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Dynasty Warriors 5

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PlayStation 2
70
3.2
Xbox
64
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82
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
If you haven't played DW before, or if you're a fan but you've found it overwhelming, this is the sweet spot. There is no better time to get involved with this interesting – if over-exposed – series than right now. While many reviews have panned this game for being more of the same (which it largely is), that voice comes from angry journalists who have played each DW5 iteration and aren't interested in seeing any more of this series until a massive change occurs. However, if you follow the advice at the beginning of this review, you can enjoy these games in their best forms, not just seeing them as the sum of a slowly expanding set of parts. Let's just hope they deal with the draw distance issues by the release of DW6:E.
80
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"Dynasty Warriors 5" quase não traz novidades à fórmula vencedora, mas, por outro lado, todas as qualidades que fazem a fama da série foram mantidas intactas. O sistema de jogo é simples, mas o importante é que funciona muito bem. Quem estiver procurando por um jogo de ação bem movimentado e com algum desafio encontra aqui uma ótima fonte de diversão. Com vários personagens, enredos próprios e diferentes armas, o jogo sempre tem alguma surpresa para não cair na monotonia - ao contrário de aulas sobre história da China.
80
PlayStation 2Futuregamez.net
Dynasty Warriors 5 is a great title if you've never owned any of the previous titles, no doubt about it. If you did own the previous games you'll have to be a pretty big fan in order to see the enhancements and value in this title - even at $79.95. Ultimately this is a series which seems to be stagnating with only a few new innovations over previous title. Still, this is a very fun title that will keep you playing - and killing - for days.
80
XboxGame Critics
This review is for all the Dynasty Warriors-haters (which appear to be mostly people from the Western hemisphere). Dynasty Warriors 5 isn't all that different from part 4 which wasn't all the different from part 3. The 1980's guitar-riffing soundtrack is still present. The graphics, while improved from previous versions, still generally look dated. There are minor changes and tweaks to the modes and gameplay, but those aren't important.
80
PlayStation 2Game Critics
The popularity in Asia is not justification for the lack of change in the series, but a testament to how different the series is perceived in Japan and underappreciated it is here in this part of the world. I partly agree with where the haters are coming from. The critic in me tells me this series needs to innovate, but as a gamer I'm once again completely satisfied by the experience. Defying conventional wisdom, Dynasty Warriors is unique in that the gameplay achieves a near perfect harmonious balance and change would only upset that. Millions of devoted fans seem to agree that change and innovation isn't important. Count me as one of them.
80
PlayStation 2GamerDad
Koei's juggernaut series Dynasty Warriors is back with just enough to make it interesting again. They even went ahead and gave it a new number. Dynasty Warriors has evolved over time. Originally you started out in a street fighter type of one on one fight. Then in Dynasty Warriors 3 it moved out to the battlefield with armies and generals, elephants and horses. Dynasty Warriors 4 was seen as somewhat of a step back. The new weapons system was not liked by those who had played 3 and had a reputation for being ridiculously easy. Well after playing around a bit with the formulas, engines and features in Extreme Legends and Empires editions (which are basically expansion packs), Koei brings us a new and improved Dynasty Warriors 5.
80
PlayStation 21UP
With each and every iteration of their Dynasty Warriors games, Koei runs the risk of reducing the impact -- and desirability -- of their flagship series. On the PS2 alone we've been treated to Dynasty Warriors 2, Dynasty Warriors 3, Dynasty Warriors 3 Xtreme Legends, Dynasty Warriors 4, Dynasty Warriors 4 Xtreme Legends, Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires, as well as the exceptionally similar Samurai Warriors games. And now, as if you weren't expecting it, Dynasty Warriors 5. While ancient China seems forever destined to bust apart at the seams, and Koei seems forever destined to remind us of this, DW5 rejuvenates the series with a series of subtle changes that make it worth taking the plunge yet again.
77
XboxIGN
The release of Dynasty Warriors 5 for the Xbox shows little has changed in KOEI's long running series. In fact, this is the 10th Warriors game on consoles if you include the Samurai Warriors titles. You'll find while some new features and alternations have been implemented, the game's core remains largely the same. You'll still spend most of your time mashing the combo button non-stop during the lengthy battle sequences, so if you've played any of the games in the series this will definitely feel familiar.
77
PlayStation 2IGN
With the release of Dynasty Warriors 5, KOEI is putting out its 10th Warriors game on consoles if you include the Samurai Warriors titles. It's been a crazy amount of hacking and slashing and the relentless pace has by no means stopped with this title. The gameplay has been tweaked and refined just a little further to make this a new enough experience even if the core game hasn't changed all that much. Yet even with all of that it still feels all too familiar.
