Dynasty Warriors 9 - Characters

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Re: Dynasty Warriors 9 - Characters

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:38 pm

A potential problem for a pre SSX wife for Liu Bei is either Liu Bei and SSX are flirting while he is married or she suddenly marries him soon after he became a widower having had no flirting before. Whereas right now they have both get time to build a romance (and then she vanishes off the face of the earth once they marry)... Having said that, acknowledging 3kingdoms China wasn't full of one true love (bar Xun Can and Lady Cao!) wouldn't hurt.

I'm pro Sun Luban, would prefer Gan over Mi (whose appeal I have never managed to understand)
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Re: Dynasty Warriors 9 - Characters

Unread postby Sun Fin » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:19 pm

Dong Zhou wrote:A potential problem for a pre SSX wife for Liu Bei is either Liu Bei and SSX are flirting while he is married or she suddenly marries him soon after he became a widower having had no flirting before. Whereas right now they have both get time to build a romance (and then she vanishes off the face of the earth once they marry)... Having said that, acknowledging 3kingdoms China wasn't full of one true love (bar Xun Can and Lady Cao!) wouldn't hurt.

I'm pro Sun Luban, would prefer Gan over Mi (whose appeal I have never managed to understand)


Mi's advantage is that she has a ready made relationship with people in Liu Bei's faction. That said neither Mi Fang or Mi Zhu are characters in the DW series...
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Re: Dynasty Warriors 9 - Characters

Unread postby Human5 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:49 pm

I'd probably care more about new characters if the existing ones weren't so one-dimensional.
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Re: Dynasty Warriors 9 - Characters

Unread postby LiuBeiwasGreat » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:10 pm

Human5 wrote:I'd probably care more about new characters if the existing ones weren't so one-dimensional.


This is the major weakness of having so many characters. Koei has to ignore the majority of them in order to actually make a cohesive storyline. Unless they want to quadruple the amount of missions in order to give more people time to shine and develop, but that is hard due to the actual amount of major battles historically.
Unless Koei decides to make missions out of every single skirmish that happened in the time period, sure some of the missions might be short, but they could assign lesser developed characters to them to help develop them. Probably not though, that would cost a huge amount of money and time which probably isn't profitable. :P
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Re: Dynasty Warriors 9 - Characters

Unread postby Xian Xu » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:16 pm

I feel like Yuan Shu would be a good addition. His story fits in rather neatly with the other characters already present, here are some easy examples:
  • Relationship with Yuan Shao
  • Anti-Dong Zhuo coalition and the supply issue
  • Sun Ce joining after Sun Jian's death
  • The story of obtaining the Imperial Seal from Sun Ce and declaring himself Emperor
  • Lu Bu offering Lingqi for political marriage
In addition, it'd be very easy to give him a unique and memorable personality. I'm actually a little surprised he hasn't been added before now that I'm thinking about it.
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Re: Dynasty Warriors 9 - Characters

Unread postby DragonAtma » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:32 am

Yuan Shu should be added simply because he managed to fight pretty much everyone in only a decade (Dong Zhuo, Yuan Shao, Cao Cao, Liu Biao, Sun Ce, Liu Yao, Liu Bei, the eunuchs, Chen Wen, Chen Yu, Lu Kang [Jining], Liu Chong, Lu Bu, even Lei Bo & Chen Lan).
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Re: Dynasty Warriors 9 - Characters

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:52 am

I think Yan Shu is popular among the western fanbase, not sure he is in the east. He has the potential to add something to the majority of factions we have (Wei, Wu, Shu, Lu Bu, Yuan Shao, maybe Dong) and to a few that might come in future (Liu Biao, Han)
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Re: Dynasty Warriors 9 - Characters

Unread postby DragonAtma » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:29 pm

191-199 were essentially Team Yuan Shao vs Team Yuan Shu, so yeah, he should be added.

But Koei wants to concentrate on the three kingdoms, and since Yuan Shu isn't part of them, they repeatedly skipped making him playable. :/
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Re: Dynasty Warriors 9 - Characters

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Tue May 09, 2017 9:16 am

Famitsu preview says Cheng Pu is in DW9

Been long wanted by a lot of people but never been a particular fan (decent enough but unexciting for me), his popularity seems to be based around long service rather then anything he actually did. Getting relationship with Zhou Yu will be key but I fear he also needs to avoid being crowded out by fellow elder statesmen Huang Gai and Han Dang in a sometimes squished early period
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Re: Dynasty Warriors 9 - Characters

Unread postby DragonAtma » Tue May 09, 2017 4:29 pm

Cheng Pu served the Sun family faithfully from 184 until his death (210-ish? IIRC he did outlive Zhou Yu). In addition, during Sun Ce's Jiangdong campaigns, Lu Fan is listed as being third in exploits... behind Cheng Pu and Xu Kun.
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