Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
Developer: Team Ninja
Release Date: March 3, 2023

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20. 'Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty' (PS5, PS4, XSX, XOne, PC)

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2023 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty follows the dramatic, action-packed story of a nameless militia soldier fighting for survival in a dark fantasy version of the Later Han Dynasty where demons plague the Three Kingdoms.

Redmond Carolipio: Team Ninja has long been one of the pillars of the "git gud" gaming space, and now it's dipping its toes, tingling with frenetic energy, into the waters of Chinese lore. This feels a lot more ham-fisted, flashier, and overly dramatic than Black Myth, which is part of the Team Ninja charm. Will it try to be yet another alternative to Elden Ring, or will it be able to kick off something more? Time and a few broken controllers will tell.

Cody Medellin: Dark Souls but in ancient China. That brief sentence alone is enough to sell genre fans on the game, and Team Ninja has already proven with the duo of Nioh games that it knows the genre rather well. The move from the more deliberate Japanese swordplay to quick and flashier Chinese swordplay makes this feel much different for those starting to burn out on the genre, while the involvement of Bloodborne producer Masaaki Yamagiwa makes this an even more intriguing proposition when it hits in a few months.

Claudio Meira: Romance of the Three Kingdoms meets dark fantasy. If Nioh is any indication of this title's quality, that's enough reason for me to be excited for it.

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