Dynasty Warriors 5 User Reviews

8.6

Even better rendition of the never-ending Chinese story

The good:

+ More characters to choose from
+ More battlefields to fight on
+ Greater detailed histories
+ New Bonus Challenges
+ More detailed story mode
+ Provides detailed histories on the real events of the past
+ Bodyguard system
+ Team/Double Musou

The bad:

- As usual, can become repetitive
- Still similar to past games
- Same story as before

Summary:

This is truly a great game for any fan of not only this particular series, but also for anyone who loves ancient Chinese history, or just the thought of moving across numerous battlefields, mowing down hundreds of enemy troop in a truly maraudic fashion.

An improvement on past installments, any fan of the series will love this improved version of the old tale of the Three Kingdoms. It provides brand new characters in all 3 Kingdoms as well as some who are not aligned with any 3. The number of battles and battlefields has increased with greater detail to each of them, meaning endless killing ...

9.6

Dynasty Warriors 5 Review

The good:

*Dw3&4 bodyguard system was removed
*Bodyguards much stronger
*New Evolution Attacks
*More Characters
*Better Graphics
*Easier Controls

The bad:

*New Weapon Wait System
*Boring Story mode
*To easy
*No Edit Mode

Summary:

Dynasty Warriors 5

Dynasty Warriors is based off of a novel written by Luo Guanzhong, which was based off of a time in history called the Three Kingdoms Era. Also known as Sangoku, San Guo Yuen Yi, or other variations. This period marked the inevitable fall of the Han Dynasty and the land was eventually split into three kingdoms vying for control of the land. Wei, Shu, and Wu. In this game you become a warrior within one of those three kingdoms or even apart of a different kingdom and work to bring peace back to the land.

Many other reviews would have you believe this is not a very good game ...

6.0

DW5 Review

The good:

1.DW3 style musou modes and weapon system
2.Bodyguard system is improved
3.7 new characters and 48 in total
4.New musou rage, weight system and evolution attacks
5.Great replay value
6.Fixed 1 player view and fog
7.Most costumes look better
8.Stage movies are better
9.New items are much better
10.Orbs are more effective and don't require levels
11.Difficult AI on the harder modes
12.New addition of camp mode that allows you to view your weapons and K.Os

The bad:

1.Chaos is too hard and Hard is too easy there's no difficulty in between
2.Needs XL to be a complete game
3.Musou rage on 4th weapons makes game too easy
4.Not enough 4ths with light and heavy weapons
5.Still fogs with 2 players but not as much
6.Endings are kinda of lame
7.No Versus Mode and challenges are lame
8.No Caw System
9.Some weapon stats don't fit the characters or their move-sets.
10.Repeditive but fun game-play
11.Same move-set for every character
12.Needs more camp mode stats such as officer k.os gates sealed ect.

Summary:

DW5 is great game for fans of the series and even better for new comers to the series. Graphics are as good as it can get for the PS2. The fog has been fixed for 1 player but for 2 the fog is still present.

The replay value is one of the main reasons I like this Series. With 48 characters to max out you could have at-least a month or more of game-play. New BG system is better and allows you to train your BG and they have useful abilities they can learn.

The new additions to the series are great such as the weight system, new bodyguard system, evolution attacks and musou rage. Even if I don't...

6.2

Good, but a bit too easy

The good:

Individual Musou modes
Back to the DW3 style of weapon and item finding
Simpler maps

The bad:

Chaos mode
Some characters have been nerfed
Too easy to complete

Summary:

It's a great game for people who have never played the Dynasty Warriors series because of its simpler to read maps. Easy mode is rather easy, and it gives you time to sample a character's moveset to determine which is a character's best move to use. The caches of items/weapons are easy to find because they're right next to each other, and we're back to individual Musou modes, but with the characters telling the stories themselves.

Now for the bad. For those of you who have played the other games in the series, this is probably too easy for you. Even a 5-star stage in Hard mode is too easy to...

9.6

Dynasty Warriors 5!

The good:

Great graphics.
Bodyguard system has been improved
There are more varieties of strongholds in this game
Great game play taking into consideration there's a lot going on at one time on a screen.
48 playable characters with their own story.
7 new characters.

The bad:

The voice acting isn't as great as the early Dynasty Warriors weren't and the music gets really annoying after a while.
some of the deaths aren't very realistic.
Gameplay gets repetitive.

Summary:

This game is just like the other Dynasty Warriors games you've played (except for the original Dynasty Warriors game which is like the Tekken/Soul Calibur games). It's the same old beat-em-up gaming and it can get tiring after a while.

The game kept me glued for quite a while trying to max our characters, beating all of the characters Musou mode (story mode) and getting each of the characters fourth weapons kept me busy. But it was all very repetitive.

The game is set in China many many years ago and your job is to kill everything you see. To complete a stage (level) you have to beat the ...

8.0

New Features Mean Nothing if the Basics aren't Right

The good:

Big improvement over Dynasty Warriors 4, fixes many of the flaws there
No more isolated duelling
New bodyguard system

The bad:

The damage ratios are still not as they should be and that ruins most of the game
No CAW mode
No Lightning element
Still uneven morale

Summary:

Yet another Dynasty Warriors game has been and gone and had an expansion pack announced. This game is a big improvement over Dynasty Warriors 4 in my opinion but falls behind Dynasty Warriors 3 for one fundamental reason and that's the damage done, which I'll get to later.

All the basic principles are the same as before, just different maps, new maps, new characters and new items. You control a famous warrior from 2nd-3rd century China and have to battle through maps filled with hundreds, sometimes thousands of enemy troops. You have allies to help you, but they usually do little. Most of th...

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