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  • Summary: DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires centers on the chaotic lives of warriors as their critical decisions affect the rise and fall of the nations in Ancient China as they gamely fight across vast plains, bleak wastelands, narrow ravines and immense castles. Players can select from 83 characters, orDYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires centers on the chaotic lives of warriors as their critical decisions affect the rise and fall of the nations in Ancient China as they gamely fight across vast plains, bleak wastelands, narrow ravines and immense castles. Players can select from 83 characters, or create their own original character. The visual customization available in Edit Mode goes further with the newly implemented ability to customize horses, banners and "normal" officers. Warriors must fight against not only enemies but also the forces of nature as the changing seasons bring new elements to the more than 35 battlefields affected by seasons and the passing of time. Additionally, the game’s Custom Scenario mode adds the ability to control what will happen across the vast Chinese continent, allowing players to adjust every last detail to form a brand new Three Kingdoms world. [KOEI] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. 90
    It's hard to make a game that successfully melds genuine strategy and fast action together. There's always the risk that the strategy could be too simple, or the action would either overpower the strategy, rendering it redundant, or become irrelevant itself because the strategy side of things determines success or failure. Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires strikes that balance where both on-field performance and strategy equally determine success, and while it's a different flavour to the typical Warriors formula, it's wonderfully entertaining, and anyone who says the Warriors games "never change" should be sat in front of this until they learn otherwise.
  2. Mar 3, 2015
    78
    Omega Force certainly takes the core gameplay of Dynasty Warriors and boosts it considerably. A wider and deeper landscape for networking, invading and scheming, and sometimes playing as a politician, helps to make this title more than just another hack and slash experience. This depth will overshadow the lack of visual upgrade for current generation hardware.
  3. Feb 25, 2015
    72
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is one of the best entries in the saga: the combat system of the regular titles combined with some of the more strategy-like elements of the Empire series, and the ability to customize characters make this game a good title for the fans.
  4. Feb 24, 2015
    70
    Despite being a little overwhelming at first, Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires blossoms into an engrossing, addictive hack and slash adventure that fans won't want to miss. It's a shame that the game's bogged down by poor presentation and an unstable framerate, but along with the property's trademark combat, strategic elements add some variety to the mix, and the vast amount of customisation options and role-playing systems allow you to forge a legend that's more than worthy of the Three Kingdoms.
  5. Mar 2, 2015
    65
    Koei doesn’t seem very interested in appealing to new customers because DW8 Empires assumes that you’re thoroughly familiar with not just the DW franchise, but the Empires spin-off.
  6. Mar 9, 2015
    60
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires feels eerily similar to Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires with all the characters from Dynasty Warriors 8, so if you played that game, then you can probably skip this unimaginative release.
  7. Feb 27, 2015
    30
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is everything a Dynasty Warriors hater thinks about the series made real. It’s a contemptuously assembled recycling project, and I’m sick of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. May 1, 2015
    10
    With more options than any empires entry I played so far this really shines if you like the gameplay. Get married, have children, recruits aWith more options than any empires entry I played so far this really shines if you like the gameplay. Get married, have children, recruits a huge army, build structures on a risk-like map and fight among your own empire or support one of the computers, increasing in rank, fame, skills and overall just having a lot of things to do. Recommend. Expand
  2. Jan 16, 2017
    10
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  3. Mar 11, 2015
    8
    Pros:
    - Enhanced customization features for the CAWs
    - Ability to make your own flag - Ability to choose what your soldiers look like -
    Pros:
    - Enhanced customization features for the CAWs
    - Ability to make your own flag
    - Ability to choose what your soldiers look like
    - Ability to create your own scenarios
    - The “Rock, Paper, Scissors” weapon element system (I liked it)
    - FREE MODE!
    - A better officer trait system (it is harder to abuse)
    - The ability to have children (still cool even though the children are ugly as sh*t)
    - Easier to make friends with multiple officers
    - A better progression system (you can’t object your ruler’s opinion unless you are a prefect)
    - Added DLC weapons from Dynasty Warriors 8
    - A cool weather system (EX: lightning stratagems work better in storms)
    - Lian shi no longer has a crossbow
    - The ability to use bonus points to unlock weapons
    - Improved item system
    - Quests and raids are now different things (the effects of both are also different)
    - Online multiplier
    - Completing battle objectives earns bonus points
    - More political options
    - A better weapon level system (each weapon forge adds a level)
    - A better item level system (each item shop adds a level)
    - A better stratagem level system (each academy adds a level)
    - Countries have only a certain number of soldiers (more can be recruited)

