Dynasty Warriors is a series of Japanese hack-and-slash video games developed by Omega Force and Koei. This collection is a summary of the Quis strategy series “Three Kingdoms Romance”, based on the Chinese novel of the same name, an imaginary and exaggerated version of the Chinese story text “Three Kingdoms Records”.
The first game in the series, Dynasty Warriors in English and Sangokumusō in Japanese, was a fighting game, a genre different from the rest of the game. Koei later developed a new game as a spin-off, adding the word Shin at the beginning of the title to differentiate it from its predecessor. When the game was rolled out to the North American market, it was called Dynasty Warriors 2. Since then, all English titles have been numbered more heavily than their Japanese counterparts. Since the original Dynasty Warriors game belongs to a separate genre and has a different series title in Japan, Koei Tecmo does not consider it the official entry in the Dynasty Warriors series. This is shown by Koi-Tikmus, who is celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary in 2020, two decades after the release of Dynasty Warriors 2.
In 2008 it was Kuwait’s most successful franchise, and by February 2020 more than 21 million copies of the collection had been sold worldwide.
The first Dynasty Warriors game (Sangokumus) is a traditional single player fighting game released for PlayStation in 1997. The gameplay is reminiscent of Virtua Fighter and Soul Blade.
The next game, Shin Sangokumusou, was released in Japan. The game was released in other countries as Dynasty Warriors 2, which resulted in a difference in the title of the songs. From this game the player chooses a playable character and shows different levels, which represent special battles in the time of the Three Kingdoms, in order to finally defeat all other rival kingdoms and to unite China under common rule. In this game mode, known as “Musou Mode,” generals are usually chosen from one of three kingdoms (Wu, Shu, or Wei), but starting with Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends, full stories have also been passed on to independent generals. ). Dynasty Warriors 3 contains two hidden characters, Nu Wa and Fu Xi, who cannot be played in Musou mode.
Dynasty Warriors 2, Dynasty Warriors 3, Dynasty Warriors 5, and Dynasty Warriors each have 6 separate Musou modes for each character. In Dynasty Warriors 4, Dynasty Warriors 7, and Dynasty Warriors 8, each of the three kingdoms has its own Musou mode that plays all the characters from a particular kingdom. Steps are shown in third person view while the camera is played behind the player and the enemy forces attack. Each scenario can have different win and loss conditions, but the overall loss conditions (commander in chief consolidated, health bar set to zero, and maximum time reached) remain in place. For the other characters who do not belong to any of the three kingdoms, their Musou story modes are completely fictional, as in the romances of the three kingdoms most or all of them are removed, leaving only three kingdoms.
In Dynasty Warriors 5, each character is presented with a relatively more real Musou mode. Instead of participating in all of the events for their kingdom, characters only appear in specific battles based on the actual story or story. Therefore, the characters start at different times and may never have a chance to meet other characters (e.g. Zhuge Liang never meets Lü Bu or Dong Zhuo in his Musou mode). Between the stages there are some dramatic scenes where the character expresses his thoughts about the situation, which affects the person more and informs the player about the events. In addition, Musou mode characters can end anywhere before the unification of China and stop at their historical death point. However, some characters, like the three founders, can participate in the battles that took place after their deaths (e.g.
In Dynasty Warriors 8, the song “IF” is added for each country. By following the conditions in previous battles, the player can open a virtual path for each country where he can achieve things that he has not done in real history. For example, the player can help Wei defeat Chibi and reunite China with all of its living characters.
Dynasty Warriors 9 wanted to offer an “open world” style of play.