Reviews and Problems with Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
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Game Freaks 365
22 May 2014
Excerpt: The thing about Dynasty Warriors 8 Complete Edition is that it just came out a few months prior on previous gen consoles. When it was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 it received mostly favorable reviews. The Complete Edition, released for next-gen systems, doesn't sway away from what made it good the first time.
Summary: Since the first days of the PS2, publisher Tecmo Koei and developer Omega Force have been producing their unique brand of epic button mashing games in the form of 'Dynasty Warriors.' Typically, an installment of 'Dynasty Warriors' such as the recent 'Dynasty Warriors 8' for the PS3, with be followed by a stand-alone 'Xtreme Legends' expansion as well as some lesser DLC offerings.
Excerpt: How is this for a name: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition? That mouthful of words represents the newest release in the seemingly immortal (as in “this sucker won’t ever die”) Dynasty Warriors franchise from Omega Force and Koei; a PS4/Vita cross play-optimized version of 2013’s Dynasty Warriors 8 that includes full versions of both the original release, and the “Xtreme Legends” standalone expansion pack.
Summary: : Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition takes a good breath to recite, but the lengthy title is definitely indicative of the product it’s associated to. DW8XL is the finest Xtreme Legends add on since the one released for DW5 in my opinion, and I’m personally partial to that one because of the Destiny Mode. DW8XL is a total package of Warriors goodness that any fan can get excited over.
Excerpt: As you can probably guess by the number “8” in the title, Dynasty Warriors has been around for a while. The Warriors series has been popular for Tecmo Koei, spawning spin-off franchises such as Gundam Warriors and several expansions for the Dynasty Warriors games. The last few Dynasty Warriors games have seen expansions released under the “Xtreme Legends” name, including new missions and characters.
Pros: The combat is...therapeutic?, Marginally better PS4 visuals, Broadcast ability, One whole entire mother truck load of content, First DW on PS4, yay!, Just...one...more...battle..., Tried and true DW formula
Cons: Can we get some better English dubbing...please?, It's really and truly the same game with new paint, Painfully, dreadfully outdated and barebones-simple engine, No one wants to watch your DW8 broadcast, Small community
Excerpt: I said last year that I safely believed Dynasty Warriors 8 to be the best entry in the mainline series. Well, I’d like to amend that statement, because we now how the base game of Dynasty Warriors 8 built in with the Xtreme Legends add-on, dubbed Complete Edition , for Sony’s shiny new gaming console, the PlayStation 4 .
Excerpt: Soon after the launch of Dynasty Warriors 8 last year, Tecmo KOEI predictably announced that an Xtreme Legends expansion would follow. For those who don’t follow the Three Kingdoms hack ‘n’ slash franchise, each numbered instalment tends to spawn one or two standalone expansions, the first usually being Xtreme Legends. These usually entail a suite of add-ons including new stages, weapons, modes, and more recently, characters.
Pros: Visual improvements., New characters, stages., Hours upon hours of content., A good port overall.
Cons: Ambition Mode is plain dull., XL has no stand-out features.