List Reflection: Dynasty Warriors 7 Edition

So DW7 cracked the top ten, which might be surprising.  Hell, I’m kind of surprised.  But consider what I’m about to say because it took more than a little thought to come to a conclusion.

Dynasty Warriors is a pretty stale franchise.  They’re all samey enough that no other entries in the series are actually even worth putting on the list.  BUT, like I said in the review… DW is pretty unique in the gaming business.  It’s unique enough to be the only place to find its one particular brand of action.  In fact it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that DW is its own sub-genre, one that other companies have constantly tried to emulate.  Being that I consider 7 to be the best in the series so far (which then makes it the best in the genre), I don’t think it’s hard to accept the idea that it easily earns its 10th spot on my list.  Hell, Mass Effect and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door wouldn’t even receive the “Best of Genre” tag that I just handed out to DW7.  Sure, they’re in bigger categories with tons more competition…but that’s why they’re higher.  Point is I think everything below it is worse.  Funny how lists work.

Will it stay in the top ten, hell no.  Does it deserve recognition?  Hell YES.  Recognition that isn’t awarded bountifully by critics to Dynasty Warriors, that’s for damn sure.  Dynasty Warriors 7 is hands-down an awesome game that’s tons of fun, period.  I love it and I guess that’s all that really matters.

Now Playing:  Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Just Finished: Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (damn, been a long time since I’ve updated this huh?)
Next Review: Final Fantasy XIII


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