Fantasy turn-based battle game.
An updated conversion of a Mega Drive/Genesis game (released in the West as Warsong). This version features prettier visuals, better music and animated cinemas. The game is a turn-based strategy title, similar to Nintendo's Fire Emblem series. You play the role of a young prince fighting to regain his future kingdom from an evil invading Empire. Starting with a group of generals, you can assign various troop classes (foot soldiers, archers, knights, etc) to each one under your command. Each unit is moved around a grid landscape. Combat takes place on a separate 'action' screen, where you witness both sets of troops beating the seven shades of crap out of each other. As your generals progress and 'level up' they increase in experience, and when they reach level ten they can change classes (Lord, Knight, Dragon Knight, etc). Each character has several possible 'progression trees' which ups the already considerable replay value. There are over 20 missions, and some of these missions can take a good hour to finish, so that gives you some indication of just how much gameplay there is here. However, the action is fast-paced and always keeps you entertained. The only version to be given a Western release was the Genesis 'Warsong', and this was ignored completely. The series has seen five sequels in Japan on machines like the SNES, Saturn, PlayStation and Dreamcast. However, I still consider this title to be the best. Well worth picking up if you can locate a copy. 5/5.