The Empires spin-offs mix a bit of this strategy into the tried-and-tested format. Instead of simply hacking through Chinese historical battles, this time you have a bit of a stake in what goes on behind the scenes. Your chosen general can cut about the country as a mercenary vagabond, making money by allying with various leaders, fighting their battles or betraying them as you see fit.
Or, you can raise a flag all of your own and start building an army while trying to convince China’s greatest warriors to join your cause. of course, the battles all take place in classic Dynasty Warriors style with you fighting hundreds and hundreds of enemy soldiers. always a pleasure.
The core of it might be the traditional Dynasty Warriors thing and you’ll likely know if you’re a fan of that by now, but the more strategic leanings of this release with Empire mode letting you shape history as you see fit offer a different take on our favourite historical kill-’em-up.