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  • 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'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 Bu,' and embark on a journey that depicts his way of life. Additionally, many new hypothetical scenarios to existing Romance of the Three Kingdoms battles have been added, as well as new playable characters, weapons types, growth/speedrun elements, and more! What's more, a revamped Ambition Mode and completely new Challenge Mode offer whole new ways to enjoy the 'Dynasty Warriors 8' universe. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. CD-Action
    Jul 25, 2014
    85
    The gameplay model developed by Omega Force still works great and if you’re into it, you’ll find it hard to leave this game. It’s a shame that the PC version was ported from PS3, not PS4, and there’s no original Japanese voice acting. [07/2014, p.62]
  2. 80
    Both fans and newcomers to the series will have immense joy in fighting on this battlefield.
  3. May 27, 2014
    70
    A brilliantly absurd arcade brawler that’s brimming with personality, but suffers from repetition and a glaring lack of online multiplayer.
  4. May 20, 2014
    60
    The ones who expected a port of the PS4 version of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends - Complete Edition will be disappointed, since the PC version is based on the "old gen" graphics and also suffers from a series of technical issues.
  5. May 23, 2014
    60
    Bottomline, if you are a fan of the franchise and you’re stuck with no other means of playing this game, go ahead and pick up the PC version and push through the problems and enjoy yourself.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. May 15, 2014
    10
    New Dynasty Warriors for PC with improved graphics. There a lot of new characters, new battle system. I just love the original story of theNew Dynasty Warriors for PC with improved graphics. There a lot of new characters, new battle system. I just love the original story of the Three Kingdoms. Its a very good game, one of my favourites. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2014
    8
    Pure nostalgia...

    I didn't have the many issues people are reporting and i found myself really enjoying the game. It gets rather repetitive
    Pure nostalgia...

    I didn't have the many issues people are reporting and i found myself really enjoying the game. It gets rather repetitive and you'll either love it or hate it.
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  3. Jun 22, 2014
    8
    Not really sure why the metascore and userscore are so low, but this game is a blast. The gameplay feels a lot more fluid in this one, andNot really sure why the metascore and userscore are so low, but this game is a blast. The gameplay feels a lot more fluid in this one, and there's a huge roster of characters. The graphics don't look amazing or anything, but look like PS3 graphics, which isn't the worst thing ever, there's a lot of NPCs allowed on screen, without them disappearing like they did in older Dynasty Warriors games. Expand
  4. May 4, 2018
    8
    If you're familiar with the Dynasty Warriors series, this is probably the best Dynasty Warriors game yet. It deserves a better score than itIf you're familiar with the Dynasty Warriors series, this is probably the best Dynasty Warriors game yet. It deserves a better score than it has. It has Story Mode, Free Mode, and the new Ambition Mode. Ambition Mode is great, you hang out in a camp and visit the blacksmith, etc, and you can choose various battles to participate in, in order to level up your officer. Also, your officer can have two weapons at a time, you simply press a button to switch. Which is pretty fun when you have 1200 weapons to choose from.

    The only negative aspect of this game is that they apparently removed the Create-A-Character option. Bummer, but with so many weapons and abilities (and more characters than ever), it doesn't matter much. Also, my computer is a couple years old, but this game ran perfectly on 1600x900, high settings. To be fair, this is also a good stoner game. So, GO GET IT.
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  5. Feb 12, 2015
    7
    Dynasty Warriors 8: XTreme Edition is a Hack and Slash game where you control a single hero and fight your way through a vast horde of enemiesDynasty Warriors 8: XTreme Edition is a Hack and Slash game where you control a single hero and fight your way through a vast horde of enemies to single-handedly win battles. You will regularly kill hundreds if not thousands of enemy soldiers and a dozen or more enemy officers – characters like yourself on the opposing side – every mission. The game is very much about the light experience of running through and killing massive numbers of foes; while the core gameplay is decent enough, and there is some amount of character-to-character variability, on the whole the game itself is fairly repetitive as all of the levels boil down to almost exactly the same thing, just in a different environment with different orders of objectives. There is little meaningful variation in the enemy units, and thus the game is pretty samey from level to level. It is decent enough as a passing experience, but it is not much fun to sit down and spend hours fighting through the game.

