Summary: I would recommend you play Dynasty Warriors 7 first. The characters reference those from DW7. Other than that, it's a great hack and slash similar to DW7. You can play two players on the same xbox. Lost one star b/c story does not stand up to DW7's story.
Summary: Ok. I love Dynasty Warriors and I love Samurai Warriors. This game epically mixes the two together! The only reason I give it four stars is because I don't like using three characters, not for a lack of quality or anything like that. Never been my thing from the earlier ones. Fantastic game.
Summary: Pro's -Tons of characters -Tons of weapons -Tons of locations Con's -If you played one you played them all. Seriously though if you love these type of games you will continue to love and have fun with them. This is just one of those games i could just sit there and keep killing enemy soldiers, and the fun just explodes when you get friends to play with it too.
A fun button masher, best of the Warriors Series Games
16 June 2012
Summary: I like the other dynasty warriors games and this has well over a hundred characters to choose from. This is my favorite of the Orochi Games and has a lot of replay value, but there is nothing ground breaking in this game and can't really compete with a true 5 star game like Batman Arkham City.
Summary: I'm a fan of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive but has never been a fan of Dynasty Warriors/Samurai Warriors type games. The last time I played this series of games was on the last generation of consoles... very briefy as I couldn't get into the game's basic and boring combat system. Because of the merger between Koei and Tecmo, my favorite characters are now in a Warriors game.
It's been done but I'll take Warriors Orochi 3 for a spin again and again
T. Burns "Slackjaw", Amazon
12 April 2012
Summary: First, stop reading if you don't like Dynasty Warriors 1-7 or any of its' offshoots. This is not an original experience. It is exactly what you think it is but with a few nuances thrown in like the first level when you avoid a fire ball spewing dragon. But this is a bit of window dressing because you will soon find yourself in the same modes battling a huge army, gradually unlocking the impressive 100 plus generals from Chinese and Japanese history and lore.
Summary: If you like other games in the Dynasty Warrior/Samurai Warrior series, you'll like this, plain and simple. However, I must note that the sheer amount of characters you can play as is awe inspiring. There is a character for pretty much any play style. I'm a bit of a completionist and it took me over 100 hours to get all of the achievements, so it had quite a lot of replay value for me.