Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires PlayStation 3
Av. User Rating
Av. User Rating
Released on 22-Feb-2013
Taking the focus away from the historical figures that roamed the battlefields of the Three Kingdoms of China, ‘Empires’ emphasises on a different kind of hero: the player!
Combining thrilling battlefield action with strategic gameplay, Empires gives each payer the opportunity to influence the way history unfolds.
Gain fame in battle and become a ‘Ruler’. Use strategy to seize power and invade neighboring territories as a ‘Strategist’. Become a mercenary and sell your services as a ‘Free Officer’.
Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires offers a true personalized gaming experience.
Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires Features:
- Edit Mode. Design and create your own unique warriors from facial features and personality, to styling and weapon animation.
- Share online. Edited characters can be shared and downloaded online with other players – including play history and style – offering a simulated multiplayer experience.
- Host of classic playable characters. DW7E introduces Xu Shu, advisor to Liu Bei, and a host of returning faces, with a total roster of 66 playable characters!
- New gameplay. Empires continues to offer the most extended tactical action in the DW series with ‘Strategems’. Use Strategems in battle to affect the entire landscape of the action. From Flood Attacks and Rockslides, to Volleys raining arrows down on enemy armies and Character upgrades.
- Co-op play. DW7 Empires offers co-op play both offline and online!
Crack out the rock guitars and unsheathe those ten foot-long swords! That bombastic battler series is back but now with added, erm, battley bits in Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires for PlayStation 3.
An epic series that began life in 1997 in the form of a Tekken-esque fighting game, Dynasty Warriors has morphed into a third-person hack-and-slash whose key selling point has been its massive battles with huge amounts of onscreen foe to pile into, the action set within the era of ancient China at the end of the Han Dynasty period. For the non-David Starkey-liking, Horrible Histories-loving fans among us, it's an era that saw lots of angry factions wanting to batter each other silly with swords and other assorted weaponry. In other words, awesome.
Dynasty Warriors 7 continues tapping into this rich vein with the Empires edition that brings even more enemy-bothering options to the battle field. As is the de rigour for most RPGs (even 'lite' versions like this), you can now tweak your character's looks from hair to facial fur, personality and even weapon animations.
Veteran players will also appreciate the new character, Xu Shu, who apparently was an adviser to Liu Bei (you know, Liu Bei... erm, anyone?), and this latest addition brings the roster of playable characters up to a whopping 66. A critical new gameplay element has also been 'mudslided' in; 'Strategems' allow you to call upon battle-changing special attacks that sweep across the play area - from floods to rockslides, you've now got the kind of deity-like powers that would make Peter Molyneux proud.
Combine all this with the two meaty game modes, Story and Campaign as featured in the original and you have a title with enough gameplay to last an entire dynasty. Now, while some harsher critics might bemoan that the series is simply all about button-mashing, those of a more objective persuasion will disagree. They'll rightly argue that trying to pull off massive combos before juggling an enemy Officer in the air and unleashing a special Musou Attack on them takes a tad more skill than simply hitting two buttons repeatedly as if you're playing Daley Thompson's Decathlon on the ZX Spectrum.
And for us Dynasty Warriors aficionados, it's such combo-weaving antics that made us fall in love with the series in the first place and with its host of new features, Empires can expect to be greeted with open arms (and raised swords) as it sweeps across the battle field once again towards its legions of fans.
Editor's Choice - Dynasty Warriors 7:… (14/02/2013)
With its host of new features, Empires can expect to be greeted with open arms (and raised swords)…
As a valued customer we now offer you the facility to sign up to email price alerts. Please enter the price you want to be, or below, and if drops to that level we will let you know...
- Only £39.99
Free UK Delivery
Earn 320 reward points
Please note: prices in GAME Stores may differ.
You have chosen to add this product to your Wish List, but which version would you prefer to add?