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  • Summary: In Dynasty Warriors 9, players will explore China as it existed when feudal warlords vied for dominance over the land -- the waning days of the Han dynasty and emergence of the Three Kingdoms era. Setting out to complete various objectives, players will utilise an unprecedented world map toIn Dynasty Warriors 9, players will explore China as it existed when feudal warlords vied for dominance over the land -- the waning days of the Han dynasty and emergence of the Three Kingdoms era. Setting out to complete various objectives, players will utilise an unprecedented world map to navigate and traverse a variety of different landscapes ranging from vast plains to snow-covered peaks presented with dynamic day/night and weather cycles. Exploring these impressive environments is made more engaging through the ability to adapt to surroundings to gain an upper hand in battle, with players able to use equipment to circumvent obstacles or blend in to avoid conflict. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 49
  2. Negative: 3 out of 49
  1. 100
    Koei Tecmo has done a remarkable job of telling the many stories of the many people that make Romance of the Three Kingdoms such a compelling book and period of history, and the beautiful cinematic consistency makes it the most perfect realisation of everything Koei Tecmo has been aiming for with this series over many years now.
  2. Feb 13, 2018
    80
    The fact of the matter is that Dynasty Warriors 9 works as an experiment. This is Omega Force’s first attempt at an open-world title, and though not every aspect is great, it is a package that over-delivers where it counts and that, at its core, retains and improves upon the original hack and slash experience.
  3. Feb 13, 2018
    75
    Dynasty Warriors 9 does a very good job of making you feel part of a larger war that is happening all around you.
  4. Feb 13, 2018
    65
    If you're into the idea of playing an open world game where its arcadey elements are entwined with therapeutic but sometimes dry exploration, give it a shot.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 26, 2018
    60
    This is a big game. Sadly, it's not all of the highest quality. Sometimes less is more. [March 2018, p.94]
  6. 60
    Dynasty Warriors 9 felt more like an experiment than a single, cohesive experience. At times it felt like Dynasty Warriors, sometimes an open world RPG, occasionally neither and sometimes both. But if Omega Force learns from this endeavor and buckles down for the next entry, the result could be spectacular.
  7. Feb 15, 2018
    40
    Dynasty Warriors finally gets the overhaul it’s long been waiting for… and while it addresses a few old problems it creates just as many new ones.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 45
  2. Negative: 28 out of 45
  1. Feb 17, 2018
    10
    A inovação que o jogo precisava, nova mecanica de combate, personagens, o roteiro bem expandido. Várias Horas de Gameplay. EU ADOREI QUEM NAOA inovação que o jogo precisava, nova mecanica de combate, personagens, o roteiro bem expandido. Várias Horas de Gameplay. EU ADOREI QUEM NAO GOSTOU É SÓ MORRER, BEIJO Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2018
    8
    Gameplay is, without a doubt, the best the series, with gameplay more akin to DMC. Story's presentation is fine. Graphics are a mixed bag,Gameplay is, without a doubt, the best the series, with gameplay more akin to DMC. Story's presentation is fine. Graphics are a mixed bag, looking great in some areas and laughable in others. Optimization is poor.
    It's what the franchise needed.
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  3. Feb 16, 2018
    7
    Definitely not as bad as you think.

    I have played every Warriors/Musou game released in the west. Some are good, some are bad. Being a
    Definitely not as bad as you think.

    I have played every Warriors/Musou game released in the west. Some are good, some are bad.
    Being a longtime fan of the series I looked forward to Dynasty Warriors 9 quite a lot.

    Started playing the game a couple of days ago and first impressions were really bad.
    Horrible frame rate, worst voice acting since DW2, repetitive combat even by Warriors standard and overall a disappointing experience. I'm also not a big fan of open-world games anymore, since it's in every damn game nowadays. And the world in DW9 is kinda boring.
    The only thing I could think of while playing the first hour was: "this is not the game I've been waiting for since DW8, almost 5 years ago".

    But then the patch came out and the framerate got a lot better, and I gave it a few more hours, and oh boy the game got better. The combat is kinda smooth and the new combo system is quite nice. I like the way the story is handled, kinda interesting to see a new way of telling the same old story in Dynasty Warriors. The big open-world is still boring but it's starting to grow on me, especially since it's the only gameworld where I really feel like i'm taking part in a huge battlefield.

    Even with it's ups and downs, I do respect Omega Force for trying something new.

    It might not be the Dynasty Warriors 9 I wanted, and compared to Dynasty Warriors 8 it's a step back, but if you're a fan of Warriors/Musou like me, then give it a try. It gets better, you just gotta give it some time.

