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Kessen
6.1 out of 10

Kessen

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Overall 8
8.0

I loved it

Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 January 2011
  • Summary: This is one my favorite games from the old ps2. I replayed this one over and over again. Its not to hard to master and the game is kinda short, but i`m a sucker for all things feudal japan and this game gave me a good fix.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Intro To Japanese History and A Great Game Too!

Randy Schadel "Kurotatsunoshi", Amazon
7 February 2002
  • Summary: First off, this game has taken some critical hits for being too easy. Keep in mind that the first time through you are playing at INTRODUCTORY level (level 1 of 5), at which it is extremely difficult to lose. For a REAL challenge, try the skirmish battles at level 5..
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Overall 8
8.0

Fun game, but

Riley, Amazon
29 July 2001
  • Summary: Kessen is a fun game, gives players the power to control a whole army. From the CG cut-in scenes to the special movements of the armies. Although there is a history lessen built into the game that really makes me sleepy. Gameplay is very interesting.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kessen...so immersive it's almost scary

St Jon Clark, Amazon
8 January 2001
  • Summary: I've never played a game quite like Kessen. In general I am an action/adventure player, with Metal Gear Solid at the top of my list for best game on the PS1. Unlike the sharp, precise universe of MGS, Kessen unleashes a veritable flood of imagery, history and strategy and somehow manages to suck you...
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Overall 8
8.0

Shows off the DVD format and the PS2's graphics

Amazon
31 December 2000
  • Summary: I rented this game thinking well if I didn't like it I'd only rented it and didn't waste ... on it. Well I wasn't really disappointed, I wasn't expecting much, maybe because I hadn't read any reviews on it, but when I put this into the system it stayed on for hours.
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Overall 8
8.0

The 1st DVD Game for the Playstation 2!

Francis Nunziata "Komite", Amazon
21 December 2000
  • Summary: I spent a lot of time playing this game before I gave out my review so I can be completely sure about my rating. The first thing I want to say about this game is that it has excellent graphics and decent voice acting.
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Overall 8
8.0

A fantastic game, but easy to beat and tedious toward end.

HeWhoReadsALot, Amazon
30 November 2000
  • Summary: I was absolutely enthralled with this game, staying up all night to play it. These people took the Japanese civil war storyline from the 1600's and turned it into a great strategy game. The graphics are phenomenal. I only have two things to comment on, however. 1.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great, but definitely trying to please 2 crowds

punkviper, Amazon
18 November 2000
  • Summary: For those of us that stayed up nights cursing Oda Nobunaga and his blasted "ambition," this game may very well seem like one of his traps. Old Koei games were NOT real big on doing much thinking FOR you. Autopilot was never an option then.
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Overall 8
8.0

A unique strategy wargame

tirial, Dooyoo
29 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Kessen is a wargame for the PS2, and first game in the Kessen series. It is unique in that it focuses purely on the strategic side of war, allowing you to give orders to your generals that they then perform, but giving you no direct control over combat.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0

PS2 war game that may not be for everyone

davesmith..., Ciao
5 February 2009
  • Excerpt: It sounds like the name of a soft toilet tissue. Perhaps a lip balm for snog-happy teenagers. Or maybe a new fragrance from an obscure, slightly camp Frenchman. Alas, Kessen is none of these. The literal translation means 'strategic battle' and you should assume that Kessen is a war game of sorts.
  • Pros: Battle scenes are graphically very good, quite a lot to play through
  • Cons: Bad voice acting, the graphics do not hold out over the playable bits
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