Man, Dynasty Warriors Online had problems before the earthquake. Every time I personally tried to play, it was time for a patch within 30 minutes, or the lag was unbearable. It was extremely annoying, especially because it was a really good game. Whatever qualms people have with the games, they are perfect for MMO's.
That said, how can people love Phantasy Star Online and hate Dynasty Warriors? Rhetorical question, but the gameplay differences between the two are smaller than the popularity difference. .. .. unless Dynasty Warriors actually sells extremely well and people just complain, like with Final Fantasy..?
The 3DS Samurai Warriors game is great. I just wish it had blood. That being my main complaint says a lot.
I have to ask, if the games aren't changing much with each iteration, what IS happening? Madden can just swap character names and stats and be relevant. Are they basing DW on every Japanese war? oh god, maybe it IS the Japanese Call of Duty...