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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
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: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  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. Apr 13, 2012
    8
    If you own a vita and are a fan of hack and slash games you can't go wrong with dynasty warriors next. Dynasty warriors next is a game basedIf you own a vita and are a fan of hack and slash games you can't go wrong with dynasty warriors next. Dynasty warriors next is a game based on dynasty warrior 7 a game that came out on ps3 and 360 which is in turn based on the story of romance of the three kingdom. The game uses touch controls to take advantage of the vita functionality. The game is a hack and slash game that has over 60 playable characters. Graphically the game really impresses this is easily the best looking koei game on a portable devices it's a huge graphical leap from samurai warriors on 3ds. It looks almost identical to the ps3 version especially the character models which are very detailed on the vita's beautiful screen. A lot of the music in this game is reused from dynasty warrior 7 which is great because that game had a great soundtrack and the new music added just for this game all sound great. The voice acting is also top notch. Fans of dynasty warriors games should have a good idea of what they are getting themselves into and the touch controls add a little variety to the experience but at it's core it's still a dynasty warriors game. The story mode alone could last you 20-30 hours and the game has more modes like conquest and create a character can definitively increase the play time for those who are into that stuff. It's a great that i definitely recommend and i hope we see another koei game on the vita. Expand
  5. Oct 21, 2020
    8
    so i played it and loved it, until the motion controls. i didn't like it and i was clearly not getting used to it either. luckily there was anso i played it and loved it, until the motion controls. i didn't like it and i was clearly not getting used to it either. luckily there was an option to turn it off. then i found out that some enemies had this 1v1 system where u use heavy attacks and normal attacks. i didn't like it and i never did. it just feels kinda bad. not only can the enemy block and not you, the enemy can stun you with the blocks and the 1v1 system uses the touchscreen which sucks because u are always going to overdo your swipes and then hit the enemy while they are blocking, which gets you stunned. if you look away from all of that then this is a really good game. i never thought i would spend more time on but that's because it has its moments and it still feels like a dynasty warriors game. Expand
  6. Mar 21, 2013
    8
    This is my first Dynasty Warriors game so I cannot comment on whether DWN is simply more of the same. What I can say is that the gameplay isThis is my first Dynasty Warriors game so I cannot comment on whether DWN is simply more of the same. What I can say is that the gameplay is a ton of fun. Going into a battle playing as one character and wiping out an army of 1000 by yourself is very satisfying. It gives you a sense of power not seen in many other games. Outside of battles, you are constantly conquering nearby kingdoms which also gives a sense of greatness. I find the touch and motion controls of the Vita are done well. They are mostly used in mini-games that breakup the hack and slash action of the main battles. I would say because of these new features in Dynasty Warriors Next, even veteran players will find it somewhat original. There are a couple of things about this game which I don't like. The first is the uniformity of your officers comments during the battles. It would have helped if the developers had added more variety to what they say. Second, the story can get a bit confusing because there are so many characters. Also, key plot points often occur during a battle which the player can easily miss because they are focused on fighting the enemy. Perhaps the game's narrator could have repeated these key plot developments after the battle was finished. All in all, these are minor complaints which don't take that much away from a superb game. 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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