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  • Summary: A fantasy RTS combining a unique Living Resource System with a detailed combat model. After seven years of exile, Kenji returns to his war-torn homeland. Will he rise above his bitterness and liberate the land under the Dragon Clan flag, or will he give in to his darker side and conquer itA fantasy RTS combining a unique Living Resource System with a detailed combat model. After seven years of exile, Kenji returns to his war-torn homeland. Will he rise above his bitterness and liberate the land under the Dragon Clan flag, or will he give in to his darker side and conquer it as his father's Serpent Clan did so many years ago? Regardless of Kenji's choice, his actions will force him into conflict with the sinister Lotus Clan, the noble Wolf Clan and a mysterious foe from the past. [Ubi Soft] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The game exudes style, polish, and quality from every pixel...From gorgeous visuals to immersive gameplay, Battle Realms never ceases to amaze.
  2. Playing Battle Realms is simply a joy. It's a real-time strategy title that doesn't bog you down in its details, it doesn't carry the ponderous weight of less refined titles, and leaves you with that genuinely satisfied feeling you get from playing a superbly crafted and balanced title.
  3. 87
    A remarkably well-produced and intimate game that is the perfect answer for all of those "more is more" strategy games.
  4. The main problem with this game was that it became, at times, very unfair. The enemy armies are able to "grow" opponents much faster than you can create warriors.
  5. Whilst the game certainly contains plenty of exciting and innovative touches (such as stamina, hero units and the points scoring system to improve units) these are all somewhat nullified by the utterly chaotic nature of combat, and the fact that the single player campaign always pits you against impossible odds that make the game much harder - not because the computer is clever, just because it has bigger and better units.
  6. Offers some definite innovation in terms of unit creation and resource management, but the wretched unit AI and lackluster missions left me wondering what we were waiting all this time for. [Feb 2002, p.78]
  7. 60
    Ok this might all be sounding a bit Star Warsy, but besides that this is a well done (if somewhat formulaic) RTS.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
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  1. ChewkianO.
    May 14, 2002
    10
    It's very extra spice up by it hardcore tempo & it has a type of spooky felling when you play alone.
  2. Jul 8, 2012
    10
    Briefly; This game is awesome. For a game in 2001 this was quite a revolutionary RTS. An underground game 11 years later, but as a young boy IBriefly; This game is awesome. For a game in 2001 this was quite a revolutionary RTS. An underground game 11 years later, but as a young boy I really enjoyed this game. So much, that this was the start of a boy going to bed, waited until my parents were sleeping, and then crawl out of bed back behind my PC and play it for hours late in the night. Looking back now, the graphics where so imaginative yet realistic, which they still are (even better than some of the games nowadays). The story (although I couldn't understand it fully back then) is fantastic, and the sounds where great. It simply is a game in which I could, and can fully get dragged into. Expand
  3. SethD.
    Jun 18, 2002
    10
    This game was marvalous. Since you could mix units up, tame horses and scroll downward to the fights, I loved this game! Its playibility and This game was marvalous. Since you could mix units up, tame horses and scroll downward to the fights, I loved this game! Its playibility and action hooked me to it ever since I played it for the first time. GET THIS GAME! Expand
  4. Mar 14, 2014
    10
    This is the best strategy game what I played so far. It's just a must have if you like strategy games, because it's gives you something whatThis is the best strategy game what I played so far. It's just a must have if you like strategy games, because it's gives you something what you never experienced. Expand
  5. TylerW.
    Jan 25, 2006
    10
    Great game!
  6. PaulG.
    Dec 30, 2001
    9
    Great gameplay, superb graphics, except for those close-up storythingies..
  7. KevinA.
    Mar 15, 2004
    9
    Very tactical and trick like this game!!

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