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IGN: Dynasty Warriors 7 Review

Predictably, Dynasty Warriors 7 relies on the tired conventions that have made the series infamous in the gaming realm. And while there's no doubt that Dynasty Warriors is loved by a number of gamers -- the series sells exceptionally well in its native Japan -- it won't interest most... (Dynasty Warriors 7, PS3, Xbox 360) 5/10

BiggCMan  +   1704d ago
Ehh, fuck IGN. I expected this because it is Dynasty Warriors, and they have always hated the series. They don't even have the games proper box art on there page for it, wtf? 7 is by far the most feature packed iteration. Lots of changes from past games, yet they still have the balls to say its the same exact thing. Even it was, they give games with equally as many titles as DW, higher scores. Madden, Call of Duty etc.. IGN constantly hate on Japanese games, it really shows. Look at what he says about the core gameplay. He says it was never solid when it started in DW2, so why do they keep throwing it back to us? Umm, if it wasn't solid, it wouldn't be so popular, and Koei's most successful franchise ever. Bunch of idiots I swear.
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Dart89  +   1704d ago
Completely agree with u i just got back from playing it at my friends and by far one of the best in the series.

Can't wait to get my copy tomorrow so i can hack and slash 24/7.

Besides ign sucks at reviewing games.

And how the hell does cod keep getting 9 from this crappy site?

@Below maybe you should play it before opening you're mouth.
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jadenkorri  +   1704d ago
i have played every single dynasty warriors except strikeforce and the gundam ones, but i love this series. Shu is my favorite kingdom and Ma Chao rulz. I'm just waiting for amazon to deliver to my home address.
BiggCMan  +   1704d ago
Man, i'm really happy to see all these fans of the series. Only a few months ago I really thought I was alone, but since 7 has gotten closer to release, I started seeing more and more people show their love for it. Hell yea! I can't wait to get my hands on this man, i'll be getting it for a nice 40 bucks as well as soon as Gamefly feels like sending it to me.
Dragun619  +   1704d ago
This review sucks. I don't get why they got a person who hates playing Dynasty Warriors games. I mean, all he does is Complain and give it a low score. This does nothing for Fans who enjoy the DW series.

Can IGN get a person who at least understands that people do enjoy these games and at least explain to in details what people who like the DW series to expect or how well it executes in what the DW Series are known for? How about Sam Bishop? At least that IGN guy give the last DW, DW:Strikeforce, an 8.
Reibooi  +   1704d ago
I have always liked the Dynasty Warriors series. It's just one of those games that's always fun to play and the games always seem to have something new and fun to do each time.

The way I see it Dynasty Warriors is like the Japanese Madden with the exception that Madden doesn't really do much new with each game and Dynasty Warriors tends to change alot more then people give them credit for.

I remember back when I was writing reviews on the web I got alot of flack from the N4G community for giving Dynasty Warriors Empires 6 a 8/10 which I thought it deserved every bit.

I guess another way you can compare it to Madden is that the people who don't love the series will talk trash all day just like those who hate Madden(which I'm guilty off)

And lol at the series never being Solid. Back when the series started people were floored by how much content the series had and the amount of enemies the game had on screen at once.
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LostDjinn  +   1704d ago
Fair enough.

I don't mind DW but 6 wasn't great. The fact they did away with combos and relied solely on that stupid renbu system turned the game into a straight button masher. I couldn't stand it.

If 7 has the combo system reintroduced I'm sold. If not, NO SALE!

@ Johny & Bigg: SOLD!!!!!!111!
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JohnnyMann420  +   1704d ago
It has the old combo based system, like DW4 (I think)

Plus every officer can use any weapon they want and wield two into battle and swap them as part of your combos.

Plus you level them up and unlock seals like the old games.

You also get +1 Attack (for example) when defeating officers.

