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  • Summary: DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires is the latest installment of the "Empires" series, in which you aim to conquer ancient China using both strategy and the one warrior versus one thousand tactical action the WARRIORS series is known for. The player becomes a hero from Three Kingdoms era,DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires is the latest installment of the "Empires" series, in which you aim to conquer ancient China using both strategy and the one warrior versus one thousand tactical action the WARRIORS series is known for. The player becomes a hero from Three Kingdoms era, with the goal of unifying all of ancient China under their rule via strategy and battles! You can also import save data from Free Alliances Version into DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires! Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Dec 14, 2015
    91
    Here's how much I love Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires: my only complaint is that there's no autosaving, which meant I once lost about half a continent. I figure that any time my complaints can be totally chalked up to user error, that speaks volumes about how good everything else is — and it explains why I think that if you're looking for one Warriors game that shows everything the franchise does well without getting bogged down by any of its weaknesses, Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires is the one to get.
  2. 90
    More than anything else it's nice to see Koei Tecmo continue to support the PlayStation Vita. Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires won't convert anyone who isn't an existing fan of the series, and I've got to admit that after playing the recent Nobunaga's Ambition, I can't help but wish Koei localised the PlayStation Vita version of that instead, as I've already got a lot of Warriors games on my Vita, but nothing that approaches the depth of Nobunaga's Ambition. Those personal issues aside, this is a content-loaded, engaging, and entertaining entry into the Warriors series, and well worth playing for anyone who likes their action a little more cerebral.
  3. Nov 27, 2015
    90
    I came away from Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires extremely satisfied. The tactical elements outside of battle were well balanced as to be challenging while fair, and the combat carries over the best elements from the main game. It's a bit of a specific niche it's catering to -- fans of Dynasty Warriors combat and long-term strategy elements -- but if those two things are your jam, then Empires should have you hooked.
  4. Nov 30, 2015
    70
    The strategic Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires satisfies a very small group of fans with a good game on a functional portable version. This game probably feel generic and repetitive for some players but its tactical nature works very well on PS Vita and PS TV.
  5. Dec 9, 2015
    70
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is a good tactical spin-off from the main franchise thanks to some strategic elements able to add depth to the overall experience. However, the gameplay is still the same and the walls of text are very difficult to read on the PS Vita 5 inches screen.
  6. Dec 14, 2015
    68
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is a typical hack-and-slash with an empire management side. Newcomers might be slightly disinterested by the repetitive nature of the game, but fans of the genre will find that it packs quite a bit of content and has a lot of replay value.
  7. Dec 17, 2015
    35
    Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires fails to make the leap to portability, as it’s marred at every step by technical limitations and boring metagames. Lacking any of the endearing qualities of other Warriors titles, it’s hard to recommend it even to the most diehard musou enthusiast.

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