According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence

Dynasty Warriors 6 Screenshot

Parents, like all previous Dynasty Warriors games, this one is about war and killing literally thousands of enemies by a variety of blades. Strangely enough, there is no blood-letting or dismembering of body parts and the game gently refers to kills as K.O.s and bodies magically disappear from the battlefield once fallen. Based on the historical Romance of the Three Kingdoms novels, there is a strong presence of Chinese history and culture (however fictionalized and stylized), but parents must decide whether the cultural content outweighs the violence that comes along with it.

Fans of the Dynasty Warriors series will appreciate the upgraded next-gen visuals and the new branching upgrade system which allows players to a degree of customization over what kinds of special abilities and attacks the player would like to have in his or her arsenal. Perhaps the most intriguing feature for long-time Dynasty Warriors veterans is the multiple objectives per stage. Stat-hungry players looking for maximum experience points will obsess over these sometimes difficult challenges that also have the added bonus of unlocking new characters to control.

Gamers new to the Dynasty Warriors series will also find that part 6 is a good starting point to be indoctrinated into the series. Several key features and changes make this perhaps the most accessible Dynasty Warrior title to date.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers shouldn't have any concerns. Story cut-scenes have sub-titles and in-game announcements also appear on-screen in text and can be tracked via a battle log if you pause the game. Nearly all gameplay cues liked charge combo meters and colorful auras around powerful characters are all visual with no auditory requirements.

Chi Kong Lui

Chi Kong Lui

In the 1980s, Chi grew up in small town on the outskirts of New York City called Jackson Heights. Latino actor, John Leguizamo referred to the town as the "melting pot of the world," and while living there, Chi was exposed to many diverse cultures, as well as a bevy of arcade classics such as Pac-Man, Space Ace, Space Harrier and Double Dragon. Chi's love of videogames only seemed to grow as his parents finally caved and bought him an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (after being the only kid in the block without one). In the 1990s, Chi finagled his way into the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.

Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.

Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers GameCritics.com his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that GameCritics.com will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
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