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  • Summary: In Dynasty Warriors 9, players will explore China as it existed when feudal warlords vied for dominance over the land -- the waning days of the Han dynasty and emergence of the Three Kingdoms era. Setting out to complete various objectives, players will utilise an unprecedented world map toIn Dynasty Warriors 9, players will explore China as it existed when feudal warlords vied for dominance over the land -- the waning days of the Han dynasty and emergence of the Three Kingdoms era. Setting out to complete various objectives, players will utilise an unprecedented world map to navigate and traverse a variety of different landscapes ranging from vast plains to snow-covered peaks presented with dynamic day/night and weather cycles. Exploring these impressive environments is made more engaging through the ability to adapt to surroundings to gain an upper hand in battle, with players able to use equipment to circumvent obstacles or blend in to avoid conflict. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Feb 13, 2018
    80
    This is a defining moment in the series' history, and I really hope they don't decide to drop this entire idea altogether. Instead, if Omega Force polishes the game even further, this niche series may finally open itself to the mainstream market.
  2. Feb 13, 2018
    75
    Dynasty Warriors offers a plethora of playable characters, large-scale battles, and a feeling of godhood as you smash through scores of enemies with a single thing. What more could you ask for from a Warriors game?
  3. Feb 14, 2018
    70
    Although Dynasty Warriors 9's hack-and-slash fighting is fun for a while, and it contains a deep roster of characters, a sprawling story and an even larger landmass to explore, it's hard not to conclude that the franchise is in need of a more radical re-imagining than this installment provides. While there is challenge to be had in the boss fights and the carnage of the large-scale battles, Dynasty Warriors 9 feels awfully familiar.
  4. Feb 13, 2018
    60
    Featuring reworked combat and open-world story mechanics, Dynasty Warriors 9 is a definite step in the right direction. But even without the technical issues around its framerate, Dynasty Warriors 9 feels like a fundamentally compromised game that lacks depth.
  5. Feb 13, 2018
    60
    Unfortunately, the changes in Dynasty Warriors 9 are a bit too superficial and kept too much of what made the series suffer in previous titles. The controls and animations need tightening, and the storytelling needs to evolve to a point where it's more coherent. If you're a fan of the Musou franchise, there's a lot of new stuff to experience and enjoy here. Dynasty Warriors 9 isn't likely to attract a ton of new fans, but it sets the groundwork for the future of the series, and we'll likely see the real fruits of this new direction in the next few entries in the franchise.
  6. Feb 13, 2018
    60
    Dynasty Warriors 9 is a significant departure from past titles, but a poorly implemented open world leaves much to be desired.
  7. Feb 23, 2018
    35
    Everything about this game seems completely rushed. To jump onto the open world bandwagon three or four years too late and still deliver such a pile of garbage isn’t just embarrassing, it’s insulting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. Feb 21, 2018
    9
    I am a huge fan of dynasty warriors. Every time they make a new game, they tinker with something. I think I enjoyed the gameplay of number 3I am a huge fan of dynasty warriors. Every time they make a new game, they tinker with something. I think I enjoyed the gameplay of number 3 most. 4 seemed lackluster, then 5 was good. I think that tinkering and experimenting is wonderful, but I will also agree with everyone else that this title could have used some more player experience testing. The combat itself can be rather fun. But the tactical element does not feel particularly vital. My contribution to the fights as a whole doesnt feel that vital. Especially since I have taken to ignoring major battle points for hours at a time without any consequence. In the other games, the actual game will expire and you can lose by doing nothing. I like the open world concept, but it needs to be metered by a sense of urgency, or no battle at all perhaps. Or maybe you as the PC give the word to go ahead with a particular battle.

