Genre: Beat em up
So what's so special about Dynasty Warriors 6?
Well, you get 6 EXTRA characters to play with
Its on the PS2, that's it
Also, dueling and swimming will be removed on this game.
Also since its ported from the PS2, you PS3 and X-360 people will be receiving DOWNGRADED GRAPHICS!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Dynasty Warriors 6: Special is just a little addition to the original Dynasty Warriors 6 that has cut 7 characters from the last game and majorly changing the outfits, weaponry and features of the others. Like Obama said, we need CHANGE, however CHANGE is not always good. This implies to Koei.
Firstly, the maps and the graphics are very improved that it now has elevation into the mixture, unlike the past where you can just roam around on flat grounds, now you can climb ladders and hills just to get to your destination. Cinematics are great too. This game introduces a new Renbu system which as your level goes up due to fighting, the amount of moves you can pull also increases. This also adds the vision of Koei's that makes the player kill loads of people with one hit. Its a little more competitive with healing items are more scrace than ever and new units that pose as a threat. Moreover, animals might come into play and try to eat you.
Your worst enemy is not Lu Bu when he is extremely pissed off, its your damn camera which can be confusing at times and a little distracting, its basically, just not good. The camera is actually better in the past games. Who needs enemies when you have cameras like these. Also, even in easy mode, the game can be damn hard too. The commanders are very powered up that a few hits can send you scrawling back to your bases for health. Story modes are only available for 23 out of 41 of the characters available, moreover, they have their own unique movesets. While the rest are available in free mode. With the sole exception of Xiao Qiao and Sun Ce who have a unique moveset but no Story Mode and Zhen Ji who shares movesets with Diao Chan, the other characters share movesets among them selves. For example, Xiahou Yuan and Huang Zhong share the same movesets with a large broadsword as their weapon of choice.
Now on a post a while ago, I commented on the appearance of the characters, now I am going to comment on their move sets.
Character and movesets
Lu Xun is a brilliant young tactician who is great with fire attacks, from Wu, he is the BEST character in the game for me. His combos are sweet and I had a lot of fun with the fluidity of the motion. Definitely a plus to use him
Diao Chan/ Zhen Ji
Vicious yet delicious, the Chain whip on them can do some serious damage. Why so? Even if you down on the ground, you can play possum cause the whip will crash on the floor, slamming you even harder. Sometimes it so easy to defeat enemy officers by just tackling them down then use the same buttton to kill them all.
Caop Pi like Lu Xun is fluid and fast, though he lacks the range and effectiveness Lu Xun has, his moveset makes him virtually unstoppable with quick strikes that kills the enemy in a matter of seconds. Real fast and real good.
I still like the old Xiao Qiao but this one is okay, she can kick major ass but you really have to be a little more experienced first.
Yue Ying's bladed bow is a major disappointment due to the length if the weapon, there is not much good use about it. She has potential to be great but since I am new to the new fighting system, I think I rather out her at the side too.
Oh dear, where do I begin? He slaps like a girl and shakes his ass when he fights I used him for 5 minutes and gave up
Clumsy one, the club he swings is not effective. You would expect him to send everyone flying since he weilds a club rite? Well, you wrong, dead wrong. They are real weak and pathetic.
Overall: 2 out of 5
Recommended to fans of the game only.
Wait till Dynasty Warriors 7 come out
or till give Zhen Ji her flute back
or till they fix the camera angles and give Zhen Ji the fute back.