Excerpt: makes it really hard to tell just what it is that KOEI uses as the formula to determine whether a new entry in the series gets a new number or a spin-off title. There are some new tweaks and content such as characters as well as a few improvements to gameplay. None of the additions or refinements really justifies an entire new game, though, especially when elements of Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires don't all get carried into this title.
Pros: Bodyguard system has been upgraded, and the stronghold system adds some much-needed variety, Smooth frame rate, despite there being tons and tons of enemies onscreen, 48 playable characters, each with his or her own unique storyline
Cons: Cool features found in Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires have been removed here, The core gameplay just feels extremely tired after so many iterations, Cheesy voice acting and soundtrack, Nothing especially standout about Xbox version to make it appealing to previous owners of the PS2 version
Excerpt: The turbulent Three Kingdoms period of China’s history has elicited a substantial amount of media attention. From the infamous Romance of the Three Kingdoms books to the upcoming movie based on the Battle of Red Cliffs, the Three Kingdoms of Wu, Shu and Wei get a lot of press even thousands of years after they are long gone.
Pros: + New characters and updated maps.
Cons: - Audio is the same craptastic quality as before.
Conclusion: Dynasty Warriors 5 is a game that feels like déjà vu all over again. While diehard fans of the series will probably once again enjoy being able to slice their way through all the same battles once again, even they may be disappointed at the removal of the empire mode, which is seemingly for no good reason, save perhaps to add it back in for another Empires spin-off.
Pros: Bodyguard system has been upgraded, and the stronghold system adds some much-needed variety, Smooth frame rate, despite there being tons and tons of enemies onscreen, 48 playable characters, each with his or her own unique storyline.
Cons: Cool features found in Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires have been removed here, The core gameplay just feels extremely tired after so many iterations, Cheesy voice acting and soundtrack.
Excerpt: After 4 years, and eight Dynasty Warriors titles ( 2, 3, 3XL, 4, 4XL, Samurai Warriors, SWXL, 4 Empires and those are just the ones available in PAL), one would be inclined to think that Koei has milked the battlefield beat 'em up for all it is worth, and that further evolution of the series is probably nigh on impossible on current hardware.
Excerpt: Un ami précieux, tout comme le Musou, une énergie mystique. Parce qu'il n'est pas rare d'être entouré d'une trentaine d'ennemis, le héros pourra calmer les ardeurs de chacun en effectuant un coup spécial une fois la jauge de Musou pleine. Quant au Musou Rage (nouveau), inutile d'en dire davantage, ça fait très mal !
Summary: Nováček týmu VS. ostřílený redaktor, obyčejný hráč VS. dlouholetý fanoušek série, prostě Kamil Bütner VS. Lešek Maciažek! Čí názor je vám bližší? [b]Kamil Bütner[/b] Firma Koei před nás předkládá již pátý díl této velmi populární akční válečné hry. Co nového přináší zatím poslední díl Dynasty Warriors? Určitě několik vylepšení. V první řadě to je zlepšený grafický engine i pár válečníků navíc. K tomu se ale dostaneme později.