Anyways, this game is jam packed with unlocks and skills and weapon seals..etc
BiggCMan  +   1704d ago
@LostDjinn. It does, thankfully! I too hated the Renbu system. 7 brings back the classic charge system of the previous games where you press triangle after pressing square a different amount of times.
femshep  +   1704d ago
I agree, guess they don't like there Chinese history.....but I love the game definitely the best one
miyamoto  +   1704d ago
With the recent "BUY AMERICAN" campaign, Japanese games like these don't stand a chance with American reviewers.
I don't exactly know if this is a conspiracy but one thing for sure its dirty politics. Therefore Japan will continue to hate American products and these so called journalist will keep up their Sony hate.
Its really devastating when politics invade the world of video gaming.
This generation doesn't hold a candle with the 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit and 128-bit era.
JohnnyMann420  +   1704d ago
Yeah! what BiggCMan says! This game is completely awesome especially when compared to 6.

5/10 is horsecrap. And if users look around, IGN's review is especially off compared to others reviews.

Another failed IGN review.

Next time, perhaps a reviewer that actually like Dynasty Warriors should review it.

Koei got my well deserved money for DW7 and I don't regret it one bit.

I don't (in my mind) play 5/10 games. I give this game an 8 if you like non stop hack n slash with goals/strategy.
Andreas-Sword  +   1704d ago
yes. agreed! Fuck IGN!!!
Dynasty Warriors is one of the best hack and slash series!
And Dynasty Warriors 7 will be the best Dynasty Warriors game ever!

Here are three current "Dynasty Warriors 7" reviews: gives 80% gives 80% gives 4/5 (80%)

Destructoid Review:
PS3clan Review:
TheGamersHub Review:
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JohnnyMann420  +   1704d ago
Thanks for these reviews. BiggC should put those in his top post so people that like DW can real honest reviews with details and not just whiny banter.

Thanks again..Bubbles!
FF7numbaone  +   1704d ago
I"ll get it when I start working again. Right now Dynasty warriors gundam 2 is doing a decent job for me and my cousin, got it for $20 new. DW6 was so horrible.
MostJadedGamer  +   1704d ago
I will wait for Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires. Dynasty Warriors without Empire Mode is worthless.
silkrevolver  +   1704d ago
They gave MGS4 a 10/10... that’s a Japanese game...

I don’t understand why everyone always attacks IGN for being “IGNorant” and for being biased, when they tend to be in line with most reviews. And even if sometimes their scores are lower, it’s just the reviewers opinion. If you want to buy DW7, go for it. IGN clearly isn’t swaying your opinion anyway.
/sorry, end rant
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WAWI  +   1704d ago
Read Destructoid's Jim review - its fair and honest.

Fuck IGN
Brian5247  +   1704d ago
Another month, another mediocre Dynasty Warriors.
BiggCMan  +   1704d ago
Don't even go there. I highly doubt you have played every single game to know what they are like. You probably played one game that happened to be one of the lesser ones, and never touched it again. I assure you Dynasty Warriors is far from mediocre. I'm sure you see the low scores it gets from AMERICAN SITES, and assume that the entire series is garbage. Look at the reviews in Japan, and especially the sales, and you will see that the series is extremely popular.
JohnnyMann420  +   1704d ago
Looks like the agree/disagree votes proves Simba up there wrong anyways.
AhmadCentral  +   1704d ago
Dynasty Warriors 6 came out in 2007. Last time i checked that was 4 years ago. Not a few months ago.

7 games have been released over a span of 14 years. On average 1 game every two years. Unlike COD that has 7 games in 8 years...
MattS  +   1704d ago
Haha, IGN just never learns. Terrible review and factually incorrect.
v1c1ous  +   1704d ago
people complain about DW series being the same crap with updated stats...

as they go and buy their 40th version of Madden...
Stealth20k  +   1704d ago
because its american.

ign are pretty much bias mother fuckers now
JohnnyMann420  +   1704d ago
Biased but also stupid as hell.

They seem to pick people who dont even care for the genres they are reviewing.

Any fan of this type of game would give this game an easy 8/10 or more.

I goto IGN for some articles but I stopped listening to their reviews a LONG time ago.

5/10 is basically a broken game.

IGN needs new reviewers that reflect public opinion.
jadenkorri  +   1704d ago
i know right NHL/madden/nascar/NBA/NFL what 2000-20XX, sorry its gonna keep going.
Aquateenkid  +   1704d ago
Man I love dynasty warriors and I know its technically not very good, but I still love it! This one is definitely better than DW6
gorebago  +   1704d ago
IGN loves Glee.

