Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce
if you have ever played mid-evil swords and magic type stuff this is your game online is great unless someone is away and in your game story is incredibly long and super hard so its a huge challenge I love this game because you can be one person and take on a whole army but sometimes it can be a little to challenging like when you fight lu bu in a flooded city the tiger weapons on the roof are super annoying on the box it says its only online co-op that is a lie online if you go to the quest board and hit rb and lb it switches the mode so you can do vs arena and fight someone else the level part of this game (i meen gaining levels like being lvl 50) is like borderlands you level up one character in your kingdom to one level the you switch to the next but the highest level is kind of disapionting because it is only level 50 but the up side is unlike borderlands there is more than just 4 people there are tons of people to level up to level 50 overall this is a great game
Not what it seems
Im a big fan of the series, but after playing this, on easy, is quite horrible. You cannot go anywhere without those mages striking you. Much less, the bosses always like to fly constantly and have their "musou" going. I bought it tonight, trading it back tomorrow. It is not worth the money or your patience. I havent seen any ridable horses or elephants. Sure, I havent got through the entire game play (they usually take many hours), but still. The font is small, and the little manual it comes with does not tell you much, very vague detailed about the stores, the shards, the fighting. The "stones" are extremely hard to find and you have to much of one thing and not enough of the other shards. When youre playing, the other characters are not showing their health bar, very annoying to not be able to see. (Unless, it's bosses then they show). I played the demo and liked it, because of the freedom it had unlike the normal (not empires or extreme legends). I would not recommend this to anyone.
Here we go again
I really think Dynasty Warriors peaked at 4 Empires, because after that they began to remove some of the features that made the series great,. In 5 they removed the duels and the security guards as well as the female sorcerors. 6 they removed some of the best Warriors.6 Empires is good..but Zhu Rong would have made this much better than her Husband.Now this Strike Force...where do I start..First, the enemies don't die off even after hitting them multiple times, you can't hit multiple enemies ,like Empires 6 and I think they should have kept the special attacks for this game.The Musou Attacks don't last very long and you can get hit during the Transformation.This game gets really weird at times, I think it coincides with the Orochi storyline.All in all I know if Koei makes another Dynasty Warriors ,Samurai Warriors Game...I probably will buy it, I am to big a fan of the series.They really need the bring back the magic of 4 that made the series great.
A Great Game With Friends
I picked up this game hoping for a great co-op hack and slash to play with a buddy of mine, and that is exactly what we got. We were very addicted, and easily hooked to this game for the first couple days of owning it. It was very challenging at the beginning, but once we got used to the controls and the concept of the game, it was very simple and fun. The large amount of weapons and quests made this game very time consuming. Once we hit about 10 hours of total time played, we felt the game got very repetitive, and lacked the same appeal we had when we started playing. I would definitely pick this game up pre-owned.
a must buy game
"Dynasty Warriors: ago, replaced them with clones of other characters. Bad KOEI, bad! No clones! But, they fixed that mistake with Dynasty does them all well.
Take the tried and true Dynasty Warriors formula and crank it up to 11.
The game-play in Strikeforce is similar enough for old fans to recognize, but different enough to attract new fans, or win over harsh critics. It's your basic DW formula of "Go here, beat these guys up, then go beat up that main guy over there". But what sets Strikeforce apart from the others is the addition of "Fury Mode" which is basically a Super Saiyan style transformation for your character. Fill up your Musou bar and press the B button and all of a sudden you go from slow combat to dashing all of the place. Yes you read that right. DASHING. Another new feature in Strikeforce is the ability to dash with the push of the Right Bumper. You can even dash multiple times with the right Chi Skill equipped. Not only can you dash, but you can jump multiple times too, again, provided you have the right Chi Skill equipped. But it should be mentioned that even without those Chi Skills, in Fury Mode you will have one extra dash and jump added to whatever you current total is at. So if you do happen to have those Chi Skills, you'll be moving all over the place.
Aside from Fury Mode, dashing and the extra jumping you can do, there are no longer weapon restrictions like in other DW games. What I mean is, Zhao Yun doesn't have to use his spear if you don't want him to. If you wanted, you could have him use Zhang He's claws, which are back, or Sun Shang Xiang's bow. Any character can use ANY weapon provided you've made it and have a high enough weapon skill for that weapon type (Sword, Spear, Staff, Pike, Bow and Tech).