    Cons:
    - Scrolling through armor or other customization options is slow
    - Less cut scenes
    - AI seems “dumber”
    - Wang Yi’s new weapons doesn’t really match her character (my opinion)
    - Only a few new customization pieces
    - Defensive battles are too short (5 min)
    - Can’t unlock new armor
    - The stratagems are not as good
    - All AI controlled officers tend to act the same
    - Graphics are downgraded from Dynasty Warriors 8: XL
    - Frame rate drops like a cinder block when attacking archer towers
    - No slit screen

    Summary: This game makes a lot of improvements to the Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires formula. However, certain features from DW7: Empires have be downgraded or simplified in DW8: Empires. Improved customization options are greatly appreciated, but losing the ability to unlock more armor is disappointing. Some features of the game are stripped down into being almost useless mechanics. Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires does make a lot of great progress in expanding on the Empire formula, but these new mechanics need to be refined.

    Final Verdict: Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is an extremely fun game despite its flaws. With the current status of Triple “A” games such as Destiny, Evolve, Titianfall, and The Order 1886. Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is a great example of how games should add more content with every sequel and not spam the player with micro transactions. The game does suffer from frame rate drops and loading issues, but those issues can be easily patched. If Koei patches those issues, then the issues that bothered me will be gone. If you are a Dynasty Warriors fan, I highly suggest picking up this game. If you hate Dynasty Warriors, then why are you looking at reviews? If you are new to Dynasty Warriors, I suggest buying Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires for ten dollars on the PlayStation Store or Xbox Marketplace to see if you like this type of game.
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  4. Sep 18, 2015
    7
    Another title with a game Dynasty Warriors brand came out, it became part of the already lost count of the many games with that name. TheAnother title with a game Dynasty Warriors brand came out, it became part of the already lost count of the many games with that name. The newest member of the Japanese series e eighth over, as the very name shows, but this is perhaps the biggest novelty at this last moment and title of the series.

    The game is a classic Beam em up, which in plain English means that you will confront a significant number of opponents, which should erase. Behind the develpment and publication is people from the Japanese studio Omega Force and Koei, who continue to remind us about yourself through this immortal series. 8 whether it will be a lucky number bearing success and glory? You can choose only you - the players.

    Deja vu

    The gameplay and story bear a strange feeling of Deja vu. If in fact you have played any of the previous parts, then is not a feeling, but the simple reality. Dynasty Warriors is the latest improved version of that same game, but do not despair.

    Anchored in the game story, based on the historical novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" by Luo Guanzhong, tells of a dilapidated Chinese dynasty "Khan" whose power was shaken. From the raging chaos in the country benefit feudal lords of the three dominant kingdoms: Wei, Shu and Wu, who have two choices: to wipe from the face of the earth dynasty once or it restored. Whether you merge all the kingdoms under your flag or power over all as a tyrant, you decide.

    For people who are not touched by this title never will describe the game with three simple words: a lot of action, spectacle and much more than that. During most of the time you will fight on a battlefield, fighting for supremacy with your opponents from enemy kingdoms, but a start must choose your character and game mode. The game features over 80 characters from four different factions, among which you can choose.

    In recent editions of the game appears a new one: Jin, which can play after scrolling game. As far as game modes, Dynasty Warriors 8 has 4 such: Ambition Mode, Story Mode, Free Mode and Challenge Mode. Despite the difference in names, each of them resembles largely with others, offering more than projected in the roots of the game battles, with little difference in the surrounding environment and mission. The game does not have an open world that we are used to, and is divided into multiple levels.

    Each episode presents significant and not so significant battle in Chinese history where you have a specific assignment from your commander. Your goal in each mission is different, as it depends not only on the battle, but the choice of hero. The authors are not glowing with originality in designing your goals, as they most often are: elimination of the opposing general or officer and protect your master. Graphically the game is not very high and this can be seen with the naked eye. Rather than have stressed the visual look of the game, Omega Force decided that more important is the gameplay and fun, which must bear their title.