    Just remember to change the voices to japanese or chinese.
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  4. Feb 19, 2018
    2
    This is the last koei tecmo game i buy.....
    positive
    + huge open world + it has moments of fun negative - horrible AI ,animals get stuck
    This is the last koei tecmo game i buy.....
    positive
    + huge open world
    + it has moments of fun
    negative
    - horrible AI ,animals get stuck in rocks,enemies don't guard the castles good ,and more
    - bad voice acting
    - dull open world that is lifeless,if u make it that big make shure your budget is big enough
    - mediocre graphics
    - reskins alot of previous games like always
    - bad combat
    conclusion:
    Even the biggest fans will eventually feel atleast slightly disapointed in a game that was made with probably with a low budget ( maby not ,but it feels like it),it's like a bad B movie
    Oh **** digitally downloaded who got obviously paid
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  5. Feb 14, 2018
    2
    Ok...Ive played this game for...about a hour... And I am seriously considering bringing this back.
    The whole concept of having a Dynasty
    Ok...Ive played this game for...about a hour... And I am seriously considering bringing this back.
    The whole concept of having a Dynasty Warriors game be open world just screamed "Oh boy, I can now roam China with non stop killing." I was wrong... The world seems empty and dull. Hunting animals are tacked on and the gathering is stupid..
    Now on to the best parts....or worst....
    They changed the whole combat system and it sucks...it sucks hard. Its more "mash Square" then it has ever been and it seems like its trying to be 4 or 5 different games in one. Batman's context counters, Far Cry's gathering/crafting sprinkled with some Just Cause grappling hook nonsense and DMC's main combat system. I want DW8's combat back. it was fluid. It was clean. It was 5000% better then this.

    Combat system aside... The graphics and performance is sub par. So much so that this game reminds me of PS2 days(PS3 for the character models). Drastic frame rate drops, textures not loading/loading so slow you see the seams, and the miserable voice acting. It has never been this bad. I walked up to a castle with flags on the roof...They were not moving. Just static at full wave like it was constantly windy but they didn't move. The animations on characters, clothing and, hell, even the combat is bad. Its stiff. There is no polish in this game. Its like they shipped the alpha version of the game. And lets not forget the terrible animal textures.

    I am a long time Dynasty Warriors fan...And I'm telling you to not get this game. Avoid it until its either fixed(That's going to require a massive overhaul) or its so cheap you can get it for a song. I'm trading this in for a game i know isn't going to be busted.

    Just tried it again with the patch they threw out. 1.03 i think it is...it helps the frame rate issues...but they are still terrible. Even small battles turn into running in mud slow.

    Aperently those with PS4 Pros are having fewer issues in regards to frame rate.

    I am still returning this game.

    P.S to the "critic" who game this game a 100 rating... How much were you paid to write that?
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  6. Apr 11, 2018
    1
    Being a long time fan of Dynasty Warriors games i was looking forward to the new instalment, for years fans having been asking for bigBeing a long time fan of Dynasty Warriors games i was looking forward to the new instalment, for years fans having been asking for big improvements personally i would have settled for a big bump in graphics and some more rpg's systems as i have never had a problem with core gameplay of dynasty warriors games they work for the people that love them, however Dynasty Warriors 9 try's something new and gets it horribly wrong. So the big selling point of this game its open world and for a company that is super lazy in the making their games this automatically had me worried and i can say these worries where well founded when i played it, koei has made a super bland open world with not much in it with an ok day and night cycle to add insult to injury the battles have been separated in to little fetch quests which have you running around this bland environment wondering why they could't implement full battles in these places instead, voice acting is awful and ok their is a big cast but most sound bad with maybe one or two sounding ok, the roster is impressive the deign of the characters look pretty good but unfortunately combat feels really bad and we have lost a lot of weapons i mean where is zhang he claws at? in summary an open world dynasty warriors sounds like a good idea if the right amount of time,effort and money where put into it unfortunately this isn't even close a bad tech demo stay away. Expand
  7. Aug 5, 2019
    0
    The devs have basically burned the series to the ground with DW9. The graphics are spotty and the frame rate often stutters. The musicThe devs have basically burned the series to the ground with DW9. The graphics are spotty and the frame rate often stutters. The music soundtrack is lackluster. The character animations and voice acting are bad.

    The character customization options are horrible. DW9 is basically broken at this point and is riddled with bugs. Including a major bug which prevents you from finishing the chapter you're on. Then you have no choice except to start the entire chapter all over again from the beginning. Unacceptable!

    Hopefully DW10 drops open world and returns back to the previous story based modes. Avoid this turd at all cost!
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