Summary: Kessen was the first RTS game I played for a console (as opposed to a PC), and it (almost) didn't disappoint. I won't discuss the story too seriously because frankly, the storytelling didn't really compel me (for those who are interested, Google "Battle of Sekigahara" and the general time period...
Summary: If the goal behind Kessen was to create a spectacular-looking display of medieval Japanese warfare, it succeeds and then some. If the goal was to make a good real-time strategy game, however, Kessen fails.
Summary: This was the first game I bought for my PS2. I thought it was going to be like Romance of the 3 Kingdoms. But it was way different. But, it is still a good game. For poeple who dont like stradegy games, stay clear from it. Basicly, its an interactive movie.
Summary: Kessen is a beautiful game in spots. The cut scenes and battle sequences are amazingly rendered and by far are the best part of the game. On the negative side however, most of the actual game consists of you moving little blobs of color around a map.
Summary: this game is beautiful, and has a great storyline, but is definatly lacking. The first two times through the game(once as east, then as west) are too easy. after this you can choose to replay battles and set difficulty, and the hardest level is somewhat challanging.
Summary: Koei are most well known for their amazing Romance ofthe Three Kingdoms games. Most people were turned off by the complexities of the games, but those who liked a good strat. game haven't stopped hailing it as the best war sim series ever to hit consoles.
Summary: Game is visually stunning. The graphics blow you away, the music is sweet, and the voiceovers are awesome. But you don't really play. You tell your guys what to do, then spend an hour (or more) watching them do it, hoping that your computer powered guys fight better than your computer powered...
Summary: Koei was and is the master of turn-based strategy games, so why have they stopped producing them in the US? This game is visually arresting, but the battle sequences leave something to be desired to gamers more used to a hands-on control of troops (from games like Starcraft, etc.
Amazing graphics, greatp resentation, but requires patience.
Cainz "cainz", Amazon
28 October 2000
Summary: This game is set in the fuedal times in Japanese History. Basically, it is a strategy game where you must make real time strategical war decisions. The cutscenes and graphics in this game are awesome, but you'll find yourself spending more time watching the cutscenes and cinematic results of you...
Summary: THE STORY: Take control of the forces of Tokugawa or Toyotomi and attempt to bring feudal Japan under you rule. WHAT'S GOOD: The visual impact of your unit's special powers is awesome. I've yet to see any strategy game with anything as impressive as the cannonades and flying fusillades of this game.