Enough said.
Kon  +   1704d ago
Same thing repeated in 7 games, this is Dinasty Warriors for you. Innovation? Why! We have more japanese guys to kill! Woot woot!
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LostDjinn  +   1704d ago
"Same thing repeated in 7 games, this is Dinasty Warriors for you. Innovation? Why! We have more japanese guys to kill! Woot woot!"

Err...they're Chinese genius. I'd have thought a troll of your caliber would know the difference. Oh wait. They all look the same to you right? ;)
FF7numbaone  +   1704d ago
And what does Call of duty do differently?
Dart89  +   1704d ago
Just slap a new name on the cover and call it a game xDDD.
femshep  +   1704d ago
couple things wrong there
1 it takes place in China and its actual chinese history battles and leaders (obviously some exaggerated)

2 there are a lot of new things to this game but the core gameplay is the same....but why would you change something that works?
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1704d ago
double post.

Im going to give this a try because I thought DW 2 and 3 were awesome.
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Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1704d ago
I want to play it for nostalgias sake, loved DW 2 and 3 back in the day
me and my friends used to play DW 2 and 3 all the time back in the day. Fighting lu bu together is really fun.

I have to try this one out, Always loved these games back in the early PS2 days, especially after they added split-screen co-op.

I havent played any of the recent ones so this will probably be a big step up from the ones I used to play.
FF7numbaone  +   1704d ago

But hey its dynasty warriors not every reviewer will appreciate what the game does. Imo Koei does a better job than capcom and the dudes that make 99 nights.

Dynasty warriors should be compared to games in its niche market.

Also IGN wants me to believe 7 is worse than 6? Really? All of the characters didn't even have story modes. And Lubu in dw6 was a punk with his weapon.
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eggbert  +   1704d ago
Play on normal mode

Complain about game being too easy.

I used to play the older DW games on the hardest difficulties on the PS2 to unlock all of the weapons. Those were certainly not easy. Even if you had a fully upgraded Lu Bu, you could still get rocked by a low-tier officer if you weren't careful.
InfiniteJustice  +   1704d ago
It's a pretty stupid way to look at it anyway. If easy and normal weren't quite easy, where the hell do new players go to level up? If easy featured enemies that attack individually and break your combos, it would be reeeally annoying for new fans of the series.

IGN just looking to put the score down as much as they could, for as little reason as they could
FF7numbaone  +   1704d ago
Lubu is beast on hard/chaos mode. Especially in 3,4.
banjadude  +   1704d ago
"Don't pursue LU BU"

Simon_Brezhnev  +   1704d ago
I havent fought him in Hard Chaos mode yet. Ding Feng is my favorite i wish they had a versus mode he would own everybody since you cant block against his none of his charge moves.
IHateYouFanboys  +   1704d ago
wow, didnt know so many people on here actually liked Dynasty Warriors lol.

apart from the first game in the series, theyve all been pretty much the same old repetitive button masher with generic graphics.

Dynasty Warriors 2 wowed people by being the first game to really show that the 'next gen' (the PS2) was able to render hundreds of characters on-screen at once, but apart from that it was a largely forgettable experience. since then, not much has changed unfortunately.

love Dynasty Warriors all you want, thats fine. but theyre not very good games. its button mashing, pop-in galore, previous-gen graphics, and repetition. fun for some, a chore for many more.
radphil  +   1704d ago
" its button mashing, pop-in galore, previous-gen graphics, and repetition"

Sounds like that there Madden, but you don't see them crap all over that. People are going after their hypocritical aspects of reviews.

If you don't like DW that's fine, but don't stand there and criticize what others games don't get criticized for with the same reasons.

I mean really...They expect for me to buy into that review and in which they scored DW6 higher than 7? That's proof enough they don't even pay attention.
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rezzah  +   1704d ago
I wonder if they attack it because of their lack of knowledge or care for the Chinese history could be backbone for their judgements.

Also people like sports, so if they enjoy watching sports would they not like to see the games of their favorite sports get high scores? What if those people actually had the option to put that score up for a whole country to see?

Abuse of what little power these guys have over the marks of today's games.
radphil  +   1704d ago
rezzah: That's my issue on the whole situation. Abuse of power that they have. The other issue i have, is they don't even use their 10 scale properly, nor really care about how it even averages out overall.

