Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers
starts you off in a pretty familiar time, right after the Yellow Turban Rebellion. Zhou Yun and Lei Bin (a new face) are in the turbanís area looking around when they find a woman sealed away. Lei Bin is a scholar who canít resist the find. Luckily, Zhou Yun is a fighter. A few of the turbans come back, so itís the perfect time to teach you how to play the game. The tutorial does a pretty good job of teaching you how to play the game relatively quickly, but comprehensively. After that battle, Lei Bin manages to unseal Lixia, a being of such power that she was sealed away to make sure she couldnít be used for evil. She goes with the men, directing them to take her south. Funny enough, they listen without hesitation and thus begins your journey across China.
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers is a turn-based strategy game. You have different types of units: Attack, Defense, Technique, Speed, and Spirit. Each type has its own strengths and weakness, so you will need to get familiar with all of them if you want to master the game. You have short-ranged attackers and long-ranged attackers. Once again, these are useful against different enemies in different situations. You will be controlling several units and you can choose where to place these units before battle. Just remember that some officers canít be moved, usually because they are central to the story in their proper locations.
Once your battle starts, you will trade off turns with the enemy. You will need to move to the right places so that your attacks will hit the enemies and so that you arenít exposed. You donít have to worry about friendly fire. If you fire through one of your units, it does not hurt them. After you move to where you want, you then select what you want your units to do. You can also tell them which direction to attack. If you find that you cannot hit what you want, you can back up and move again. Your moves are not final until you click Confirm Attack. You can also choose to defend on your turn. Be careful though because you cannot defend from rear attacks. Make sure to turn your units so their backsides are covered! You will also want to attack the enemy from behind if possible. If not, go for their sides. Itís much easier to strike when youíre not head-on. Your musou attacks can really come in handy, after you fill the gauge. You also need to keep an eye on morale. The morale can make or break yours and the enemyís units. Synchro can also help you once the gauge is full. It basically gives you double the turns and a lot of bonuses. You can only use Synchro if there is an enemy in range. Battle objectives will give you rewards if you can pull them off. At the end of battles, you may earn items and even chests with good stuff inside.
As you progress in the story, you will unlock more and more cities and areas. They will usually have more than one scenario that you can play. You will unlock more characters as you go, giving you more options of units to use. Just note that some will be locked based on the story.