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  • Summary: Ancient China's greatest warriors have rocked the foundations of heaven and earth for over 2,000 years. Now KOEI's 'Warriors Worth a Thousand' return in a sequel that eclipses the original with an exquisite array of features. For the first time, up to 4 players can engage in multiplayerAncient China's greatest warriors have rocked the foundations of heaven and earth for over 2,000 years. Now KOEI's 'Warriors Worth a Thousand' return in a sequel that eclipses the original with an exquisite array of features. For the first time, up to 4 players can engage in multiplayer combat including a Battle Royal mode. Players can now unlock up to 300 officers (three times as many as the original), and then wirelessly trade these officers with other players. Players can also manage a stable of up to 8 horses and elephants. Each mount will gain experience during battle and will prove a valuable military asset when setting out to conquer the game's more than 50 stages and 31 maps. Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2 includes the complete pantheon of all 48 Dynasty Warriors, with branching story paths for each kingdom. Game modes include Musou, Multiplayer and Free mode, plus a Camp mode where players can view detailed information on weapons, officers and stages. The game also gives players a full view of the battlefield action using the PSP system's wide-screen display. [Koei] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. DW2 has just enough improvements to make it smoother and slightly more enjoyable than its predecessor.
  2. Really just more of the same. While it isn’t totally lame, it does have a number of flaws that make it inferior to other hack and slash titles; in short, it’s a whole lot of action you’ve already seen.
  3. From a company that has been making the same game for some many years, you start to expect them to put something together more impressive than this.
  4. 60
    Even though most players have been here and done this, Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2 actually provides reasonably portable hack-and-slash action. That is, if you can put up with it.
  5. At the end of the day Volume 2 is more of the same with some nice improvements, refined strategic gameplay and working multiplayer.
  6. This is not the Dynasty Warriors that you've played on consoles. It's better than the first PSP game, no doubt, but it still has a long way to go before it feels at home on Sony's little wonderportable.
  7. With a full year since the original and no majjor changes to implement, this should have been great. Instead, it's just more "Dynasty Warriors." [Dec. 2006, p.134]

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  1. LazyMe
    Oct 25, 2006
    8
    I like it. Much better than Vol.1. Much of the players who enjoy this game also understands the background of the Chinese history. We can I like it. Much better than Vol.1. Much of the players who enjoy this game also understands the background of the Chinese history. We can relate to every battle and every character in the game. Expand
  2. Oct 6, 2010
    6
    Dynasty Warriors Vol.2 is good, but it's not great. Sure, it's better than the first installment on the PSP, but it isn't as good as the DWsDynasty Warriors Vol.2 is good, but it's not great. Sure, it's better than the first installment on the PSP, but it isn't as good as the DWs you would see on the consoles. If you are a hard-core fan of the DWs series, then this is a game you will really benefit from. If you are new to the DW experience, it's best you stay away. Expand