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  • Summary: 'Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends' introduces entirely new levels of fun to the refreshing gameplay vanquishing swarms of enemies with mighty warriors found in 'Dynasty Warrors 8.' In story mode, where you can immerse yourself in the vivid tales of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, it is'Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends' introduces entirely new levels of fun to the refreshing gameplay vanquishing swarms of enemies with mighty warriors found in 'Dynasty Warrors 8.' In story mode, where you can immerse yourself in the vivid tales of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, it is now possible to play as the mighty warrior 'Lu Bu,' and embark on a journey that depicts his way of life. Additionally, many new hypothetical scenarios to existing Romance of the Three Kingdoms battles have been added, as well as new playable characters, weapons types, growth/speedrun elements, and more! What's more, a revamped Ambition Mode and completely new Challenge Mode offer whole new ways to enjoy the 'Dynasty Warriors 8' universe. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 25, 2014
    85
    The gameplay model developed by Omega Force still works great and if you’re into it, you’ll find it hard to leave this game. It’s a shame that the PC version was ported from PS3, not PS4, and there’s no original Japanese voice acting. [07/2014, p.62]
  2. 80
    Both fans and newcomers to the series will have immense joy in fighting on this battlefield.
  3. May 27, 2014
    70
    A brilliantly absurd arcade brawler that’s brimming with personality, but suffers from repetition and a glaring lack of online multiplayer.
  4. May 20, 2014
    60
    The ones who expected a port of the PS4 version of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends - Complete Edition will be disappointed, since the PC version is based on the "old gen" graphics and also suffers from a series of technical issues.
  5. 60
    Bottomline, if you are a fan of the franchise and you’re stuck with no other means of playing this game, go ahead and pick up the PC version and push through the problems and enjoy yourself.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. May 15, 2014
    10
    New Dynasty Warriors for PC with improved graphics. There a lot of new characters, new battle system. I just love the original story of theNew Dynasty Warriors for PC with improved graphics. There a lot of new characters, new battle system. I just love the original story of the Three Kingdoms. Its a very good game, one of my favourites. Expand
  2. May 18, 2014
    10
    If you're familiar with the Dynasty Warriors series, this is probably the best Dynasty Warriors game yet. It deserves a better score than itIf you're familiar with the Dynasty Warriors series, this is probably the best Dynasty Warriors game yet. It deserves a better score than it has. It has Story Mode, Free Mode, and the new Ambition Mode. Ambition Mode is great, you hang out in a camp and visit the blacksmith, etc, and you can choose various battles to participate in, in order to level up your officer. Also, your officer can have two weapons at a time, you simply press a button to switch. Which is pretty fun when you have 1200 weapons to choose from.

    The only negative aspect of this game is that they apparently removed the Create-A-Character option. Bummer, but with so many weapons and abilities (and more characters than ever), it doesn't matter much. Also, my computer is a couple years old, but this game ran perfectly on 1600x900, high settings. To be fair, this is also a good stoner game. So, GO GET IT.
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  3. May 15, 2014
    9
    DW 8: XL Complete Edition
    its PS3/PS4 gfx and it does run at 60 fps if you know how to set it up right there is also going to be a lot of
    DW 8: XL Complete Edition
    its PS3/PS4 gfx and it does run at 60 fps if you know how to set it up right there is also going to be a lot of zeros here because of no online multiplayer or they could not boot the game which they should not review until they set it up right or at least play it >:( also you will need to play with the controller settings because the default is all backwards ("controller required, xinput")...

    i like the game it runs just fine for me at max and looks good enough, they have a funny definition for complete edition because it does not have much paid dlc except for BGM packs.. multiplayer is local split-screen co-op only so i'm not too fussy about it its a SP game anyway..no chinese voice overs settings well have to wait to see if any dlc pops up in steam later,, i would give it a 8.5 / 10 but ill go for 9 i played DW3 XL 100% and DW7 back in the day so i'm not new to DW and this makes for a great return to the good old mindless hack n slash days :)
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  4. Jun 22, 2014
    8
    Not really sure why the metascore and userscore are so low, but this game is a blast. The gameplay feels a lot more fluid in this one, andNot really sure why the metascore and userscore are so low, but this game is a blast. The gameplay feels a lot more fluid in this one, and there's a huge roster of characters. The graphics don't look amazing or anything, but look like PS3 graphics, which isn't the worst thing ever, there's a lot of NPCs allowed on screen, without them disappearing like they did in older Dynasty Warriors games. Expand
  5. Jul 22, 2014
    8
    If you're a fan of the novels or simply hate Chinese peasants then you'll probably enjoy this Chinese genocide simulator.

    The good -Hours
    If you're a fan of the novels or simply hate Chinese peasants then you'll probably enjoy this Chinese genocide simulator.

    The good
    -Hours of content, easily around ~40-50 hours to finish off all of the story mode and the bonus XL missions
    -Gameplay is addictive and has been improved upon since inception, though it's basically the same
    -Many more units on screen
    -Hypothetical&historical(loosely) routes are available based on what decisions you make during story mode.
    -Soundtrack is great.
    -Voice acting is amusing, though unfortunately not as enjoyable as DW3.
    -Yu Jin, Han Dang, Lu Su and Chen Gong are great new additions to the game.

    The bad
    -Gameplay whilst addictive is extremely easy and may become repetitive.
    -There is no online co-op mode.
    -Enemy AI is very poor and hasn't improved since DW2.
    -Price is too high, though reasonable when on sale.
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  6. May 14, 2014
    6
    Just accept the PS2 graphic and annoying 30fps lock, then this will be a fun hash and slash game.
    P/s: The fighting in this game is the best
    Just accept the PS2 graphic and annoying 30fps lock, then this will be a fun hash and slash game.
    P/s: The fighting in this game is the best in the series.
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  7. Aug 6, 2014
    0
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
    Complete add dlc??? the is really Complete?
    Japanese you know what is Complete?
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
    Complete add dlc??? the is really Complete?
    Japanese you know what is Complete?
    Japanese you know what is Complete?
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