Conclusion: Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires is one of the best values in years. For $40, you essentially have access to a game with limitless replay value, with the added bonus of customization. If you haven't tried the series in a while, give this one a shot; if you loathe it, give it a rental first.
Excerpt: We all know love can be blind. The fact that Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas are still going strong after eight years of marriage is proof of that. But if you ever had any doubt just take a look at the button-mashing, hack and slashing Dynasty Warriors series. Hell, just play a level of the sixth and latest version, billed as the franchise's first proper next-gen title. You'll immediately see what I mean.
Conclusion: The new features in the game reward the player for playing more strategically, both in their attack methodologies at higher difficulty levels, as well as in their approach to different stages and in leveling their characters. I would recommend Dynasty Warriors as a used buy, but I wouldn't say it's a must-have. The game is fun, but admittedly derivative.
Excerpt: Even before I played Dynasty Warriors 6 , I was dreading having to write this review. For a critic, there's nothing worse than having to review games that we really like (yes, I'm a fan). Contrary to popular belief, critics do try to enjoy ourselves and we don't point out flaws for the sake of being negative.
Summary: Dynasty Warriors 6 will deliver the massive scale and realistic atmosphere that players have come to expect from the series, but will redefine the Dynasty Warriors' Tactical Action experience, featuring completely re-imagined character designs and weapons, yet maintaining familiar characterizations that are accurate to culturally significant depictions.