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Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition is a solid Switch port

December 27, 2018 1 min read

At this point in time, people are probably sick of hearing about Dynasty Warriors. The team over at Omega Force has pumped out so many titles under the banner that you'd be forgiven for not knowing nearly half of them. Despite playing most of the Dynasty Warriors titles, a couple of the Warriors Orochi crossovers, and the wonderful Hyrule Warriors, I still have only played about 1/10th of the games in this series.

Even so, many people will tell you that Dynasty Warriors 8 was one of the best games in Koei Tecmo's prevalent franchise. It contained swift, crunchy gameplay, a ridiculous amount of content, and full co-op support for every mode in the game. If you went for 100% completion, you were looking at spending at least 100 hours digging your teeth into its secrets.

That title came out five years ago, though. Why is it only now getting ported to the Switch instead of its successor, Dynasty Warriors 9? Well, for starters, Dynasty Warriors 9 is awful. Secondly, 9 barely runs properly on a beefy PC, let alone the underpowered Switch. Obviously dialing it back to the last entry was a safe bet for performance, but just about anything could have gone wrong with this port.

Thankfully, the Switch release of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition (my god, what a mouthful) nearly lives up to its lofty title and is a good way to experience this high-octane action romp.

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