    Story

    The game is based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a culturally-important work of historical fiction about the unification of China in the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE. All of the major characters – all 77 of them – are given unique appearances, and their personalities from the stories tended to be reworked to give them more dramatic impact. As it is an old Chinese story, in many ways it seems odd to modern sensibilities, and many important events occur between battles, summarized in telly text. The story isn't great, and isn't what you're here for - the characters are mostly flat, uninteresting, and unsympathetic, and their motivations are often very shallow and yet still confusing.

    Gameplay

    The gameplay itself is all about visceral satisfaction; you play as a single hero who wades his way through hordes of enemies, with some friendly officers and a handful of soldiers at your side who are, by and large, worthless. It is your job to do everything, your job to beat your way through the enemy lines, your job to keep your own officers alive, to complete all the objectives, and to otherwise do everything.
    But that’s what you’re here for, right?
    The protagonist you play has can switch between two weapons of the player’s choice, though it is always best for their primary weapon to be the weapon that they gain an ex bonus for, which grants them special attacks with it. The character can equip two of the same weapon, or can equip two different weapons to get a bit better versatility. Depending on which weapons enemies are you using, you may get an advantage or disadvantage, and because you have two weapons, you can always work out to at least be on even footing with them.
    Each weapon has its own unique attack pattern, and as noted each character additionally has a special set of attacks with their preferred weapon. The character also has three “super” attacks which are built up by killing enemies and collecting dropped items from slain foes, as well as a secondary super meter which causes them to go into a “rage” and make a very powerful area of effect attack which will usually wipe out entire enemy forces by itself, killing hundreds of enemy soldiers and possible multiple enemy officers at the same time.
    Each level consists of the player walking around it (or calling in their horse to ride around on it), fighting their way through an enemy army to try and capture various objectives, protect their allies, or just kill the enemy officers or general. These levels tend to mostly feel very similar; while there are differences between the levels, most of the levels are not very different in effect as the environments usually matter little (with a few notable exceptions) and the player is mostly just going from one place to another, fighting their way through the enemy horde.
    While the weapons and characters all have their own abilities, ultimately the gameplay isn’t very different, and the enemies tend to feel very samey. Still, there is some satisfaction to be found in occasionally jumping in to murder large numbers of soldiers in a stage or two; it is not the sort of game to be sat down and powered through, but the large number of game modes, levels, alternative levels, collectables, and other things that the game offers means that it is possible to keep playing the game sporadically and still have a feeling of making progress for a very long time.

    Final Summary

    Dynasty Warriors 8 XTreme Edition is a game which is best in moderation; it is fun to run through and kill large numbers of enemies, but the gameplay gets monotonous after a few levels and stops being as interesting. Still, as a “sometimes food”, a game that you play on occasion, it works well enough – it just isn’t much fun to run through the whole thing in one sitting. If you’re looking for something other than mindless killing, though, like plot or challenge, you’re better off looking elsewhere.
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  6. Nov 22, 2016
    6
    Since when are complete editions incomplete? Game for one is missing online multiplayer, also is an inferior port resulting in a noticeableSince when are complete editions incomplete? Game for one is missing online multiplayer, also is an inferior port resulting in a noticeable drop in graphics quality specially textures, there's no Japanese audio free or otherwise at all, lastly it's missing any actual DLCs since they only packaged in free DLCs (excluding Japanese audio) and not the other 80% of DLCs that are available Expand
  7. Aug 6, 2014
    0
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
    Complete add dlc??? the is really Complete?
    Japanese you know what is Complete?
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
    Complete add dlc??? the is really Complete?
    Japanese you know what is Complete?
    Japanese you know what is Complete?
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