Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition Review: For the love of war
4 April 2014
Excerpt: To call Dynasty Warriors one of the most accessible games in history might be an overstatement, but there is a reason why we keep seeing sequel after sequel of Chinese Dynasties going against each other in spectacular warfare. It's one of those games that you can ask your family member to play with you, and with minimal knowledge of it, they can have a blast. It's also a game for the hardcore.
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition Review - the best of an old franchise
25 March 2014
Summary: Not much has changed, but the consistency of the Dynasty Warriors franchise holds true in spades with Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition. Extra content and a lower new-game cost accentuates a gratifying experience that�s filled with content that Dynasty Warriors fans have grown to love.
Pros: Musou mechanics are still so gratifying, Varied weaponry for all fighters, Extra content highlights the franchise style
Cons: Doesn't push the PS4 hardware, Traditional style limits audience base
Summary: Dynasty Warriors 8 takes place in the far future, where three rival cyberpunk gangs duke it out on the streets of Neo New York, armed to the teeth with laser fingers, eye-whips, and guns that shoot acidic screaming skull bullets. That's a lie, actually. Once again, it's about Chinese kingdoms fighting for control of China. There's only so many ways you can explain the unchanging premise of Dynasty Warriors before you start just making stuff up out of boredom.
Excerpt: Dynasty Warriors 8 is a very sturdy game on the PlayStation 3 that does take the franchise to a new level thanks to the tweaked gaming mechanics. With 75 characters to choose from, Dynasty Warriors 8 has this interesting gaming mechanic called "What If?". These What If scenarios allow the player to explore various story choices that change the way the story will play out for the particular character they have chosen.
Pros: The replay value and extras are what all games should strive for., Combat is almost perfect, with tons of customizing options to combat dullness., Story branches? Yes please., Beating the crap out of Lu Bu is extremely satisfying.
Cons: Game cannot decide what its draw distance is., Story may be set in stone, but some characterization would still be welcome., Chasing everything the game has to offer will eventually dull the combat system., Why is his name Lu Bu when he obviously doesn’t use it?
Dynasty Warriors 8 Review: venerable hack-'n-slash back to its best
24 July 2013
Summary: Dynasty Warriors 8 adds in new features and options to the long-running franchise to breathe new life into the game. Fans, get ready for the best experience in the series since DW3. An instant buy for any KOEI fanatic.
Pros: The emotional soundtrack, Ambition Mode, The range of weapons
Conclusion: "Besides a bit of extra polish, this is pretty much more of the same, for familiar better or stagnating worse." "Your officer of choice is essentially a Chinese Super Saiyan, plowing through hundreds of enemy soldiers in each skirmish." "Whether you do or don't take it seriously, there's a distinct charm to DW8's over-the-top delivery...
Pros: An absurd amount of content, Decimating enemies with flashy special moves, The campy nature of the characters
Cons: How quickly repetition starts to dominates the gameplay, Not knowing who you are or what you're fighting for, Unbearable slowdown in the 360 version