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