Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence Ascension

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Re: Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence Ascension

Unread postby kucing » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:17 pm

Good:
  • All of the previous DLCs is included.
  • No more sphere of influence, now it becomes a lot more realistic with lords system. Probably the most realistic Nobunaga's Ambition ever.
  • Tactics are more balanced. Pierce feels a lot weaker, while snipe takes forever to activate.
  • Determining who controls a province is much better, now it depends on the sizes of owned bases in that province instead of the ownership of the main castle.
  • Castle battle similar to the one in Nobunaga 2 is back! Odawara and Azuchi have their own gigantic unique maps.
  • The old exploit of manually controlling castle invasion to destroy wall's HP no longer work.
  • The lord system can be bypassed completely if you are willing to handle everything.

Bad:
  • Playing as daimyo on extreme difficulty, the AI is a lot more suicidal and gangbang happy towards the player than in SoI. Even when they are a lot weaker or there's a weaker AI next to them, they will still attack the player.
  • Each unit in battle is controlled by AI and it can't be turned off. So sometimes they will do stupid things such as moving randomly.
  • As a lord, the game will keep asking the player whether he wants to revolt or not after getting as big as the daimyo. It does get annoying.
  • Lords have separate policy than daimyo, which can reduce the policy upkeep. However it also means that the lords' castles are usually weaker than daimyo's.
  • Daimyo AI sometimes does stupid things, which lead to unnecessary losses and frustration.
  • The English translation is still not that good. For example "research" is a better word for "stimulation".

Although they introduced new problems with the changes, overall I think the game is better than NA:SoI and RoTK 13.


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Re: Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence Ascension

Unread postby greencactaur » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:44 am

I absolutely adore this game. I think it's the best Koei strategy game in terms of immersion :D
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Re: Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence Ascension

Unread postby Saru » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:49 pm

Is Sanada Yukimuta the only officer to get a special focus in the game? Do notable retainers like Hattori Hanzo and Honda Tadakatsu get special events and cutscenes and so on?
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Re: Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence Ascension

Unread postby Valvatorez » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:13 am

There's actually lots of events/cutscenes for different officers, its not really centered on just one person really. Plus you can always just create your own events as well.
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