* The final ending to Dynasty Warriors 7 is symbolic in a number of ways. From the game's persepctive, it's bittersweet (and of course follows the story); Shu is conquered by Wei, Wei headed by Sima Zhao wins he major conflict of the war, Sima Zhao dies the following year, Sima Yan overthrows Wei and established Jin, and (While the game doesn't delve into it) Wu is eventually felled years later. The establishment and scenes of this, which showcases the heroes of Shu, Wei and Wu (and Lu Bu) duking it out and glorifying their deeds on the battlefield, gives you a sense that their era is over, and the final shot of Cao Cao, Sun Quan and Liu Bei, engulfed in a fire and showing an empty throne with likenesses of Sima Yi, Sima Shi and Sima Zhao over it is symbolic that, in the end, the efforts of the Three Kingdoms all came to naught and were conquered by Jin. [[BittersweetEnding On the bright side, though, it means China is finally united, and a new era of peace can finally begin.]]
** The presense of this alone is also a really strong feeling; after 5 games, the true ending to the Three Kingdoms is shown.
* Go play Da Qiao's stage in Dynasty Warriors 7 XL and witness how happy she is with Sun Ce and how he claims they will be together forever. Then play Xiao Qiao's stage and see how sad and broken hearted she is since it's been years since Ce [[spoiler: died]] You'll feel terrible if you know your History and how he died and she was the last person to see him and knowing how she must feel that her husband is gone and she is left to live on.
* Guan Suo's, Yue Ying's, Xing Cai's, and Ma Dai's [[spoiler: death]] speeches in the final level of Jin the Capture of Chengdu, each one lamenting they didn't have the strength to fulfill the dreams of the ones before them that despite doing everything they could it was all for naught, especially if Shu's your favorite of The Three Kingdoms.