Summary: Despite technical concessions made in the transition to a handheld, Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2's brand of addictive hack and slash action is as fun as ever, and renewed somewhat on the PSP.
Pros: Addictive hack and slash action is fully intact on PSP; graphics look great, especially Musou charge effects; expanded features allowing players to add officers and mounts.
Cons: Soldiers pop in and out of view depending on the pace of the action; using subtitled tableaus to flesh out the story seems really antiquated; ability to expand your army seems to have little effect on gameplay.
Conclusion: Once again although there have been some great improvements to this game, it is unfortunate to once again get an experience that still needs work to make it to be a worthwhile purchase. Although fans of the series have probably already gone out and purchased the game, for those who haven’t always loved the series, Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2 isn’t going to help change your mind.
Excerpt: Alongside the launch of the PSP early last year came the debut of Koei's venerable hack-and-slash franchise in Dynasty Warriors. As a stripped-down, bite-sized version of the typical battles found in one of the console games, Dynasty Warriors was serviceable but not exactly impressive. Though Koei has since released a Samurai Warriors game that tweaked a couple of the problems found in that first title, Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2 is the first proper DW sequel for the PSP.
Pros: More modes than the first Dynasty Warriors PSP game, turn-based musou mode is a decent handheld substitute to the console version's battles
Cons: Action becomes tiresome after a short time because of a lack of depth or strategy, multiplayer games aren't really that much fun, bland graphics and audio
Conclusion: This is not the Dynasty Warriors that you've played on consoles. It's better than the first PSP game, no doubt, but it still has a long way to go before it feels at home on Sony's little wonderportable.
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Excerpt: Les vaillants héros de la Chine ancienne continuent de batailler courageusement pour assurer la pérennité de la série des Dynasty Warriors sur consoles. Implantée sur PSP depuis l'automne dernier, celle-ci réussira-t-elle à prendre véritablement ses marques sur ce support avec ce nouvel épisode ?
Conclusion: KOEI conferma la scelta del primo Dynasty Warriors per PSP di suddividere il campo di battaglia, mantenendo così la grafica pulita e un buon livello di programmazione strategica ma rinunciando alla frenesia della continuità e alla completezza del campo libero. Il gioco rimane comunque decisamente accalappiante, sebbene ormai il concept faccia sentire tutti i suoi anni, e non mancherà di soddisfare tutti gli appassionati del genere, specie quelli che si fossero persi il...