Did Koei spur you on to learn the history?

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Did Koei encourage you to study these eras?

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No
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Re: Did Koei spur you on to learn the history?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:27 pm

I can say a categorical yes to this question now. :lol:
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Re: Did Koei spur you on to learn the history?

Unread postby Xu Huang fan » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:20 am

yes it definitely did.
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Re: Did Koei spur you on to learn the history?

Unread postby PeanutButterToast » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:29 am

Yes, definitely. I had no idea who Liu Bei, Guan Yu, Cao Cao, etc. were until a classmate brought Dynasty Warriors 4 to play. Then I started learning about the characters, and later when I had access to internet, I was like "Wait, they were REAL?!" :shock:

And then I was hooked on learning the history, discovering the old 1994 drama, learning what I could in my spare time.

Thanks, KOEI. Now I'm trying to learn a little Chinese, and it's making me want to bang my head against a wall.
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Re: Did Koei spur you on to learn the history?

Unread postby DaoLunOfShiji » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:06 am

Absolutely, yes. Though Warcraft III also contributed to that to with the custom Dynasty Warriors maps people made. I wouldn't have found out about this era or beyond if it weren't for KOEI's game. Despite by righteous hatred for them, a part of me will always be thankful they exist. They still introduce more and more people to the era as well to this day.
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Re: Did Koei spur you on to learn the history?

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:26 am

Dynasty Warriors as my intro to the era, it led me to the novel, rp's like simrtk and drew me more and more into characters like Cao Cao and Lu Bu. I'll always be grateful for Dynasty Warriors for that. I do like that with figures like Lu Su, post-Wuzhang Jiang Wei, Yu Jin, they are showing something different from what people would expect or encouraging people to explore such figures
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Re: Did Koei spur you on to learn the history?

Unread postby Hasdrubal » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:40 pm

Yes it definitely did for me. The only thing I’ve found now is that I find them basically unplayable now due to the creative liberties they’ve taken. The voice acting is absolutely atrocious!
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Re: Did Koei spur you on to learn the history?

Unread postby ky9ersfan » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:25 am

Absolutely. I was curious about it, and checked out the three kingdoms novel online to learn the full story. Then I watched ROTK TV Series (2010), and learned even more. I am so thankful for places like this, where I can learn the actual history of what really happened, and differences between novel, and recorded chinese history sources. Very interesting.

Koei also awakened my interest in Sengoku era Japan aswell. I find myself fascinated with Asian history, and cultures in general.
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Re: Did Koei spur you on to learn the history?

Unread postby Qin Feng » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:07 pm

Indirectly, yes. I've always been a Nobunaga's Ambition guy, never payed much attention to ROTK games and I only knew about a few characters and that's it. It was when I started to learn Chinese that I got more interested in the history.
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