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This is even harder to review than the original, in that it probably isn't quite good enough value for the price, but fans will still love it none the less.
This introduces two new modes, Legend Mode and Challenge mode. Legend mode has a mixture of stages, with some old, and some rehashed levels from the Vanilla DW, but these each have an emphasis on a particular characters story (although it's not necessary to play as the specific character). These battles generally live up to the title, as I found them to be much more extreme than the battles in the original, with the maps completely chock-a-block full of enemies and officer generals, and they were generally a lot of fun to play.
Legend mode also introduces two of the best additions in the package, and these are difficulty specific weapons (to provide more incentive to play on Chaos, and the new Nightmare difficulty). You get given specific missions to do in-level, and completing these successfully wields much more powerful weapons, which are pretty much essential for unlocking the weapons further down the line. The Nightmare difficulty is the other addition that I mentioned, because it actually makes the game very difficult. This in turn just makes cutting through 3000 enemies and finishing a level without dying feel all the more rewarding.
The challenge mode introduces five different scenarios, such as running through a stage as quick as possible, or killing as many enemies as possible in 10 minutes. It will last about an hour or so, but you will likely tire of it after a couple of runs of each challenge.
In my opinion, however, this game really shines when remixed with the original game. This involves swapping discs for it to import all the modes from the original game. This then allows you to play any of the story mode levels with any character, and also online. It also allows you to tackle all the missions and all of Conquest mode on the newer difficulty, which will certainly take a while if the idea interests you.
It also adds 3 new characters, and some new weapon types, which helps declone some of the characters from the original cast.
Before I had this, I had an Ipod nano 3rd gen (i think) and I absolutely loved it. It had a big storage capacity, good sound quality and excellent battery life. Then this came along, and it was a relevation. 10 times more memory, very high sound quality, and the ability to play videos and movies as well.
It is easy to operate and navigate around, and the wheel provides a perfectly suitable tool for this.
The memory storage is huge, capable of storing more songs than you are probably ever going to need, or if you prefer, a hell of a lot of of films or tv programmes, or both. OR, to be honest, a suitable amount of all three together.
One of the best things about this is the battery life. Even after about a year, I'm finding the battery life is still upwards of a week or depending how much you use it. If it is mostly for commutes or quiet time like mine, it will only need charging at weekends. It also charges up very fast, which is very suitable for an mp3 player.
In summary, this is an excellent device for both music and video, and they are pretty good value for money if you can get your hands on an older model.
I recently got one of these on contract from 3, after escaping the horrors of my HTC. I thought some things would be better on here, and I was right, but also wrong.
The big thing for me was battery life, and I found this to be a bit of a disappointment. It lasts probably even less. If I don't use any apps, and only really text or make phone calls, it can get me through a day or two. But if I use it to play games, or check my emails regularly, it struggles to even make that, probably coming in at about four or five hours.
So far i am finding it to be quite a robust phone. I've already manager to drop it once or twice, but it's come out fairly unscathed. definitely a plus.
The camera quality is also good, until the natural daylight starts to fade that is, when it becomes next to useless, especially without a flash function. But on the positive side, it is faultless during the day. :)
The screen is also very good quality, and so far I haven't found any problems with it, it always seems to pick up when it is being touched (except for when wearing gloves obviously lol).
Overall, I am so far finding it to be a good investment, and would recommend it to anyone looking to get an iphone, as it is considerably cheaper than the newer models, especially on contract.
Dynasty Warriors 7 is a tough one to rate really. For me, its a 5 star any day (huge fan of the series/developers for years), but for those not versed with the Warriors series it's probably much less so.
For those that aren't familiar, Dynasty Warriors 7 takes you back to the days of Ancient china, and follows the novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms". It has a huge cast of playable characters (62), a ton of stages (and more via Downloadable content if that isn't enough) and I combat system which you will either love or hate.
Now, speaking of the combat system, it is pretty much a 'button masher'. There are two main attacks (Square and triangle) and these can be combined to make 5 or 6 different attack combos. You then have special 'musou' attacks which are both strong and visually impressive. There are a total of 35 different weapon types in the game, with each category having a further 10 or 11 weapons of varying strength.
A stage basically consists of cutting through hundreds/thousands of common enemies, with stronger, slightly smarter opponents in the form of officers. The game presents a fairly good challenge on higher difficulties, although most of the common enemies do stand around not really doing much, but this is something those familiar with the series will know.
For those familiar, the main things to note are that there are now 2 different weapon slots, so characters can switch between weapons mid-battle, which is a new feature for the series. This means that not all characters are individual anymore, although I personally like the new way of doing it. All the weapon types have fairly fun movesets anyway, and there are only a couple I didn't enjoy using. The story mode has also been overhauled, in that you control a specific character in each stage, and the story has a lot more cutscenes and dialogue. generally it is the greatest step forward the series has made.
So in conclusion, I'm going to contradict my original statement slightly. If you are a fan of the series, it is a must have as it improves on Dynasty Warriors 6 in every way, and if you are new to the series it is probably the best place to start.