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  • Summary: Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty follows the dramatic, action-packed story of a nameless militia soldier fighting for survival in a dark fantasy version of the Later Han Dynasty where demons plague the Three Kingdoms. Players fight off deadly creatures and enemy soldiers using swordplay based on theWo Long: Fallen Dynasty follows the dramatic, action-packed story of a nameless militia soldier fighting for survival in a dark fantasy version of the Later Han Dynasty where demons plague the Three Kingdoms. Players fight off deadly creatures and enemy soldiers using swordplay based on the Chinese martial arts, attempting to overcome the odds by awakening the true power from within. Expand
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  1. Positive: 59 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. 100
    The best way to describe how Wo Long feels is if you combined the visuals and swordplay of the Dynasty Warriors and Nioh games with a pinch of Sekiro. What then happens is that you have a game that is quite difficult, but oh-so-rewarding when you conquer the seemingly impossible.
  2. Mar 2, 2023
    90
    Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is a dark fantasy take on the Three Kingdoms. The difficulty is high, almost seeming insurmountable at first, but part of what makes Wo Long great is how the difficulty isn’t unfair. The gameplay is structured where players are rewarded for learning the fighting style of their enemies and using their mastery of their own skills against them. It can be frustrating and requires patience to master, but it’s such a great feeling to finally overcome a strong adversary. Challenge alone does not make a game great, but Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty excels in every area from artistic design to gameplay mechanics. Watching nameless warrior execute their different moves is akin to a ballet of brutality. The gameplay mechanics are are smooth and responsive as the game is challenging, making it a joy to invest the time in mastering the battle system. This isn’t the Three Kingdoms setting we were expecting, but it is the Three Kingdoms game we needed.
  3. Mar 2, 2023
    88
    Even as its second half failed to match what came earlier, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is a finely honed delight. Its action is precise and responsive, and learning the intricacies of each adversary is exceedingly fulfilling. While I wish its back stretch was either pared down or had a wider variety of foes, this is a rare title that induces trance-like focus and euphoric moments of victory. It may not quite reach the heights of the works that inspired it, but it’s not far off.
  4. 80
    Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is a challenging romp through a dark fantasy version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms and works well as a Soulslite. Each level is a bite-sized Souls experience to be conquered and moved past. The tight, challenging combat will thrill fans of the genre, but the lack of an interconnected world might turn off those that love the thrill of exploration.
  5. Mar 9, 2023
    80
    Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is the latest Team Ninja game and it is a good counterpart to Nioh games even if its more Sekiro than Dark Souls. Brutal combat and good level design are there but some caveats are going to be thorn in the eye for the veterans of the genre.
  6. Mar 2, 2023
    79
    Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty almost looks like a spin-off from Nioh, from which it recycles most of the assets and from which it candidly copulates most of the game systems. The most important additions are the morale system, the sorceries and the spirit bar (in turn very similar to the posture already seen in Sekiro), which all in all work great and also manage to guarantee a good variety in the adventure . However, Team Ninja must look beyond and experiment with something new, because it has been continuing to offer us essentially the same basic game for six years, with small and not so relevant improvements.
  7. Mar 10, 2023
    50
    Wo Long is a hair's breadth from cohesiveness, but much like the game's antagonists, it slips through your fingers just when you think you've got it. Come on, Team Ninja. You've almost got it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 114
  2. Negative: 45 out of 114
  1. Mar 4, 2023
    10
    For al Nioh fans a hell yeah! Three kingdoms fan? Even more! Combat and customization take the main stage here that's for sure and while theFor al Nioh fans a hell yeah! Three kingdoms fan? Even more! Combat and customization take the main stage here that's for sure and while the story is pushed a little more to the back this game is a game of the year contender for me! Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2023
    10
    Un titre téméraire.

    Wo-Long Fallen Legacy s'installe dans la Chine ancienne au coeur d'une histoire chevronnée de succès. Dans les
    Un titre téméraire.

    Wo-Long Fallen Legacy s'installe dans la Chine ancienne au coeur d'une histoire chevronnée de succès.

