Legends of Troy is a visceral turn for the franchise, with a great deal of bloodletting and none of the fluid melee dance of a Dynasty or Samurai Warriors. This time around your character moves with a real weight, and swinging the weapon has a satisfying heaviness to it. When it connects, the sound of metal slicing through flesh is satisfyingly wet.
Combos are kept short and sharp, and the game relies far more heavily on blocking, counterattacking and dodging than other Warriors games. This is especially evident during the boss battles, where the armies surround you and the enemy "hero", keeping you in a circle for some one-on-one action. Try to mash your way through those battles and it's game over.