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: 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