|Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV - Wall of Fire Review by: Fireproof
Romance of this Game Review
All that needs said is the company's name behind this game, KOEI. There is nothing better than a strategy game by KOEI and it should be no surprise that you could find these great games on one of the best consoles ever made, the SNES. Romance of the Three Kingdoms 4 is a historical game taking place in the lands of China. This is a must see game! If you have not played this game, I highly suggest you do. Any strategy seeking warlord should spend some time with this game before they pass up what could be a really great game.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms series is, unfortunately, pretty repetitive. Most of all the same features are present in the previous versions. One aspect they removed from this game is naval combat, something I enjoyed in the 3rd game. I strongly feel this game brought out what KOEI intended for this series just a little late. KOEI created 4 of the same game, historically speaking, with little to no change. I really think this was a huge mistake despite how much I like the game. The overall series itself should have been done in less games with more time spent developing features and other possible avenues to sell their product.
I am disappointed in how slow KOEI had advanced between games in this series. The graphics of the SNES were no joke at the time and 1 of a kind. KOEI did not take advantage of this until the N64 was finally emerging. It was already too late when KOEI released this final version for SNES. In my fair opinion, KOEI could have made this game available to the N64. That may have popularized this game, but we'll never know. For the record, there was still a huge jump in quality of the graphics between game 3 and 4.
Like most games, the sound can be annoying. With modern day technology, we can easily drown out our games with no effort. There will be moments where the sound gets to be too much.
All avid strategy seekers should at least play this game once. The game can be very addictive simple because the strategy behind this game is wonderful. The in-depth features may bring you back many times before you finally win 1 game. With having several readily available options, you'll want to take your time exploring this game.
This is simply ranked midway because the story behind this game is strictly historical. There isn't much else other than what it is you do that defines the rest of the story. You assume the role of an emperor who is warring with the other dynasties to rule all of China. Afterwards, you win. There is very little left to be said.
A good strategy game should be ranked with a 10. This here is a good strategy game. Romance of the Three Kingdoms 4 offers many options, many war opportunities and several micromanaging aspects requiring a keen sense. In this game you are trying to take over all of China through negotiating alliances, building your empire and battling events. There are many factors to explore. One thing to explore is the option to create your own king and officers. You then take your own king and reside in a city where you build up to combat other warlords. This is not a game a strategist would want to pass up. Treat yourself to a good game by KOEI, explore the game and enjoy a piece of what is the greatest strategy game creating company there is (Hands down).
This game can be very difficult depending on what you choose. It ranges from easy by choosing a powerful warlord to very difficult by creating your own king and residing in a weak city. It's all up to the player what is done and how to go about it.
Yes, the game is basically a repeat from the 3rd in the series but it is still better. I am a die hard strategy fan who cares about the finer traits of strategy. You don't see the finer traits in strategy first person shooter games. Romance of the Three Kingdoms 4 is a very great game. If you haven't played it, you should.
Graphics 6 Sound 5 Addictive 9 Depth 10 Story 6 Difficulty 8
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV - Wall of Fire Description: The Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history is the setting for this strategic war game. Select one of 38 leaders and guide your people to power by military or diplomatic means in an isometrically viewed world. Military tactics such as well-placed taunts and deliberate enemy confusion are on offer. Weaponry includes catapults and automatic-firing crossbows.
Loose Value: (beta)
Complete Value: (beta)
New Value: (beta)