Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: It’s hard to see such a highly acclaimed series take a step backward. When you properly compare Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter on the Xbox to Ghost Recon 2 , there’s little that makes the newest title the superior. The “advanced warfighter” concept is a good one, but it is one that is truly fit for the next generation of consoles.
Conclusion: Omega Force took a page from EA’s book and changed pretty much as much as they could for Dynasty Warriors 5 , without actually changing the heart of the franchise. With all of the Xbox 360 hub-bub brewing, it appears that- even with excellent changes- that Dynasty Warriors 5 will get pushed aside. This isn’t to say it isn’t a competent title, but unfortunately Microsoft has Heroes on every gamer’s lips. I hope Omega Force revisits the Dynasty series in the next gen.
Excerpt: Dynasty Warriors 5 is the latest in the long running series that has seen more games appear on consoles than any other game of its type. Despite the 5 after the title, you'd be forgiven for thinking that not much has changed over the years. The game is essentially the same as it's always been, with the same button mashing combat that you'll already have experienced in previous games. There have been some changes though, which may well be enough for fans of the series.
Excerpt: If ever there was a game that could take up your time and still leave you feeling wholly unsatisfied, Dynasty Warriors 5 is it. As in the previous releases in the series, the game revolves around huge battles between the warring factions of the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history and the norm in each of these battles is that you’ll kill (or ‘K.O’) five hundred enemy warriors. And that could be considered a slow day.
Conclusion: But no matter how cool the cut-scenes may look and how many characters you have on-screen at once, it doesn’t change the fact that you still button-bash your way throughout the whole game without variation or advancement. After a while hacking through the endless hordes of very stupid AI becomes incredibly tedious, even for the purists trying to find everything this game has to offer, which is a lot.
Pros: Nice graphics, Larger maps and armies, Good-looking moves
Cons: Same old stuff, The camera is still annoying, Hurts your thumb
Excerpt: Now into its fifth incarnation, is the Dynasty Warriors series getting any better, or do we just get another copy of what’s gone on before? For those of you new to the saga, the games take you back in time to China, just after the birth of Christ, to fight as an ally of one of the ‘Three Kingdoms’: Wei, Wu and Shu. The story evolves as you win epic battles and attempt to unite China under your faction’s banner.
Conclusion: Opérant une petite refonte, surtout au niveau de la profondeur de champ et du gameplay, Dynasty Warriors 5 permet une nouvelle fois de se plonger dans les turpitudes de la guerre des Trois Royaumes avec plaisir. Néanmoins, il apparaît que les modifications apportées ne font pas oublier les lacunes graphiques et la redondance générale de la série. Il est de ce fait dommage de retrouver ces errances, masquant quelque peu le désir d'évolution que montre cet épisode.