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.
Excerpt: Genre: Strategy Publisher: Koei Developer: Omega Force Release Date: October 24, 2006 With Koei, it's usually been a long time coming when a truly polished version of one of their (probably long-running) major franchises finally matures to a point where the " What the hell?
Conclusion: It's because of these niggles that Koei's masterstroke of design hasn't produced an outright masterpiece to play. But even with these grumbles, Dynasty Warriors Vol 2. is another solid instalment in a brilliant series of games, and with the single-player campaign's branching structure providing...