History VideoGame / DynastyWarriors

3rd Apr '16 5:56:41 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** You can rain a hail of death on a crowd of soldiers, or race into said crowd with flaming swords flailing, but miraculously your allies will emerge unscathed. [[ItsUpToYou Not that it really matters, of course...]]

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** You can rain a hail of death on a crowd of soldiers, or race into said crowd with flaming swords flailing, but miraculously your allies will emerge unscathed. [[ItsUpToYou Not that it really matters, of course...]]
3rd Apr '16 5:49:09 PM ChaoticNovelist
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The games feature a colorful cast of characters, most of whom are part of the storyline's three main warring factions, the Kingdoms of Wei, Wu, and Shu. There are also a few other characters thrown in, including the unsavory usurper Dong Zhuo and his [[EvilMinions Evil Minion]] UsefulNotes/LuBu, the greatest [[BadAss Badass]] in all of Ancient China. The games also feature lots of hammy voice acting, which is either very funny or very annoying... or sometimes both. This may make you want to plug your ears, but then you wouldn't be able to hear the game's cool Chinese-Techno-Rock Guitar soundtrack.

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The games feature a colorful cast of characters, most of whom are part of the storyline's three main warring factions, the Kingdoms of Wei, Wu, and Shu. There are also a few other characters thrown in, including the unsavory usurper Dong Zhuo and his [[EvilMinions Evil Minion]] UsefulNotes/LuBu, the greatest [[BadAss Badass]] in all of Ancient China. The games also feature lots of hammy voice acting, which is either very funny or very annoying... or sometimes both. This may make you want to plug your ears, but then you wouldn't be able to hear the game's cool Chinese-Techno-Rock Guitar soundtrack.\n
27th Mar '16 10:13:54 PM shadowkusanagi
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Unleash your inner warrior!"]]
24th Mar '16 10:21:33 PM rjd1922
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* BookEnds:
** In''7'', the first campaign you're likely to play is Wei, since it's the first selected. The last one is Jin, which is essentially Wei under a different name and ruler. Not only that, but the last battle for Jin has "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Last Battle]]" as its theme, which contains a section of Crush 'Em All, the theme from the first battle in Wei.

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* BookEnds:
{{Bookends}}:
** In''7'', In ''7'', the first campaign you're likely to play is Wei, since it's the first selected. The last one is Jin, which is essentially Wei under a different name and ruler. Not only that, but the last battle for Jin has "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Last Battle]]" as its theme, which contains a section of Crush 'Em All, the theme from the first battle in Wei.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** The very first entry in the series was a PS1 fighting game. Justified in that the Japanese version of said fighting game is not considered to be part of the series. The original game was titled "Sangokumusou," and localized in North America as "Dynasty Warriors." A spinoff of that game was released in Japan as "Shin Sangokumusou," but was localized as "Dynasty Warriors 2" due to the characters being essentially the same ones as in the fighting game. The sequel to "Shin Sangokumusou" was "Shin Sangokumusou 2," which was localized as "Dynsasty Warriors 3," leading to an ongoing discrepancy in numbers between the Japanese and overseas releases.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The very first entry in the series was a PS1 fighting game. Justified in that the Japanese version of said fighting game is not considered to be part of the series. The original game was titled "Sangokumusou," and localized in North America as "Dynasty Warriors." A spinoff of that game was released in Japan as "Shin Sangokumusou," but was localized as "Dynasty Warriors 2" due to the characters being essentially the same ones as in the fighting game. The sequel to "Shin Sangokumusou" was "Shin Sangokumusou 2," which was localized as "Dynsasty Warriors 3," leading to an ongoing discrepancy in numbers between the Japanese and overseas releases.
30th Jan '16 12:11:47 AM SneaselSawashiro
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* {{Leitmotif}}: Lu Bu has always had his own theme(which also served as the game's theme up until ''7''), ''7'' and ''8'' give multiple themes to each faction.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Lu Bu has always had his own theme(which theme (which also served as the game's theme up until ''7''), ''7'' and ''8'' give multiple themes to each faction.
24th Jan '16 9:15:06 AM Arima
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** A egregiously annoying example in ''2'' is for an enemy Officer that you're currently fighting to recover some or all of their health instantaneously, despite the fact that you've whittled them down to a tiny sliver of health.

