Rated 9.7 out of 10 by 3
Rated 10 out of 10 by kessen for life Kessen III a test of will
The game is spectacular. It challenges the willpower on one's self because of the challenges that lay between the different stories and you have to think a lot too, because they leave out some of the true challenges that lay before. I personally loved the challenges because each new story I got more introduced to a new culture and a new way of thinking plus I have always been a fan of this game for as long as I could remember. It's funny because there are those who dislike the game because of the fact that your willpower is challenged, but even so those are the people who don't play it. Instead they just judge it, but all in all it's a spectacular game of will and strategy. Also, if you like the minor challenges that don't follow the story then you need to play the bonus missions that are fun but challenging.
Rated 10 out of 10 by kessen for life the gaming
Wow is one word I would use to describe this game because of three reasons. The first reason is because of the gaming. I found it to have a fair challenge when it boils down to it. Also the bonus missions give it a spice because the challenges get harder and harder. For example, the mission where you fight a stronger version of your army, the generals are all top notch and they are hard to beat and if you lose a single general then you lose the battle. The second reason for my liking this game is the story line. It follows the death of Nobunaga very well, plus the betrayal of mitsuhide which I thought was a good adding to the historical facts. The third and final reason why I like this game is because it feels so epic you get all of these generals and the different fights are very strong and interesting.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Malevolent Feudal Japan from Nobunaga's Point of View
All the issues found in prior 2 titles Are gone. Gameplay is flowing, between planning, strategy, and battle phases. During each phase it's its own game. During planning phase you shop armors, weapons, horses, accessories and equip Nobunaga and his retainers which increase their stats in battle but also varies their look making it along the lines of a Sim game. Strategy Phase, you plan your routes, units to use which aside from Nobunaga most the time is at your discretion on who accompanies you. And lastly battle phase where a variety of different gameplay styles emerge. Rampage being one where you used to be unable to control, this time you go in, kill enemy soldiers, and fight a duel with the opposing samurai officer, whereas on the main battle screen it's army vs army but this time, you are very interactive and could very well control the course of a battle by your attacking performance. Tons of loot on field, get an S score rating based 4 key categories of scoring and can also get special items off field as well. This is the first game that does Nobunaga justice in terms of story. Most stories depict him as evil, as a demon, but things aren't so cut and dry when your the Feudal Lord surrounded by dozens of other lords all of whom betrays one another on a drop of the hat while constant rebellion rages due to the chaos. You have to become a demon, merciless, to be able to bring order to it all; this by far, argues that point, and why I give this game a 10 for story as well. Great game.