Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends PS3 And PS4 Graphics Compared

By Spencer . December 23, 2013 . 3:54am

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends is out on PlayStation 4 now, but only in Asia and excluding Japan. Here’s a look at how the PlayStation 3 version stacks up the PS4 release.


Japan will get the PS4 version of Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends when the console launches in the region. Tecmo Koei announced Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends will be available on PS3, PlayStation Vita, and PS4 in the West in spring 2014.

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  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Zhang Liao : Lord Lu Bu, apparently your daughter wear less make-up in ps4

    Lu Lingqi : Also, i wear different headpiece in PS4

  • chibisake

    The PS4 ver. looks really amazing for me!

    Long live to the Dynasty Warriors franchise!

  • ZeroV3

    Not to be negative, but it feels like advanced graphic of ps2 are used for ps3 version and ps3 graphic are used for ps4 version,

    what im trying to say is, i think our ps3 graphic supposedly able to handle that ps4 graphic.. No?

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      I think that was intentional.

    • Yan Zhao

      You try throwing thousands of high detailed hi-polygon soldiers on the screen at once on the PS3 and keep it running smoothly.

      You have to realize technological limitations often force developers to cut down on specs for their games.

      • 愛憎

        Personally (as a fan of the Musou franchise, mind you), I’ve always found that the graphics could surely be better. It doesn’t really affect my experience because the games are just as fun, regardless, but they definitely aren’t showing anywhere close to “thousands of high detailed high polygon soldiers on the screen at once.” Considering tech demos shown for the Unreal engine 3 (about 5 years ago) could have literally over one thousand detailed models with basic AI on one screen with a good frame rate, there is much room for improvement. Honestly, I’d like to see the same graphics, but far more enemies on screen and better draw distance. Considering how well the musou series sells, I would imagine that their budgets would be higher. Maybe they just need to take more time.

        Here’s to hoping that the future musou games on PS4 will be everything that I hope for. I really think that they will be.

        • Yan Zhao

          Tech demo or not, even the PS3 version of DW8 still have occasional slowdowns. You think having higher detailed footsoldiers would help? As you said, it dont affect the experience.

          The PS4’s superior console specs allows them to add more detailed textures and even fluid effects like fog and other environmental effects, without slowing the game down I’d imagine. Thats the whole point of the upgrade to PS4 version.

          • Fronkhead

            Should be an interesting test to see how good the PS4/XBO CPU cores are. If it can handle Dynasty Warriors’ waves of enemies without slowdown then we have another game series that can be improved in ways that aren’t graphical (Dead Rising 3 is another one, with its huge hoards of zombies).

            I have been worried about those CPUs though, even if I completely understand why Sony/Microsoft went with the choice (heterogenous computing’s possible, and Intel’s CPUs are just too darn expensive).

            Four cores are apparently dedicated to the OS, with the rest of the cores not being particularly great (AMD Jaguar is aimed at low end notebooks and tablets, so it’s efficient but nothing to rival Intel’s best, as noted in
            and it’s even been outperformed core-for-core at some tasks by the latest Intel Atom Baytrail (see http://www.anandtech.com/show/7314/intel-baytrail-preview-intel-atom-z3770-tested/2).

            And with the iPhone 5S’s dual core CPU being faster than the same Atom CPU that’s on par with AMD Jaguar, it’s slightly worrying me.

          • 愛憎

            I don’t think I said anything to dispute that… Of course that would be the case. I’m optimistic about them understanding the hardware and making better looking and playing games. That’s all.

  • I’ve the PS4 version. Characters are actually well detailed, but they really need to do something about the hair. On most of the characters, the hair looks very bad. It’s like they don’t come naturally, it’s just weird.

    For the rest, they clearly need to work a lot on the stages’ textures and all. It’s still very pixelated. Also, less shiny effects. There’s so much of shiny effects that sometimes, maps looks quite confusing.

    • Rockman

      You have the PS4 version?, how?, the game is not out in Japan until February 2014.

      • Brion Valkerion

        It was a release title for the Hong Kong release this week,

        • Rockman

          ok, thanks.

  • fawzowz

    Is the ps3 graphics looks that bad?? I’ve played the 7th game and i think its really good, but after seeing this it really made me feel weird for the 8th ps3 graphics

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      i always find the game looks better when you play it on TV than watching from videos or screenshoot

  • leingod

    PS4 version appears to have better lighting and some extra effects… but looks foggier, and underwhelming overall. PS3 version looks as always.

    My personal choice? The Vita version :P

  • Masa

    As a huge fan of the series (bought and own every title) i really do hope they step things up a notch for DW9, graphics overhaul and more things to do on the battlefields, like order the soldiers to go certain ways/take certain paths, switch between generals during combat etc.

    • Testsubject909

      That’d be nice. But I will say, I am quite happy that they’re making it so that DW8XL for PS4 and Vita includes the core DW8 games along with it.

      That’s extremely appreciated.

  • Ronldbx6

    The graphics still look pretty good on both console in their own unique way. I like how the colors are more vibrant on the PS3 version. The PS4 version tries to be more realistic with smoke/dusting effects, light/shadowing effects and the textures look a bit better too.

  • Fronkhead

    If the PS4 version offers a smooth and consistent 60fps it’ll certainly be the one to watch, I reckon.
    Surprised it’s heading to Vita, given its (far slower) CPU relatively. Wonder if it’ll be hampered by slowdown or compromise or not. Guess we’ll have to see — I haven’t followed the Vita versions of similar games yet.

    • Testsubject909

      Slowdowns might happen. We have Dynasty Warriors Next as a platform to compare Dynasty Warriors on consoles and Dynasty Warriors on Vita to begin with.

      • Fronkhead

        Ah, I expected as much. I think even the Wii U Warriors-esque games (despite its CPU being fairly efficient with a new architecture and some modern features like out-of-order execution) had more slowdown than the other versions (I think), which was disappointing.

        So I really hope Hyrule Warriors doesn’t suffer the same fate.

        • Testsubject909

          Dynasty Warriors Next was still incredibly entertaining and quite a satisfying experience for a launch game. Yes they used some gimmicks, but it was more hit then miss in terms of the gimmicks.

          Just wish the duels weren’t so forced, but even those were fun to play with more often then not in my case.

    • leingod

      Dynasty Warriors Next (7) is pretty good on the Vita. Graphics look great, with the only problem being too much enemy pop-up. That can easily be fixed, though.

    • TheExile285

      Temco has released a Vita version of the majority of their recent games. Samurai Warriors 2 HD, Samurai Warriors 4, this, Kagero IV, etc.

  • Servant BerserCAR

    Mmmm… PS4 version is sooo beautiful. X)

  • Hinataharem

    Good lord that PS4 lighting

  • Vash bane

    either pausing at the wrong moment or I swear the ps4 on has a blur effect or something.
    but I only mostly saw that in the lu bu part.

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