- Summary: In the new Story Mode, follow the ascent and fall of heroes. In Dynasty Warriors 7, experience a new Story Mode and follow the captivating story of our Kingdoms battling for rule of China. Experience the individual tales of the Shu, Wu, Wei and the new Jin kingdomes as they shape China from the warring chaos at the end of the Later Han period to the division of the Land into Three Kingdoms. Take your faction through this key point in history and tell the story of the Dynasty that rose to seize power and unify the country once again. Immerce yourself in the epic scale of each Kingdom's story, viewing events from the eyes of a different character in each stage. Now is your chance to live through an intense historical drama of greetings and goodbyes, friendships, feuds and rivalries.… Expand
10This is the bet dynasty warriors game to date. As the series goes on Koei constantly improves on Dynasty Warriors except for 6 when they took a huge risk and fell on their faces. Some people may hate the series, but that doesn't make it a bad game, IGN gave it a 50 mentioning if you do not like the series do not touch the game. Well that is a horrible opinion to have since they've played previous titles which might've bored them with the series. But if a person never touched the series they will surely love to just hack and slash away at thousands of soldiers. So yes its nice to read a few reviews but its best to remember they are just personal opinions. Check out a video of the game and see if its for you.… Expand
8Although I have not played Dynasty Warriors 6, but I can tell you the jump between 7 and 4/5/5 Empires from the PS2 generation.
Overall, the game has improved greatly on the graphics department. Although you might find the frame rate might drop a bit when there's a lot of enemies, it is still playable.
The story follows the same old one they had since day 1, except they expanded it to make it a tad bit more interesting. Game play is LONG, unlike DW4 where you can finish a faction within 2-3 hours, this actually takes time. I have played for more than 6 hours on Wei, and it's STILL NOT FINISHED (Just beaten The Battle of Chibi stage). Now for the cons of this game:
Voice acting - I despise English dubs when they are not done in a very good way, in this case, it wasn't. For those that played Warriors Orochi 2 on the PSP, you would know that the added bonus for the NA market was Japanese voices. Why not do that? Weapons/Skills system - 1 word to describe this thing: Confusing. DW4 sported a weapon level-up and officer level-up system through points. These points are generated from which officer you killed, how many infantry, etc. to rack up the points. I don't get why this has to be done MANUALLY now. Oh, and the weapons store is quite useless in my opinion. Morale - They are insane - You can kill at least 90% of the enemy, and your commander can still die after several brief warnings from messengers saying "our commander is under attack, please assist at once". This system brings in stupidity compared to the old morale bar which was simple to read. Choice - Personally, I don't blame Koei for trying to get us to try at least most of the characters on Story mode...but the fact that I can't choose my own character and stick with it for the rest of the story kind of sucks in my opinion. It cuts down A BIT of repetitiveness, but it's something I would miss. Overall, this game has impressed me more than enough. I like this game too much to care about the cons (well...except for the voices which I cannot avoid). I definitely DID NOT regret buying this, and I am looking forward to seeing the next installment.… Expand
7Dynasty warriors 7 basically offers most of the same stuff as its predecessors, hack and slash with a compelling narration loosely based on the Chinese novel 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms'. Unlike previous games in the series, there is no musou mode, instead you're given a story mode where you will be playing a number of set characters throughout the campaign. You control 4 factions/kingdoms: Shu, Wu, Wei, and the newly introduced Jin, journeying through the events during the Three Kingdoms period from the lens of each faction. The story telling is much stronger and serious this time around, be prepared to feel sad during some scenes. Another addition to DW7 is the introduction of Conquest Mode, replacing Free Mode. It works pretty much the same but you won't be playing stages featured in Story mode, instead you'll be playing all new stages (most of them not as big as stages in Story mode) and you can unlock new stages, characters, weapons and level up your characters as you go along. You'll be spending most part of the game in Conquest mode as there are tons of stages and you can even play them with your friend through online multiplayer (even though the synching is terrible). There are over 60 playable characters each with their individual special attacks and musou attacks. You can even swap weapons during gameplay and equip whichever weapon you prefer.
Of course, this game has its flaws. While the graphics is a definite improvement since DW6, it is still dated for current-gen consoles. The water looks bad, and the texture of buildings and landscape are poor. Another thing is the horseriding animation, it is just awful and still doesn't feel natural. Lastly, you still don't need to be smart to play this game because you dont need tactics or strategies. All you'll be doing is figthing off the hordes of enemy soldiers and officers until you reach the enemy's commander. It gets repetitive real quick. Anyway, play this game for the strong storyline and the amount of content it has to offer. You'd certainly get your money's worth for the hours of gameplay you'll be getting (I spent about over a hundred hours on this).… Expand
This game is just like every other Dynasty Warriors game I have ever played. It's a tired act and each successive game is less and less fun, and honestly it wasn't a great franchise to begin with. When you kill masses of enemies, you don't feel awesome or powerful, instead it feels like the enemies are just pathetic and worthless and just meant to get in the way. The story is fairly long, but that isn't necessarily a good thing, because it gets boring very quickly, and the characters are not very interesting. This game lacks originality and would be an okay game (probably a 6) if it was the first DW, but it is not. Was a huge waste of my money.… Expand