To go back to something mentioned earlier, another addition to Strikeforce that sets it apart is the addition of "Chi Skills". These can be equipped on either you right or left leg, or right or left arm, so you have a total of four slots available for Chi Skills. Certain Skills can only be equipped to certain slots, such as the Skill that increases your jump total going to only your right or left leg, but that's the only restriction you have when it comes to Chi. Any Skill can be equipped, provided you've made it and have a high enough level.
Another feature is the addition of Orbs. These are basically items you add to your weapon to give it extra stats like Fire Damage or Increased Range. They don't stack though. The game only counts the highest stat for a weapon. So if you have Fire Damage 14 on your weapon by default, adding a Fire Damage 10 Orb won't make it 24. You'll just be wasting a slot if you do that.
Orbs, Chi Skills and Weapons have to be made, not found like in older games. Making these is simple, though tedious at times. Look up what you want to make, go find the materials necessary and then make what you want. To get the higher quality weapons, Orbs and Chi Skills, you'll have to level up that respective shop. To level up a shop, add Officer Cards to your city for whichever shop you want to make better, then do a mission. Once that mission ends, you'll get experience for the shop, or shops, that had Officer Cards related to them.
Officer Cards are simply that. Cards given to you by Officers that appear in your city. AT RANDOM. And even if you have that particular Officer's Card, he can, and most likely will, show up again sometime in the future. Each Officer Card comes with it's own Element, Shop and Shop Experience amount. Using Officer Cards in a mission allows you to create Tactics. Tactics add special bonuses like "Weaken Enemy Attack" or "Casts 'Engulf' (fire damage)" to that area and last for a certain amount of time.
Stages have been...changed, would be a nice way of saying it. What I mean is, it's no longer the large battlefield with both sides charging at each other. It's now you, and only you, against the enemy, should you choose to go it alone. More on that later. Stages are broken up into Areas, with as little as 1 per Stage to as many as 10 or more. Though this doesn't take away from the overall game-play, it can be seen as a step back for the series. Especially since more often than not, the majority of Areas in any given Stage are pointless to the overall objective of that Stage.
What I meant by the "should you choose to go it alone" remark is the addition of AI controlled teammates in the form of other Officers you unlock through each Force's Story Mode. OR, and this is something many fans have been crying for, ON-LINE CO-OP. Yes, KOEI has finally added in on-line co-op to a series that could only benefit from it. Now you and THREE other people can go into battle together. And KOEI thought this one through. The more people you have with you, AI controlled or not, the harder the game gets.
Now enough about the new features. On to the combat. The main part of every DW game. Combat is the same as it's always been. Walk up to enemy, mash X and sometimes Y, walk to next enemy, repeat. Only the addition of Chi Skills, Orbs, Fury Mode and being able to use any weapon you want change things up nicely. For a while I had my Zhao Yun using Cao Pi's sword. So now if you want, you can use a character ONLY because you like him or her or their design (some people think looks are important) and give them whatever weapon you want them to use. With the addition of dashing, you have new attacks available to you as well. And each weapon has special attacks unique to that weapon type. And the more you level up a weapon type, the more attacks you can do and the more weapons available to make for that type.
Overall, there's enough of the same game-play to satisfy old gamers, and enough new content to attract new ones. 10/10
Let's not get ahead of ourselves here. While there's plenty of new content in the game as far as game-play is concerned, the story is, as always, lacking. You can only watch your favorite Force rise to power in Ancient China so many times before you know it like the back of your hand. A plus for Strikeforce's Story though is in the Crossover and Gaiden Stages. For Crossover, you get to interact with characters from Warriors Orochi, another Warriors series from KOEI for the 360 version and you even get the weapons of three of the characters. Gaiden Stages are basically extra stages, with different Forces involved, with some unique ones thrown in like a battle against all the couples in the series (Cao Pi and Zhen Ji plus Zhou Yu and Xiao Qiao for example). These stages, while not needed to complete the main story for each Force, offer plenty to do after, and during, your quest to bring your Force to power. But, even then, both Crossover and Gaiden Stages soon become another quick way to get materials and experience.
