Well, okay, there was one more challenge left to undertake with the Wu forces… just like with the Samurai forces, Orochi needs a second kicking just to make sure he stays down for good!
This time around, the stage for the battle is a take on the Battle of Chi Bi, a Dynasty Warriors classic that sees both sides battling across a flotilla of warships, with a bit of fire to keep things interesting.
Gives a whole new meaning to “tiger, tiger, burning bright,” huh?
Continue reading Warriors Wednesday: I’m On a Boat
So far we’ve talked in great depth primarily about the Story mode in Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition. Today it’s time to start seeing what else the game has to offer.
Specifically, we’re going to take a look at Ambition mode, a complementary, mechanics- and progression-centric way to play that is designed to be enjoyed alongside Story mode.
Can you impress the Emperor? That remains to be seen. Let’s make camp and get started.
Continue reading Delving Into Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition – #5
And oh, oh, I did. I really did learn through pain. Intense, burning, repeated pain.
We have a long journey ahead of us, dear friends, but it’s a worthwhile one. In front of us stands the seemingly undefeatable Tadakatsu Honda, and beyond? The path to Orochi.
When I say “seemingly undefeatable”, I… well, you’ll see. Hit the jump to see how badly things went.
Continue reading Warriors Wednesday: Learn Through Pain
You know who you are.
In today’s episode of Warriors Wednesday, I finally catch up with my other video series technology- (and confidence)-wise and show my face! How exciting.
Anyway, now we have The Wild Man on our side, let’s take him for a spin, shall we? BWAHAHAHAHA!
Continue reading Warriors Wednesday: Some People Are Into Weird Feet
All right. Let’s talk about mechanics — some of them, at least.
So far, as previously noted in the last three parts of this series, I’ve been primarily exploring the Story mode in Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch, and that is still the case — though I have now at least dipped my toes into Ambition Mode. More on that another day though.
During the Story mode, you have the opportunity to get a feel for a variety of characters and get started on progression. So let’s take a look at how all that works.
Continue reading Delving into Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition – #4
I never thought I’d be here contemplating my feelings about the story in a Dynasty Warriors game… but, well, here we are.
Last week, I noted I’d been battling my way through the Wu campaign, but hadn’t yet reached the “split point” between the historical and the hypothetical routes. This week, I’ve finished both routes of the Wu campaign, their Xtreme Legends missions and also the historical route of the Shu campaign.
So let’s talk a bit more about how Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition handles story, because it’s a whole lot more interesting than I think a lot of people out there will give it credit for.
Continue reading Delving into Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition – #3
Side note: since starting Dynasty Warriors 8, in which they pronounce everyone’s names quite differently from earlier Warriors games, I have become aware that I am perhaps pronouncing… well, everyone’s name wrong. Tai-shuh-tsuh, indeed.
Anyway. That, hopefully, will not detract too much from your experiences with the ever-expanding series that is Warriors Wednesday. We’re continuing to make it through the Wu campaign of Warriors Orochi at a pretty decent pace — even if a few things do happen to go a little bit wrong this time around!
Hit the jump to see how things went in the latest mission for our brave heroes and overenthusiastic heroines. Hi-yaaa!
Continue reading Warriors Wednesday: In Case of Emergency, Use Taishi Ci