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Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Content-rich, overly repetitive feudal fighting action.

Game Nintendo Switch , Windows 2018
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For fans of the franchise or newcomers to the series, this is a solid collection with an insane amount of content, but the action can be very repetitive. Between the main game, the expansion content, and all the extra bells and whistles, there's plenty packed in Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition to keep players finding something new for hours upon hours of gameplay. That's the good news. On the flip side of things, while there may be plenty of content, players might be hard pressed to stick with the game long enough to get through most of it.

For starters, the hack-and-slash, one-versus-hundreds style of gameplay is a lot of fun at first, but it quickly gets repetitive. Also, the game demands that players not only keep track of their actions, but also rush to help out AI allies every time they're in trouble, which is unfortunately quite often. While it's true that different characters come to the table with their own unique abilities, the simple fact is that there's just not a whole lot of variety between them. The same can be said for the bulk of the gameplay too. Although there's unquestionably a lot to do, most of it feels the same. Plus, even with some slightly enhanced visuals, it's hard to ignore that the game is starting to show its age after six years. That's not to say there isn't fun to be had in Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition. In fact, it's a great addition for die-hard fans and for those trying out the series for the first time. It's just best played in shorter bursts, before the repetition kicks in and you're left with a feeling of just going through the motions.

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