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|AI||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be||3.0|
|Effectiveness||How effective the educational game is when it comes to teaching (does the player actually learn anything, etc.)||3.0|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||3.0|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||3.1|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||3.1|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.0|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed||3.0|
|Overall MobyScore (8 votes)||3.0|
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Koei has a winner forcing it's way into the Saturn market. ROTK4 is perfect for all strategy-minded individuals who enjoy driving enemy masses before them (which is a lot of fun when the enemies are your friends in multi-player mode). Custom rulers and generals let you design your "perfect" monarch to lead your empire. The many cinemas are also a welcome addition to this feudel strategy sim. Wanna-be Napaoleons should keep an eye out for this one.
The lengthy action is entirely dependent on your head for numbers and your imagination. But if your imagination's up to the challenge, you'll till a successful harvest, lead massive invasion forces or cut deals with hairy foreigners. Can old Romance hold it's allure in a new game system? Only if you're seriously Romantically inclined.
If they come out with a further update of this classic strategy game, I'll definitely be into it. I'm sorry to be so critical of this version because the actual game is quite swell but the speed of things really swiffled my jib! Perhaps Koei, a long time developer of Nintendo products, will port this game to the cart based Ultra 64 - we'll see if the thing flies then. For now though, I think I'd better go take a wee nap.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
After playing gems like Iron Storm, it's hard to look at little icons take damage. Still, the historical aspect is great and Koei fans know what to expect. The best 32-bit Koei game so far is Winning Post for the Saturn, which I love and would highly recommend.