Kessen II PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Assume the role of historical Chinese general Liu Bei of the Shu kingdom whose ultimate goal is the destruction of the Cao Cao, the leader of the Wei kindgom in order to rescue his lost love and claim his opponenet's land. New "Agen Technology" allows for 500 soldiers on-screen at a given time.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. The storyline is engaging, and commanding an elephant to tromp through units and trample people is pretty hard to beat.
  2. 84
    Builds on its predecessor by bringing the player even closer to the action.
  3. Unlike the original Kessen, KII is far more accessible and the fantasy element gives the whole show a far more epic feel in the style of TV’s Mahabarat (okay, it’s a Hindu show, but you get the idea).
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    70
    The gameplay is ironclad; however, a few presentation problems hold the title back. [Dec 2001, p.250]
  5. If DW3 was the video game equivalent of "Braveheart," then Kessen II is Kuroswawa's "Ran" -- just a little more meat in your dish.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    Inconsistent voice acting and poor plot development. [Dec 2001, p.168]
  7. Despite its initial luster, it becomes tedious rather quickly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Austin
    Oct 20, 2001
    10
    Rocks, kills other games...I mean kicks ___ Gotta get it! Real good Action. Long gamplay!
  2. Harley(Pogo-the-monkey)D.
    Nov 13, 2002
    10
    Absolute brilliance the fights are brilliant the spells are great and the plot is very good! cant i please give it 11 out of 10? (to be Absolute brilliance the fights are brilliant the spells are great and the plot is very good! cant i please give it 11 out of 10? (to be perfect i wish they had summoning abilitys like ff10 and summoner 1/2 now that would make it perfect!!! Expand
  3. Jhsyfur
    Mar 23, 2002
    10
    From what i've seen it looks really good, but it's not out over in the uk yet! 8o(
  4. JoeM.
    May 18, 2002
    10
    This game rocks on! I'm an aussie and i think it covers every strategy type, but it should be more like Dynasty Warriors 2! That's This game rocks on! I'm an aussie and i think it covers every strategy type, but it should be more like Dynasty Warriors 2! That's the best strategy game ever! Like others, i would say it needs a two player mode, but it would be great if you could control the Wu empire instead of Shu and Wei! Expand
  5. Sean
    Jul 27, 2003
    10
    Great! I love it. Its just as good as dyansty warriors 4(not graphics)
  6. KyleD.
    Jan 6, 2002
    9
    Pretty damn good.
  7. Jul 2, 2016
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This **** on fire, yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Expand

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Awards & Rankings

#50 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001