    I'm enjoying the hell out of this game regardless of those criticisms, but I can see why others would score it lower. Thank you again Koei for your hardwork, please continue to experiment and wow us.
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  2. Apr 3, 2018
    5
    Existe muitas coisas bacanas nesse jogo, mas em sua grande maioria é um projeto inacabado o pior musou de PC que existe, opte em comprarExiste muitas coisas bacanas nesse jogo, mas em sua grande maioria é um projeto inacabado o pior musou de PC que existe, opte em comprar Warriors All Stars, ou mesmo DW8 que a diversão e o qualidade são muito melhores, o gancho que é diveritdo torna incrivelmente roubado nas missões, gerando zero desafio em passar pela tropas ou castelos , e até mesmo de depender de alguma ajuda do seu exercíto(que são lerdos para locamover), que deus o tenha nao cometam o mesmo erro em Warriors Orochi 4 Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2018
    5
    Existe muitas coisas bacanas nesse jogo, mas em sua grande maioria é um projeto inacabado o pior musou de PC que existe, opte em comprarExiste muitas coisas bacanas nesse jogo, mas em sua grande maioria é um projeto inacabado o pior musou de PC que existe, opte em comprar Warriors All Stars, ou mesmo DW8 que a diversão e o qualidade são muito melhores, o gancho que é diveritdo torna incrivelmente roubado nas missões, gerando zero desafio em passar pela tropas ou castelos , e até mesmo de depender de alguma ajuda do seu exercíto(que são lerdos para locamover), que deus o tenha nao cometam o mesmo erro em Warriors Orochi 4 Expand
  4. Feb 20, 2018
    0
    **** your ****ing port. damn this game. I've been dynasty's fan for a long time since this ****ing port on pc. frame rate sucks, u can't fix it can u?
  5. Feb 21, 2018
    0
    The HD remake of Dynasty Warriors 2 is finally here. Except with added bugs and terrible mechanics. On the bright side for the developers ofThe HD remake of Dynasty Warriors 2 is finally here. Except with added bugs and terrible mechanics. On the bright side for the developers of Troy Musou. At least their game isn't the worst warriors game anymore. Expand
  6. Feb 15, 2018
    0
    I am a big fan of Dynasty Warriors since years and have bought every single one as well as Romance of the Three Kingdom

    This game is a fail
    I am a big fan of Dynasty Warriors since years and have bought every single one as well as Romance of the Three Kingdom

    This game is a fail in so many ways.

    First of all. We are all aware how horrible the fps is. I had decent fps but it drops in big fights and such. Guess the first update they did?

    - Fixed an issue that incorrectly allowed unsupported languages to be selected by performing a specific method.

    Not only they did not focus on fixing FPS they had to go ahead and piss the Chinese/ ppl who wanted Chinese dub. They are trying to get rid of the way of getting it via modding. Which is retarded. and this piss alot of Chinese players as well, no wonder.

    Now back to the game.

    Open world - Its **** Horse****. Why? Cuz you have to ride a ridiculous amount of distance (2500+) to one location to another and it takes so long. China is just all plain everywhere, its just boring.

    Grappling hook are way too broken and defeats all purpose from dynasty warrior games. If the enemy lord is deep in the castle. just grapple ur way and kill him. u can just run past all troops, kill him and the story is done for that chapter.

    They got rid of tons of uniqueness from characters and now made them uses the same weapon as others (Clones). Claws, Bows, Crossbows, Daggers etc all removed and turned into generic weapons for characters.

    Hunting - its a fail. The animals never attack, u can just shoot them from a distance and they will never chase you or anything. just waiting to be shot and killed. its just so bad

    With the introduction of a unique button prompt that shows up when a enemy general is low. its just retarded, this allows you to kill every general in the game by one shotting them. Remember Lu Bu used to be strong?

    now hes piss easy to beat.

    Combos- They turned it down and made it 4 setup attacks, its dumb. You can infinitely stun lock someone to death in a 1vs1 situation and they can't do anything about it. The AI is extremely dumb and stupid and they will just eat all attack. so you just ride one location to the next then one shotting people.

    Difficulty wise the game has become a joke and this should not exist.

    As for controls, this is actually one of the worst controller support. 360, PS4 controller will not work until you manually go to big picture, enable steam overlay and do a bunch of stuff which is ridiculous.

    Also if you don't have a controller. You are **** You will not be able to finish the tutorial at start, the tutorial are insanely long and dumb and retarded. Cuz some buttons are just plain impossible to pull off with keyboard (some are unbindable and u will be stuck there in hours)

    Characters story wise its dumb cuz every character you unlock u have to start them all over again so it gets boring real fast. and you have to travel around China on a horse for 80% of your gameplay, and repeat that on every single character. how horrible and time wasting is that.

    Price: This **** is £59.99, like 80 Euro or 80$ whatever. Which is stupid and overpriced. All sort of issues and they dare try to scam people like that? just plain stupid

    I look forward to Total War Three Kingdoms, where the game will truly shine, only cost £39.99 on release and not this pile of crap
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  7. Mar 11, 2018
    0
    This series, especially this entry, would be #1 on my list of top ten anime betrayals.

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