Summary: Being a big fan of the series, I've looked forward to DW8 for some time. Koei has listened to the fans and produced the DW game yet. Killing the many peons feels much more satisfying than it was in 7 (similar to how it was in 4 and 5) but the overall gameplay has been updated from 7 to include 3 musou attacks for all characters, a rage system, more varied weapons, and much more. In addition, then new game mode keeps making one come back to play. Highly recommend.
Good addition to the series but not the best game in the series
2 March 2014
Summary: This game is a good addition to the series, but definitely not the best. I would recommend purchasing Dynasty Warriors 6 instead (less than 1/2 the price). Weapon customization and graphics were significantly improved in this version. Important notes: Text was too small on the screen and it was difficult to read. Game play was fun but redundant (levels were repetitive). Price of game is fair. The game did not live up to my expectations after Dynasty Warriors 6..
Summary: As with many others, I am a huge fan of the dynasty warriors series, owning most of the games in the series. Where i was disappointed with DW7, I am much happier with DW8. These games are a blast, and a lot of fun to play Co-Op with someone else. There isn't a whole lot of complexity to it, making it fun for the casual/new gamer crowd. As with other reviews, the voice acting is pretty weak. But that does not take away from the game and the fun you will have.
Summary: My boyfriend and I struggle finding good 2 player games. He doesn't really like playing things like Little Big Planet or the Lego Games, so finding something that works for both of us is a big plus! The game has a lot of levels to play, but sometimes they can seem a little too similar to each other. Sometimes the action can seem a little monotonous, but if you pay attention to what your mission is it helps drive the game forward.
Summary: A favorite of mine. This one is just as awesome as the others in this series. There's lots more to do and the story modes just play for a lot longer. It took me 3 days to finish Wu (and I still have to unlock a few more characters) It's tough in a lot of ways but it's an all time favorite and this doesn't fall from how much I love the series.
Summary: Dynasty Warriors 8 essentially plays like every other Dynasty Warriors game. Read as: you don't play for the plot, you play to level up your weapons and your attack power so that you can take down foes in one hit. Thankfully, the beautifully rendered cut scenes (which, while appreciated, are slowing our progress), can be skipped, though there is an option on one of the boards in the Wei dynasty where, if you play it a certain way, you can unlock new dialogue for Lu Bu.
Summary: Having played most of the DW games since DW2, I had a nostalgia for the game since I didn't bought 7 and almost didn't play 5. So I bought this game in an offer seeing it had great reviews. I was disappointed to how this game has changed from "you're a warrior" to "you're a warrior with super powers", it doesn't feel that satisfying as in DW2, 3 and 4. It's still a good game to distress, smashing enemies as they come along, but it's nothing of challenge anymore.
Summary: I'm going to keep it short and simple. Are you tired of the redundant "hack and slash" game(s) notoriously known as Dynasty Warriors? Well nothing has changed. You have to be a DW fan in order to appreciate these subtle upgrades. Graphics are far better than the preceding games. Considering every character has their weapon and style is a major achievement. Some specials are duplicated. While some appear more gaudy, they are the same (e.g.