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Nobunaga's Ambition: Souzou (Traditional Chinese version)
The latest title in the historical simulation series "Nobunaga's Ambition." Become a daimyō of the Warring States era, and unite the land! With "the creation of a new age" as the key concept, this title features beautifully recreated castle towns, dynamic battlefield action and dramatic event scenes.
Release Date: Aug 2014
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更新內容 Ver. 1.0.0.2 Details (2014.09.12)

September 12

修正以下問題。

【修正的問題內容】

  • 創建及變更登錄武將時,無法以中文輸入列傳之問題。
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Update details for Ver. 1.0.0.2

The following issue has been fixed.
  • Being unable to enter Chinese text when creating or editing officer biographies (列伝) in officer edit mode.

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更新內容 Ver. 1.0.0.1 Details (2014.09.02)

September 2

修正以下問題。

【修正的問題內容】

  • 在開啟遊戲後,啟動環境設定以及Facebook認證時,文字是亂碼的問題。
  • 於武將名鑑中,使用原本不應存在的篩選條件後,便會中止遊戲的問題。
  • 無法將Facebook貼文機能設定為「有效」的問題。
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Update details for Ver. 1.0.0.1

The following issues have been fixed.
  • The launch configurations and Facebook authentication windows having garbled text.
  • Game freezes in the officer listings (武將名鑑) when search parameters that should not exist are used.
  • Being unable to set the Facebook posting function to 'valid.'

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About the Game

The latest title in the historical simulation series "Nobunaga's Ambition" has arrived. Become a daimyō of the Warring States era, and unite the land! With "the creation of a new age" as the key concept, the player has the opportunity to do what Nobunaga himself could not: unite the land, and build a new world.

This title features beautifully recreated castle towns, dynamic battlefield action and dramatic events. As befits the 30th anniversary of the series, this is the most realistic recreation of the period yet!

Note: This game is only available in Traditional Chinese.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Traditional Chinese Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1
    • Processor: Pentium®4 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: VRAM 128MB or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: This game is only supported for Traditional Chinese versions of Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1.
Helpful customer reviews
233 of 253 people (92%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
I loved playing the Nobunaga's Ambition series all the way since SEGA Genesis/MegaDrive days. :D

My concern here is the release of this game being cross region without English language support. It seems to me they are testing out the fan base and what the demand will be for multi-language. If that's the case, then we might be seeing an English Language support update sometime soon. We also might be seeing many more games of the genre as well later on if the game proves successful cross region. I would love to see Romance of the Three Kingdoms brought out as well. :)

In the state this game is in right now, I will say hold on to your money and wait for an English update. But, if you know the language, you will have a head start at enjoying this awesome game. :D
For now, keep it in the wishlist and follow the community group page for this game to get notified if an English language support update becomes available.

About the game though, I noticed it is more strategy based than the previous NA games and focuses a lot on diplomacy. But what I really like is that now you are able to create the Era, Nobunaga originally intended on for a united land. That's awesome. :)
Posted: August 27
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Excellent. However, I am playing by my rudimentary knowledge of the kanji through Japanese. The Japanese dub is extremely helpful. PLEASE launch a Japanese language patch soon. I would very much love to see an English port eventually so all of my English speaking friends can enjoy this wonderful title as well.

Everything I have hoped for from Koei's legendary title. This game lives up to the legacy and expands upon it,

10/10

Flawless victory.
Posted: August 29
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
49.5 hrs on record
what to say I am surprised. I admit I am always a fan of Nobunaga No Yabou.... since nobunaga 12..
Posted: August 30
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
111.2 hrs on record
I started playing nobunaga series nobu6, I'm so glad steam is bringing this to their store and I really hope they'll have an english version available. There are many great game which made by KOEI besides Dynasty Warriors, Three Kingdoms, Nobunaga, Taikou, Koukai they all good games, I hope steam can show KOEI they're a great platform which can bring the company profit and continue to make good single player games.
Posted: September 6
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
This game has some serious problems in an attempt to simplify/fix the problems of Nobunaga's Ambition series, but for every problem it fixes it creates a worse one in its place.

First, the internal infrastructure of Souzou is... different. You've a stupid amount of castles and mini castles that you got to build up infrastructure in roughly 4 levels (land, structure, expand land, and roads). Unlike the previous NAs where you either have your infrastructure doomsday team finish everything in 2 months, or you have your faceless guys queue up 3 years worth of infrastructure projects and then check back in 3 years, here you're supposed to constantly check what all your 20 to 200 places are building each month. Don't worry because you can delegate it all and that's what you should do for your sanity, and like the previous NAs you'll have resources you can't possibly spend after about a year or two worth of game time anyway.

In an attempt to curb down the previous game's ridiculous million versus million army matches, Souzou made it awfully hard to amass your army with both in game restrictions and a rather unwieldy interface to move troops around. Besides, by the time you actually have troops that you can call up from reserves, you're already well on your way to winning the game so it's not worth the time to navigate the interface to move your troops when you can just delegate for a few more months and have AI kill everything for you. It'd be far faster in real life time to ignore your massive army in a safe location and just build a new one from a scratch. Due to the game's rather cryptic rules on how many units can stack when you're doing siege, you're probably better off just moving your leader to a corner of the map and delegate everything else to AI who at least will never run into a situation where you can't even move your army due to stacking rules since the AI knows all the stacking rules way better than you.

As is in this game about all you have to do is build the first few structure that might actually matter (like stuff that increases your troop's power) and plot out the first couple of fights where you're not strong enough to steamroll everything, and after that you should just stop playing the game and let the computer play for you. Yes the previous series have this problem too, but at least before your key units feel powerful so it was okay to play only one city with 3 or so major units while the computer supplements you with hundreds of your units, because the powerful units can wipe out entire armies by themselves. While the strongest generals are still strong, their effect is not nearly as pronounced and if you've any interest in finishing this game in a reasonable time, you'd be much better off taking Nobunaga or Shingen or Kenshin to a backwater corner of Japan to work on farming so that you can have as few city under your direct control as possible so that the computer can do all the ridiculous amount of micro management needed in blazing speed. Sure, you can do better than the AI if you take the time to figure this out, but it'd take literally 10 times longer for you to execute these commands as opposed to the 'delegate everything to computer' command, and they can still win just fine once you setup the right foundation for them.

Given the dearth of good strategy games in Steam, I guess it's still worth buying compared to other options that are available (provided you can read Chinese), but compared to the other games of the same series or Romance of the Three Kingdom, I can't recommend this game if you're able to get any of the earlier NA or ROTK games instead.
Posted: September 15
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