why do people keep buying these?

#1 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1576 posts) -

With the limited amount of shelf space in stores why is it that people keep buying Dynasty Warriors games?  It forces retailers to use up shelf space for games that change less than Madden between each sequel.  Can someone please tell me why you decide to buy each new installment?  Please.

#2 Posted by Endogene (4741 posts) -

A friend of mine is absolutely in love with the series and I asked him this exact same question to which he answer "well you kill  a lot of people all the time and that is great" , its a mindset i guess.

#3 Posted by OmegaPirate (5519 posts) -

different strokes for different folks

#4 Posted by roushimsx (485 posts) -

They probably enjoy the gameplay and I'm sure fans of the series could clearly articulate the differences between each release in such a way that the sequels and expansion packs would seem justified to them. I mean, to an outside observer, all of the Pokemon games or Mega Man games look the same. Why bother spending any time buying any of the new ones?

#5 Posted by JoelTGM (5592 posts) -
Endogene said:
"A friend of mine is absolutely in love with the series and I asked him this exact same question to which he answer "well you kill  a lot of people all the time and that is great" , its a mindset i guess. "
lmao
#6 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2019 posts) -

One of my friends bought DW6 for the full $60 purchase price because he'd been following them since DW3. He regretted every cent and hides it in the deep, dark recesses of his game collection because he hates it.

#7 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

Because some people don't play with a full deck of cards.

#8 Posted by pause422 (6154 posts) -

Because the taste people have in games are all over the place, so even the ones that without a doubt should of had their series stopped 5+ games ago will have some dedicated people who continue to buy them everytime.

#9 Posted by Discorsi (1390 posts) -

Because they are awesome

/thread

#10 Posted by Jayge_ (10222 posts) -

They're fun games? I don't buy many, but I do buy ones that are fun. 

#11 Edited by prinny_god (327 posts) -

hey I love DW and so do alot of other people so if you don't get over it
just because you don't like don't  like it does not mean it's bad
SW ones are better and DW:gundam 2 is a first day buy for me

#12 Posted by JJWeatherman (14486 posts) -

If you're really into the game then you will do anything for that next level up of the same experience. It's the same with most things really. When people find something they like, they want to stay up to date with it. No matter how much (or little) changes are made from game to game. The 3-4 added characters and few new levels are enough. I personally don't see it either though.

#13 Posted by Jayge_ (10222 posts) -

Plus, Dynasty Warriors Strike Force is super bad-ass. I'm playing it right now.

#14 Posted by prinny_god (327 posts) -

basically it's like the next season of your favorite tv show
like people that are really into lost/heroes do anything for more lost/heroes

#15 Posted by Snail (8478 posts) -

I know.
It's depressing.

Fortunately though, here in Portugal just about... nobody even ever heard of that franchise.
So the games never leave.
And they still occupy space.
Damn.

#16 Posted by prinny_god (327 posts) -

also since when does the quality of a game dictate shelf space?
the whole shelf space argument is really stupid.
Before you cry about a good game like DW, remember games like M&M Racing and Hana Montana take up more space.
get those off the shelf first and then we'll talk.

#17 Posted by Big_D (168 posts) -

just picked up DW5. I like collecting things in games and DW has a ton of things to unlock.  So it scratches my gaming itch. Does it have problems? Yes. Is it a great series? No. but it does what it does well enough for me.

Personally I really don't understand the FPS player mindset. Shoot dude in face. rinse, repeat.

And yeah you want to talk about sports games taking up store space, why can't EA just release roster updates and release new content every 2-3 years. Who the hell buys a new Madden game every year. That person has problems  if you ask me.

#18 Posted by Milkman (16233 posts) -

People are stupid.

#19 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

I bought Dynasty Warriors Gundam and spent 60-70 hours getting all of the achievements. I've been a big fan of these hack 'n slash games since I saw Kessen on the PS2 in a KB Toys. Granted it was a bit more tactical than current DWs, but it soon became the formula we have now. The games are pretty awesome and it's just plain fun.

Milkman said:

"People are stupid."
Ignorant ass, aren't you.

#20 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -
AnimZero said:
"One of my friends bought DW6 for the full $60 purchase price because he'd been following them since DW3. He regretted every cent and hides it in the deep, dark recesses of his game collection because he hates it."
You're a liar, or he's not a real fan.
#21 Posted by Jtan21 (147 posts) -

Because they are fun as hell with friends, just sitting around and powertripping. Besides, there are far worse games that take up shelf space. Money drives what is put on shelves, it's not like there's some brilliant game that is not able to get on shelves specifically because of DW. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean those who do are wrong in any way.