75
Xboxgames xtreme
Though this game is a bit of a let down in many respects, it offers the same game play as DW4, so will appeal too many of those who played the 4th instalment. However that appeal won’t be long lasting. Anyone new to the series this is a good place to start, as this is not as complex as DW4 so will offer an easier introduction, the only thing lacking for the new player is a tutorial. My overall impression of DW5, is a game that is unfinished, because of the next gen consoles. It seems many developers are in such a rush to finish games and get developing for the next gen’s, that many of the latter games in this generation are suffering. This instalment of DW falls short of the mark, and may do more damage than good if Koei choose to continue the series on the next gen’s. I think it would have been better to scrap the development of DW5 and re-develop it as a next gen title, using the power of the new systems.
72
XboxGameZone
If you have not heard of Dynasty Warriors then either you are new to gaming or have been living under a rock for many years. Since the original PlayStation, players have had the chance to take on and kill myriads of oncoming soldiers to accomplish their overall goal. Each successive game allows players to do new things, such as ride a horse, or sportin a deeper combat system, or better enemy AI. Does Dynasty Warriors 5 bring anything new to the table or is it the same game with a new suffix? Read on to find out!
72
PlayStation 2Fragland.net
Some things in a gamer’s life are for certain. For example; you’ll always have to add 25 years to a release date of 3D Realms, when it’s Christmas you’ll be smothered in EA’s sports games and every now and then the console gamer will be confronted with a new Dynasty Warriors game. Today its Dynasty Warriors 5’s turn, which is like the 10th game in the whole franchise and not the last one for sure, as for the moment Koei is already busy working on Dynasty Warriors 5 Legends.
70
PlayStation 2Games TM
For all its improvements there's nothing here that would draw in gamers which can't stand the genre, but if you do have a soft spot for mass slaughter, Dynasty Warriors 5 is as good a place to get your fix as any.
70
XboxDarkZero
This fifth instalment in Koei’s epic collection is disappointing; the voice acting is cheesy, each character’s story is too short, and it is a hell of a lot more of the same thing. There are, however, some beneficial changes. For example, the new ’solo’ bodyguard system is genius, and the new strongholds are an interesting addition to the mainstream game. If you own any of the previous ones this generation, then there is probably no point taking out your wallet to buy this one. If you are new to the series this would be a good place to start as it has more of a storyline than the others, which does sort of add something to the game.
70
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
The Dynasty Warriors games are brain-dead fun, but each new title is no more less fun that the one that come before or the 30 that will come after.
70
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Opérant une petite refonte, surtout au niveau de la profondeur de champ et du gameplay, Dynasty Warriors 5 permet une nouvelle fois de se plonger dans les turpitudes de la guerre des Trois Royaumes avec plaisir. Néanmoins, il apparaît que les modifications apportées ne font pas oublier les lacunes graphiques et la redondance générale de la série. Il est de ce fait dommage de retrouver ces errances, masquant quelque peu le désir d'évolution que montre cet épisode. Un bon jeu, encore fascinant et jouissif, mais qui mérite une descendance un peu plus inspirée.
70
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Opérant une petite refonte, surtout au niveau de la profondeur de champ et du gameplay, Dynasty Warriors 5 permet une nouvelle fois de se plonger dans les turpitudes de la guerre des Trois Royaumes avec plaisir. Néanmoins, il apparaît que les modifications apportées ne font pas oublier les lacunes graphiques et la redondance générale de la série. Il est de ce fait dommage de retrouver ces errances, masquant quelque peu le désir d'évolution que montre cet épisode. Un bon jeu, encore fascinant et jouissif, mais qui mérite une descendance un peu plus inspirée.
70
PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
If you've played any Dynasty Warriors game you've basically played them all. Only the fanatics and reviewers can spot the subtle differences. If you haven't played any of them then this is the one to get, otherwise, never mind.
70
XboxWorth Playing
DW5 is not a bad game, by any means, and it will definitely satiate your need for a brawler. Certain developers have tried to fill the gap that games like Streets of Rage have left behind, but Koei has consistently brought some of the best brawling in the form of the Dynasty Warriors series. The aspect that should pain gamers the most is the unfulfilled potential that the series has had since the first sequel.
70
XboxGamePro (US)
After five home console installments, multiple platform releases and millions in sales, Dynasty Warriors has firmly established itself as the Tom Hanks of video gaming: it's mostly predictable, unrepentantly contrived--and yet still a venerable cash cow. But like those enduring Hanks fans, it's the risk-free theatrics that make Koei's series so successful. Number 5 on Xbox is no different.
70
PlayStation 2Netjak
The controls are basically similar to every other Dynasty Warriors game made on the PS2. The only difference in the controller now is the new "Musou Rage". R3 will activate Musou Rage mode. Everything dims, save for your enemies, and you get a massive boost to damage and Musou Gauge refill rate. I guess this was Koei's answer to people who were upset that certain bosses (*cough*Lu Bu*cough) were just too cheap for their liking and needed some sort of last ditch super move.
