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GamesAreFun.com (GAF) (Sep 10, 2003)
If you are a fan of the Dynasty Warrior series, you are might be wondering if you should pick up the Xbox version or the PS2 release. If you don’t already own the PS2 version, it is a difficult decision. The Xbox version is cleaner looking but at the expense of noticeably more slowdown. Meanwhile, the PS2 version will be compatible with the recently announced Dynasty Warriors 3 Xtreme Legends add-on/expansion. I would personally go with the PS2 version for the expansion compatibility. The ultimate attack in Dynasty Warriors 4 is called the “Musou,” which roughly translates to “Unrivaled.” And that is what this title is when it comes to action/strategy titles.
88
PGNx Media (Sep 28, 2003)
Dynasty Warriors 4 is a fun game at heart. While the series hasn’t evolved much from its birth, the core gameplay is still fun. It is questionable that Dynasty Warriors 5 will continue being fun if Koei and Omega Force don’t drastically change the game engine, though. Also a bit disappointing is the bare-bones port to the Xbox. Besides Dolby 5.1, there isn’t any change. This game was made to be played on Xbox Live, but we’ll have to wait ‘til the next in the series. Recommended if you haven’t played the PS2 version.
87
GameZone (Sep 02, 2003)
Still addictively fun despite the fact that the series hardly ever changes, Dynasty Warriors 4 once again puts you on the battlefield for some more non-stop action. There are plenty of stages to sink your teeth into in this one and the improvements and much-appreciated extras will surely keep gamers more than entertained. If you’re new to the series, this fourth title is a great way to introduce you to this strategy combat game with a lot to offer.
85
IGN (Sep 10, 2003)
Dynasty Warriors 4 has everything that fans could have hoped for: More stages, balanced characters, smarter computer intelligence, and plenty of different modes to choose from (the Encyclopedia and Two-Player mode stand out as ********s). What it doesn't have, however, is innovation. Improved as the game may be, it's the same repetitive beast that it's always been and players looking for the next evolution of the action genre will be sorely disappointed. Especially once they hear the terrible verbiage of an Ancient Chinese British accent. Repetition and bad voice acting aside, DW4 still manages to advance the series in a forward direction. Refined to a point that battle enthusiasts will surely appreciate, Dynasty Warriors 4 is about as honed as a fan could hope for. In fact, it's still one of the best action games around -- no matter how familiar it may seem. Bet on it
83
4Players.de (Dec 20, 2003)
Nach dem vor allem grafisch eher missglückten dritten Teil können Xbox-User endlich in die Faszination Dynasty Warriors abtauchen. Allerdings können auch die lupenreine Engine, die trotz aller Verbesserungen immer noch mit Nebelbildung zu kämpfen hat und die neuen RPG-Elemente nicht verschleiern, dass sich seit Teil 2 auf der PS2 nicht mehr viel am Gameplay getan hat. Das ändert aber nichts daran, dass die zelebrierten Massenschlachten sowohl kurz- als auch mittelfristig einen Heidenspaß machen – auch wenn die Hardrock-Musikuntermalung mittlerweile absolut anachronistisch erscheint. Fans ungezwungener Prügelunterhaltung können unbesorgt zugreifen.
80
Deeko (2003)
What can I say? I'm disappointed that Koei simply chose to port over a game that I had in my hands six months ago. No additional features... nothing. While the game is still great and a lot of fun to get through, the lack of new features (especially in light of the upcoming expansion), and the odd addition of slowdown, really turned me off. In essence, the game looks and sounds better, but what they make up for in aural and visual presentation, they remove in features and load issues. If you don't have a Playstation 2, I highly recommend Dynasty Warriors 4. If you do have a Playstion 2 and were thinking of getting the Xbox version... don't. Not enough has changed to warrant buying this edition over the Playstation 2 one.
