Seven years ago, I randomly spotted this crossover of Dynasty and Samurai Warriors during the obligatory mall visit Gamestop walkthrough. It was equal parts grandeur and absurdity, thoughtful craft and happy accident slapdash. It was a beat ‘em up addiction with “it” factor rivaled only by my reigning personal KOEI Jesus of Dynasty Warriors 5.
I initially saw Instagram as a parade of ’70s filter selfies from the younger and hipper slice of my Facebook feed. Its in-the-moment experimentation looked fun, but I didn’t quite have the itch to dive in.
To the folks confused by Sexy Bacon in the elevator, Intervention is where people learn to start online businesses. To me, it’s where I ended up hanging out with a live radio broadcast and drinking in a packed hotel room with a large man in a Burger King crown who periodically raised the ice bucket in proclamation to ensure that all of his subjects were having an excellent time.
Back in the day, I tried out various Grand Theft Auto games for the ridiculous gangster antics. I never got very far. I had to fight through too many story missions to unlock any suitable playground, and the difficulty ramped up too fast to be any fun for someone with minimal skills at fast twitch aiming with a controller.
This Three Kingdoms action game franchise has maintained enough “it” factor to keep its fans coming back for more. And it is coming back as well, with a 7th installment recently announced. Some fans remain skeptical. I’m hoping for a reboot of a series that has only touched a fraction of its potential. The subpar story and clunky battle engine could be overhauled without fixing what was never broken to begin with.