Before I start this blog post, I'd like to formally thank all the visitors to my lovely blog in the past few days. My Sucker Punch review got more hits than I anticipated, and my short but informative Gears of War 3 Beta Rewards has received almost 30 hits. People are getting really excited for the beta! (Thirty hits might seem like a tiny amount, but for a blog that has 650 page visits total, it's an amount to make me joyous.) I'm going to start aiming for two blog posts a day, so if you are reading this and want something covered, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a blog you'd like me to plug, I'd be more than happy to include the URL in a post or two. But only if you let me steal some of your ideas in the process! I'll credit you of course, and I won't reiterate what you say so don't worry about that. Anyway, gotta get going to write a blog post. Ciao!
Today is Monday, which means tomorrow is Tuesday, and gamers everywhere are anticipating the weekly releases. For us North Americans the craziness has started revolving around the 3DS and an arsenal of games are available tomorrow. All the attention will center around this magical device - and other games tomorrow will be lost in the filth. One franchise which has stood the test of time, the test of multiple console generations, releases another game tomorrow. It should be a momentous occasion, and in the past games of this franchise did garner great fanfare, but I haven't heard anything. Not even a shred of excitement. I'm not concerned; I have had my fun with games past, and now it's time for this franchise to die. The Three Kingdoms of Ancient China will never be sorely monetized like this again - that's right, Dynasty Warriors is back.
Koei's most valuable franchise, Dynasty Warriors has basically been the same button-mashing goodness since the first game. The series does stay true to its origins (The Romance of the Three Kingdoms; considered one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Ancient China) and between games, Koei makes an effort to try and mix up their games. Giving characters different weapons, more playable characters, co-op and online versus play, and so everything has been done. Who is still buying this franchise? I've never seen ONE person excited for any game in this series, and the only game I bought was Dynasty Warriors 4 for the PS2.
I'll credit Koei to make people still buy its premier franchise, even though the gameplay is unnecessarily repetitive, and frankly what is a downgrade of the hack-and-slash genre. Since I made a claim like that, I'll be renting it tomorrow and give a proper review. Lately I've been craving the ability to complete decimate anyone in my path, and Dynasty Warriors 7 could satiate that fix. Check back tomorrow.