I'll use this as an example:

"Dynasty Warriors 7 totes an expansive story and myriad characters. But it all comes off a little muddled."

Seriously? Confusion? When there's a damn narrative that EXPLAINS what happens throughout the course of the game.
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IHateYouFanboys  +   1704d ago
"Sounds like that there Madden, but you don't see them crap all over that"


Madden is a representation of a real life sport. believe it or not, most sports dont change too much year to year other than roster changes. Madden stays relatively stagnant because once theyve got something to where it should be, like having a good physics engine, then theres not much more to do with that aspect of the game.

Dynasty Warriors, however, is a hack and slash game. its just press the same button over and over and over until the people around you die, then more people pop-in right in front of you and you do the same thing. now if you like those games, great, youll probably love it. but like i said, that doesnt mean its a good game.

answer these questions in regards to dynasty warriors 7:

1. are its graphics on a comparable level to other games of the time?

- i would say definitely not. its a higher res PS2 game basically.

2. has the gameplay evolved to anything more than the button mashing combo repeating play that was introduced in Dynasty Warriors 2 on the PS2?

- i would say, again, no. watching that video on the IGN review, i felt like i was watching Dynasty Warriors 2 again.

3. is it story based with variety of gameplay situation and a strong narrative?

- not from what ive seen. you go around different areas killing guys with the same moves, then kill a boss every now and then.

"If you don't like DW that's fine, but don't stand there and criticize what others games don't get criticized for with the same reasons."

but the thign is that different genres have different things to criticize lol. like i said, you dont criticize madden because its gameplay is repetitive, because thats what the sport that its simulating is like.

"They expect for me to buy into that review and in which they scored DW6 higher than 7? That's proof enough they don't even pay attention."

IGN only gave Madden 11 an 8/10, down from 8.9/10 the year before. does that mean they shouldnt be trusted? maybe 10 is just better than 11? could that maybe, just maybe, be correct for DW7 too? many sequels arent as good as the previous entries, particularly ones that are virtually the same game as the last one with little to no improvements like DW7 appears to be.
radphil  +   1704d ago
You completely ignored what I stated about a NARRATIVE BEING THERE, and DW6 is worse than 7 from the general synopsis.

And you're saying they're able to get away with that in Madden just because the sport is?
You realize that they just have as much of a capability to change on the game as much as any other genre. Remember blitz for example? You can turn it around into an arcade game. If they can do that, you can't just say that as an excuse.

Jesus christ man. You barely even LOOKED at the game and you're criticizing it. I see where your focus is at.
bozebo  +   1704d ago
It's bad because you can't have Japanese voices even with 50GB of Blu-ray. Clearly they have the western market all wrong and think we all want to listen to the same voiceover acters who should have been fired after their first day of work but the same imbciles seem to do EVERY voiceover of Japanese products. Ragin, totally ruins the game.

Sometimes they get it right though, Lost Odyssey would have fit on just 2 DVDs if they didn't have the Japanese voice options, instead of 3. I prefer that extra disk swap to having my ears blowtorched for 100 hours of gameplay.
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radphil  +   1704d ago
Joke's on you. There's JPN VA via DLC.
bozebo  +   1704d ago

will buy soon (inb4 dlc was already on disk :P)
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ThatGuyInTheBack  +   1704d ago
The DLC is free btw. He should have mentioned that. :p
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AhmadCentral  +   1704d ago
There is japanese VA DLC next week/month.

They didn't put it on the disk because Xbox 360 discs only hold up to 8GB and microsoft won't release a game unless its the same as the ps3/pc versions etc...

So basically the PS3 version had to be 8GB as well. So they added the Japan VA via DLC for free.
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InfiniteJustice  +   1704d ago
Did anyone expect any differently from IGN? Surely the people that take IGN reviews seriously are not the type of gamer to go out and buy DW7 anyway.

IGN is like the Sky News of the gaming world.
MidnytRain  +   1704d ago
I'm just guessing everyone jumped on this article to tell a critic how much he sucks at his job. People can call IGN ignorant all day; they won't care so long as several dozen people click through to their site and give them hits. IGN's reviews are always among the most popular on N4G.
zackacloud  +   1702d ago
Ign did not give the bad ffxiii a 6 and give best rpg in this gen wkc a 5

They afraid from popular series same as COD

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