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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. 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).
  3. 84
    Builds on its predecessor by bringing the player even closer to the action.
  4. If DW3 was the video game equivalent of "Braveheart," then Kessen II is Kuroswawa's "Ran" -- just a little more meat in your dish.
  5. The gameplay is ironclad; however, a few presentation problems hold the title back. [Dec 2001, p.250]
  6. 60
    The difference between the sheer energy in the cinemas and the painstaking gameplay is so striking that it feels like you’re fighting battles less to win them than to see the next visual treat.
  7. Despite its initial luster, it becomes tedious rather quickly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Austin
    Oct 20, 2001
    Rocks, kills other games...I mean kicks ___ Gotta get it! Real good Action. Long gamplay!
  2. Harley(Pogo-the-monkey)D.
    Nov 13, 2002
    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
    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
    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
    Great! I love it. Its just as good as dyansty warriors 4(not graphics)
  6. KyleD.
    Jan 6, 2002
    Pretty damn good.
  7. Jun 5, 2012
    What a fail of the a game. Just look at the damn graphics absolutely horrible. Graphics are everything fora game and this game doesnt have it! Long live Graphics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand

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