70
PlayStation 2Gameplanet
Overall Dynasty Warriors 5 has appeal to the die-hard fans of the series. However if you are new to the series you would be better off buying one of the earlier titles at a reduced rate, as the gameplay and graphics won't be too far removed from this latest offering.
70
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
Let's face it: despite seeing four installments of Dynasty Warriors, no significant changes have been made to the franchise; so if you still haven't had enough of the series, Koei's slight changes for number five will probably still keep you coming back for more.
68
PlayStation 2GameSpot
There are exactly two things you can count on in this world: one, you're going to die someday, and two, there will always, and we mean always, be a new Dynasty Warriors game each and every year. Koei's 800-pound gorilla of a game franchise continues to come back time and time again, making just enough slight changes to the overall framework of the gameplay to please the series' fan base. However, while that's managed to work well enough over the years, with the fifth official entry in the series (not counting all the Xtreme Legends and other spin-offs), the Dynasty Warriors brand is showing its age. The simplistic beat-'em-up gameplay, while marginally adjusted, simply isn't cutting it quite the way it used to. This sequel actually lacks features found in the Xtreme Legends and Empires versions of Dynasty Warriors 4, which ultimately leaves it feeling a bit lackluster overall.
67
Xbox4Players.de
Eigentlich ist es ja fast schon eine Frechheit, was Koei da als Dynasty Warriors 5 bezeichnet und zum Vollpreis in die Läden stellt. Der Titel Dynasty Warriors 2.3 sowie ein Budgetpreis von nicht mehr als 30 Euro wären wesentlich passender gewesen. Denn eigentlich hat sich im Vergleich zu den Vorgängern so gut wie nichts getan. Okay, es gibt neben ein paar neuen Angriffen, Schauplätzen und Charakteren nun auch eine effektivere Leibwächter- sowie eine erweiterte Lager-Funktion. Aber dafür extra einen neuen Serienspross aus dem Boden stampfen? Zwar sorgen die unkomplizierten Massenschlachten nach wie vor für soliden Metzelspaß, der dank knapp 50 individueller Kurzkampagnen und motivierender Itemhatz auch dauerhaft ans Pad fesseln kann, aber wer bereits einen der Vorgänger besitzt, kann auf dieses innovationsarme und überteuerte „Add-On“ gut und gerne verzichten.
67
PlayStation 24Players.de
Eigentlich ist es ja fast schon eine Frechheit, was Koei da als Dynasty Warriors 5 bezeichnet und zum Vollpreis in die Läden stellt. Der Titel Dynasty Warriors 2.3 sowie ein Budgetpreis von nicht mehr als 30 Euro wären wesentlich passender gewesen. Denn eigentlich hat sich im Vergleich zu den Vorgängern so gut wie nichts getan. Okay, es gibt neben ein paar neuen Angriffen, Schauplätzen und Charakteren nun auch eine effektivere Leibwächter- sowie eine erweiterte Lager-Funktion. Aber dafür extra einen neuen Serienspross aus dem Boden stampfen? Zwar sorgen die unkomplizierten Massenschlachten nach wie vor für soliden Metzelspaß, der dank knapp 50 individueller Kurzkampagnen und motivierender Itemhatz auch dauerhaft ans Pad fesseln kann, aber wer bereits einen der Vorgänger besitzt, kann auf dieses innovationsarme und überteuerte „Add-On“ gut und gerne verzichten.
66
XboxGameSpot
Dynasty Warriors 5 is a game that feels like déjà vu all over again. While diehard fans of the series will probably once again enjoy being able to slice their way through all the same battles once again, even they may be disappointed at the removal of the empire mode, which is seemingly for no good reason, save perhaps to add it back in for another Empires spin-off. As for the non-diehard fans, the core gameplay here will be all too familiar, even with the scant few changes that have been made. And odds are you'll simply grow tired of grinding through the same battles yet again, with only a half-baked storyline to keep you interested. Plus, if you already got your hands on the PS2 version of the game, the Xbox port offers nothing of substance to make you want to run out and grab this one too. Ultimately, this version feels like too little, too late.
65
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. If you love hitting the square button this much, then you must be crazy.
60
XboxConsole Obsession
This is the very reason why we can’t recommend the game to all but the most Dynasty Warriors hardcore and series initiates as going by the past, Koei will some time down the line, release upgraded versions of this fifth instalment. Dynasty Warriors 5 is still as mindlessly entertaining as ever though.
60
XboxFactornews
On reste un peu sur sa faim concernant les nouveautés de ce Dynasty Warriors 5. Si les fans et novices du jeu trouveront leur content de massacre, les joueurs déjà initiés ne verront pas grande différence avec le ou les opus auxquels ils ont joué auparavant.
