|Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX (Sony PlayStation 2, 2004)|
Glen Burnie, MD, USA
|Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX (Sony PlayStation 2, 2004) (2004)|
|ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS IX PS2 PLAYSTATION 2 GAME COMPLETE!|
Miami, FL, USA
|Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX (Sony PlayStation 2, 2004) tested & complete|
Dayton, OH, USA
|Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX (Playstation 2)|
Miami, FL, USA
|With Ancient China as the backdrop, the ninth installment in the franchise chronicles the dramatic events of the 2nd and 3rd centuries when the once grand empire fell into civil war. While retaining many of the features that have become hallmarks of the Romance series, RTK IX is vastly different. Most notable is that players immediately take the rank of a Ruler. Traditionally reserved as the highest rank in the series, the role of Ruler will test any player's leadership, management and strategy skills. Combat has also evolved and takes place at a much higher tempo. The game features 20 historical and fictional scenarios with multiple story endings and epilogues, additional challenges, 34 special event sequences, and over 30 different tactics and 12 military formations.|
|Game||Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Language, Violence|
|Control Elements||Gamepad, Joystick|
|Number of Players||8|
|Game Special Features|
|Support Elements||Analog Control Compatible, Dual Shock, Memory Card, Stereo, Stereo Surround, Vibration Function Compatible, With Memory Support|
Average review score based on 7 user reviews
This is probably my favorite from the RTK series.
This one focused more on "macro" management. Single map interface, much less "cheap/easy" ways to get goals accomplished. This one is certinaly more unique in game play than others in the series to date.
It requires much strategy and patience to win. If you are into turn based strategy, this one will keep you busy for awhile...
RTK IX is dramatic flop for the series. First and foremost, it is very difficult to learn , it NOT USER FRIENDLY. Second, you basically fall backwards to the old format of having to chose an existing ruler which takes alot of the creativity out of creating your own character. Third, the passage of time is painfully to slow for this particular game. RTK IX goes in increments of Early Jan 189 Mid Jan 189 Late Jan 189.... In RTK X, you can ADJUST ANY AMOUNT of time you want to pass. Thats what its all about: Options and flexibility. Lastly, you don't even NEED to conquer all the territories to achieve conquest. All you need to do is conquer the minimum rulers in the scenario and any vacant cities are not counted. There really isn't any real excitement when playing this game. You don't really feel there is any purpose to it. I bought my copy off EBAY and then I sold it on EBAY some months later.
In short, RTK IX is dull, unmoving, tedious and silly.
This game has a lot of things going on. You have to be patience and build up kingdoms and send out armies when the time is right. Unlike RTK VIII you do not get to fight the battles, they fight themselves. A really nice part of the game is that you can create bases and walls to prevent enemies from attacking you main castles. Overall this is a good game if you have a lot of time to play and dont mind going slow.
I love the whole series, but would have been better if they had re released to first three games on to ps or ps2. I never got why they put romance 5 on the psp. But other then that game play and story are great in all of these i like 9 alot but i enjoy playing them all that i have that were on ps2. If you like rpg style stratgey games then this series is one to invest time and a lil money since alot of this series is listed rare.
I bought this game after my son lost his game. Needed to replace it. Great game to play. It was one of his favorites. The price was good and couldn't find it anywhere else.