Since I love playing this game (seriously, if you ever wanna release stress, just play this game, u will be surprised how fun it is when you imagine people you hate, and you all know who I hate geting beaten around like rag dolls.) So anyways, I am just to come here and give my opinion (like so many die hard addicts would, only that they are more immediate in their response) on what their revamped image on all the characters, the decision to cut seven of them, their new weapons which some are shared.
Lets start with my go to girl, Zhen Ji
Now, Zhen Ji is my MOST FAVORITE CHARACTER in the series, Zhen Ji in pre Dynasty Warriors 6 (PDW6) is definitely fun to play with. She is also the first person I chose when I started playing, she also earned me my first 1000KO (memories, memories). Her flute is sensationally whacking. I love using her and her flute to whack the shit out of people plus her knockback kick attack (Square button 3 times followed by a traingle) kicks ass, literally. I mean u hit some one from behind like that, the person FLIES literally to another corner like someone getting their ass kicked out of the bar!
Haha! Now her flute is replaced by a chain whip aka, clone of Diao Chan since she (Zhen Ji) doesn't have a story mode. So Brendan is extremely PISSED and therefore current rating is a big negative 2!!! Get the DAMN flute back KOEI!!!! Damn, so angry about the flute and forgot to comment on her cute outfit.
Zhuge Liang is a wise strategist and well, I don't use him a lot since well I don't know how to use him cause I usally die when I use him. In PDW6, i rarely touch him but he isn't that good to play with, honestly, he doesn't suit my tactic of beating the crap out of any enemy in sight as usually if I do that, I will get myself beaten to crap. Now for the costume which is usually very regal but this one seems to look so the sissy on him, it looks like a more regal version of my mother's bathrobe, Zhuge Liang gives a negative one to DW6
Liu Bei, in PDW6, I used him once and never again. I just don't like the style of his fighting. He is an all round character, best suited for beginners like Guan Yu, only quicker. But honestly I don't like it very much. Now his new costume is much youthful and younger, very unlike his old one. I like the choice of weapon and style so Liu Bei gets a plus one for Koei.
Huang zhing is an old dude with a lot od heart, in PDW6 he also sucks cause I don't know how to use him. His new costume is an upgrade though even though it looks drabbier than the previous ones. The old dude gives a plus one for DW6.
Yikes! What the hell is this? Scary la! He is supposed to be sarcastic, not scary! He is not some wicked old witch of the west okay! In PDW6, he sucks and I don't use him much cause he sucks. Minus one for DW6.
KINGDOM OF WEI
Honestly, Zhang He's outfit should be given to Zhen Ji la. But none the less, the dude loves elegance and beauty in the art of fighting. I think that the halberd is cute although I much prefer his old weapon, a pair of claws. In PDW6, I used him and liked him. He rocks and he looks like he can rock now! So plus one for DW6!
Cao Pi in PDW6 is okay for me, I do use him quite often but he is okay. I definitely like him better in shorter hair. He rocks, the weapon choice is cool too, more regal looking, very the high class. Plus one for DW6
Zhang Liao has a major and drastic makeover. I mean in PDW6, he wears a something like Guan Yu. His weapon is also like that, now his weapon is changed, which I think its okay and the heavy plated armor is okay, I don't know how to react really, its a major change but its not that bad but I still liked the old one. So no gain cause no reaction.
This is his first appearance in a helmet instead of a turban and he is heavily armored instead of the 'baju kurung' he always wears. More suited for war really. I liked it. In PDW6, I also used him frequently. His axe rocks, lets hope his new weapon which is a dagger axe instead of a traditional axe rocks. He gets a plus one for Koei.
Eh! Why Koei make all the strategist macam TRANNY/PONDAN/SISSY/AH KUA punya ha?I thought Zhang He with the feminine silk clothing and high heels is the only AH KUA in the game? Koei getting more open? I love the choice of deadly finger claw weapon things, very the devious but very girly, Sima Yi gives DW6 a negative one.
Cao Cao in PDW6, is way better compared to the other 3 heads of the 3 kingdoms era. He is more swift in his attacks compared to the other 2 which are Sun Jian and Liu Bei. I like it. His new look has less armor than usual but all in all its ok. Cao cao's new outfit is great, nice weapon, no complaints gets a plus one to DW6.
Xu Zhu is a pig. He is also very slow and I just don't like him. He should be cut. Unless in PDW6 he rolls around like a ballwhen he gets his ass kicked, all of this would be different. Not much change in his outfit or anything drastic, minus one to DW6
Xiahou Yuan is a dude who is really large and used to weild a club. Moreover, he used to be heavily armored. But the really large sword he weilds now looks cool! I like his overall design so he gets a plus one to Koei!
Cao Ren is a very defensive, heavily armored and slow character in PDW6. And in DW6, he doesn't change at all. So he is still very defensive and the buckler blade (a shield with a blade connected) is replaced by a really large lance. Its not as attractive as compared to the others but still he deserves a plus one to DW6.
In PDW6, Zhou Tai, ROCKS!!!! He has the most japanesse influence in the game, weilding a katana. His outfit doesn't change much only more red and shredded cape but honsetly, I still prefer a Katana than this sword, negative, minus one for DW6.
I know that Dong Zhuo is a fat bastard but do you really have to exaggerate until this kind of level? Its ugly. I know he is a fat bastard but at least make the fat bastard look more presentable? Minus one
Zuo Ci is an old man that ROCKED. He has cards that just kick awesome ass.
All of them gets a minus one for Koei.
In conclusion, the new dynasty warriors suck! BRING BACK ZHEN Ji's FLUTE!!!!!!