Excerpt: Sengoku was released on 13th of September 2011. As most (if not all) games by Paradox, it is a real-time strategy. Not like the old Age of Empires, Starcraft II nor Men of War. The strategy games created by Paradox are special - the player starts the game controlling a certain number of provinces.
Pros: Graphics, The style of Paradox, Time-consuming
Excerpt: After failing miserably to conquer All Of Japan on my first attempt , I’ve been back for more. And then for some more. And just then, five minutes ago, a little bit more. I don’t think I’ll ever be the shogun but I have experienced enough of the highs and lows of the family feudal system to tell you...
Conclusion: Sengoku is an interesting mix. If it wasn’t so daunting, it’d pick up more fans. It’s a setting that’s seen rarely in video games. European conflict dominates the strategy landscape and seeing a fresh perspective is very welcome. The fact it’s addictive and enjoyable is even better.
Excerpt: Games focused on the Japanese Civil War ( Sengoku Jidai ), which lasted from the middle 1400s to roughly 1600 AD, have been popular lately. I really don’t mind this. The Sengoku Jidai was an extremely volatile era which left us several examples of new innovative war tactics and unique diplomatic...
Pros: Beautiful strategy gaming map with immersive gaming music, in-depth diplomatic and political mechanics, unique character-based faction strategy game, and quick load times compared to other Paradox Interactive releases.
Cons: Military and warfare aspects are an afterthought. Tutorial system uses pop-up boxes that are annoying to the point where they may no longer useful to some players.
Summary: Overall, if you are a master of strategy titles, you might really appreciate this game once you get into it. For the majority of gamers, it is going to be extremely off putting because of the lack of tutorial and the very steep learning curve.
Excerpt: Japan, historically a tiny island that isolated itself from
the rest of the world, has had its share of internal strife. Most notable was
the Sengoku period, where clans from all corners of the land fought for the
Excerpt: Trying to become Emperor of Japan isn’t an easy thing to do. There’s your clan to manage, your villages to keep happy and rivals to contend with. Sengoku delivers this tough ascent to power very well, giving you a difficult strategy game that feels part turn-based, part real-time.