    Dans les traditions mystiques anciennes, Wo-Long vient tendre son expérience video-ludique à la lumière des croyances de la Chine Antique. Là où les mystères des cinq éléments connues des occidents notamment par l'acuponcture, Wo-Long vient complexifier les méthodes d'identification par un aspect scientifique d'usages. Les protagonistes disciple de l'histoire auront chacun une perception accrue, personnalisée selon leur propre implication. Débutant l'histoire par la personnalisation de votre propre antagoniste, il vous est possible d'entrer un numéro d'identification afin d'obtenir un personnage déjà bien construit. À noter, qu'à ce niveau, rien n'est configurer pour les statistiques mais, uniquement au niveau du visuel.

    Wo-long vous plong directement dans l'action en mettant en place un dictaciel ayant un Boss. Rien à voir avec les titres similaires, la mécanique principalement basée sur l'esquive et les contre coup vient changer l'ambiance d'un Nioh. Les arts martiaux principalement construit de façon circulaire, nous apprend vite à nous méfier des fenêtres entre les attaques et les esquives. Le titre force ainsi une souplesse agressive et de témérité. L'accomplissement de votre protagonistes se construit peu à peu selon vos armes de choix et vos paramètres incluant vos armures et les attributions disponibles via la forgerone. La mise à jour, la remise à zéro de vos statistiques entre les points d'attribution selon les éléments est disponible gratuitement via le sage du village caché découvert tôt dans l'histoire. Ce qui est valorisant de pouvoir librement tester différentes configurations.

    L'index est complete mais étonnons-nous de ne pas avoir ce savoir de cette Chine qui nous est inconnue.

    Les différents niveaux sont généralement parsemé d'un Boss à la fin.

    Le titre est plutôt agréable et très intense. C'est un titre ayant de beaux attrait visuel et des modes graphiques personnalisables.

    La trame sonore est bonne malgré une même séquence continue lorsqu'il y a interactions pour le combat. La difficulté est présente, par contre, lorsque mécanique est acquise et ainsi apprise, le titre devient plus fluide et l'on comprends l'idée de Team Ninja.

    En ligne, vous aurez la possibilité de vos alliés à deux joueurs. Vous aurez aussi la possibilité de vous faire envahir ou d'envahir un autre joueur sur un champs de bataille.

    Ce titre est bien nouveau et plusieurs adepte des tendances de ce genre offrent des solutions de builds sur YouTube. N'hésitez pas à écouter quelques tuto afin de comprendre le potentiel de ce titre.

    Bravo à ce titre téméraire. La Chine Antique, cela va peut-être vous donner goût d'assister au Spectacle de Shen Yun.
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  3. Mar 5, 2023
    9
    Freaking amazing game

    If you liked Sekiro just buy this already it’s very satisfying. Everything can be deflected spells you name it. For
    Freaking amazing game

    If you liked Sekiro just buy this already it’s very satisfying. Everything can be deflected spells you name it.

    For others

    Gameplay - incredibly fun gameplay with a lot of variety (spells, special moves, weapons, armor, character creator), because of the parry mechanic you know what you did wrong when you die immediately.

    Level design decent not amazing, but there is a lot of places to explore in the levels with areas you can ignore towards your objective.

    Morale (farming) system and companions lower the difficulty for those not as proficient in these type of games, but can be completely be ignored if you know what you are doing. Execution is key here.

    Overall was an easy Day 1 purchase.
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  4. Mar 5, 2023
    7
    Good-
    Flashy deflection system; Morale mechanic encourages exploration and offers a leg-up to less-skilled players; Awesome enemies with
    Good-
    Flashy deflection system; Morale mechanic encourages exploration and offers a leg-up to less-skilled players; Awesome enemies with well-animated attack patterns.

    Bad-
    Combat boils down to deflecting/parrying; Companion AI is not great most of the time; Semi-frequent dropped controller inputs.

    Thoughts-
    Ultimately, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is a fun Soulslike that, while still providing a challenge, will be a breeze for seasoned Soulslike players.
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  5. Mar 10, 2023
    4
    100% relies on defection. Meaning there is only one style of play. Hard pass
  6. Mar 25, 2023
    2
    Leveling up and armor means nothing in this game, who ever came up with the Morale system in this game, never needs to use this system again,Leveling up and armor means nothing in this game, who ever came up with the Morale system in this game, never needs to use this system again, it’s horrible, if you die in this game the thing that beat you is now even stronger the next time you meet it Expand
  7. May 19, 2023
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is so boring. The battlefields and the enemies in them are just so lame. It feels like every battlefield is exactly the same even though they may look a little different. game design is very poor. Do not waste $70 on this game. I wish I hadn't. Expand

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