‘Dynasty Warrior 9 Empires’ (PS4, PS5, XBONE, XBSX/S, Switch, Stadia, PC)

‘Dynasty Warriors’ is by no means the greatest hack n’ slash franchise. But it has done its part to popularize the genre. However, the franchise hit a snag four years ago with the release of ‘Dynasty Warriors 9,’ an entry bereft of good storytelling, dynamic mission structure, superb voice acting, and any multiplayer the franchise is known for. Not even its revamped edition subtitled ‘Empires,’ released this year, managed to heal the wound. In fact, it only poured salt over it instead.