Ah, Dynasty Warriors. You took the formula of “1 dude versus a zillion peons + Lu Bu” and ran with it for a long time. You then mixed it up a bit by throwing in katanas.
Then your Japanese sister came out and showed us how the Japanese get down with your formula.
Samurai Warriors changed up the Chinese backdrop that DW had for Feudal Japan, and for the most part, it was “somewhat” historically accurate. Well, as accurate as a “Warriors” game can get.
And all was good until Capcom came along and said, “I’m going to rub my bum in your face and smoke some crack while I masturbate to an Andy Warhol gallery”.
They released Sengoku Basara for the PS2. The formula? “Samurai Warriors + Crack + Meth + Devil May Cry”. And the result is what you saw. Pure, unbridled raw glory and lolis with hammers. And TM Revolution.
They didn’t stop there. When they released Sengoku Basara 2….
Yeah. Crazy. But it doesn’t stop there. Check out this video of Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes.
A couple bottles of Absinthe, perhaps. FUCKING EYE LASERS AND GIANT SAMURAI THAT DESCEND FROM THE SKY AND DESTROY TOWERS.
Maybe that’s why I prefer Sengoku Basara over the Warriors franchise. Because they’re not afraid to go all out and bum people in the face. With eye lasers. And they actually got an anime series for it. Go Capcom!