Rise of the Phoenix

série: SNES
éditeur: Koei
genre: Game RPG
classement: Box TV3
format: SNES 1991 US version avec boite et mode d'emploi
état: TBE
valeur: 30 €
critère: 0
remarques: Rise of the Phoenix is a multiplatform turn-based historic
strategy video game made by Koei for the SNES,
NEC PC-9801, and Sony PlayStation console devices

the game is set in ancient China during the Chu-Han Contention
between Liu Bang and Xiang Yu in the 3rd century BC

the gameplay and control are quite unlike
the similarly themed Romance of the three Kingdoms
or Nobunaga's Ambition series,
the commands are set in four weeks during one month,
the player must first choose the "planning" stage
where they can decide to improve their cities or make allies
the next week is called the "Action" stage
where the player choose where to move their armies

the player plays as either Liu Bang or Xiang Yu,
Liu Bang has below average stats for politics and skills
however his charisma is high and hence it is easy for him to make allies,
while Xiang Yu has high personal stats while his charisma is lower,
although the story is set during a five-year span,
the player is not penalized if they don't finish the game in less than five years

reviewing the SNES version, Electronic Gaming Monthly commented
that though action lovers would be repelled by the game's pacing,
"for those who like this type of game, Rise of the Phoenix
is an excellent strategic war simulation",
they praised the numerous options, the music,
as well as the cinematic sequences,
and scored it a 6.8 out of 10,
GamePro contended that the game's simplified interface
compared to other Koei games (specifically,
the lack of emphasis on city management and cash flow,
and the inability to control individual fighting units),
while making the game slightly more accessible to casual gamers,
would be highly unsatisfying to Koei's fan base

in fact the game is difficult to control, much too complicate,
too lengthy and boring and has not a good music
this is reflected in the very few critics and game guides
submitted for this game in the games' collections of Internet

>> to be compared to "Ogre battle" a kind of similar game
but much better in every respect
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