"If you know what Dynasty Warriors is then you already know exactly what to expect of this game. We’ve seen many Zelda fans and Wii U owners trying to convince themselves that this would be something more substantial, but despite a few minor improvements to the formula this is just as shallow and repetitive as the Warriors games have always been. And we really can’t understand why the team-up ever seemed like a good idea to Nintendo.
Given its niche appeal in the West there’s actually a good chance you haven’t heard of Dynasty Warriors before, but the fact that it’s so easy to describe is part of the problem. The closet point of comparison is a 3D version of old school scrolling beat ‘em-ups like Final Fight, in terms of both the limited number of moves, the equally limited intelligence of your enemies, and the intense repetition of the gameplay."