60
XboxGameCell UK
Dynasty Warriors games are a lot like the FIFA games. When they first came out they were great. The game was something different and very fun. But it seems like every year nothing really seems to change and if you’ve got one then you don’t really need the latest one just for David Beckham’s new haircut. If you’ve played a Dynasty Warriors game before, then this is nothing new or special. Only the purists or those who haven’t played a DW title before would do well to pick this up.
60
PlayStation 2Official UK Playstation 2 Magazine
Combat involves pumping two attack buttons in combinations, with a special attack for heavy opposition. But after the depth and flexibility of brutality in God Of War, Shadow Of Rome or Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within, Dynasty Warriors 5's shallowness soon grates. Frustratingly, blocking is still stupidly hard to pull off, requiring you to directly face your enemy, which is almost impossible when attacks come from all around and you can be surrounded in seconds. Ploughing through a level and notching up over 600 kills makes for a real buzz, but when this offers so little over previous DW titles, there's little to recommend investing in a now idea-exhausted series.
60
XboxGame Informer Magazine
If I were to dust off one of my old Dynasty Warriors reviews, make a few minor tweaks, and run it again, I’d be guilty of self-plagiarism. Yet somehow, Koei pulls this trick over and over again, altering its Dynasty Warriors series with such glacial pacing that there will be another ice age before there is any significant change in the series.
60
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
If I were to dust off one of my old Dynasty Warriors reviews, make a few minor tweaks, and run it again, I’d be guilty of self-plagiarism. Yet somehow, Koei pulls this trick over and over again, altering its Dynasty Warriors series with such glacial pacing that there will be another ice age before there is any significant change in the series.
60
XboxPro-G
If you really love the Dynasty Warriors series then this is probably a no brainer, and you'll probably have already picked it up, but if you're wondering if the latest game does anything drastically different to the previous games, it doesn't. It's more of the same, with some slight graphical improvements. If that's all you want in a sequel, you'll enjoy what's on offer here.
51
XboxJolt (UK)
Dynasty Warriors has now stopped being a fun-but-flawed video game series. With every passing year a new title is released, and it never changes. It doesn’t get any worse, and it certainly doesn’t get better. Despite the inclusion of newer features or updated gameplay, Koei never fails to keep Dynasty Warriors as regular or as run of the mill as it needs to be. It’s the action equivalent of an EA Sports series, with new characters and missions replacing team rosters and player likenesses.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
This series is huge in Japan and has sold millions upon millions of units, but so have those fried octopus balls -- so there's no accounting for taste. There's obviously a diehard fan base here in the U.S. too, or Koei wouldn't keep localizing them. Those gamers are going to buy the game regardless and are deaf to my complaint. Those of you who haven't experienced Dynasty Warriors before are better off picking up a cheaper, older version for your introduction. Trust me: you won't be missing much.
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PlayStation 2GamesAreFun.com (GAF)
Dynasty Warriors 5 is a great game, but it's a whole lot more of the same. True die-hard fans of the series should pick it up since the gameplay is refined enough to make it worthwhile, and small details like the fog of war have been improved immensely. The six new characters and items also give you a bit more to explore in levels that are somewhat larger than previous ones. Gamers wanting to give the series a try for the first time will want to pick this one up as well.
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XboxCheat Code Central
Dynasty Warrior 5 should be called Dynasty Warrior 2-and-a-half. I would expect more advancement from a franchise with four sequels. Pass on this if you've already played the PS2 version. Hell, pass on this if you've played the last version. If you just want to be safe, pass on it altogether. You won't be missing much.
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XboxEurogamer.net (UK)
As the 'Dynasty Warriors' series has marched inexorably on, the raw numbers quotable for its various metrics (missions, characters, objects, etc.) have grown steadily with each release too. With this latest release, you will be forgiven for losing count or exaggerating the expanses. With this game it's hard to avoid that. Dynasty Warriors 5 is the, oooh, let's say the 39th 'Warrior' game in total that KOEI has committed to consoles - if you include the Samurai/Misc. Warriors games that fill the gaps between dynasties. There are 48 playable characters in this game, six entirely new, most borrowed from earlier incarnations.
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XboxGameSpy
Okay, KOEI, this isn't funny anymore. I realize that I have played more Dynasty Warriors titles than your average gamer (Exhibit A, Exhibit B, and Exhibit C), but I'm willing to bet anyone with opposable thumbs is more than ready to bid farewell to Lu Bu and the rest of the historic figures with goofy names, goofier costumes, and the cavalcade of idiots whose only purpose is to slow us down in our quest. Too much of a good thing? Try an offensive, suffocating heap of a mediocre thing pounded into the ground until it grates on your very fiber like being locked in a 5' x 5' windowless cell with nothing but a jukebox with "Wind Beneath My Wings" stuck on perma-repeat.