80
Jeuxvideo.com (Dec 11, 2003)
Comme pour les autres volets, le titre ne plaira pas à tout le monde. Outre le fait qu'il faudra passer au-delà d'une réalisation pas au top, c'est surtout le gameplay qui n'a que peu évolué qu'on pourra reprocher à ce quatrième opus. Un peu au-dessus de DW 3 mais pas encore au sommet de nos attentes.
76
Gamesmania.de (Oct 19, 2004)
Nach dem anfänglichen "was, schon wieder ein neues Dynasty Warriors?" muss ich gestehen, dass das Teil mal wieder einmal richtig Laune macht. Kenner der Serie dürfen sich über die gewohnt chaotischen Metzeleien freuen, die um einige taktische Aspekte aufgewertet wurden. Aber auch die Strategiekomponente fügt sich gut in den Titel ein. Glücklicherweise nicht wirklich komplex und schnell erlernt sorgt sie für dringend nötige Erholung, bis der "Kampfdaumen" wieder ausgeglüht ist. Liebe Entwickler, was haltet ihr von Dynasty Warriors 5 mit dem Untertitel: "Multiplayer"?. Epische Schlachten über die PS2 Arena bzw. Xbox Live oder Netzwerk, Verhandlungen über das Headset, Gefechte mit bis zu vier Spielern gleichzeitig, das wär mal was
73
XBox-Zone (Dec 08, 2003)
Auch im vierten Teil der bekannten Serie geht es nur um eines: in riesigen Massenschlachten hunderte von Gegnern niederzustrecken. Dazu stehen jedem Charakter Kombos zur Verfügung, die sinnvoll eingesetzt werden müssen. Die verschiedenen Missionsziele können leider nicht über das monotone Spielprinzip hinwegtäuschen und so stellt sich schnell Langeweile ein. Die reine Anzahl an Feinden ist optisch zwar eindrucksvoll umgesetzt, dafür nerven wie schon bei den Vorgängern kahle Umgebungen und sehr dichte Nebelwände das Spielerauge.
70
Although the gameplay hasn’t changed too terribly much since the last installment, being able to slay over 1,000 soldiers within an hour proves to be an addictive allure that I cannot escape. It’s like a Siren that sings out to me with the beautiful melody of "Kill them. Kill them all, Reiner." Now, if that isn’t music to my ears, I don’t know what is. While it can easily be labeled as an expansion pack to Dynasty Warriors 3, there are a couple of standout features. Along with a larger quest and the ability to create your own character, you’ll encounter new one-on-one officer battles as well as siege weapons like battering rams and catapults. Unfortunately, the joy that comes with slaughtering entire civilizations is still plagued by plenty of slowdown and environment pop up. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fun game that will keep you glued to your tube, but it’s just too much of the same. Killing good…updates bad!
60
Men det finns en sak som lyfter över spelet på rätt sida av medelstrecket och faktiskt gör det riktigt njutbart. Co-op. Ni som läste min krönika i förra numret har förhoppningsvis förstått att jag är sjukligt förtjust i spel som stödjer samarbete, och att springa runt och smiska hundratals identiska fiender i gråblaskiga miljöer tillsammans med en vän kan periodvis vara den ultimata lyckan för mig. Då glömmer jag bort att konceptet är lika upprepande som kvällspressens löpsedlar om nakenchockerna i Farmen och Big Brother, och bara njuter.
60
Extreme Gamer (Sep 20, 2003)
Definitely a rental. While DW4 can be quite attractive in the early hours of play, it has almost no replay value. Granted, you can up the difficulty or play the game as a different officer, but the game won’t change. If you really want to buy it or have already bought it, play through Musuo mode twice and trade it in.
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GameSpy (Sep 18, 2003)
Dynasty Warriors 4 is an excellent action/strategy title, and while Xbox owners deserved a better conversion, it's hard to demand that KOEI waste time and energy on a port that won't sell in Japan, and probably won't sell that well in the States, either. Then again, with a port, these weak sales are essentially a self-fulfilling prophecy.