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.
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Release Date: Aug 2014

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The latest title in the historical simulation series of "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
    • Storage: 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.
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浪花掏盡英雄
( 486.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 13
Generally recommended, though only with the power up kit.

I've followed this series for awhile, this version makes a considerable leap into realism both in terms of map and how armies were setup,

I can nit pick some aspects , such as way too limited strategical options, and diplomacy being both too predictable and unrealistic, and generally defense is way too difficult and weak of an investment, which makes this game kind of a rush fest, especially against the Oda / Toyotomi, once past a certain point they are basically unbeatable because they simply have too many men, that they can put it alllllll on the board at the same time with limited logistics reprocussion (or preperations needed) is pretty unrealistic. and also feeds back into the general problem of defense in this game. there's really no defense in depth advantage since once they take your castle they can resupply immediately (unless they 're completely out of grain, which almost never happens.)

But if your a history buff, this is certainly one of the best series around. and I think while this one is still rough around the edges it is a fabulous engine that could be potentially great.

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jamesho8743
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 6, 2015
No , force me to write review
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Low Carbon Guy
( 81.7 hrs on record )
Posted: November 1, 2015
10/10 IMHO! (信長之野望·創造 with 威力加強版 v1.0.0.0)

I've been a fan of Nobunaga's Ambition ever since I came across Nobu4 (武将風雲録) on PC, and Souzou is probably my favorite of them all. KOEI has taken many of the good ideas from previous installments of this franchise and integrated them in one cohesive gaming experience.

I very much appreciate the flexibility that the game provides in city development and battle management - you can control them either at the macro level or at the micro level, and both mechanisms work well enough such that I am comfortable choosing between micro vs. macro without worrying about having sub-optimal results. (Personally, I have gotten very lazy nowadays, and I almost never zoom into battles for micro management. This is a time saver once my army is sufficiently larger than the nearby NPCs.)

Also, once you own the captial city plus enough number of regions, you can activate the command "總無事令" and finish the game immediately. It's a convenient way to end the game once your faction becomes so strong to the point that battles are boring and easy.

The system for "character growth" in Souzou is also more reasonable than that in previous installments, in that it gives importance to "work experience" for every character, without taking away the "edge" of the elite characters. The list of "character abilities" is well chosen by the developers, such that the unique strengths (and sometimes weaknesses) of the famous and infamous historical figures can be lived out in the game.

I am also very impressed by all the upgrade options for castles, and the feature of building new castles is also very well thought-out. The whole system of roads, castles, and castle upgrades demonstrates a great deal of attention to details, and it succeeds in providing a deep and engaging gameplay.

I have been running 信長之野望·創造 with 威力加強版 v1.0.0.0, and I have not encountered any crashes. The only "glitch" that I came across is that 竹中半兵衛 never appeared in my game. (My scenario is the one that starts in April 1551).

Overall, I am extremely satisfied with this game, and I hope KOEI will continue to make great games like this!
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Ŵinterfellll
Posted: August 21, 2015
Unable to input chinese names for custom characters. It shows ??????? even when using MS Traditional Chinese input. Please fix it.
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Waleed
( 36.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 4, 2015
Hello I hope that Tdao language English Thank you
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minerva79
( 91.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31, 2015
Absolutely love the power-up edition. The music is terrific and taking over the whole of Japan (after nearly 30 hours of play) just give you an unexplained sense of satisfaction. And finally, a gameplay mechanics that let you form an alliance to re-enact battle of Sekigahara.
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劉振雄
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13, 2015
This is a great translation of Japanese.
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fcman6636
( 340.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21, 2015
I have been a fan for the franchise and this is one of the best.
The best of all, it is avaialbe at STRAM!!!
No more expansive imports!
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emanresu756
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18, 2015
Don't know chinese, still competant enough to learn all the button functions +++++++++++++++++++
♥♥♥♥ing cool game been looking for just this
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Okami54
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15, 2015
pretty good
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Skho
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21, 2015
Don't buy this, not with all the bugs and stupid crashes. I've played and loved this series for years. I was super excited to see this on Steam because I can easily buy the game and support the developers versus getting it via other means.

HOWEVER, do not buy this buggy ♥♥♥ game. They're simply not putting as much effort into fixing simple but glaring bugs as they are putting out costly DLCs. An example of this simple bug is the ability to type and customize your officers (a feature that has been around in all prior iteration of this franchise). Everytime I try to create a character using chinese characters, the entire game just crashes. And it's not just one or two words, its on a LOT of characters.

The sad part is, the bug is known and brought up many times on the Steam forums (posts are in Chinese and English) back in August. It still has not been addressed, 6 months later.

I recommend sticking with alternate ways of "supporting" the incompetents running this ♥♥♥♥ show.
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chihyang
Posted: October 11, 2014
There is a fundamental technical problem with this game on Steam. When you save the game, the program often just crash to desktop with "steam client bootstrapper not responding" error. This happens especially often in late game when you have large territory. Extremely furstrating, especially during late game when you would wage a war with many armies and then you won after a long war and you save, crash and lost all progress.

Other than the technical issues, there are also a few minor ~ medium annoying design problem like you cannot use more than 3 armies to surround a castle, you cannot amass a large army in a border city to plan for a attack, and after you take over a city, your army must return to home city or you lose the army if your general enters the new city....etc, just need to get use to I guess.

