Gaming Union writes "Dynasty Warriors has always been one of those titles that most people in the west never got into, yet despite this it has a huge cult following. Although KOEI have done many revamps and expansions, they are still only on the sixth iteration of the game. However, one of the spinoffs they do is the Empires series, which looks at the Dynasty Warriors franchise from a more tactical perspective
Most people may be unaware about how the Dynasty Warriors franchise generally works. Recently there has been a main game, and a spinoff associated with it that offers a slightly different style of gameplay and acts as an expansion. Lately though Empires has taken this role and added itself as a new perspective on each title. Not a great deal is usually changed from the predecessor, but there are generally a lot more features and changes based around how the first turned out."