How many franchises can you name that have lasted as long as Dynasty Warriors? If you go by the number of mainline games to be released, there aren’t many to list. So with over 21 years under its belt and 8 mainline sequels before it, Omega Force and Koei-Tecmo are adding one more to their own Dynasty, Dynasty Warriors 9. With number 9 comes some changes to the formula that may entice some new players to pick it up while not alienating fans of the series.
Dynasty Warriors…? Oh no not that hack and slash button masher of a game! Really, another version? What is the count up to now? Yes, this is what many Westerners say in response to the highly popular eastern classic Dynasty Warriors. The game series has reached its 7th inning stretch (6th on the other side of the world) and we’ll see just how rejuvenated the series has become. At first glance, this year’s version looks no different than previous in the series. But once we take a look into what Omega Force has done with this title, we might just change our minds.