Real Time Conflict: Shogun Empires review

  • At least it's not frustrating
  • 3D is kinda neat for the DS
  • Comes with a reusable DS game case
  • No challenge or strategy. At all. None
  • Listless, brain-dead action sequences
  • Oh, and it crashes, too
Once in a while these Napoleonic skirmishes are interrupted by action-oriented mini-games, such as "move the cursor over an enemy archer, then move it over another enemy archer" and "press the L button really fast." If you mash the buttons with skill and righteousness the territory will be won, and Kenshin (seriously, choose Kenshin) moves one step closer to Japanese domination.

Round finished, it's time to watch the computer-controlled brother (hopefully not Kenshin) take his turn shuffling around the map, likely losing territories as much as winning them. While undeniably comic, this may seem boring, but it does provide a quiet interlude to ponder things like, "Wait, you mean there's no resource management whatsoever, and my troops are magically replenished each battle?", "Did the game just crash on me, again?", and, "Why do battles have only three unit types and two lousy commands?" (The answers are "yes," "most likely," and "because this is Real Time Conflict.")

More Info

Release date: Nov 21 2005 - DS (US)
Nov 21 2005 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Strategy
Published by: Namco Bandai
Developed by: Box Clever Interactive
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Violence


  • Cwf2008 - February 20, 2010 4:35 a.m.

    Honestly i have this game and liked it at the time but now that i think about it, it was too damn easy and it did suck
  • darthpat - August 28, 2009 7:10 p.m.

    reviews like this make me happy

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