The sheer weight of content that is packed into the game can't be understated; this is a big, chunky game that demands a lot of time to work all the way through it, but every step of the way is a truly entertaining one.
The precursor to many of the amazing Musou games we would get next generation (Baring is sequel, ironicly) DW8 is the culmination of all the games that came before it and is a blast. Still the same formula people either learn and love, or cant figure out and decide they hate the game with a vengeance. Interesting game that actually very basic but still to different for many western customer that they just,, dont,, get ,,it.
It's more Dynasty Warriors. That's about all that can be said. A power trip taking place in ancient China during the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Fight through literal thousands of faceless mooks are you charge your way to the enemy commander and beat the snot out of them as well. I'm generalizing, but you get my gist. If you tried out any of the other Musou games and didn't like them, unless you tried out 9 first, then you probably won't like this. If you did enjoy any of the previous games, then this will probably be a blast with the same gameplay loop you're used too.
Personally, it's a 10 from me, but I'm also biased in favor of the series. If you have been wanting to try out the series, I'd recommend this one.
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition is complete by name and complete by nature, with lots of extra content to explore. Technically, however, it is an extremely bland debut of the series on PlayStation 4.
If you’re eyeing up the PlayStation 3 version of Xtreme Legends then I can’t strongly recommend it. New characters are always great, as are new stages, but the lack of thought put into the addition to Ambition Mode is disappointing to say the least.
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition has as much content as its name implies, and it’s the most stable the series has ever been. While it provides some mindless, button-mashing fun, it's still incredibly repetitive.
The amount of game you get is impressive, Complete and no need for the DLC which is meaningless to the game. Finally a publisher gets it right. On that note, the game is the same ole game everyone has come to know dynasty warriors for. Button pusher, hack and slash game that seems to never get old.
Another Dynasty Warrior game? They could have at least made it in a higher resolution. If I didn't like the Romance Of Three Kingdoms series and the games based on that story I would have given this game a 5 and go on a rant about how unimaginative and lazy game developers are! If you're new to Dynasty Warriors here's the basic rundown of the game: You have 3 kingdoms to choose from, lots of characters with different fighting styles, you hack and slash your way through hundreds of enemies until you control all three kingdoms. I know what to expect from these games, but you may not. If you're new to the Dynasty Warriors series, my advice is to rent it first if you're able to.
Although I wouldn't quite give it a 1, I have to agree with another reviewer here. I played this game years ago on console and expected this to be an actual Next-gen graphics game, albeit with the same type of hack and slash gameplay. Nope. The graphics look dated. The resolution is locked at 720p and if I try to run this game in windowed mode, I can't even decide what size the window is.
The animations are as wooden as I recalled them to be, no next-gen physics either.
And the tutorial? Well find the "Arrow + Horse" button on your gamepad. Or like it says press the "sword button." Really?
I played this game for hours on end in its earlier reincarnation on console, so it's not like I didn't know what type of game to expect, to the point where I remember the sounds... That's right they haven't updated those either.
I'm so disappointed to have spent the money on this "new version" yet I hardly see anyone mention just how unbelievably unchanged this game is.
Same old doodah with no improvements from the very first game.
I guess I'm one of those people who hate this game series, as none of the previous instalments have struck a chord either. It's just frustratingly boring.
If you care about ancient Chinese history... Well... Buy a history book, because you'll get the details much faster that way. Also, you won't break your thumb pressing the square button approximately 2.6 million times to beat this game.
What a waste of time.
Summary'Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends' introduces entirely new levels of fun to the refreshing gameplay vanquishing swarms of enemies with mighty warriors found in 'Dynasty Warrors 8.' In story mode, where you can immerse yourself in the vivid tales of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, it is now possible to play as the mighty warrior 'Lu ...