The Dynasty Warriors franchise built a respectably sized but dedicated fanbase by offering a power fantasy in which gamers could assume the role of major historical warriors as they cut, bashed, and beat their way through thousands of enemies. The fans sustained the franchise for years, but Koei Tecmo’s recent trend of taking the gameplay formula and mixing it with other franchises has led to a great deal more success. Nintendo fans need look no further than the excellent Hyrule Warriors.
Famitsu, Japan’s biggest gaming publication, is quite aware of this successful formula and asked its readers which franchises they would like to see receive the Dynasty Warriors treatment. Western gamers might not be too familiar with the first and second place winners, Touken Ranbu Online and Type-Moon respectively, but Nintendo’s turn-based RPG series Fire Emblem managed to come in at number three. Other big names in the top ten include Final Fantasy, Tales of, Shin Megami Tensei, and Persona. Naturally, after work is finished on the current Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei crossover, they should just go ahead and add Dynasty Warriors into the mix.
What franchises do you think deserve the Dynasty Warriors treatment?