Summary: You all know the story by now. A new Dynasty Warriors game is released, it sells gangbusters in Japan, but gets trashed by Western reviewers who question why these games still get made, and who on Earth would play them. Except on Destructoid, of course, where we actually review the games. Feel free to read on, as we review Dynasty Warriors 7 .
Conclusion: Xtreme Legends, though, is a proposition only for the hardcore Warriors fan or at a bargain basement price. With the original Dynasty Warriors 7 now reduced, picking up this package that arguably has less compelling content and asks for the original disc for some of its modes seems crazy. If you’re just looking for some mindless hacking and slashing, though, this’ll do fine.
Excerpt: Throughout Dynasty Warriors 7 , the kingdoms of Shu, Wu, and Wei are defined by their ideals. Unfortunately for China, this steadfast adherence to ideals is likely what has lead to the chaos in the disunited country for so many years. It is only through the empire of Jin that these ideals can be destroyed and a country can become whole again.
Excerpt: While it may have witnessed a much-needed return to form over these past few years, the Warriors franchise continues to suffer from inherent issues, its well-worn formula edging closer and closer toward stagnation. Although the series’ mainline instalments remain immensely gratifying and strangely therapeutic, pitting players against wave after wave of mindless soldiers, they have always lacked finesse and diversity – two qualities which happen to form the backbone of...
Pros: Empire Mode offers hours of strategic gameplay., Fame system creates diversity, re-playability., Edit Mode is more comprehensive, allows for online sharing., Stratagems help the flow of combat., Over sixty unique characters to befriend or eliminate.
Cons: The same core mechanics we’ve wrestled with since 2000., Limited technical improvements over Dynasty Warriors 7.
Excerpt: Сегодня я способен на большее. Сегодня я перепишу историю Троецарствия. В моей версии не будет жестокого тирана и узурпатора Дун Чжо. Цао Цао станет императором. Клан Цао не будет предан кланом Сыма. Империя Цзынь никогда не будет существовать. Южные царства отойдут Монголии. Дяошань будет жить в любви и понимании с Люй Бу. Сунь Цзян никогда не получит императорскую печать, поэтому его род не постигнет проклятье и его старший сын проживет долгую и счастливую жизнь.