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  • Summary: In Dynasty Tactics 2, the almighty Lu Bu joins the roster of playable characters, while all of the playable characters from the original Dynasty Tactics return with compelling new stories. With three times more tactical maneuvers than the original, Dynasty Tactics 2 enhances the originalIn Dynasty Tactics 2, the almighty Lu Bu joins the roster of playable characters, while all of the playable characters from the original Dynasty Tactics return with compelling new stories. With three times more tactical maneuvers than the original, Dynasty Tactics 2 enhances the original "Tactics Linking System" with a new "Sequenced Strike System." Taking advantage of the "Sequenced Strike System," a single military unit is capable of launching a devastating offensive using up to ten "Tactical Combo" links. Players can now obtain new tactics at "tactics training camps" located throughout the game. Furthermore, players can raise their own armies, acquire tactics for subordinate officers, or employ "Alliance Tactics" by establishing relations with other commanders. [KOEI] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Much more user-friendly and action-oriented than their "Romance" series, Tactics throws you right into battle early and often; turn-based strategy fans will surely love this one.
  2. 83
    More than any strategy game I've played, DT2 forces you to think five moves ahead at all times. [Nov 2003, p.52]
  3. An excellent strategy game that fans of the original Dynasty Tactics will enjoy for the same reasons they enjoyed the first one and that gives new players a chance to experience this highly original, entertaining, and complex style of gameplay.
  4. The same slow-paced, thinking-two-steps-ahead game you had last time. This is more like "DT: Special Edition" than DT2. [Nov 2003, p.132]
  5. With only a few minor play control tweaks and touch ups, Dynasty Tactics 2 feels much more like an upgrade than a new chapter. [Oct 2003, p.120]
  6. 73
    There's just no challenge there at all, the Chain Tactic system just allows you to buy a bunch of straightforward Attack techniques and stab the crap out of everyone.
  7. 60
    Those thus far unacquainted with Koei’s output, but well versed in the likes of "Advance Wars" and "Final Fantasy Tactics," will find much to enjoy here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. CraigH.
    Dec 19, 2003
    10
    It is the best strategy game ever.
  2. AlexanderB.
    Oct 5, 2003
    10
    This is my favorite game. I'm only 13 But trust me I love games, this is the best strategy game I know, I spent over one week collecting This is my favorite game. I'm only 13 But trust me I love games, this is the best strategy game I know, I spent over one week collecting everything in part one im still playing two. Collapse
  3. BabyGangsta
    Oct 26, 2003
    8
    Needs more graphics and more characters to fight.