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  • Summary: For the first time in the franchise, up to four friends can join together to form a tactical "Strikeforce" with history's mightiest warriors. Working as a team, players can plan coordinated assaults to conquer massive armed fortresses and colossal beasts. The game's heart-pounding action will go where it has never gone before- the skies above. Gifted with new supernatural powers, characters can unleash new "Fury" transformations, streak across the skies and battle enemies in the air. Completely re-designed levels featuring immense castles, towers and ships serve as the backdrop for these legendary quests and battles with massive bosses. With both single-player and multi-player quests, new "air" fighting techniques, radical character customization, new challenges to conquer, and downloadable content, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce will forever change the way you experience the Dynasty Warriors universe. [KOEI] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. One of the best Dynasty games out there.
  2. It's primarily a multiplayer experience, but what's here is also just different enough to really stand out -- and better still to give the Warriors franchise a breath of fresh air.
  3. Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce is a good attempt to innovate with the franchise, introducing some RPG elements and, with a more flexible action component, the experience offered is quite new. The good multiplayer mode helps in the longevity department. Unfortunately the badly calibrated difficulty level makes the game more oriented to be played in cooperative mode, leaving the singleplayer disadvantaged.
  4. Single-player falls down only by virtue of the fact that repetition of missions is crucial to progress, although with such a clear multiplayer focus, it's no surprise that this is the highlight. [June 2009, p.120]
  5. Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce definitely has the same appeal (or lack thereof depending on your point of view) of its predecessors, but its long list of characters, upgradable attacks, varied weapons and bonus missions gives the series the kick in the ass it has so desperately needed for the last few years.
  6. It's a pretty solid portable title, but it's definitely lacking that extra factor that the console titles have, where I feel like a complete powerhouse in the game and can mash buttons and mow down enemies until I get to a boss encounter.
  7. The core Dynasty combat system has needed a serious shaking-up for years now, and even the new RPG-style character-building element isn't enough to fix that. [July 2009, p.83]

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  1. PierreN
    May 1, 2009
    7
    I bought this game, and i recommend this game. Oh my god, a perpetual world? Customisable generals? Aerial battles? This game shocked me with its successful innovations, but sadly, in true KOEI style, one step forward just provides momentum so they can leap backwards. A difficulty setting has been incorporated into EVERY DW game since DW2, except for this one. I'm good at the DW games, probably depressingly good, but I couldn't even pass the YELLOW TURBAN REBELLION (First level) because it was just that hard, so if you dont have friends, it's almost impossible, but with some friends, it's just awesome! Friends with PSPs? a must buy. Only one you know with a PSP? Decide how badly you don't want to break your PSP's cute little screen in half. Expand