- This 7th chapter in the acclaimed Three Kingdoms series offers players 10 scenarios with multiple endings
- Players can choose to play any of China’s 535 historical officers who lived during that period
List Price: $49.99
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII Description
Reviews By Low-Ranking Reviewer : Date July 27, 2002
First, let me just say that I’m glad there are other reviewers/players out there that are enjoying this game.
Secondly, I didn’t know there was a multiplayer option so I thank all those that have clued us in on that.
Thirdly, my impressions on the game. I bought this game when it first came out and enjoyed it from the start. It seems daunting at first, but if you give it time(and refer to the manual if you’re a newbie), the options/controls become second nature soon enough. The graphics could be better, but anyone who puts gameplay above graphics will be richly rewarded. The game has a good mix of strategy(turn-based battles/diplomacy), simulation(simplistic resource management), and rpg(character development) elements. The best part of the game is probably the role-playing aspect of the game. Pick (or create) any character…and do whatever you want to him/her. Whether it’s improving their abilities, interacting with other characters, or trying to rise through the ranks; you can do it in this game. It gives you the freedom to do all that. This allows for massive replay value. The worst aspect of the game is the slightly tedious nature of the actual battles. They can be engrossing at times…downright boring at others. Still, the game is very involving, addictive, complex(at first), interactive and enjoyable.
Reviews By M.D.C. : Date June 23, 2002
Romance of the Three Kingdoms, by KOEI Corporation, is an 8-installment franchise. The United States has seen 6 out of these 8 so far, with part 5 being the only one not released.
The flagship of KOEI, Romance of the Three Kingdoms is based on a period of China’s history known as the Han. A lot was going at the time, but at the crux of all the events, three kingdoms clashed for total ownership of the land. In this game, you take full control. You can be a ruler and vie for the title of Emperor, or be an Officer and serve who you wish for as long as you wish. RTTK gives you complete control over your facilities; thereby making for almost infinite replay value. For strategy buffs, this is the game for you. If you prefer fast paced action games and don’t care about WHY you’re playing the game, then this probably won’t suit you.
Reviews By “karnas84″ : Date July 11, 2002
ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS VII is the seventh installment in a long-running series of historical simulation games made by KOEI based on the book of the same name by Ming Dynasty author Luo Guanzhong. The book, as does the game, takes place in second and third-century China. The goal is to reunite a China torn apart by warfare and rebellions.
If you are new to the series, I can honestly say that this game is not for everyone. It is built in the mold of games such as Europa Universalis and Civilization, and has a lot of micromanagement. If you liked those games, you might very well like this game. If you didn’t, this game is definitely not for you. Like Civilization and Europa Universalis, RTK VII has the potential to be very, very addicting. Be forewarned.
For fans of this series, what can I say. BUY THIS GAME. It’s got several improvements over previous games. New features include playing any officer, not just the ruler. There are ten scenarios, including two entirely new scenarios in "184 AD: The Yellow Turban Rebellion" and "257 AD: Sima Shao’s Ambition.