Verfasst: 21. Juni
My only experience with Dynasty Warriors is the occasional clip on the Jimquisition. So when I got the opportunity to review Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition latest release on the PC I took the chance. I thought we should get some negative out of the way; Dynasty Warriors 8is a PC port through and through. Is it the worst port? No, Trials Evolution Gold Edition and Saints Row 2 are far worse ports of console to PC games, but it is worth noting that if you want to play Dynasty Warriors 8 and you have an Xbox 360, PS3 or PS4, get the game on one of those. You’ll save yourself a lot of headaches.
There have been multiple reports of game crashes, failed game session launches and framerate issues. Thankfully I haven’t had nearly as many problems as some people, but that doesn’t mean this is acceptable, especially when asking fifty dollars for it. At the time of writing this review there doesn’t seem to be any support for 16:10 resolution, mouse input and controller button prompts.
The latter two issues make the tutorial rather annoying since, regardless of whether you’re using a keyboard or controller, you can’t easily tell what button does what. The game has icons but doesn’t say what buttons trigger them, requiring you to go to the options menu and figure it out from there. Even if the game did have decent button prompts, using the keyboard is still ill-advised. It’s kind of like using your elbows to steer a car, it technically works, just not very well. This means that a controller is pretty much mandatory. While the tutorial is still poor when using the controller, you do get over the learning curve and you can thankfully remap the buttons.
As a first time player I enjoyed Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition, but I do admit that I did find the gameplay to get repetitive after a while and the extra modes don’t make this aspect any better. For fans of the franchise you’ve probably already got this game on a different platform as Dynasty Warriors is a game people either love or hate. Bottomline, if you are a fan of the franchise and you’re stuck with no other means of playing this game, go ahead and pick up the PC version and push through the problems and enjoy yourself..........