IGN: The Wednesday 10: Fixing Dynasty Warriors

KOEI's Dynasty Warriors franchise has been around for years now. The name has become synonymous with button-mashing, as players continuously wade through hundreds of enemies with a very limited series of attacks. Although the original games were well-received, recent entries have been much less impressive, as the gameplay and tech feel increasingly stale with each iteration.

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sinned473484d ago

they wont change anything. its popular in japan.

YoMeViet3484d ago

The series sells like hot cakes in Japan, they won't mess with the formula since it sells great. I mean why risk the chance of alienating the fanbase when it already works.

Just look at Pokemon, every new version is almost the SAME game, and I don't see it changing anytime soon.

aftrdark213484d ago

That didn't make their list.

madjedi3484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

Sacks of ramen, put it on very hard/chaos and say that again and 21st century combat if i wanted guns/tanks id pick up a fps or rts not a game based on swords/spears and arrows.

Unique characters it would be stupid to have only one character of each weapon type the only generic are the foot soldiers and enemy/allied lesser officers/generals so why would we go backward with having fewer characters to play with.

The one intelligent remark they did make is a larger scale of warfare, but what they forget is the more objects/enemies in the area the more it strains the hardware espically if the are not static.

@1.2 i totally agree, i will give the voice acting isn't always stellar, but how many game have meh va's the one thing dw/sw games need desperatly is online coop.

I'm still wondering when koei/microcabin will make a new warship gunner.

Chaos Striker3484d ago

One thing that will make me instantly happy and lead me to purchase the game again (I sold DW6 after I found out how gimped it was after a week of play) is better voice acting. Listening to how the voice actors completely butcher each character's name or talking about a certain location during battles makes my ears bleed. I noticed it was 1% better, when they pronounced Cao Cao's name correctly (Tsao Tsao, not Cow Cow, god...) but it still has a long way to go to be legit.

Baka-akaB3484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

At least you still get them names ... what can western Sengoku basara fans say so far ? They have to deal with crap like "red lightning" instead of popular and known figure of the sengoku era , on top of a dub that's as awful if not worse .

Chaos Striker3484d ago

Ouch, that is horrible, lol

madjedi3484d ago

Sorry i played the first demon whatever and it sucked asshole, it was a piss poor rip off of samurai warriors, that had broken ai, retarded damage amounts. And the super boneheaded no in battle save i think even dw2 had that at least.

The only thing it did well is each characters 2 unique moves.

Never touched any sequels if they made any.