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  • Summary: The fifth full installment of the Dynasty Warriors series of action games will again be based on Luo Guanzhong's historic novel, "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" taking players back in time and onto the battlefields of Ancient China. In the game, players experience the thrill of fighting single-handedly against nearly endless legions of enemy soldiers in historic battles that shaped an empire. More details to follow. [KOEI] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. The critic in me tells me this series needs to innovate, but as a gamer I'm once again completely satisfied by the experience. Defying conventional wisdom, Dynasty Warriors is unique in that the gameplay achieves a near perfect harmonious balanced and change would only upset that.
  2. 80
    Any hardcore DW fan will be ecstatic to find another billion hours of gameplay to wade through.
  3. 77
    Just be warned that this is one long, long fight and even though the game may be epic it would be nicer if it was not quite such a gigantic tale to slowly read through.
  4. The action might draw fighting-game fans, but Dynasty Warriors has no real back-and-forth. [May 2005, p.89]
  5. 70
    A good solid game, as it should be considering it’s the fifth in the series. Being released around the same time as "Tekken 5" though, it’s incredibly noticeable how one series can progress and develop new modes of gameplay, while another can simply try to release the same old.
  6. If you gave "Dynasty Warriors 4" to the average gamer and told him that it was Dynasty Warriors 5, I'm sure they wouldn't notice.
  7. 50
    Those of you who haven't experienced Dynasty Warriors before are better off picking up a cheaper, older version for your introduction. Trust me: you won't be missing much.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25