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Dynasty Warriors 8

That’s Dynasty Warriors 8, a mish-mash of fun, brokenness and low production values that in many ways feels like the video game equivalent of a b-movie. It’s a cheap, tacky, mostly easy game that won’t tax your fingers or your mind. But that’s what I like about it. It’s something to play whilst one is hungover, or watching TED Talks on your laptop. The score in stars I afford it is meaningless, as everyone is bound to have their own, divisive opinions. The faults it possesses are large and, to some, will render it unassailable, but if you share my affinity for the cheap and cheerful, you’ll find a lot to love.

Dynasty Warriors 8

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For a game built on such a solid mix of exploration and combat, to have both systems feel so broken is almost criminal, especially when a different, better version of the same game exists on another platform. Are any of the problems game breaking? That's kind of up to you to decide. I can tell you, having previously experienced the absolute magic that this game can be, this version is just not worth the time. Maybe for someone who hasn't played the PC version, if all they have is an Xbox, if that is their only choice to play it, maybe it's good enough. But if you have the choice, pick up the original on Steam.

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