Excerpt: Generally I have a short attention span for games where I have to wade through waves of never ending bad guys, so I wasn’t sure what to think when I was handed Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce to review.
Conclusion: Who would've thunk it? After years of seemingly ignoring naysayers' poo-pooing of the franchise, KOEI finally up and changed their game -- literally. The result is not only addictive as hell, but a promising new start for the series.
Conclusion: With everything from upgradable/customizable weapons, online multiplayer, and an upgradeable town full of RPG goodness, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce SCREAMS potential. Fans of the series should definitely pick this game up, but be ready to experience something very different!
Summary: I said in my previous review of the PSP title that Koei should be commended for trying to aim high. Now that that game is on the PS3 – warts and all – I find myself angry at this lazy, half-assed port.
Excerpt: Let’s have some fun shall we? Find a group of so-called “hard core gamers,” walk up to them and say nothing but the following words: Dynasty Warriors . Chances are that unless they’re a masochist, they’re going to groan about redundant gameplay and forgettable sequels.
Excerpt: Koei's latest action strategy game has come to pass with Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce now available on the PS3 and XBox 360. Loosely based on the PSP game of the same name, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce is definitely a step in the right direction and away from ad nauseam.
Conclusion: Dynasty Warriors Strikeforces is Koei's attempt at revamping the franchise in order to appeal to old and new players alike, and I believe that they did an admiral job. The game stands from previous DW games by having aerial, Crouching-Tiger-like combat and a different take on skills, weapon usage,...
Summary: Stylized and fictionalized events from China's massive historical novel The Romance of the Three Kingdoms are the basis for hours of hacking and slashing. Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce is ported from the PSP title of the same name, and like that release features four-player online play, aerial...
Pros: Adds online multiplayer to consoles, Attempts battle scenarios beyond basic 'run and slash', Customize weapons and powers via RPG elements
Cons: Offline AI partners more useful than online friends, Combat can be intensely frustrating, Small battle areas not as epic and strategic as past maps