So I’ve been playing Dynasty Warriors Empires 8 again, which is easily one of my favorite games of all time. While I have tons of custom officers, these ones are probably my favorites and the ones I use the most. They all have their own interesting stories, which is why I love Empires and custom officers. It’s never playing the same game twice.
The top one revolted against Cao Cao(Which he had coming. Dude never gave me any respect for all the work I did) but his wife, Diaochan was killed in the revolt sadly, and even though he took over all of China, he was alone.
The second, was loyal to Meng Huo because the Meng dynasty was always good to him and he served as their strategist proudly. Even to the point that he married Zhurong, Meng Huo wasn’t even that mad about it(Historically that would have been Meng Huo’s wife.) They even became sworn siblings after that. Their child was a loyal officer to the dynasty as well.
The third was a freelance raider queen until she started her own faction, taking Xiaohu Dun and Lu Xun with her. They wiped the floor against revolts.
The fourth, was the marshal for the Yellow Turban Rebellion and helped fight off the imperial invasion, allowing the Yellow Turbans to take over China and inadvertently prevented Dhong Zhuo from ever rising to power(Lu Bu was executed in this timeline on top of that.)
This is why I love Empires. While it’s supposed to be historically accurate, it’s just so easy to get everything derailed gloriously from the true history. Plus, custom characters who have their own personalities, marriages, and large scale destruction?
It’s my kind of game.