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Sengoku review

Ifs and ands, plots and plans


7 years ago

Feature: Ifs and ands, plots and plans

Sengoku review

After failing miserably to conquer All Of Japan on my first attempt, I’ve been back for more. And then for some more. And just then, five minutes ago, a little bit more. I don’t think I’ll ever be the shogun but I have experienced enough of the highs and lows of the family feudal system to tell you if my excursion to Japan has been…

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Feature: Nanbu No More

Sengoku: Diary Of A Nobutoki #3

(See here for the story so far.) “We live on the promise that we will not inherit the problems of our fathers in this time of Sengoku but will instead be Lord of the new worlds they have wrought, able to take pride in their works and in turn grant our own children the honour of a name and the produce of rich and stable…

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Feature: Meet Mr Tea

Sengoku: Diary Of A Nobutoki #2

“Security is to surround oneself with friends and then to surround those friends with heavily armed men willing to commit brutal acts for a mere pittance, or preferably because they are also surrounded by heavily armed men who are glowering and sharpening their swords with purpose and intent. Diplomacy is to be history’s forgotten man, so obscure in your actions that your enemies do not…

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Feature: Family Misfortunes

Diary Of A Nobutoki: Sengoku

I’m going to die in dishonour, my people bowed under the yoke of my bastard neighbours. I’ll try to prevent it, I’ve got a yoke of my own after all, but it’s going to happen. I’m playing Sengoku, you see, the new grand strategy game from the clever people at Paradox. I’ve been looking forward to it for ages and now it’s finally time to…

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Clantastic: Sengoku Walkthrough Video

Map-clicking simulation Sengoku is out on September 13th and if you’ve been following its development, you already know why this is exciting. If you haven’t, allow me to summarise in a crude and reductive fashion. Sengoku is Shogun meets Crusader Kings, it’s Europa Universalis in Japan. Helpful to an extent, if you’ve played those games, but what’s more important than those comparisons is Paradox's desire…

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8 years ago

Serious Samurai: Sengoku Closed Beta

Everything I'm learning about Sengoku sounds hugely positive. "It's like Shogun: Total War, without the tactical battles," said RPS contributor Dan Gril when we met up last week to pretend to be crappy heroes. I then went back and read Jim's dynamite preview earlier this month. ANYWAY, Sengoku's due this September, but if you want to get involved in all that tactical treachery and strategic…

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Dynamo Daimyo: A First Look At Sengoku

Earlier today I got a chance to look at the upcoming wargame, Sengoku. Paradox's games come in a number of flavours. Space flavour is good, as is fantasy and jellied goblin, but I have say I am also partial to the burnt caramel whiff of pseudo-real-time feudalism. Various Paradox games deal with European feudalism - and we're particularly interested in Crusader Kings 2, as you…

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Total War? It Is Now. Sengoku Announced

Paradox have announced Sengoku, an internally-developed historical strategy gaming that bears a striking resemblance to a certain strategy game set in feudal Japan by Creative Assembly (that rhymes with "Bogun: Fotal Core" (which is TOTALLY what I would name my hardcore shoot 'em up)). You can watch the launch trailer and read the press release after the jump, though in Paradox's inimitable style the trailer…

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