#22 Posted by EpicSteve (6444 posts) -

Uhh. I don't know. I was wayy into 3, but I didn't really go past that.

#23 Posted by PufferFiz (1369 posts) -
Jtan21 said:
"Because they are fun as hell with friends, just sitting around and powertripping. Besides, there are far worse games that take up shelf space. Money drives what is put on shelves, it's not like there's some brilliant game that is not able to get on shelves specifically because of DW. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean those who do are wrong in any way."
And I get so much game time of out these games, unlike some games I drop 60$ on, finish then never play again.
#24 Posted by JJOR64 (18790 posts) -

I wont lie, these games are kinda fun but, you only need to play one, and only one.  I borrowed Dynasty Warriors 4 from my friend a few years ago and had fun with it.  After that I will probably never play another one.

#25 Posted by Captain_Fookup (1519 posts) -

If they're five dollars I'll buy it, anyone who pays the full price for these games needs to get their priorities strait.

#26 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

I don't see how you could pay any more than like 30 bucks. I think they are still a bit decent, but I couldn't pay that much.

#27 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

Because they enjoy playing them?

Just my guess though.

#28 Posted by PufferFiz (1369 posts) -
Demyx said:
"I don't see how you could pay any more than like 30 bucks. I think they are still a bit decent, but I couldn't pay that much."
I spent 90$ Importing DW:Gundam 2. And it was worth it in my eyes.
#29 Posted by TheWesman (378 posts) -

You want to know why we buy Dynasty Warriors games?  I'll tell you why.  They're fun.  They are repetitive, but they are fun.  Rushing into the battlefield swinging oversized weapons at hordes of yellow turban rebellion dudes as you hear generic war cries  the entire time.  Hearing, laughing, and - in the end - ENJOYING the horrid voice acting as each boss threatens your very life.  Taking on Cao Cao for the 150th time while the electric guitar howls in the background.  Feeling the rush when you engage you're musou attack on 30 enemies, simultaneously throwing their bodies everywhere while your character does some sort of insane dance of death.  And yeah they added siege weapons, and yeah they changed the costumes, and yeah they made samurai warriors but that means nothing.  Fans come back to these games time and time again because we love the ridiculousness of it all!  We enjoy something a little different.  We play them because we like them.
 
And no, it's not Call of Duty, or Halo, or Gears of War.  No color coded death matches for hours killing strangers and tea bagging them.  And there's no sports in it, no types of balls going into any type of apparatus in this game.  It's not main stream.  This is what makes it different.  This is what makes it unique.  Embrace the strange games once in a while, fellow Giant Bombers.  Maybe you'll find something you like....maybe you won't.  But once in a while, take a chance and play something that doesn't have an athlete on the cover, or a first person gun perspective.  Who knows?  Maybe you'll find a new genre you like.

#30 Posted by RankRabbit (394 posts) -

You get to be a total badass on a chinese battlefield and rush into a group of peons and completely destroy everything. For me though, I have Samurai Warriors 2, so it's a japanese battlefield. Just adding to the fire!

#31 Posted by Breadfan (6586 posts) -
#32 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4874 posts) -

It's the goddamn Japanese.

#33 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I buy an Empire expansion every few years, here and there. Cus they're fun. You need to invest your time into things other than why people like things you dont.

#34 Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite (644 posts) -

I used to play these games like crazy, but ever since the current generation consoles came out I have put Dynasty/Samurai Warriors down.  However, I do occasionally go back to it and try to unlock everything that I hadn't before.  I think I liked it much more before was due to the amount of stuff you could unlock and the fact that it was mindless destruction, I now know that its not a good game but it still is fun to play occasionally. 

#35 Posted by Beforet (2885 posts) -

Hey, it's a good way to kill 30 minutes.

#36 Posted by End_Boss (3220 posts) -

Cao Pi.

#37 Posted by Emandudeguyperson (2502 posts) -

I don't know dude, Koei should take a few years off from Dynasty Warriors for a while and get their shit together is all I've got to say about the series. 
 
However, let me make this VERY CLEAR, I love Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce

#38 Edited by jakob187 (21514 posts) -

I'm a loot whore, and this franchise totally satiates that need. 
 
It also used to be tough as goddamn nails on the highest difficulties, but now that you have Infinite Musou moves available on characters, it's not that difficult at ALL...especially with Wei Yan.

#39 Posted by Valendale (11 posts) -

Some people like arcade beat'em'ups where you get to level up your characters and try for challenging achievements and objectives, and unlock a bunch of items and characters and stuff.

And each new installment adds new features, new maps, new objectives, and tells stories differently.

So I hope that answers your question. Why do people keep buying generic racist Triple A shooters?

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