Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers
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While hardcore fans will not find too much depth and challenge here, Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers is an entertaining title that successfully translates the key aspects of the Dynasty Warriors series into enjoyable strategy gameplay.
I would highly encourage Omega Force and Koei Tecmo to continue this tactical spinoff into its own franchise. While Godseekers is somewhat mediocre, there’s a lot of promise here that could be built upon to create something great.
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers is a guilty pleasure for me, but one I have not been able to get enough of. This is a great twist on the traditional Dynasty Warriors formula, and while the game is not flawless, it is the most fun I have had with a title so far in 2017.
Must buy for fans of the series
In an era of innovation for RPGs, Godseekers is lacking in a lot and even struggles to play to the strengths of the more thrilling main series. Unless you’re a die-hard Dynasty Warriors fan, you should seek another tactical RPG that’ll likely do a more interesting spin on the genre.
All in all, Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers tickles my fancy both for more Musou content, and for a decent Tactical RPG in a way that I couldn't imagine any other game would do simultaneously. I just wish they would leave the wishy-washy supernatural stuff for the more ridiculous Warriors titles.
Dynasty Warriors is by no means a bad game, but it isn’t a game that is great either. It’s bland and boring with only a small amount of satisfaction to be had with the gameplay. If some more depth was added and more interesting mechanics, interesting enemies and even better attack animations I could see this game being a fun little experience. The historical figures and the time period it is set around is interesting but not interesting enough for me to power through how bored I was playing this game. It’s probably one of the least offensive games I’ve ever played. With a game that does nothing interesting in a market where so many interesting things are being done I don’t think this game has any right to be more than it is. In the end I can only say that it’s a game.
I really wanted to like Godseekers as I appreciated the chance they took on giving us something very differnt for a Dynasty Warriors title. While I found the game mechanics fun, I think most players will find the options presented lack depth. The game looks solid on Vita, but it should have looked better as the hardware is not running as hard as it would for a proper Dynasty Warriors game. If you are looking for something different and are a fan of the Dynasty Warriors franchise then you should certainly give this game a shot.
Despite being a tactical game, Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers very much has the heart of the franchise. You have your one-man-army officers, accessible and addictive gameplay and the famous groovy music. It’s far from a perfect game, since its technical flaws and simplistic nature leave a lot to be desired. However, at the same time, it offers just enough complexity to keep things surprisingly engaging while keeping the whole game accessible to both newcomers as well as long time Dynasty Warriors fans.
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers is a different kind of spinoff than usual, and a good one at that, with a well-designed strategy system that's very easy to pick up that provides enough tactical depth to be compelling. However, the countless battles can't help but feel repetitive, and it's still a very similar narrative experience to what can be found in other Dynasty Warrior titles.