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** A An egregiously annoying example in ''2'' is for an enemy Officer that you're currently fighting to recover some or all of their health instantaneously, despite the fact that you've whittled them down to a tiny sliver of health.
24th Jan '16 9:13:39 AM Arima
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** A egregiously annoying example in ''2'' is for an enemy Officer that you're currently fighting to recover some or all of their health instantaneously, despite the fact that you've whittled them down to a tiny sliver of health.
15th Jan '16 12:01:06 PM LordMisfit
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''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' is a spin-off crossover of ''Dynasty Warriors'' with ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', while ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'' [[XMeetsY combines the formula with]]... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well]], Franchise/{{Gundam}}s. Meanwhile, ''VideoGame/BladestormTheHundredYearsWar'' transposes the action to UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar and takes players to the battlefields in medieval France, as well as giving the player a whole squad to do the incredible feats with, instead of one man, but is otherwise the same. There's also a game (and a sequel) based on ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' called ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage''. There's also ''VideoGame/WarriorsLegendsOfTroy'', based on the Trojan War. There is also a ''OnePiece'' game called ''VideoGame/OnePiecePirateWarriors'', which got two sequels. Aside from anime-based spinoffs, there's also a game based on ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' called ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' as well as a game based on ''DragonQuest'' called ''Dragon Quest Heroes'' and a game based on ''Manga/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' called ''Arslan: the Warriors of Legend''. There is also an [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsOnline online spinoff]].

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''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' is a spin-off crossover of ''Dynasty Warriors'' with ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', while ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'' [[XMeetsY combines the formula with]]... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well]], Franchise/{{Gundam}}s. Meanwhile, ''VideoGame/BladestormTheHundredYearsWar'' transposes the action to UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar and takes players to the battlefields in medieval France, as well as giving the player a whole squad to do the incredible feats with, instead of one man, but is otherwise the same. There's also a game (and a sequel) based on ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' called ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage''. There's also ''VideoGame/WarriorsLegendsOfTroy'', based on the Trojan War. There is also a ''OnePiece'' game called ''VideoGame/OnePiecePirateWarriors'', which got two sequels. Aside from anime-based spinoffs, there's also a game based on ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' called ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' as well as a game based on ''DragonQuest'' called ''Dragon ''[[DragonQuestHeroesTheWorldTreesWoeAndTheBlightBelow Dragon Quest Heroes'' Heroes]]'' and a game based on ''Manga/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' called ''Arslan: the Warriors of Legend''. There is also an [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsOnline online spinoff]].
11th Jan '16 8:26:09 PM deimos415
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** For the most part, starting with 6 - thanks to improving technology, the old "fog of war" technique used to help generate all the soldiers onscreen without bogging down the action could finally be scaled back almost completely; allowing the designers to actually put some focus on the backdrops in general.



** ''8'' brings one called Rage Mode. In this mode your Musou gauge fills instantly and you get access to a ridiculously long chain of attacks.

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** ''8'' brings Starting from the 5th one called going forward- there is a Rage Mode. In Generally in this mode your Musou gauge fills instantly and you get access to a ridiculously long chain of attacks.attacks, other features of the mode vary depending on the entry your playing.



* WeaponOfChoice and almost all its subtropes, most notably BladeOnAStick and SwordFight: Absolutely ''everyone''.

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* WeaponOfChoice and almost all its subtropes, most notably BladeOnAStick and SwordFight: Absolutely ''everyone''. Notably, throughout the series - a number of officers don't wield what they canonically did in the novels or in history; but thanks to the new weapon systems in the more recent entries that allow for sub-weapons, many of them now have an affinity with what would be their "proper" weapon of choice had they been given it in the first place.



* WorldOfBadass
* WorldOfHam

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* WorldOfBadass
WorldOfBadass: Everyone, full stop. Those who weren't necessarily battlefield type badasses were turned into them for the sake of the setting and gameplay.
* WorldOfHamWorldOfHam: For RuleOfFun, there is little subtlety to be had here.
6th Jan '16 10:28:16 PM SneaselSawashiro
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** Practically a defining quality of the series, and a big reason for its LoveItOrHateIt status.

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** Practically a defining quality of the series, and a big reason for its LoveItOrHateIt status. Later games in the whole franchise put the emphasis on other buttons to be mashed in order to make up for it (such as mashing the charge attack button during some moves only).
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