As with previous titles in the series, Dynasty Warriors 8 follows the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin through the actions of historical military and political figures of the time as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China. However, this sequel takes the much loved IP one step further, merging numerous replay elements like multi-endings and extra modes with synergies between action and game systems, making a game that people won't want to put down.
I'll preface this review by saying if you've never enjoyed a Dynasty Warriors game prior to Dynasty Warriors 8, you won't find enjoyment here either. However, for those that take Koei's hack 'n slash affair for what it is, will find some sweet surprises in store and changes that elevate the series to new heights. The Dynasty Warriors series is often faced with the stigma of being filled with mindless, unstrategic button mashers. To be fair, that's not that far from the truth. But while the games certainly started out as that, it's obvious that Omega Force kept trying new things to innovate the genre, if only just a little bit. What we got were titles with some great new gameplay elements, but not enough to evolve the series in any major... Read Review