo system, and evolved the gameplay and presentation in ways that were much more welcome. And now, with roughly half a year before the formal introduction of Sony and Microsoft’s next consoles, Tecmo Koei brings us Dynasty Warriors 8. But is it another step up or down?"