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  • Summary: In this Tactical Action game players can enjoy the thrill of taking down thousands of enemies and become the greatest hero in Chinese history.
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E3 2011: Dynasty Warriors (working title) - Official Trailer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. 85
    A great rendition of an old IP by using the functionality of the PS Vita in the best ways.
  2. Feb 22, 2012
    80
    It works as both a cathartically satisfying hack-and-slash on the easier difficulties, and a surprisingly thoughtful action-based strategy game on the higher levels.
  3. 75
    The addition of various Vita technology adds to gameplay, rather than detracting and feeling forced on you. Yes, the combat is mostly repetitive, and yes, the graphics are nothing to write home about. But with plenty of items to collect and various strategies to try before going into battle, Omega Force has made some significant changes that change up the monotony of battle.
  4. Games Master UK
    Apr 4, 2012
    69
    Some neat touches shake things up, but it's still the same old hack'n'slash formula. [May 2012, p.103]
  5. Feb 24, 2012
    68
    Does Dynasty Warriors Next deliver a new gaming experience? Not at all. But with all the added Vita-elements the arcade character of the infamous mass brawler reaches new heights, which might just be what this franchise needs.
  6. Mar 27, 2012
    60
    The same old song, even though in a flashy new dress. Still not enough to gain more than a sufficiency.
  7. Feb 22, 2012
    50
    Dynasty Warriors Plus comes with new touch-based diversions, but they don't prevent this entry from being the same old button masher.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Oct 30, 2015
    10
    Ok,let's see what we have here... a normal,awesome,dynasty warriors game,what you expect?

    -Armies of enemies! -Beat'em all with a single
    Ok,let's see what we have here... a normal,awesome,dynasty warriors game,what you expect?

    -Armies of enemies!
    -Beat'em all with a single character!

    What you DIDN'T expected

    -ONLINE WARFARE!
    -NAICH GRAPHIXZ
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  2. May 30, 2014
    10
    I've never played a Dynasty Warriors game before this one, but I really enjoyed this game. It has amazing graphics and good controls that useI've never played a Dynasty Warriors game before this one, but I really enjoyed this game. It has amazing graphics and good controls that use almost every feature that the Vita has (The touchscreen, the rear pad and the motion controls). I highly recommend to get it. I love it. Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2014
    9
    Lets be honest, the Dynasty Warriors series isn't the cornerstone of innovation, but the games are great, and this Vita port is no exception,Lets be honest, the Dynasty Warriors series isn't the cornerstone of innovation, but the games are great, and this Vita port is no exception, with easy controls, a variety of play styles a decent campaign that lasts a good time, Dynasty Warriors Next is a great Dynasty Warriors.

    Obviously, a game is not without its cons, a few new introductions such as the duels can become rather irritating after having one every match, sometimes very pace breaking and feeling more like an interruption than a conclusion.

    the performance of NEXT is a strong point, the game will allow you to wade your sword through thousands without a frame drop, and the character designs are creative and attractive, and that's what we expect from Dynasty Warriors.
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  4. Feb 16, 2013
    8
    Dynasty Warriors next brings you great hack n slash gameplay fused with touchscreen mechanics to create an all around fun experience (handheldDynasty Warriors next brings you great hack n slash gameplay fused with touchscreen mechanics to create an all around fun experience (handheld or not). While most critics have ragged on Next for it's implementation of touch screen mechanics, I've personally found them to be quite adaptable, and all around pretty fun. Gameplay is smooth and load times are practically non-existent, which I find amazing coming from a portable device. The characters are well designed and look great, when compared side by side to a title like Samurai Warriors Chronicles for the 3DS it becomes obvious which system creates a better visual display. My biggest complaint with Next is the layout of it's campaign, which is akin to a DW Legends title. Rather than being story and task driven, the main objective in and out of missions is simply to conquer every base and eventually take out the enemies main camp. While this does become repetitive, the ability to change up characters is always a nice option. All in all, Dynasty Warriors Next is a far better game then most critics have given it credit for. If you are a DW fan and you happen to pick up the Vita, you will not be disappointed with this title. Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2012
    8
    I know this game is going to get bashed for being more of the same...and i have always loved the series for what it is...a button masher. TheI know this game is going to get bashed for being more of the same...and i have always loved the series for what it is...a button masher. The inclusion of touch screens is nice and gives you some different things to do (ambushes, duels...etc). If you want something mindless and running around chopping people up this is a fun entertaining game. THe graphics are crisper than the console version, but typical problems as far as draw distance and pop up of enemies. Also it feels the camera is to close...be nice if it could zoom out more. Expand
  6. Apr 24, 2013
    7
    I was surprised when I bought and enjoyed it till the end. The story between the three kingdoms was pretty enjoyable. The graphics look superbI was surprised when I bought and enjoyed it till the end. The story between the three kingdoms was pretty enjoyable. The graphics look superb on the PS vita and and there is addition of the touch screen controls. But i felt some were forced on players but most of them were pretty cool such as a alternative touch screen specials.The story progresses between the 3 kingdoms Wu, Shu, and Wei who are at war. There are many characters to choose from but some might be clones of others. The game play is pretty fun and I found myself enjoying the game but at some moments i felt the game was repetitive. I felt like the game could have added a more variety in maps such weather effects. There are many different tactics a player can take which is different from other dynasty games. This time around players can takes over certain forts that can have different results in the game. You can also control some allies that follow you a around and you can tell them to attack or defend certain points. In conclusion, this dynasty warrior port is a warm welcome to the PS vita library. Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2012
    3
    This is a repetitive, boring and overall a poor game . The first five seconds of playing the fantastically boring game that is DynastyThis is a repetitive, boring and overall a poor game . The first five seconds of playing the fantastically boring game that is Dynasty Warriors Next is the exactly the same as the following hour, and the one after that, and the one after that, and the one after that... Expand

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