Digital Foundry's had its say on Dynasty Warriors 9, and unsurprisingly, the tech heads aren't impressed. The publication cuts to the chase quickly, stating that Dynasty Warriors 9 is probably the "worst performing game we've seen to date" on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. Yikes.
The bottom line is that the game can barely maintain a steady 30 frames per second no matter how you play. The title offers two performance settings: action and movie. Action promises a more stable frame rate, while movie offers a better resolution. Again, neither is able to hold at 30fps -- movie mode sits below 20fps for extended periods while action mode fluctuates between 40 and 20. In short, it's a total mess.
As you'd expect, things are even worse when playing on a standard PlayStation 4, with the frame rate dipping even lower. It's just not good enough for a game that's so heavy on action. Digital Foundry goes on to say that in movie mode, Dynasty Warriors 9 borders on unplayable at times.
Whether you're a fan of Dynasty Warriors or not, it's safe to say that we all deserve better than this from a fully priced retail product.