    The levels are really quite simple developed, they are quite clean, which will help you to concentrate on the battle easier. While relaxing by the last fight, navigating to your next task you will encounter a variety of items such as bonuses for speed, double damage, food, restoring your health, weapons and even a bunch of other useful additions. All these things you will find in scattered in the levels: boxes, jugs and of course, most of your kind lifeless enemies. Dynasty Warriors offers fans six degrees of difficulty, which may prove to be quite a challenge for you, if your character is not sufficiently high level.

    As I mentioned the game has a system to increase the level of your character, and consequently his health and bands with "anger" and your special force "monsoon" will rise with each Level. Not only you, but your weapons will improve, causing more damage to opponents. You will have quite an extensive arsenal of weapons that you can use in your every battle, but remember that there are important and how strong each. That with which this game will most impress you will not chart, and battles with their dynamics and expression. Just this greatest plus of the game will keep you viewing hours, eager to baste your opponents in even more stunning and brutal way.

    Each level you facing hundreds of enemies, waiting to be defeated of you, but any army has generals and officers who may pose a threat. If skillfully avoid their attacks and counter attack at the right time, through the chaotic and furious inflating the keys (which is proven to increase your damage at least x10), then you really have a chance to triumph.

    Music layout very well complements generally tense and energetic atmosphere, through its rhythm and speed. It is a mix between rock and metal intertwined with interesting, traditional Chinese melodies. On the other hand the sound of characters and lines and all other units are of very low level. During battles will listen to the constantly repeated inarticulate sounds like "oh", "eminence", "uh", "ah" and occasionally a dialogue between you and any of the other characters, allies or enemies .

    It is not only pumping! Must and savvy.

    Dynasty Warriors 8 is not expected to revolutionize gaming market, but it is an enjoyable title that will provide at least a few hours of real entertainment. The game and not devoid of problems, the most significant are the numerous bugs, non-optimized engine, terrible camera and the inevitable monotony of the gameplay which even end two DLC-they could not cope. Of course, this does not make it bad, just boring after some time spent on the battlefield. If you want to try something different from Counter Strike and Dota, this is the perfect for playing during in autumn.
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  5. Mar 10, 2015
    5
    Pro: Massacre. Grow your resources, money, and army.

    Con: NO SPLITSCREEN/2 Player- This was a big NO NO. Huge let down, I rented it
    Pro: Massacre. Grow your resources, money, and army.

    Con: NO SPLITSCREEN/2 Player- This was a big NO NO. Huge let down, I rented it assuming it was 2 player bcuz the others did and ended up being disappointed not able to play with my son. Can't choose different soliders for different battles. COMMON! This crap for PS4? Really? That's why I rent before I buy no matter how good a game's rep is.
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  6. Nov 2, 2019
    3
    Not played anything DW in full since Empires 5 and Dynasty Warriors 6. Coming back into the IP with Empires 8 well this IP in presentationNot played anything DW in full since Empires 5 and Dynasty Warriors 6. Coming back into the IP with Empires 8 well this IP in presentation looks and feels so dated and simple now. I think this series is just now for nostalgia fans. Wow this formula has not aged well.

    Blocky maps with a totally inorganic feel to them. The combat so basic with just run/ride to a base clear out rinse repeat with simple like moves and tactics. The other Empires side content just fills out the game, but doesn't really add anything of depth or value. The most fun I had with this game was the customization of characters. You know the dress up fashion part ( oh deary me ).

    Empires gets a plus for co-op, but a minus for the co-op partner having to wait around for all the Empire management stuff. I think I should of gone for Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends complete edition instead. Like sticking to just the mindless mashing and not got dragged down by the low tier effort of the Empires style filler parts.
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  7. Jun 4, 2019
    0
    I used to be a massive fan of the Dynasty Warriors games, but those days are long over and this game is a testament to why. There isI used to be a massive fan of the Dynasty Warriors games, but those days are long over and this game is a testament to why. There is absolutely no strategy anymore. It is either you vastly overpower the enemy or you don't. A.I. will always be hideously overpowered until you do hours of worthless trash. The dialogue is awful, all of the extra systems are boring and in the end, it just feels like a total waste of time. Expand

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