Game Discussion: Dynasty Warriors 9 Forum

So disappointing.

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odiedodie
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odiedodie
Posted on 13 February 18 at 15:57
Was really looking forward to this but the game is a poor use of an open world. DW is about large battles but in an open world this gets diluted to the point where there’s just a load of travelling between combat.

The battles have even less strategy (I know many will scoff about DW and strategy being together) but it reall is just “mash button to win”.

What a shame
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Hyyr
316,703
Hyyr
Posted on 13 February 18 at 18:44
This sucks to hear. I was really looking forward to enjoying this game.
Yazite
246,854
Yazite
Posted on 13 February 18 at 18:49
Just watched a review and it highlighted your exact point. Shame, I'll probably hold off for a while. I absolutely loved DW7 and recently was excited about getting back to it. Still, I have DW8 to play and I've heard good things about.
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foreverzerov2
133,876
foreverzerov2
Posted on 13 February 18 at 21:30
so far that does seem the case i did take out some archers before taking out the main group but im not sure if doing that even matters i love these games so i hope it gets better im still in the yellow turban era
El Zombie
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El Zombie
Posted on 14 February 18 at 06:21, Edited on 15 February 18 at 03:53 by El Zombie
I've just barely scratched the surface of this game, but it does feel unpolished. I unlocked 2 achievements & the whole game started to sputter when that happened. It almost looks like the characters don't belong in their environment in the beginning missions, if that makes sense. It's kinda choppy, I am on a regular Xbox One, tho. I feel like there's potential, with patching, to get this to where it should be.
Flabyo
182,176
Flabyo
Posted on 14 February 18 at 08:33
Definitely feels like it’ll need a few patches to sort out the frame rate problems, it looks like it’s sitting around 20fps a lot of the time for me.

I’m liking what I’ve played so far, but it’s a very different beast to the rest of the series. It’s not quite as weird as 6 which I never really got into at all though.

I suspect they’ll refine this idea and whatever they do next along these lines will be better.
HIDDENxGECKO
121,142
HIDDENxGECKO
Posted on 14 February 18 at 19:10
It's a completely different experience, view it as a spin-off, there are so many differences it understandably puts a lot of people off but I have been really enjoying it.

Most of the complaints about it are because people don't know how to interact with an open world DW, don't speedrun every little mission and complain when the last one isn't enough of a challenge. Most of the missions are optional for a reason, if you desperately want to hear about why that villager hasn't had a good day you can do that on another character's playthrough. Leaving aside some sub-missions stops the final battle being too easy. I really enjoy the travelling and exploration of the open world and actually prefer the vast open areas but I understand that that's not for everyone. Using the open world functions alongside fighting the battles opens up a lot more options, working on improving your equipment can make things so much easier and more fun.

I'm unhappy about the lack of polish but that's not a big deal for me, I haven't exoerienced any performance issues which is weird because I'm on original Xbox One. I don't like that most battles come down to killing one guy with no threat of loss other than your own death. Fighting near watter is a huge annoyance with enemy AI being knocked in and randomly respawning beside you or not moving, fighting on boats is terrible but thankfully very rare. The AI is flawed, the enemy AI behavior and difficult can be changed by choosing how many side missions to complete but tbe friendly AI is my main issue, them rarely actually entering the enemy castle takes the one man army feel too far. The grappling hook is broken, maybe make it only usable in certain circumstances or give it a limited but upgradable range?

In the future I hope DW continues to innovate but doesn't return to open world for a while and only does so when some kinks can be worked out.
MikeProcurator
Posted on 14 February 18 at 23:41
I can't see this as a spin off when it is a numbered title. They have tons of spin offs.
HIDDENxGECKO
121,142
HIDDENxGECKO
Posted on 15 February 18 at 04:34
It isn't a spin off but it plays like one, the gameplay is completely different.
Goggs25
895,985
Goggs25
Posted on 20 February 18 at 01:53
I have finished the game still have a few achievements left but overall its ok I do like the fact that there is no difficulty achievement I hated them on dynasty,samurai & orochi games.

I have had a few graphic issues character walks through tents and the most common ones are to do with brightness if you use the fast travel option when it loads up your destination the screen gets really bright thankfully it only lasts a few seconds and another issue I have is load screens and cut screens the loading between scenes are around a minute.
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