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Author: zippdementia
Posted: January 23, 2009 (12:58 AM)
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I want badly to believe this review, as it's very compelling, but the sad truth is that I haven't seen a single Kessen review that's enough like another for me to tell if the game is actually any good, or even any bad.

Or if it even exists, for that matter.

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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: January 23, 2009 (03:41 AM)
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Like I said in the beginning of the review, it took time for me to appreciate Kessen enough to call it great. Even then, I didn't give it a perfect score, because I don't think I could bring myself to do that. I have no doubt I like the game more than the next person, but then it's one game I seem to always come back to, year after year, without any premeditation to do so. That has to count for something, I figure.

I heard Kessen 2 & 3 allow for greater combat, but I haven't checked those out. Maybe you should!

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Author: shotgunnova
Posted: January 23, 2009 (08:14 PM)
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As someone who bought Kessen secondhand and manual-less, I found the game's lack of tutorials and general help sections to be really grating. It was only after I found a manual pdf, which was filled with Japanese history instead of useful info, that I figured most people were in the same boat. There's something to be said about a strategy game that lets you bungle through without really knowing how to play correctly, but I'm not sure what. [Aside: I didn't find the graphics grainy, but having to hear "fear my tonbogeri!" all the time almost drove me insane.]

Either way, good review.

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