This game is not what I imagined at all.
I imagined a Japanese-styled Dynasty Warriors. This is not that. This has
nothing that made Dynasty Warriors appealing. The only thing they have in common
is that you attack hordes of enemies – from that point they are nothing
alike, in a wrong way. If you wanted a DW, do not get this.
I can't give an in-depth review and maybe this game would be better if
I spent more time with it. Unfortunately, however, nothing about it is
appealing me to play it past the first two levels.
The fighting is sub-par, the combos are slow and not interesting to pull off.
There was a very small draw-in range and the enemies are even dumber than in DW.
At least in DW they made an honest effort to attack you, and the leaders were a
challenge. This game's combat is a joke.
There isn't much area to explore – another big feature of DW – so it
doesn't feel like you're part of the epic battle that you're meant to be
experiencing. Instead swarms of enemies rush you in cycles until you've defeated
enough enemies to “complete” the stage and beat a “boss” or two.
The voice acting is arguably worse than the battling. The cut-scenes were
painful and I struggled to watch them. And that's saying a lot, considering
I'm a big fan of anime (subbed or dubbed).
The lack of multiplayer is a strong fault in the game as well. Originally,
I thought it wouldn't be a problem as I don't have many people willing to play
DW with me, which is why I bought this game – I figured a single player
game would have a lot of focus on a great story and combat. It doesn't. Just so
you know. It doesn't. It doesn't shine anywhere, really.
This is the kind of game I would have returned within the first seven, had
I bought it from EBGames.
I would not reccommend this game to anybody.
Except maybe a seven year old who doesn't know better yet.