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  • Summary: Japanese history buffs will definitely love this game, and even novice players will appreciate the game, with its stunning visuals and sounds.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
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  1. The battles themselves are almost always immense, with more than 30,000 troops a side (that's the smallest battle I can remember in the experience) but you don't get that feeling of enormity.
  2. Despite a multitude of polygonal eye-candy and the largest amount of high-quality FMV ever seen in a game, its otherwise spare graphics and lazy AI won't appeal to everyone.
  3. Encompasses fantastic graphical prowess with equally fantastic gameplay and depth.
  4. A brilliant lesson in game making as well as in history--and like history, it repeats itself again and again and again.
  5. 75
    The game's biggest downfall is that it isn't particularly difficult.
  6. Stunning visuals and sounds. The only question is whether you are willing to sit down and play the game, with its continuously redundant nature.
  7. 50
    Sadly, the controls in the Battle screen are totally counterintuitive, making it a slow, tedious chore to command your units.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Kessen
    Mar 27, 2003
    10
    its the coolest and most exciting game in the world.
  2. LouieggyL.
    Oct 16, 2003
    10
    It Rocks... It totally engulfed me in the want to play it more!!!
  3. MarkW.
    May 22, 2005
    10
    It was a superb game and it was the game that i was hoping some company would make and electronic arts did so a BIG thank you to electronic arts
  4. May 23, 2012
    7
    Kessen

    Graphics 6/10- The graphics for itâ

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