Title: Kessen   Developer: Koei   Type: Strategy Wargame
Absolute PlayStation2


"Kessen is one of those epic strategy titles that will really suck you in and make you proud to own a PS2. It is based on actual history set in the Shogun era of the late 1500's through the 1600's. Now is your chance to see how you would have handled things in this historical battle. "
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Anthony Lightle  "I Loved The First Kessen Game And I Love This One As Well. The One Thing I Didn't Like, That Made Kessen One So Great Was The Manuevering And The Magic. Don't Get Me Wrong It's A Good Feature ,but It Took Out Some Of The Historic Type Play Of The Game And Tryed To Make It More Like A Fantasy Rpg. I Like How You Could Choose Between Three Diffrent Chooses To Train Or Recruit, Or Make New Weapons Before Going Into The Next Battle. But It Took Out Where You Can Position Your Men Which I Believe Takes All The Strategy Out Of The Game. Your Given Usually Three Diffrent Manuevers Or (plans For War) And If You Try To Change Plans Your Men Are In Disorray. I'm Glad This Game Was More Challenging And Longer Than The First Kessen ,but I Still Beat It In A Weekend. It's Definetly A Buy If Your Into Strategy Games."
Graphics  15/20
Playability  50/50
Sound  9/10
Lastability  11/20
Last updated on 2001-12-24 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 6 days.

[cooptheking]  "This Game Is One Of The Best I've Ever Played. I Have Alwayz Loved Army Vs Army Games. This Is Just A Masterpiece.

The In Game Graphics Could Be A Little Better, But When U Use Attackes Like "barrage" The Graphics Blow You Away! Just A Wonderful Game To Buy. Anyone With A Playstation 2 Should Definately Buy This Game."
Graphics  15/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  20/20
Last updated on 2001-07-24 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 3 days.

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