- Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games
- Release Date: Sep 1, 2015
- Also On: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
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Mar 2, 2016Generally speaking, this is probably one of the better strategy games in this sort of time period you could get. There are a few flaws, and it’s certainly far from perfect, but even that helps to make the game endearing, and it’s just deep enough that it doesn’t get too dull too quickly. There’s a pretty much limitless amount of replayability, and there’s always something happening within the game, which helps to tide you over while you wait for the next major objective.
Sep 25, 2015Sengoku period aficionados will cherish the game, dedicating several hours trying to control Edo. Simple fans of strategy will also like it, but its limited scope might keep them engaged for a shorter period. In any case, Nobunaga's Ambition - Sphere of Influence is a remarkable effort, worthy of its pedigree.
Sep 3, 2015Its pace may be too plodding for some and it certainly seems somewhat backwards or dated in relief with other modern strategy games, but Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence still remains an ornate and absorbing title that kept me engaged for hours on end and surely will continue to do so.
Sep 9, 2015The diplomacy is well done, but without a robust battle system and satisfying nation-building to back it up, the game feels like its missing something – it’s all build-up with no pay-off. It’s a shame, because Sphere of Influence does some interesting things with the standard grand strategy formula.
Game World Navigator MagazineOct 13, 2015Comeback of a respectable series made be a respectable company – what could go wrong? Turns out, a lot. [Nov 2015, p.70]
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Dec 7, 2015It starts to fall apart if you look hard at the minutiae: the simplistic economy, infrastructure development, and the somewhat directionless AI. It’s charming and evocative, but the more I play it, the less substantial it gets.
Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 26 out of 34
Mixed: 3 out of 34
Negative: 5 out of 34
Oct 13, 2015Great update of the classic Nobunaga's Ambition. I really love the way they fixed this game. I personally love the Romance of the ThreeGreat update of the classic Nobunaga's Ambition. I really love the way they fixed this game. I personally love the Romance of the Three Kingdom's series more. So you know where this review is coming from[RTK 3 PC is my all time favorite]. And after looking at the video of RTK 13 that will also release in the U.S. all I can do is wonder why NA got all the love. If you love classic Koei games or grand strategy games this game is a must have.
I got this game on Steam and it is wonderful. But I strongly recommend you only buy it for PS4. As if anything goes wrong Steam's customer support is horrendous. People wait months to recover accounts, and they don't even back their advertised prices.
Lesson learned, and I recommend you buy this for PS4. I was going to buy a Steam Machine, but thanks to the bad Steam customer support, I have learned the error of my ways and I will soon have a PS4 to sit next to my XB1 instead of a Steam machine.… Full Review »
Sep 29, 2015As of a longtime fan of this genre I was surprised to find this on steam. If you played previous iterations of it or RotK games you know whatAs of a longtime fan of this genre I was surprised to find this on steam. If you played previous iterations of it or RotK games you know what this is about. After clearing a few scenarios I found one of funniest features in the game is creating custom officers. I created new factions/clans from all over the place. Adding unique custom portraits, stats, and bios was a blast. Imagine adding Liu Bei into the conflict or even someone like John Cena. Overall if you are a fan of genre I recommend getting it. For those who are not give it a rental on console or on steam on pc so you will be able to refund it if you don’t like it.… Full Review »
Sep 12, 2015Best strategy game ever, beat shogun2 by miles, however the battle mode lacks features and gameplay can get repetitive over time. Hope theBest strategy game ever, beat shogun2 by miles, however the battle mode lacks features and gameplay can get repetitive over time. Hope the next version can implement rpg elements such as start as a general pf the clan instead of the head of the clan to make politic more complex.… Full Review »