Summary: I was surprised when I bought and enjoyed it till the end. The story between the three kingdoms was pretty enjoyable. The graphics look superb on the PS vita and and there is addition of the touch screen controls. But i felt some were forced on players but most of them were pretty cool such as a alternative touch screen specials.The story progresses between the 3 kingdoms Wu, Shu, and Wei who are at war.
Summary: This is my first Dynasty Warriors game so I cannot comment on whether DWN is simply more of the same. What I can say is that the gameplay is a ton of fun. Going into a battle playing as one character and wiping out an army of 1000 by yourself is very satisfying. It gives you a sense of power not seen in many other games. Outside of battles, you are constantly conquering nearby kingdoms which also gives a sense of greatness.
Summary: Boring. Repetitive. Overused. These adjectives are thrown around a lot when people are describing Dynasty Warriors: Next. The Dynasty Warriors series generally stay pretty formulaic, you go into a large area and slaughter everyone in it mindlessly until the numbers for the enemy go down to zero and a large gold "Victory" spreads across the screen. Yet none of this should scare anyone away, whether you are a long standing Dynasty Warriors fan or not.
Summary: Dynasty Warriors next brings you great hack n slash gameplay fused with touchscreen mechanics to create an all around fun experience (handheld or not). While most critics have ragged on Next for it's implementation of touch screen mechanics, I've personally found them to be quite adaptable, and all around pretty fun. Gameplay is smooth and load times are practically non-existent, which I find amazing coming from a portable device.