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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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  • Developer: Omega Force, Koei Tecmo Games
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Open-World, Action, Beat-'Em-Up, 3D
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Feb 13, 2018
    74
    Dynasty Warriors 9 is an interesting new approach to a series that was starting to look stagnant. Albeit its not perfect and has many flaws, the new elements like the open world and State Combo System achieve to offer a new experience that feels fresh, though not in the best possible way.
  2. Feb 13, 2018
    74
    Dynasty Warriors 9 has launched with a fully renewed proposal. This game is something fresh, but the change may be too significant for those looking for an old school hack'n slash game. On the technical side the game could've been much better, but it offers a gorgeous map to explore. Dynasty Warriors 9 delivers in offering many hours of play, thanks to its campaign which is full of action and a variety of situations.
  3. Feb 25, 2018
    65
    Dynasty Warriors 9 brings an overdue and very welcome change to the series, introducing a massive open world with lots of missions to do, an impressive characters roster and effective gameplay improvements. It's a real pity that much of this gets offset by a very lackluster technical production and some bad design choices. It's definitely the first step in the right direction for the series, but it needs much more perfecting.
  4. Feb 13, 2018
    60
    I enjoyed playing Dynasty Warriors 9 a lot. Yes, it's enormously repetitive and the open-world elements don't really add all that much to the well-worn formula, but there's something appealing about the whole grand historical affair and the simplistic gameplay. You'll hack, slash and stomp your way across feudal China, grinning like a loon. Then again, there's that whole repetitive, lack of depth thing I mentioned before.
  5. 60
    Although it attempts to take a massive step forward, Dynasty Warriors 9 ultimately fails to deliver an open world worth exploring. Thankfully, smacking around waves of enemies is as delightful as ever.
  6. Apr 20, 2018
    50
    While not quite an unmitigated disaster, Dynasty Warriors 9 is pretty bad. Even if you can live with the subpar presentation, the game quickly gets boring due to a lack of important or interesting things that can be done in the world. The combat is fine, but with fewer opportunities to use it, the button-mashing joy inherent in the series is nowhere to be found.
  7. Mar 8, 2018
    35
    Dynasty Warriors 9 is a complete mess. The open-world elements like crafting, hunting and finding landmarks don’t fit with the story, and the technological sacrifices made to include them ensure that the mass battle sequences are nearly non-functional.

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  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Feb 13, 2018
    6
    Dynasty Warriors is back and quite frankly it is very well known for its sometimes hilariously camp English voice acting, but recentDynasty Warriors is back and quite frankly it is very well known for its sometimes hilariously camp English voice acting, but recent instalments have featured decent work. However, this isn't the case with Dynasty Warriors 9 which has thrown all the old voices out the window. Now it sounds like dozens of characters have been voiced by two different people. Many of the new voices barely fit the characters that they're assigned to, and the delivery is very often painful. It's so bad at times that it goes beyond being a joke and simply cheapens the overall experience (Resident Evil on PS1 comes to mind). Thankfully, Japanese and even Chinese dubs are included for your enjoyment. Dynasty Warriors has been on a steady run since Dynasty Warriors 7, and now it's on a slight decline again. Dynasty Warriors 9 goes open world and the result is a game of extreme ups and downs. For every gloriously huge battle there's a boring stint of traversal across a dreadfully barren map. For every interesting story moment or interaction, there's a horribly ugly graphical glitch. Factor in an unconvincing combat system that's been overhauled, and you've got a Dynasty Warriors title that may or may not disappoint the most dedicated of fans. There's still some good historical hack and slash fun to be had here, so I give it a thumbs up for those that are fans of the series. Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2018
    4
    Here are my thoughts on dynasty warriors 9 on xbox one x.
    First off the framerate is terrible for the dated look of the game(early 360).
    Here are my thoughts on dynasty warriors 9 on xbox one x.
    First off the framerate is terrible for the dated look of the game(early 360). There are so many bugs at launch it feels lime the game is unfinished ie:textures not loading/taking to long to load,
    entire bases and armies not loading or dissapear when you get close,
    The voice acting is dire and ai is terrible.
    The map is huge but it feels empty.
    All these negative points make this game a serious miss at the moment which is a shame because the game has so much potential and i like the way it plays but hopefully its fixable
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  3. Mar 19, 2018
    0
    In response to reviewers constantly saying that the Warriors series had gotten stale and too repetitive in recent years. Koei Tecmo decided toIn response to reviewers constantly saying that the Warriors series had gotten stale and too repetitive in recent years. Koei Tecmo decided to release a buggy open world mess of a game instead. Your move critics! Expand