DYNASTY WARRIORS 6: Empires review - PAGE 1

- Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 Like Share






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JacqueseVonRIP Jun 25, 09
Oh, this is good new. I can take over China with an infestation of freaks who don't even have chinese names!
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Cypher8492 Jun 26, 09
not to spit at the implementation of more strategy, b/c i am one of the ppl who have been asking for it myself, but saving weapon and character lvls for ultimate enemy pawnage later on is major thing for me, i also like to have a free mode so my CAWs can get thier feet wet b4 jumping into the big pool (empire mode)...why is it that when koei acctually adds stuff they take away stuff u expect??? plz someone tell me
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JacqueseVonRIP Jun 26, 09
They half listen and get confused. They breeze through people's suggestions, think they get the basic point, and accidentally get rid of good stuff because they're not worrying about what people are happy with.

That's my guess anyway.
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Cypher8492 Jun 27, 09
sounds right to me, hopefully one day they will get it right, till then let me spell it out koei

1. Give us the whole DW5 roster back
2. All "musou mode" characters should have original move sets and weapons (and i dont mean only 1 spear, ma chao is/was a spearman for example)
3. Free mode is our/your friend, it lets ppl get a fell for the game, and also adds replay value when u wanna control the battle settings
4. The automatic saving of character and weapon data is to be expected, although i do belive i am begining to understand how DW6E works, loosing data that took u an amount of DAYS to earn, is painful
5. Congradulations, u finally got something right (as an improvement that is) that CAW mode for DW6E is impressive for a warriors game, lets try NOT changing it hmm?
6. Lets watch out for that difficulty curve huh guys? start out hard (and i use that word loosly) then gets easy b/c u out lvl ur enemies? think about it...this shouldnt go to say not to save character and weapons lvls/stats (as previously stated)

follow those 6 simple steps koei, and i will garantee that the DW series will have new life, and sales should begin to climb again thank you for ur time, buh bye *dismisses koei ppl from conference room*
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JacqueseVonRIP Jun 27, 09
To be honest, I'm getting pretty sick of the new anime style. Some characters, weapons, and cut-scenes are just plain ridiculous.
Character example - Zhou Yu
Weapon example - Ma Chao's sword
Cut-scene example - Lu Bu using his weapon to deflect a flood (!!??!)
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Untamed_skies Jun 27, 09
I've noticed the biggest problem people have with this game is the lack of a free mode.

Why does it really need free mode? Or this Expansion of it anyway? The way they set it up makes it really easy for anyone new to get a feel for it. (Though to be sure they didn't bother to suggest it). But Vagrant Mercenary Missions is incredibly easy way of learning tactics the enemies and building allies. You also build levels and gold. Which for this game is pretty much the same thing as Free Mode was for the other ones. Build up your strength before you go destroy everything.

Though it is kinda lame you lose all your stats after the game ends, at the same time it isn't. I mean I like a challenge and being killed so it's on the one hand my character won't destroy everything, on the other hand my character won't destroy everything...right away

At any rate I'm just wondering if everyone isn't taking things in stride, this isn't DW6, it's DW6E And this entire game is centered around the concept Empires. I'm sure when they make Extreme legends (which will probably feature the remaining characters like they do on Samurai Warriors) They'll have the free mode again.

My biggest problem is the campaign is like 4E Free and 5E scenario's combined into one. You have no control over which rulers take control if you chose not too be one.
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Cypher8492 Jun 27, 09
Jacquese i feel ur pain on the ma chao thing, i was complaining about that from the moment i first saw the new spec pics b4 DW6 "special" was released...and as 4 lubu blocking a flood, eh crap like that has always been involved, though maybe not so outright, but what about DW3 yellow turban rebellion, whoever u used broke a boulder with their weapon to stir the morale...even zhuge liang and sima yi with their fans...a feathered fan breaking a boulder?? come on...
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JacqueseVonRIP Jun 27, 09
I missed 3.... but still. I understand that's pretty crazy but they've really overdone it now. I hope Koei hires some new employees who were hard core fans of the originals. They could fix it up a bit.
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Cypher8492 Jun 28, 09
u also have to understand that, these ppl have been romantisized, fantisized, and fictionalized, look how high they jump from a stationary position, also, who can run constantly like that? not to mention the blocking, when u press block it like an invisable shield comes up in front of u, which is how a bow (sun shang xiang) can block a big ass weapon like lubus...but some things u simply have to accept b/c its a game, and games cant be but so real, and u gotta have a little fantasy in ur game, or else u cant escape from reality even when u play ur game....
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JacqueseVonRIP Jun 28, 09
Good point. I just hope the whole anime thing doesn't take over.
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Cypher8492 Jun 28, 09
eh u never know with koei...
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Cypher8492 Jul 1, 09
OK, i think i got this pretty much figured out, character lvls reset with each new playthru, and theres nothin u can do about it, and as for the weapons, well, the keep weapon lvl option is only for the weapons that u used/worked on in the last game, which means, for example, if play a game and work on say zhao yuns spear, but in ur second game u dont use zhao yun at all, when play game 3, and use zhao yun again, his spear will be reset to lvl 1, so, with the keep weapon lvl option u will have to play with the same characters, just to keep their weapon lvls, and the one play thru u dont use em, bam, weapon lvls reset, i know, i had 2 lvl 10 weapons for 2 of my CAWs, and i didn use CAWs in my second play thru, weapons reset...
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JacqueseVonRIP Jul 12, 09
Wow.... that sounds pointless. All that room for CaW, but if you want to play as a different character, you're screwed. Should have just brought back the officer reset option.
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