Other than those issues, the game is enjoyable in general......just fix the carsh issuse please.....that made me mad enough to write up this review.
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Phantron
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: September 15, 2014
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.
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Roy
( 205.7 hrs on record )
Posted: September 6, 2014
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.
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Decimus1932%!.<,))
( 68.6 hrs on record )
Posted: August 31, 2014
Looks like a nice game too bad its not in English .
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Aieonae
( 64.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 30, 2014
what to say I am surprised. I admit I am always a fan of Nobunaga No Yabou.... since nobunaga 12..
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Hrys
Posted: August 29, 2014
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.
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Genkisan
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 27, 2014
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. :)
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317 of 349 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
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. :)
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71 of 94 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: August 29, 2014
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.
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38 of 48 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
205.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
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.
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26 of 42 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: October 11, 2014
There is a fundamental technical problem with this game on Steam. When you save the game, the program often just crash to desktop with "steam client bootstrapper not responding" error. This happens especially often in late game when you have large territory. Extremely furstrating, especially during late game when you would wage a war with many armies and then you won after a long war and you save, crash and lost all progress.

Other than the technical issues, there are also a few minor ~ medium annoying design problem like you cannot use more than 3 armies to surround a castle, you cannot amass a large army in a border city to plan for a attack, and after you take over a city, your army must return to home city or you lose the army if your general enters the new city....etc, just need to get use to I guess.

Other than those issues, the game is enjoyable in general......just fix the carsh issuse please.....that made me mad enough to write up this review.
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25 of 43 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
64.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
what to say I am surprised. I admit I am always a fan of Nobunaga No Yabou.... since nobunaga 12..
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37 of 67 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2015
Don't buy this, not with all the bugs and stupid crashes. I've played and loved this series for years. I was super excited to see this on Steam because I can easily buy the game and support the developers versus getting it via other means.

HOWEVER, do not buy this buggy ♥♥♥ game. They're simply not putting as much effort into fixing simple but glaring bugs as they are putting out costly DLCs. An example of this simple bug is the ability to type and customize your officers (a feature that has been around in all prior iteration of this franchise). Everytime I try to create a character using chinese characters, the entire game just crashes. And it's not just one or two words, its on a LOT of characters.

The sad part is, the bug is known and brought up many times on the Steam forums (posts are in Chinese and English) back in August. It still has not been addressed, 6 months later.

I recommend sticking with alternate ways of "supporting" the incompetents running this ♥♥♥♥ show.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
81.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
10/10 IMHO! (信長之野望·創造 with 威力加強版 v1.0.0.0)

I've been a fan of Nobunaga's Ambition ever since I came across Nobu4 (武将風雲録) on PC, and Souzou is probably my favorite of them all. KOEI has taken many of the good ideas from previous installments of this franchise and integrated them in one cohesive gaming experience.

I very much appreciate the flexibility that the game provides in city development and battle management - you can control them either at the macro level or at the micro level, and both mechanisms work well enough such that I am comfortable choosing between micro vs. macro without worrying about having sub-optimal results. (Personally, I have gotten very lazy nowadays, and I almost never zoom into battles for micro management. This is a time saver once my army is sufficiently larger than the nearby NPCs.)

Also, once you own the captial city plus enough number of regions, you can activate the command "總無事令" and finish the game immediately. It's a convenient way to end the game once your faction becomes so strong to the point that battles are boring and easy.

The system for "character growth" in Souzou is also more reasonable than that in previous installments, in that it gives importance to "work experience" for every character, without taking away the "edge" of the elite characters. The list of "character abilities" is well chosen by the developers, such that the unique strengths (and sometimes weaknesses) of the famous and infamous historical figures can be lived out in the game.

I am also very impressed by all the upgrade options for castles, and the feature of building new castles is also very well thought-out. The whole system of roads, castles, and castle upgrades demonstrates a great deal of attention to details, and it succeeds in providing a deep and engaging gameplay.

I have been running 信長之野望·創造 with 威力加強版 v1.0.0.0, and I have not encountered any crashes. The only "glitch" that I came across is that 竹中半兵衛 never appeared in my game. (My scenario is the one that starts in April 1551).

Overall, I am extremely satisfied with this game, and I hope KOEI will continue to make great games like this!
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9 of 19 people (47%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: August 21, 2015
Unable to input chinese names for custom characters. It shows ??????? even when using MS Traditional Chinese input. Please fix it.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
486.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Generally recommended, though only with the power up kit.

I've followed this series for awhile, this version makes a considerable leap into realism both in terms of map and how armies were setup,

I can nit pick some aspects , such as way too limited strategical options, and diplomacy being both too predictable and unrealistic, and generally defense is way too difficult and weak of an investment, which makes this game kind of a rush fest, especially against the Oda / Toyotomi, once past a certain point they are basically unbeatable because they simply have too many men, that they can put it alllllll on the board at the same time with limited logistics reprocussion (or preperations needed) is pretty unrealistic. and also feeds back into the general problem of defense in this game. there's really no defense in depth advantage since once they take your castle they can resupply immediately (unless they 're completely out of grain, which almost never happens.)

But if your a history buff, this is certainly one of the best series around. and I think while this one is still rough around the edges it is a fabulous engine that could be potentially great.

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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2015
This is a great translation of Japanese.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
91.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2015
Absolutely love the power-up edition. The music is terrific and taking over the whole of Japan (after nearly 30 hours of play) just give you an unexplained sense of satisfaction. And finally, a gameplay mechanics that let you form an alliance to re-enact battle of Sekigahara.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2015
Hello I hope that Tdao language English Thank you
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2015
Don't know chinese, still competant enough to learn all the button functions +++++++++++++++++++
♥♥♥♥ing cool game been looking for just this
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 15, 2015
pretty good
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Recommended
340.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
I have been a fan for the franchise and this is one of the best.
The best of all, it is avaialbe at STRAM!!!
No more expansive imports!
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22 of 52 people (42%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
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.
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
No , force me to write review
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43 of 102 people (42%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
68.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
Looks like a nice game too bad its not in English .
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