Excerpt: Developed by Koei Distributed by EA Games ESRB Rating: Teen Genre: Strategy/Simulation Players: 1 Memory Card: 216Kb Vibration Function Compatible Analog Control Compatible Digital Control Compatible Da Introduction: Kessen - the Japanese word for "decisive battle." It's the historical account of a troubled time in history. In the 16th century, Japan was under the control of local lords who squabbled amongst themselves in an attempt to gain power.
Excerpt: In a launch that was loaded with sequels, one of the most original PS2 titles turns out to be Kessen, a real-time strategy game that puts players in control of a huge army during the greatest battle in Japanese history.
Excerpt: Koei has been in the habit of creating true-to-life war simulation since its early SNES days. They have always been credited for building a sophisticated simulation game around an incredibly rich (and historically accurate) story. Kessen is no exception. Taking its heroes from a chapter in Japan's past, Koei's 'war-simulation' formula has worked once again resulting in simply one of the most rewarding and in depth strategy titles to appear on a console system.
Excerpt: Koei's PlayStation 2 strategy title Kessen, published by EA here in the US, was one of the better Japanese launch titles. While there are definitely a few better games out here in the US, Kessen still stands up as a good-looking, interesting strategy-simulation game. Koei is well known for its console and PC strategy-simulation games, like those in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series, but the average player tends to shy away from them due to their complexity.
Excerpt: On ne peut pas dire que les jeux de stratégie en temps réel sont monnaie courante sur console, surtout quand il doit s'agir de véritable stratégie plus que de gestion de ressources. C'est pourtant ce que nous propose Electronic Arts avec Kessen. Mais le jeu n'est malheureusement pas à la hauteur des splendides screenshots qui ornent la boite et quelques déceptions de taille attendent l'amateur de stratégie.
Excerpt: Første strategispil til Playstation 2 er kommet. Der er tale om KOEIs spil Kessen, der lader dig trække i en japansk krigsherres rustning, og udkæmpe slag fra Japans voldsomme historie. Spillet viser mange af Playstation 2´s virkelige stærke sider frem i meget overbevisende stil.