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  • Summary: Your kingdom is under attack! Powerful rivals surround you, waiting for the chance to strike, and only you have the power to save the day. With nowhere to hide, you unleash an awesome Musou attack and watch your enemies fall! Savor the victory, because even greater challenges lie before you!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. As a pure, out and out challenge, Dynasty Warriors will give your button mashing fingers a real workout. If you're looking to experience and explore the depth of the Dynasty Warrior series you might as well pick up a Zelda game.
  2. Play Magazine
    Console version fans should perhaps approach with caution, but I had quite an enjoyable time - except for a few cheap bosses with inescapable attacks that cause automatic death. [Sept 2005, p.64]
  3. Game Informer
    Unfortunately, the power of combo attacks isn't balanced enough, and combat's simplicity robs it of rhythm. [Sept 2005, p.114]
  4. The best that can be said for Dynasty Warriors Advance is that it has a clean presentation and gameplay that isn't immediately bland. It does not however hold up to sustained play, and will lose it's appeal long before all of the modes are explored, and long before the unlockables are unlocked.
  5. Dynasty Warriors Advance just isn't a good game. The combat style synonymous with the series simply didn't make the transition from console to handheld well in any way.
  6. Bland, uninspiring visuals that include big-headed characters, dull environments, and insipid art direction. The cutscenes are nicely done, though.
  7. 30
    Something that only a true fan could appreciate. If this isn't an indicator to KOEI to let this series move on to greener pastures, I don't know what is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. LukeB.
    Aug 31, 2006
    'Tis a good hack 'n slash game if you don't want to think too hard. I feel you'd have to be a die-hard fan of the 'Tis a good hack 'n slash game if you don't want to think too hard. I feel you'd have to be a die-hard fan of the PS2's dynasty warrior games to appreciate this game, though. Expand

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#44 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2005