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  • Summary: Designed for the legions of Dynasty Warriors fans, DYNASTY WARRIORS 6: Empires is game that brings together the best aspects of the action and strategy genres. In this latest edition, players can experience Ancient China’s greatest and most glorious war as an all-powerful lord or as anDesigned for the legions of Dynasty Warriors fans, DYNASTY WARRIORS 6: Empires is game that brings together the best aspects of the action and strategy genres. In this latest edition, players can experience Ancient China’s greatest and most glorious war as an all-powerful lord or as an officer. As a lord, gamers must think strategically. By deciding when to attack, when to resist invasion, or when to initiate policies, a lord can expand their power and influence. An easy-to-learn card collecting system lets players enact policies that will increase their empire’s strength, improve the abilities of their forces, and more. The cards that a player receives will depend on the attributes of the officers and their army. Players can also pledge their allegiance to a kingdom to become an officer. As an officer, players can suggest policies in the kingdom’s war council, complete missions for rewards, or even turn against their ruler should relations sour. Most eagerly awaited by fans is a game mode that allows players to create their own warrior. DYNASTY WARRIORS 6: Empires features an extensive character editing system with options to customize a warrior’s gender, build, skin tone, facial features, voice, clothing, weapon and more. Whomever players choose to be, they can now use mountain ledges and waterways to infiltrate enemy bases and launch surprise attacks on supply depots to change the flow of battle. [Koei] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. 80
    Endless variations on battles and the ability to customize characters make this game a good value for serious fans. People looking for less involvement and hack-and-slash may want to rent or avoid this title altogether.
  2. You're getting the combat and battlefield strategy of the regular titles, combined with some of the more strategy-like elements of the Empire series.
  3. Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires had nice-looking visuals, but the strong point was its great beat-em-up combat. At the very least, it is a good quality game for the price.
  4. If romancing the three kingdoms is your thing, you're going to go bananas for this already-established RTS twist on the DW franchise. Otherwise, it's totally niche, so approach with caution. [July 2009, p.81]
  5. Press any key. Repeat. That's all.
  6. Unfortunately, for everything that Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires does right, it does several things to remind you that this is the exact same game as DW2, way back in 2000; from the combat to the graphical design and quality, the series has been treading water for years.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. DavidB
    Jul 26, 2009
    10
    Beautiful visuals, perfect combat system and an edit mode thats like recycling. (The possibilities are endless!) Then I come to Empire mode, Beautiful visuals, perfect combat system and an edit mode thats like recycling. (The possibilities are endless!) Then I come to Empire mode, AMAZING!!! Ruler and officer are so different, officer mode is more interesting to play but being ruler in charge of everything is brilliant fun. Ten out of ten. End of story. Goodbye. Expand
  2. TylerWongg
    Aug 22, 2009
    10
    Koei has made one heck of a game and another great success. I mean ever since Dynasty Warriors 4 came out the franchise has just beenKoei has made one heck of a game and another great success. I mean ever since Dynasty Warriors 4 came out the franchise has just been abseloutely phenominal. This is one of the best games the PS3 has to offer. I just love these kinds of games, from unlocking characters, to the co-op, and just to the overall story mode itself. I mean bring on more Koei. This is what I have been waiting for, bring on more more more. This is the must have of the year for the PS3. Get it I'm serious. Expand
  3. Mar 19, 2011
    10
    Game is simple enough to learn and to play randomly without having to get into a big story, yet deep enough to keep you hooked for all nightGame is simple enough to learn and to play randomly without having to get into a big story, yet deep enough to keep you hooked for all night sessions. I have found myself turning this game on for just one battle as well as sitting all night all hyped up on Rockstar's. I gave it an 8 instead of a 10 because there is room for bettering in the fact that I wish there was a little more customization and I wish there was a free roam or "arcade" style like before instead of only being able to play the "empire mode" which is the story mode. This doesn't make that much of a downside but it is something that could be done like prior DW's. I also like the fact that instead of square/triangle button combos that they integrated "specials" by holding L2 and whatever button you wish to coordinate. I specifically like the combo of "double" and "steal" which would then make a double of yourself and then steal gold from the opponents with every hit. The addition of "Empire Mode" is a wonderful aspect, being able to leave certain kingdom leaders for others is great however I wish they would incorporate something like a "relationship" meter so you know where you stand with each leader, you can easily leave and come back however many times without really any punishment. All n all a great game to zone out on and slash the night away, this game keeps me entertained until the best hack n slash ever comes out later, Diablo. Expand
  4. dmudra
    Jun 24, 2009
    9
    This is a new unique take on this game. Yes same location and characters but the maps get better every time. A new and fun combat system that This is a new unique take on this game. Yes same location and characters but the maps get better every time. A new and fun combat system that is geared around special moves rather than button mashing. Over all I think it is great. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2010
    8
    I have to admit i have mixed feelings on this one. We all know the Warriors series has become simple updates of each other, but what does thatI have to admit i have mixed feelings on this one. We all know the Warriors series has become simple updates of each other, but what does that matter? The game is still incredibly fun, and has a great story based on the "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" novels. Number 6 in the series was a huge letdown for me, i don't like the new combat system at all. It simply feels dumbed down. However, the Strategy phase of the game is executed almost flawlessly. The strategy phase of DW5: Empires was bigger, but also harder to use, which pushed gamers away from the game. DW6: Empires fixed this, and the new mode is very easy to use and navigate. Overall, this game is a great addition to the series, and i am looking forward to the next installment in the series.
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  6. AdamG.
    Jul 3, 2009
    8
    I have every PS3 game released by KOEI and so far this is my favorite. They've done a great job and I'm pretty sure I"ll be playing I have every PS3 game released by KOEI and so far this is my favorite. They've done a great job and I'm pretty sure I"ll be playing this long after I get the platinum. The draw distance during split-screen play has been improved A LOT compared with DW6, which has quickly put this at the top of my list for local co-op (of 70+ retail and 60+ psn games). Having well over a hundred music tracks to choose from and being able to browse them while the level loads is great too. By the time you pick the one you like there's almost no time spent waiting. I'm not including in my rating stuff I wanted to be added to DW6, I feel for what it's trying to do.. I'm giving this an 8. I'd rate it higher except you dont have to break gates open anymore, you don't unlock characters (they're all available) and your characters don't persist (you can't collect/level all of them without seperate savegames). Oh yeah, and you'll probably want to play on Hard or more difficulty - Normal is just too easy. Overall, a GREAT game for the price point, not to be missed unless you're one of those people who always play on Easy and think it's just button mashing *rolls eyes*. Expand
  7. Oct 6, 2010
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I have to say I'm very disappointed with the game it-self. I feel that this is probably Koei's worst Dynasty Warriors game yet. The thing that lets this game down the most is the repetitive gameplay and characters. I mean c'mon, characters having the same weapon and fighting style..very annoying. I would recommend staying well away from this game. Expand

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