Cheers Cunning for posting my plop into this, for the two of you who care, the slowdown was indeed dreadful. I stop short of using the term gamebreaking because everyone has different tolerances for that sort of stuff. It's all been patched up now and is funky dory as i understand it (which is plop as i now can't play it), but the PS3 version is still marginally the better port so if you're not fussy then i'd suggest going for that (especially as the add-ons are all but guaranteed for that, but 50-50 at best for 360).
I look forward to finishing this at a future date, it's more of the same, but probably the best/most complete version since 4/5 (depending on your tastes!).
Kudos on the review too ladies and gents, far too many publications see the 'Warriors' logo, play it for a couple of hours, regurgitate the marketing blurb from the back of the box and slap a five on it, of course i know/expect better from the fine OXM folk!
I've no doubt Samurai/Dynasty Warriors will appear on next-gen (indeed i believe Samurai Warriors has already been mooted for Q1/Q2 2014 in Japan - but thats either going to be a PS3/360 title or PS4 exclusive seeing as the One isn't landing over there until much later?!), just curious to see the 'technical leap' it'll have made (or not!)
No doubt i'll still buy them and love them in any case!