Summary: The Dynasty Warriors series has always been a fun game around the idea of a single soldier mowing down hundred (even thousands) of soldiers on the battlefield. The games offer great stress relief and are fairly simple in design, but that does keep them from being fun. While looked at as a series, little advancement was made in the early entries (this one included,) but from a stand alone perspective it is a decent game.
Summary: For those new to the series, Dynasty Warriors is Koei's hack n' slash in which your warrior battles hundreds of enemies in ancient China. The series has been a smash hit ever since Dynasty Warriors 3, and 5 looks to continue the trend. GRAPHICS 9/10 Visually, DW5 is similar to DW4 with a few improvements. The graphics engine has been tweaked, resulting in less fogging, improved draw distance, and many more on-screen enemies.
It's not bad, but how much more can the fans take?
S. Rhodes, Amazon
30 October 2005
Summary: We all know about Dynasty Warriors. It's gameplay is pretty cool, and while a lot of people say it's the same thing over and over (and they're right to an extent) they never seem to notice the quirks in gamplay (Dynastay Warriors 3 is a HUGE step above number 2 and there are a lot of people who--for God knows what reason--didn't see that). Dynasty Warriors 5, on the other hand, is a step down from Dynasty Warriors 4.
Summary: CAVEAT: I love the DW series, having purchased all of them (even the original for PS1). I love this game as well, although it seems to be the most shallow of the bunch. 48(!) characters join the fray this time as you once again take control of a personality of the time of the Three Kingdoms and do battle with your nemeses.
Excerpt: "Having never played the previous Dynasty Warrior games I am not particularly with the unfolding plot but do know this includes many characters from the previous instalment. However while previous games in the series have been one on one fights, this game instead revolves around you picking a character who will carry his army across Asia into battle with opposing forces. There is a wide variety of characters to choose from. The characters range from ...
Pros: Intense battles, lots of characters, good range of moves, handles multiple graphics well
Cons: Becomes samey after a while . button bashing can be just as effective
Excerpt: "...doesn't change very much from Dynasty Warriors 4.The graphic are same with it's predecessor game with a little improvement! About the music It's Awesome,Man!!.More music and the addition of music from the previous version makes me very happy,cause I like some of music from previous version. About the Character,It has some of new character to include in this game.The most powerful new character is Zuo Ci...... I like to play this character cause ...
Pros: Many New Characters,Added Some Music From Its Previous Version
Summary: Its alrite n its gr8 fun! Killing ppl kicking butt but whats the difference between this 1 n the 1st! Lets face it all it is, is killing ppl n 4 me thts gr8 at 1st but thn it gets a bit boring wen thts all u do! The so called "improvements" it has better graphics it cn hold more ppl on the screen at once n their are more characters1 WHOOPDY DOO!
Adding features just turned into making things complicated
Bill Morris "Jazz Dragon", amazon.co.uk
8 November 2005
Summary: Before I start, don't get me wrong: I love the DW series, but this new edition has gone a bit too far. What's with the weapon system? You have to find good ones, which means that the weapon level is no longer proportionate to the character. This strays a bit far from the path of realism - a weapon is only as good as the wielder (no matter how many dragons you carve on the handle).