While it's nice to see the Three Kingdoms
I am a big fan of Dynasty Warriors series, Samurai Warriors series, and Orochi. I have loved every game, but this game just made me sick. Every bit of the in game play is run ten feet and it loads run another ten feet and load again have a boss fight. This game is nothing but a straight line run. There is no free roam like the old ones. The sound and graphics is good. But this game is not worth buying. I had my hopes up for so long and when I heard the online play was supposed to be where you can set your guys where you want and have strategy. There is none. You are in an arena and have a few hacks and it is over. Co-op is horrible. If you want to play this game I senseriously advice to rent and try it out, because if you are a big fan like me for the orginal series, you will play for about 15 minutes and you will be sick. This game was just throwed together and sold itself by the name. Good Luck everyone.
LOVEN IT TO DEATH!!!
I'm a long time DW fan since the 3rd game caught eye back in 03 which turned out to be the greatest buy of my life & since then I own every DW game to ever come out. I will admit when I heard about this game & saw it I was like this can't be DW because it looked totally different from the others & I thought well I'll try the demo so I did & I lost 6 hours of my life on a it so I told myself to wake up in the morning & go reserve this game, then when it comes out to play the heck out of it. There is a great deal of challenge due to the enemy AI getting a major boost & the huge boss fights that take place are epic to say the least. You'll be playing this game for a long time because of all the characters & RPG elements that have been added giving it a deep & entertaining good time for any DW fan. If you don't fill like going it alone sadly there is no Split Screen Co-op but there is 4 player online Co-op which takes doesn’t really make up for no split screen but it’s a good new addition.. I don't want give any more away just check it out if you love this series you'll be glad you did.
A great starting point
Dynasty Warriors has been around the gaming world for years. A lot of people, myself included, played the first couple and then forgot about the series as it released game after game of the same thing. It wasn't until I found out that this game had multiplayer that I decided to give it a shot. Looking back, I'm glad I did. The game is really fun and that is all that matters. You are not going to get an elaborate story or amazing top notch graphics. What you will get is nice graphics, a story that's barely moving the game along, but amazing gameplay. It's fluid and fun and I'm not sure if other reviewers were playing something else, but the game is great. Pick it up used if you aren't sure but give it a try. It's worth your time.
Dynasty Warriors StrikeForce strikes me with pain while I'm playing it!
Where do I start, this game is terrible, the controls and awfull, the graphics are bad, plotline is stupid, the game is just so bad, I don't see how it has a 6 out of 10!Graphics: For a game with such little substance, the graphics sure are bad, the game could pass for 2007. Bad coloring and terrible character models.Gameplay: The camera angle makes the game unplayable, either way it is repetetive and boring. Sound: The scipt seemed like something a eight year old would write. The sound effects are poorly done as well, everything sounds the same, yells, attack noises, etc.Interface: The real problem I had was the camera, very hard to control and the HUD was hard to identify.Plot: I didn't see any! ):Challenge: It was easy, but I couldn't kill anyone because of the controls!Length: I couldn't finish it, it was too bad!Similar games: Heavenly Sword, God Of War, Ninja Blade, Bayonetta, Darksiders, etc.Better Choices: Heavenly Sword, God Of War, Ninja Blade, Bayonetta, Darksiders, etc.Equal choices: None (maybe Darksiders, I really didn't like it, but Dynasty Warriors is pretty bad!)Worse choices: None
My favorite Dynasty Warriors
-Game is super addictive and filled with RPG elements
-You complete quests and wipe out armies of enemies to collect shards and materials to craft weapons, upgrade, obtain chi powers, and craft orbs to gain new abilities
-Your character can reach a maximum of level 50, use ANY weapon in the game, and different chi makes your characters arms and legs glow. The visuals are all nice except for the Xbox 360 not using Anti-Aliasing.
-If you've ever been a fan of Dragonball Z, then using fury mode will be fun and remind you of super saiyan, Your character transforms into this cool glowing shiny version and moves much faster and your attacks look brutal.
-The game starts you off in a quest/shop hub town like in Monster Hunter. It's easy to shop around and pick up new quests. Can do either a story quest or check the bounty board for side quests for EXP and materials.
-The game has a repetitive feel, but I find that makes it addictive because I always want to slay hoards of enemies to level and improve my favorite character. It doesn't take too long to figure out everything in the game. Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires for example was so confusing to me at first
The game is extremely cheap now and for the price is a 10/10 game because even if you only played for 5-10 hours and find you are bored of it, the price would still have been worth it. If you're a fan of RPGs, crafting, and completing everything, you'll enjoy the game longer than someone who is just looking to hack n' slash - The older Dynasty Warriors are better for that in my opinion