- Summary: Without warning, the Serpent King Orochi descended from the heavens. Using his unworldly powers to shatter time and space, Orochi kidnapped the strongest, wisest and most courageous warriors from Ancient China and Feudal Japan to test his might against the heroes of these ages. Most of the great armies of these two periods would succumb to the might of Orochi. Yet powerful warriors remain and are ready to continue the fight. Now, the greatest showdown in history is about to take place. [Koei]… Expand
The best installment to date of this genre of game. Now I am not surprised to see so many mediocre ratings, as in all honesty, compared to other games from other genres, this is about a 6/10, but for this genre, the Koei pioneered Asian-With-Giant-Halberd-Hack-And-Slash, its a 9/10.… Expand
Noir6This game does little justice to either of its predecessors. That said, the gameplay is typical of a Koei game, with plenty of hack and slash and a new feature that is at times annoying: that being, the ability to switch between up to 3 characters at a time. While innovative, this takes away from any sliver of realism that remained in this type of game. Also, it's rather annoying when you accidentally switch characters in the middle of an important battle and end up losing. The Interim Save feature seems broken as well. Also, the camera is insane. Other than that, it's typical KOEI fare. Even the achievements aren't special.… Expand
JustinDozier3Is there a reason Koei keeps making these games? Do they really sell? Is there a market for clone after clone after clone after clone of an engine, name, and story? The Dynasty Warriors formula was new and exciting, with Dynasty Warriors 2, a launch game for the PS2. 8 years later, it's not so new and exciting.
This is a very simple review. If you've played one Dynasty Warriors game in your life, you have essentially played this game. And the next DW/Samurai Warriors game. And the next one after that. And after that.
Although as much as I'm slagging it, there is indeed a cheap fun to these kinda games. Yes, it's 8 years dated, but there is an extremely satisfying feeling in getting yourself engrossed into a huge field of enemies, and unleashing a devastating power surge of violence as the foes go flying in all directions. THAT is always worth a rent. But it also won't give you hours of play time. More like a half hour, also seeing as this game is extremely small on extra features and any kind of replay value.
But basically, just as every DW/SW game has been since DW3, this is a desperate rent.… Expand