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  • Summary: Reminiscent of "Age of Empires II", this historical real-time strategy is based on the Three Kingdoms period of 2nd century China, just after the Han Dynasty fell into ruin, a turbulent time during which dozens of warlords sought the throne and eventually settled into three conflicting kingdoms.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. The game is good graphically but can become a little dull if your don’t send out regular attacks on your opponents.
  2. 88
    If you enjoy RTS games, prepare to be stunned with an intuitive interface, rich atmosphere, and great gameplay.
  3. Combines a top-notch economic/civic model, attractive graphics, and solid real-time combat to give gamers a slice of Chinese history. And that, like all things Asian, is tres cool.
  4. Ultimately, unless the historical Chinese context interests you, you'll find that Fate of the Dragon is just another real-time strategy game with a few original features, but with nothing really outstanding to recommend it.
  5. The level of detail and control offers many ways to complete a mission and the differences between them are subtle but significant. Unfortunately, this is counterbalanced by the lack of diversity in the missions.
  6. If you're dying for an RTS game set in China, here's one. So there. [June 2001, p.80]
  7. There is a significant difference between the two games—"Age of Empires" is a lot of fun. "Fate of the Dragon" is not.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7