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whatshot Dynasty Warriors 6 PS3 Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Gameplay 8.7
Graphics 8.9
Sound 8.2
Value 8.5
Distributor: THQ
Classification:
M15+
Review Date:
March 2008
Reviewer:
James Wright

8.5


Dynasty Warriors 6

The Dynasty Warriors series slices its way onto the PlayStation 3 in Dynasty Warriors 6 which is one of Koei's most popular battlefield strategy games that melds together Chinese folklore (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) and history with powerful characters who have the ability to change the face of the planet.

Leading thousands into battle, Dynasty Warriors 6 once again transformers gamer into a powerful leader of this era as they must fight their way through a variety of battlefields and control their armies at the same time. It makes for a good blend of two genres, fighting and strategy which is why this series has endeavored for so long.

Features:

  • Ultimate Action- Dynasty Warriors 6 will deliver the massive scale and realistic atmosphere that players have come to expect from the series, but will redefine the Dynasty Warriors' Tactical Action experience. With a new fighting system and entirely new actions and motions, players can string together fighting moves and experience gameplay that closely resembles the action of a kung-fu movie. These changes The new combo system, tentatively called the "Renbu" system, requires specific button presses to unleash a variety of dazzling moves that will mimic the fighting movements seen in a Chinese martial arts movies. The system, uses a Combo Gauge, which as it fills up, increases the Combo Level, which in turn allows the character to unleash even more powerful attacks and moves. The objective of this "Renbu" system is to add more visual stimulation while providing a sense of control over the action on screen.

  • Ultimate Battlefields- Dynasty Warriors 6 will include realistic battlefields which expand the limits of where you can venture. Whether proceeding down poor unpaved roads, through forests, or simply jumping from a bridge into the water for safety, players can use the features of the land to their advantage during the course of battle. Our goal is to create more realistic and immersive battlefields from both a visual and aural perspective. Famous events of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms such as sieges and large scale ship battles, were previously shown only through event scenes. Now these exciting moments will be portrayed in real-time, with in-game action sequences. Players will not only see these events, but live them, thereby recreating the feeling of actually being on the battlefield in ancient China.

The combat of the title has also received a revamp that allows the gamer to perform more maneuvers and have access to a variety of different weaponry and spells. The most noticeable difference in Dynasty Warriors 6 is that your characters can perform a variety of new in-game movies like swimming or even riding in boats.

Your characters can also be "upgraded" after each mission which allows you to personalise your character, much the same as you would in a role-playing title.

Fighter fans will appreciate the "Renbu" system in Dynasty Warriors 6 which allows you to perform a plethora of combo moves that is almost like watching Matrix set in ancient China with a variety of martial art maneuvers that also include weapons.

With over 19 different stages in Dynasty Warriors from new fierce creatures on the battlefield to horses and ships, this current installment really sets itself from its older siblings and is definitely going to one of the more memorable games of the series.

Graphically, the PlayStation 3 version of Dynasty Warriors is pure eye candy with high definition graphics that boast insanely detailed characters and great special effects which draws the player into this remarkable universe.

Even the animations of the characters have been improved since its predecessor with characters moving with a human-like grace. It's almost like watching a martial art movie as your characters flip, fight and slice their way to victory. Match that with a variety of realistic special effects from lighting to fires and Koei have really improved this gaming engine.

The musical score suits the genre perfectly as does the tacky voice acting which is sometimes quite over the top. Koei have done a great job at recreating the sounds of these ancient battle fields which I recommend surround sound speakers.

In conclusion, Dynasty Warriors 6 is definitely a good game on the PlayStation 3, even a great game with a variety of new features and extraordinary graphics which will adored by old fans and embraced by new fans in this RPG, fighting and strategy title. A great storyline, even though it may be clichéd in some places, Dynasty Warriors 6 is a first class gaming experience from start to finish.





 

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