Excerpt: If I were a cynical man (which I am, but bear with me), I’d simply do the usual copy-and-paste intro that every reviewer seems to do for Dynasty Warriors games. Yes, we all know the series is huge in Japan, selling new consoles like hotcakes. We already know that there are more Dynasty Warriors spinoffs than you can shake a fairly large stick at.
Excerpt: Some people think that the Warriors games have been long exhausted, although there’s still a fan base for them, particularly in Japan where the series continues to sell in impressive numbers. I consider myself quite a fan of KOEI’s hack and slash games, but I still think that they’re deserving of an overhaul, and I’m certainly intrigued as to what direction KOEI Canada will take the Warriors game in with Warriors: Legend of Troy, in their attempt to make the series...
Summary: For the first time ever in a Warriors game you get the opportunity to play as either a ruler or an officer. You can choose to be the all powerful decision maker who combines politics and tactics to achieve the ultimate goal or the warrior who carries out those orders and turns strategic planning into battlefield glory.
Conclusion: The Risk-like gameplay and land grabs of the Empires expansions have finally gone next-gen. Hooray! Nope, it's nothing so revolutionary as to woo haters, but for fans, it's a welcome return of the best of the offshoots.
Summary: In 2007, Koei and Omega Force surprised the hell out of me. In a single year, they brought out three games related to their tried and true Musou formula that actually turned out to be downright decent, and a welcome change from their usual output.
Excerpt: franchise? 5 years? Longer? Well, they finally did it, building an entirely new next-gen-only engine, introduced a new combo system, completely overhauled all the characters and... well, didn't do a whole lot else. Mustn't piss off It introduces something of a paradox for KOEI: do they start messing with a good thing just because every review out there seems to harp on the fact that they've been playing the same game for years, or do they stay the course and let a slowly...
Excerpt: The Dynasty Warriors series slices its way onto the PlayStation 3 in Dynasty Warriors 6 which is one of Koei's most popular battlefield strategy games that melds together Chinese folklore (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) and history with powerful characters who have the ability to change the face of the planet.