Dynasty Warriors 8
Pretty good so far
I'm a fan of the dynasty warriors game. I was a little hesitant when buying this one because I heard about the major lag issues on the Xbox 360 version of the game. I did some research and found out they released a patch that helps with the lag issue so I took a risk and bought the game last night. I have yet to get any serious lag issues. At times there is a slight slow down of speed in the game but it's barely worth mentioning. Anyway I'm really liking the game so far.
I haven't gotten too far into the game yet but it's pretty good so far. I've played some of the story mode and it's pretty good so far. I started playing around with ambition mode a little while ago. It's interesting I guess. Still trying to figure it out though. I'm impressed by the graphics of this game. The voice acting isn't all that great at times like others have said. That's fine though. I'd recommend this game to anyone who likes this series and also to just anyone who would like to give this series a shot.
after the success of 7 I can only imagine how beautiful 8 is going to be, and from everything i've seen and had access to via demos and previews I can only say this: I want it. I expect a masterpiece, incorporating the great features from 7 as well as bringing back some of 6's amazing weapons (Wire claws especially in my case), as well as new elements and characters, the only way i can be disappointed in this game is if they exclude the Xtreme Legends and Empires expansions from Multiplatform again, which i highly doubt after the volume of xbox DW fans expressed their disappointment with 7's lack of expansions.
Mann i pre ordered my copy about 3 weeks ago! And I am counting down the days. I have played every one even the first one. I have owned all of them and im only 18. I guess im kind of addicted. Every one says they are all repetitive but dont get the concept. But i know I will have mine on the 16th and will be playing it!
Old meets New
I have been a DW fan for about 3 years now and have played 3 games.
This seems to bring back to bring back some characters from past games( Meng hou and his wife). Also, Much to my delight, the character designs are similar to DW 2. Also, a lot of characters who are just random officers in the previous games are now playable( Liu Shan, Zhang bao). So if your a fan of the DW series you should like this.
By far a awesome Series
So yep this game and the ones before it are awesome some people say these game are repetitive but those people never sat down to play a whole story\musou mode for someone or a kingdom(Depending on the game) never once have I been disappointed in one of these games and I sure won't be with this one it adds so many weapons and characters no longer have minor cloned movesets(If you played DW7:E you'd know) I actually pulled out my broken ps3(Doesn't read disc) just to download DW7:E but yes the game isn't bad at all by far one of the best games out for it's genre and remember if a game is at it's number 8 then that just means it has many many many fans this is one of the few games alive that actually cares about their fan's opinion they actually had polls for some of the new characters
China is in more peril with more warriors
i have been looking into his game for 6 months now and i knew that it had came out in japan in February. i loved dynasty warriors from the start especially the originals like 3 and 4. Dynasty warriors is one of the longest run video game titles in the world. if i had to either buy the game The Last of Us or Dynasty Warriors 8, i would choose 8.
Lazy and a Disappointment
Let me first begin by say the previous Dynasty Warriors 7 was an amazing switch to a new direction of gameplay for the Dynasty Warriors series with rpg-like prebattle dialogue and purchases, faster battles with Devilmaycry like flamboyant fighting linking combos together, as well as a much more tolerable and less grind story mode which you don't need to free mode characters and level up to surpass even on the harder difficulties which seemed to scale with your character's level. Unfortunately Dynasty Warriors 8 seems like a rehash, watered down version of Dynasty Warriors 7 where even the prebattle monologue was stripped out forcing you just to read along the small grey text over a picture of a bland map of China as well as the same prebattle conversations with soldiers and generals ALSO with the dialogue stripped out forcing you to have to read the small text yet again... This game was pumped out too quickly and like ROTK 12, Dynasty Gundam 3 was a complete disappointment and lazily done when comparing to its previous title. I'm returning it tomorrow, as I have found very few things that make it better than 7 and a lot of cases where they seemed to take a step backwards. One of the few advancements that seemed good enough to take note of is the body count during battle. Seems like the amount of soldiers allowed on screen to combat doubled, maybe even tripled from the previous iteration. But that alone doesn't constitute purchasing this title. I have been a fan of the series since the original Dynasty Warriors and overall fan of the ROTK series since ROTK 1 on the NES.... believe me when I say this game will be a disappointment to you
Best Dynasty Ever!
i've been always a fan of this series since the first on psone and knowing that this game will come overseas and on xbox it gets me very excited that i will get the chance to play and have 10,000 kills of soldiers lol!
Someone has same my problem?
i just bought DW 8 ENG at Gamestop this afternoon, after i copy game to my Xbox360 HDD, when I played the first game status occurs frequently stutters, slow motion phenomena throughout the game, the game is broken image, I try to bring to the new Xbox 360, but still occurs, so I have read on forums and game situation that many people like me they have returned to the game and Gamestop refund.
Just pre-ordered my copy.
I've been playing the Dynasty Warriors game series since I was 9, when Dynasty Warriors 2 came out, waaay back in 2000. I've always enjoyed the series, tho I wasn't fond of DW7. I'm glad their bringing back Free Play, and adding in such a massive amount of story modes, the likes of which we haven't seen in several games. Now if we could just get them to bring back bodyguards and custom characters!