By taking a few minutes to share your thoughts and opinions, you will be helping us to improve our website. Challenge Mode is full of little mini-game like events such as knocking as many soldiers off the bridge in a set time and your best scores are saved as Personal Bests which is a shame as this would have been a good opportunity for online content. Story and Ambition represent the heart of the game, but there are other things to do as well. There is plenty of plot to keep you busy for hours upon hours in Story Mode alone. Coordinating attacks in 2 player battles and then playing single player at great length to get to grips with everything.
I understand why it is how it is, and I understand a lot of people will enjoy it, but it isn't for me. When your Rage meter is full clicking the right analog stick will see you enter Rage mode where your stats significantly increase making you extremely powerful and your Musou meter will merge into one longer bar enabling you to perform a Rage attack holding down the A button. Nice visuals, solid voice acting, and a very engaging soundtrack ease you through satisfying gameplay. And No, i wouldn't suggest comparing the games version to its console counterparts, that would be a totally different kind of review. What I actually got was something entirely different, and not necessarily worse for it. Load times are nominal while cutscenes offer some nice presentation. It's not exactly a fault of the game itself, but is brought into the light if you have experience with others available.
It's more of the same, but better than ever. You can switch weapons between your two weapon slots either to put yourself in favorable Three-Point scenarios or to avoid being the victim when wielding the weaker affinity. For example, a hero with a Heaven weapon will do more damage as well as receive less damage against an opponent wielding an Earth weapon. If the opponent with the dominant affinity weapon does enough damage to the wielder of weaker affinity, they will trigger a Storm Rush. Discussions are fine, but you should not attempt to instruct or guide people to things.
Story Mode and Free Mode at least intrigue you with plot twists and story progressions as you fight. Once you're signed in, you can review your My Nintendo points balance and history, check out the latest My Nintendo rewards, and view active missions you can complete to earn My Nintendo points. I just hope taking a look at this game reminds Omega Force and Koei Tecmo what is supposed to be at the heart of a Warriors game and the Warriors series. In that context, the Dynasty Warriors series has always been accurate - it's just accurate to the book, rather than the raw history. You can and send the content directly to your system.
Dynasty Warriors games have been historically notorious for their poor quality voice performances, though, so I suspect that some of the older fans of the series will find this charmingly nostalgic, particularly as both Samurai Warriors 4 and Dynasty Warriors 9 aimed for a high standard of performance. Thankfully, Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force have brought over the series to the Nintendo Switch with , and now this is the first of the main series to land on the console with Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition. Once a Storm Rush is triggered, the wielder of the dominant weapon will automatically begin to wail viciously at the enemy, as well as surrounding enemies in the attack path, for a short period of time. These modes might be small distractions, but they help add even more content to what is already a massive game. Despite having only released at the beginning of the current console generation, the game has a pretty dated look, even for 2013. Dear visitor, Thank you for visiting the Nintendo website! Other minor expansions are included as well, with increased weapon rosters, costumes, and characters in Xtreme Legends.
The small font size on text during battle can be a bit of a pain to read in handheld mode, especially with how much dialogue can sprawl across the chaotic screens. If you do have the upper hand, you can take advantage of it by triggering a storm rush attack. The character animations and designs were top notch. In other words, as far as the book's concerned, the likes of Lu Bu, Cao Cao, Sun Quan and Liu Bei did indeed personally lead attacks in which they were solely responsible for the decimation of entire units of enemy soldiers, and tacticians such as Zhuge Liang and Sima Yi were elevated in the book to having actually mystical powers. Spoilers should never be revealed in a post title or comment. The amount of content in Dynasty Warriors 8 is absolutely staggering. The nature of Dynasty Warriors is that each individual title doesn't age particularly well.
Some of these objectives are interesting in that they can change how a scenario is played entirely, creating an unexpected level of replayability, especially for somebody like me who feels it necessary to beat each stage on each of the six available difficulty options. It's something small that's little more than common sense, but it stands out in a game like this when it does more than simply over-level enemies for higher difficulties. As for the graphics, Xtreme Legends running on the Switch works well and is another example of a port done right. It's a great story that Shakespeare himself would have loved, since Lu Bu was an incredibly powerful fighter. Everything ran smoothly playing with a friend and adds a great deal of longevity to what is already a feature-packed title. Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition did well to divide the core story across the different kingdoms and factions. On the flipside of that, if you don't like Warriors games, I don't think this will be the one to change your mind.
The performance comes at the cost of a severe downgrade in the visual quality as expected from this port. Similarly, Koei has over the years worked very hard to give women a role in the story and battles, where Luo had no interest in women as anything more than plot devices to be discarded the moment they've done the motivating thing to allow the men to push the story on. Where all of this is particularly interesting to me is when playing on Normal difficulty or above. The story takes historical text and tells its own tale with it using real historical characters. Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition is perhaps the most feature complete release of the game so far. Challenge mode introduces a number of small stages, each with a unique focus, such as defeating as many enemies as possible within a time limit or fighting officers in a one-on-one duel. I can understand why this is the way it is when you consider the more realistic themes the game tries to go for overlooking that totem pole anyway , but it's hard to look at it as anything other than making large maps longer for no good reason when you jump in for the first time.
Akin to the Arena Quests of the Monster Hunter series, you can dive straight in without having to level up any specific character, or farm for any specific sets of weapons. Heroes from the Wei, Wu, Shu, and Jin kingdoms dazzle with all sorts of exaggerated screen-filling attacks. It's a rock-paper-scissors dynamic that is beautiful in its simplicity, and really forces players to make full use of each weapon. Looking at the gameplay, there are a few interesting differences to note, the most significant of which being the weapon triangle and use of horses during battle. While the traditionalist in me loves the natural Japanese voices, it was too difficult to keep track of your next objective as the test that accompanies the voice acting can be difficult to see in the heat of battle. Story and Presentation The story is properly paced and structured.
Battery life was something that didn't really stand out to me, so it's definitely not terrible. Beyond the inevitable difficulties in writing up a record of events over a thousand years old, it's also a historical novel that's happy to take extreme liberties with history in order to create some exciting drama. The flavours of the challenges themselves are diverse to the point of there really being something to please any player. Each weapon feels surprisingly different with each attack chaining into combos differently depending on which button used. There is a lot of combat here but most of it boils down to repeating the same combos. Conclusion: Overall, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition is an immensely fun, albeit repetitive, and feature packed hack-and-slash title that has held up surprisingly well despite its age.