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  • Summary: The 10th edition of KOEI's historical simulation series begins when the beleaguered Chinese empire falls victim to a rebellious plot, and continues through over 100 years of civil war. China's turbulent history is revealed in breathtaking detail as players take the roles of Ancient China's most extraordinary figures including peasant turned emperor Liu Bei, conqueror Cao Cao, the elite warrior Zhao Yun, and brilliant strategist Zhuge Liang. Play as any officer: the game inclues 650 playable characters, and you can also create up to 110 new officers. [KOEI] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Remarkable design. [Sept 2005, p.86]
  2. Don’t let the dated visuals fool you here - this game is as deep and engaging as they come.
  3. The best it's ever been. [July 2005, p.120]
  4. Fighting battles, debating policy, dueling, and expanding an empire with an endless series of menus does have its charms. [July 2005, p.75]
  5. It's undeniably cool to participate in shaping history, but not everyone will have the patience to conquer China. [Sept 2005, p.75]
  6. 70
    Even with its conservative mechanics, bland graphics, and user-unfriendly interface, the sheer depth of the game will still appeal to the faithful who've persevered for nine sequels - however few they may be. [July 2005, p.98]
  7. R3KX, with its lack of real challenge, story, or presentation values, is just not in any way a memorable game. Koei is capable of much better, as "Dynasty Warriors" and their upcoming PC title "Uncharted Waters" attests to.

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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