Dynasty Warriors 9's debut sales in Japan were about 60% of its predecessor and 70% of the initial shipment. Media Create tries to explain why.
DW9 its such a piece of crap that i really dont understand how can any gamer play or buy that game.Running mostly in the lower 20fps how is this game even released to public is madness.But still some reviewers score this game above average what a BS.
I was done with the game after 5 minutes, its terrible.
Lots of games on consoles ran at those framerates last gen, and near everyone defended it. Now someone complains about it and gets near universal agreement. Far Cry 3 on the PS3 ran an average of 17fps, with constant drops as low as 11. The 360 version averaged 22fps. Oblivion on the PS3 caused regular CPU lockups that required a hard shutdown. New Vegas would slow down to literal seconds per frame after about 5 minutes of gameplay, and Bethesda refused to patch it. The list goes on and on.
The games you're talking are more than 10 years ago! Do you means the the DW9 should be released back then?
It’s great what are you talking about? You like the rest just don’t like it cause it’s no longer the monotonous hack and slash that it used to be. You have to combo your moves now not just square triangle. Go look up YouTube videos of how to Devil May Cry combo in this game it’s amazing. Enlish dub sucks I can agree but the Manderian is great and works perfectly. Other than that only the crazy amount to gameplay is the only downside
I agree, it's defo Monster Hunter World's fault. If devs didn't make good games like Monster Hunter World seems to be then mediocre games like this would look better. It's a shame that clearly bad games should have to accept less sales because some other developer decided to release a good game.
Monster Hunter World proves that the west definitely wants that content that has been traditionally popular in Japan, but when it is done well and set on a grand stage. If anything, the success of Monster Hunter World prepared the west to be ready for Dynasty Warriors 9, after all, this is the grand daddy Muso game and we have all been enjoying the spend off Muso games like the new Fire Emblem. So the stage was set for Dynasty Warriors 9 to be huge, instead it was a huge let down. Graphics arent enough, the proper game needs to be good as well.
and it's obviously not because it is a badly made game with low budget, barely any marketing and horrifying performance.
Or it could be the fact that you know the game runs like add?
The first reason they give are fans abandoning the series due to the 5 years that have passed since the last release. Still, user reviews suggest the game is crap, but Media Create aren't going down that path.
Yikes... how about they try not blaming someone else for their shortcommings. Dynasty Warriors have been a milked meh ip for quite some time. Maybe they should have waited until there wasnt some megaton AAA 3rd party launching like most summers. I dont even know how they keep the ip alive when sales have been pretty bad and have been showing steep declines after every next release. Maybe its time they make a new ip that feels like dw but different game mechanics. Its evident consumers dont want more dynasty warriors!
I dont think they did, Media Create isnt linked to dw9, I think they do some gaming market research in asia.
Monster Hunter World has been far, far more successful than previous games in the series and made a lot of new fans, especially in the west. It's an excellent game that's taken the series to new heights, looks amazing, has tons on offer, and without sacrificing too much for the sake of "accessibility" or "ease of play." On the other hand Dynasty Warriors 9 is a buggy, poorly made game that looks lackluster, takes many steps back for the series and takes absolutely no advantage of the new open world setting. Now... Which game deserves the sales? I mean, it could've been the other way around. MHW could've been the crappy release and DW9 could've been a revolution for the series and gained tons of new fans. If that was the case, I'd be championing DW9, but that isn't the case. You made a bad game, Capcom made an amazing game. There SHOULD be a difference in sales.
The game is an abomination. The AI is so brain-dead , the framerate is horrible, the 'open-world' is so empty boring and basically one stage stretched for miles and miles. Koei messed up so much
Maybe the series has become stagnant after years. Monster Hunter however is blooming with new ideas.
I wasted my money. I wish I had actually waited for the analysis. This game is a complete waste of money and time. I hope it tanks and forces devs work their asses off to fix whatever they can.
Maybe it’s time to, y’know... let it go? Also, sure Monster Hunter is to blame. It’s a damn good game and damn good games tend to do better than games that are a dumpster fire. Maybe if Dynasty Warriors was something good it would’ve sold better?
Right! Nothing to do with the game being ass... it’s all that great competition!
Dynasty Warriors went to Hell after 4.
How the fuck are they still making these games? Who is buying them?
DW has always been a kind of bland and dull game for me personally, also from what I've read, performance with the latest one is horrible.
They should just focus on making other IP focus warriors games because they are always better anyway. Hyrule, Fire Emblem, Dragon Quest, One Piece and others.
I always get annoyed when an article tells you the scoring a game received at the end and I have never seen one tell you the game was bad. They just use words like mixed, polarizing, or varied. This game is terrible by all accounts yet the word "Polarizing" is still being used.
let me see... the umpteenth version of the same game loses against the game of the year. not that monster hunter is so origina but it‘s the amount of detail the monster hunter crew was willing to put in. while dw9 comes around as minimum input maximum output. go figure.
The first Dynasty Warriors wasn't very good and they get progressively worse with every new game. Now we're on 9. That's why it's not selling well.
Bad performance and repetitive button mashing gameplay. Gee I wonder why.
Dynasty warriors doesn't have the followers MH does. DW has its fan base but it isn't anything like MH has, none of the DW games I don't think have ever sold over 4 mill copies, they can't blame MH for low sales.
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