Developed from the ground up for next-generation platforms
Fighting techniques motion-captured from some of Asia's leading stunt performers
Enemy unit AI adapts to player combat tactics
New Skill map feature allows players to determine how a character develops
New "Renbu" attack system for lightning fast moves and combos
Based on the epic novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the genre defining series depicts the massive battles ignited by the fall of the Han Dynasty when three rebellious states moved to overthrow the Emperor of China. Featuring a new proprietary combat engine, Dynasty Warriors 6 delivers the exhilaration of single-handedly destroying thousands of soldiers on massive fields of combat. The lightning-fast, kung-fu fighting, fluid motion-captured animation, intuitive combat system and immersive environments create an unparalleled gaming experience, and push the limits of tactical 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 action and motion, 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.
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.
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Dynasty Warriors 6
By Andrew Fitch -- 19/2/2008
When I was in college seven years ago, Dynasty Warriors 2 served a very useful purpose: Koei's hack-n-slashfest based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Chinese civilization's greatest epic, acted as a decent button-mashing stress reliever in between classes, and its cut-scenes served as entertaining visual aids for presentations in Chinese history class. The Dynasty Warriors series may be the whipping boy for derivative gameplay these days, but don't forget that as a first-generation PS2 title, it was surprisingly innovative: We'd never seen so many onscreen enemies going at it in real time -- and without slowdown, to boot.
But as I played through Dynasty Warriors 6, the series' first entry for this console generation, one thought kept permeating my head: "This is exactly the same game I played in college. ... » Read more