Dynasty Warriors 4

Dynasty Warriors 4 is a hack and slash video game and the fourth installment in the popular Dynasty Warriors series. Dynasty Warriors 4 was developed by Omega Force and published by Koei. The game is available on PlayStation 2 (PS2) and Xbox and is based on a series of books called Romance of the Three Kingdoms, written by Luo Guanzhong

Gameplay

Battle.
Battle.

The gameplay is quite simple to follow. All the player has to do to attack is press square. Triangle for special attack. It's that easy. Woo. Okay well anyway, you have complete control over the camera/angle, that's a plus, and you can kill people with arrows too. If you press down your analog stick, you can taunt people. (awesomeness.) Okay well anyway, the graphics are pretty awesome, and one other cool thing is, the more you power up your character, you earn new outfits for them. Yeah, it's radical. There are multiple different outfits to choose from for your character.

Free Mode

You can do whatever you want in this mode. You can pick any place you want to go to for battle, and you can pick any character that you want to.

Survival Mode

Kill as many soldiers as you can before you die yourself.

Xiahous Yuan and Dun.
Xiahous Yuan and Dun.

Bridge Melee

Knock off as many enemies as you can before you die, or get knocked off yourself.

Time Attack

Kill as many as fast as you can before you get killed.

Musou Mode

This mode is just like story mode. You basically pick any character you want and go through a series of battles, with cutscenes in between most of them. What is musou? Musou is the power build-up basically. There is a yellow bar under your life/HP bar and that is the musou you currently have. It gets filled up whenever you hit someone, and it fills up faster when your going against a large group of people, and you hit them altogether. It's cool. Once it fills up, you can unleash all that power, and immediately become awesome. How do you release it? Press the O button and hold it down for longer musou time.

Versus Mode

Pretty self-explanatory, kill your friend that's playing with you. :D

Items/ Weapons/Food

Items and weapons can be found in boxes, and food can be found in pots. Whenever you break a box you may get some armor or this huge ax. The armor allows 2 times your defense for about thirty seconds, the axe allows 2 times your attack. Food can be onions, chicken, and whatnot, each item only heals a specific amount of HP. Weapons can be equipped during the beginning of the battle only. Certain weapons can allow longer combos.

Cool Stuff.

You can create your own character in this game, it's pretty cool. You can pick whatever weapon you want for that character, and choose whatever kind of battle gear you want your person to wear. You name your character as well. And you can only play the character in free mode, but not in musou mode.

Characters

39 out of the 41 characters from Dynasty Warriors 3 return. Joining them are 3 new characters, each with their own original move sets and weapons. Fu Xi and Nu Wa from Dynasty Warriors 3 do not return.

The 42 characters in Dynasty Warriors 4 are divided into four groups. Three of these groups represent the Three Kingdoms of Shu, Wei, and Wu, and the last are Other, unaffiliated characters. Upon starting the game, nine characters are available to be used. The others must be unlocked through gameplay.

Shu

  • Zhao Yun
  • Guan Yu
  • Zhang Fei
  • Zhuge Liang
  • Liu Bei
  • Ma Chao
  • Huang Zhong
  • Jiang Wei
  • Wei Yan
  • Pang Tong
  • Yue Ying*

Wei

  • Xiahou Dun
  • Dian Wei
  • Xu Chu
  • Cao Cao
  • Xiahou Yuan
  • Zhang Liao
  • Sima Yi
  • Xu Huang
  • Zhang He
  • Zhen Ji
  • Cao Ren*

Wu

  • Zhou Yu
  • Lu Xun
  • Taishi Ci
  • Sun Shang Xiang
  • Sun Jian
  • Sun Quan
  • Lu Meng
  • Gan Ning
  • Huang Gai
  • Sun Ce
  • Da Qiao
  • Xiao Qiao
  • Zhou Tai*

Other

  • Diao Chan
  • Lu Bu
  • Zhang Jiao
  • Dong Zhuo
  • Yuan Shao
  • Meng Huo*
  • Zhu Rong*

BOLD denotes initial characters. * denotes characters new to the series.