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PostRe: Dynasty Warriors series
by Gemini73 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:52 am

Sterling's passion for the series means he was always going to pick holes, particularly when the format has shifted to an open world experience. As with all the Warriors titles, which are Marmite, I prefer to make up my own mind.

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by Trelliz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:26 pm

I watched some of his video and just from that rather than his commentary, it looks like huge swathes of nothing punctuated by the occassional small fight with a lot of travelling between them. Eurogamer said:

as an open-world game, Dynasty Warriors 9 falls miserably flat, mistaking breadth for any kind of meaningful depth. You can take to your horse and ride from one end of the map to another in a feat that'll take up to two hours - although you'll have fallen asleep in the saddle well before then. It's a map with plenty of scope but not much by way of spectacle, or satisfying diversions. Yes you can hunt, gather resources for crafting or even purchase your own hideaway to decorate with trinkets - because, well, that's what other open-world games offer. Dynasty Warriors 9 too often feels like a pale imitator rather than having its own sense of purpose.

So there are watchtowers to climb and a map that's slowly filled in over the dozens of hours it takes to see through it all - and there's a lot to see through, with some 83 characters to tinker with throughout the campaign. Dynasty Warriors games aren't exactly new to excess, of course, but the endless list of side missions - none of which gets that much more advanced than going to a certain destination and dealing with a mob or two - and hollow distractions makes it all feel a lot more like bloat.


That doesn't sound like fun at all. I'll stick to dw8xlce and the like instead.

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PostRe: Dynasty Warriors series
by Gemini73 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:52 pm

So they've created an open world and not put anything in it? They does actually sound a bit naff.

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PostRe: Dynasty Warriors series
by jawafour » Tue May 08, 2018 1:27 pm

Warriors Orochi 4 is due to arrive later this year and it has been announced that it will feature 170 playable characters :o . Orochi 3 Ultimate gained a pretty good reception and I hope that this new title can by-pass the disappointment of Warriors 9 and build on this.

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by Trelliz » Tue May 08, 2018 5:51 pm

I still have Orochi 1-3, Gundam 3 and DW8XLCE kicking around, not to mention all the rest I can emulate, and given how bad dw9 was I'm giving this a wide berth until reviews hit.

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PostRe: Dynasty Warriors series
by Gemini73 » Wed May 09, 2018 12:27 am

Damn shame about DW9. I'll keep my eye on Warriors Orochi 4 however.

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PostRe: Dynasty Warriors series
by jawafour » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:07 am

Warriors Orochi 4 is arriving in the UK on 19 October. In times past I would have jumped aboard at launch but I'm holding back on this to (a) see what reviews have to say and (b) discover if Koei has restored an English voice option. After Warriors 9, I have concerns about content being held back as DLC, too.



I was interested in how the Switch version would perform... going by this frame test, it's not too hot. It appears to have trouble hitting 30fps with the bulk of gameplay around the 27fps mark. I'm not usually one to get to hung up on technical performance but the fast-paced nature of Warriors needs a decent run rate.


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